of the Publishers and the Published of Catalonia

Matheu, Francesc, 1851-1938

(Updated 16/05/2024)

Francesc Matheu i Fornells (Barcelona, 1851 - Sant Antoni de Vilamajor, 1938) was a Catalan writer and publisher who was actively involved in the Catalan nationalist movement from a young age. He was one of the founders of the group, La Jove Catalunya, and he was an organiser of the Floral Games. As a publisher, he contributed to La Gramalla which later became La Renaixensa .
His personal papers are held in the Biblioteca de Catalunya, although some are preserved by the Museu d'Història de Barcelona (Barcelona History Museum).


Francesc Matheu collection in the Biblioteca de Catalunya