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From the moment they met, the future Count of Güell put the architect in charge of eight projects, as follows:
Furniture for the Palacio del Marqués de Comillas (Palace of the Marquis of Comillas)
As we already stated at the beginning, Antoni Gaudí and Eusebi Güell were two people from different backgrounds but with similar souls. Consider a few examples.
Both men felt profoundly Catalonian, and lived in a period, "La Renaixença," in which Catalonian language and culture were being promoted again (translator's note: Catalonian language and culture were repressed by the Spanish monarchy beginning in 1714, after Catalonia took the side of the eventual loser in the war to determine the successor to the Spanish throne).
Güell founded the La Renaixença magazine and actively participated in Catalonian politics, being regidor (city councilman) in 1871 and diputado provincial (head of provincial government body) in 1878, among other activities. On the other hand, Gaudí always vindicated his Mediterranean origins, and showed his love for Catalonia by drawing the senyera (the flag of Catalonia) in many of his works, and by speaking only Catalan-for which he had to spend a few hours in jail in 1924.
Both were simple people who, although they were famous and well known in the city, didn't show off their wealth (Güell) or genius (Gaudí). They also participated in social projects such as the Obrera Mataronense and Colonia Güell, and guided others: don Eusebi his colleagues in politics and economics, and Gaudí his collaborators in architecture.
In 1906, Gaudí moved his residence to his new house in Park Güell, and there he shared long chats and walks with his two good friends, don Eusebi and Lorenzo Matamala. Güell and Gaudí had a profound knowledge of the classics, especially the Greeks, and enjoyed sharing texts by Plato.
Finally, they both participated in the scientific world contributing new knowledge. Güell wrote a book on veterinary science, which was praised by the scientific press for presenting advanced ideas for its time, and founded the first portland cement factory in Spain. Gaudí was also ahead of his time with a previously unknown architectural style, and mechanical resistance tests of his materials when they were not yet required.