+Simply Paul Posted September 17, 2008 Author Share Posted September 17, 2008 Run over by a tram. DING! It took some time before he was recognised as he was dressed more humbly than people imagined a celebrated architect would be, but Gaudi was indeed knocked over by a tram. From Wikipedia: On 7 June 1926 Gaudí was run over by a tram. Because of his ragged attire and empty pockets, many cab drivers refused to pick him up for fear that he would be unable to pay the fare. He was eventually taken to a pauper's hospital in Barcelona. Nobody recognized the injured artist until his friends found him the next day. When they tried to move him into a nicer hospital, Gaudí refused, reportedly saying "I belong here among the poor." He died three days later on 10 June 1926, half of Barcelona mourning his death. He was buried in the midst of La Sagrada Família. Quote Link to comment
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