Núria de Gispert

Núria de Gispert i Català

13th Speaker of the Parliament of Catalonia
In office
December 16, 2010  October 26, 2015
President Artur Mas
Preceded by Ernest Benach
Succeeded by Carme Forcadell

Minister of Justice of Catalonia
In office
February 1, 1995  February 5, 2001
President Jordi Pujol
Preceded by Antoni Isac i Aguilar
Succeeded by Josep Delfí Guàrdia i Canela

Minister of Governance and Public Administration of Catalonia
In office
February 5, 2001  November 4, 2002
President Jordi Pujol
Preceded by Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida
Succeeded by Josep Maria Pelegrí

Minister of Justice and Interior of Catalonia
In office
November 4, 2002  December 17, 2003
President Jordi Pujol
Preceded by Josep Delfí Guàrdia i Canela (Justice)
Xavier Pomés (Interior)
Succeeded by Josep Maria Vallès (Justice)
Montserrat Tura (Interior)
Personal details
Born (1949-04-06) April 6, 1949
Barcelona (Catalonia - Spain)
Political party UDC (1986-2015)
Demòcretes de Catalunya (2015- )
Alma mater University of Barcelona
Occupation Politician
Profession Lawyer
Religion Catholic
Website nuriadegispert.wordpress.com

Núria de Gispert i Català (Barcelona, April 6, 1949) is a Catalan politician and lawyer. Currently, she serves as speaker of Parliament of Catalonia.[1]


Núria de Gispert is married and has four children. She is also the daughter of politician and lawyer Ignasi de Gispert i Jordà, and greatgrandaughter of Dorotea de Chopitea, protector and benefactor of several Catholic orders.[2] De Gispert graduated in law at the University of Barcelona and she has also the title of legal translator from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. She worked as lawyer from 1971 to 1973. She started to work as civil servant at the Diputació de Barcelona in 1974; later, in 1980, she was moved to the Generalitat.

In recognition of her task as lawyer, he was awarded the Cross of St. Raymond of Peñafort (1998), the Cross of Merit to the Service of the Spanish Advocacy (2002) and the Medal of the Bar Association of Barcelona (2004). She is also a member of the Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Catalonia since 2006.[1]

Speaker of the Parliament

On December 16, 2010, she was elected President (speaker) of the Parliament of Catalonia in the constitutive session of the Parliament for the ninth legislature, being the first woman to hold this position in Catalonia. At the beginning of the 10th legislature, on December 17, 2012, she was re-elected for this position.


  1. 1 2 Profile at the website of Parliament of Catalonia: "H. Sra. Núria de Gispert i Català". www.parlament.cat. Parliament of Catalonia. 17 December 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  2. La Vanguardia, 4 April 1984 Homenaje a Dorotea de Chopitea, fundadora de treinta obras sociales (Spanish)
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