Bernat Nadal, born in Sóller on 5 April 1745. He entered the Franciscan Convent and from 1761 onwards served as a teacher at the School of La Sapiéncia, where he acquired great knowledge in the field of humanities, in particular languages. In 1777, the Bishop of Mallorca offered him the position of Director at the Office of Interpretation of Languages under the Secretary of State in Madrid. He occupied a number of important positions in Madrid, before returning to Mallorca in 1975 as the Bishop of the island. Amongst his achievements, worth particular note was his support for the introduction of the 1812 Constitution, abolished two years later by King Fernando VII. Bernat Nadal died in Palma in 1818 at the age of 72.