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Decree of Nova Planta

<p><em>Nueva Planta de la Real Audiencia del Principado de Catalu&ntilde;a, establecida por su Magestad, con Decreto de diez y seis de Enero de mil setecientos y diez y seis </em>(Nueva Planta of the Real Audience of the Principality of Catalonia, established by his Majesty by Decree as of the sixteenth of January, in the the year seventeen sixteen)<em>.&nbsp;</em>Barcelona, 1716. Joseph Texid&oacute;, Impressor del Rey N. Sr. Col&middot;</p>
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Nueva Planta de la Real Audiencia del Principado de Cataluña, establecida por su Magestad, con Decreto de diez y seis de Enero de mil setecientos y diez y seis (Nueva Planta of the Real Audience of the Principality of Catalonia, established by his Majesty by Decree as of the sixteenth of January, in the the year seventeen sixteen)Barcelona, 1716. Joseph Texidó, Impressor del Rey N. Sr. Col·

 

 

The War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1714) ended with the siege and fall of Barcelona on the 11th September 1714. The military occupation of the country was confirmed by the Decree of Nova Planta of 1716. All civil and military power was placed in the hands of the Captain General, who also presided over the Audience. A new institution, the Intendencia, was made responsible for new taxes, such as property tax.

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