Francisco Franco

1892 - 1975

Francisco Franco

Francisco Franco Bahamonde (, Spanish: [fɾanˈθisko ˈfɾaŋko]; 4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975) was a Spanish general who led the Nationalist forces in overthrowing the Second Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War and thereafter ruled over Spain from 1939 to 1975 as a dictator, assuming the title Caudillo. This period in Spanish history, from the Nationalist victory to Franco's death, is commonly known as Francoist Spain or the Francoist dictatorship. Born in Ferrol, Spain into an upper-class military family, Franco served in the Spanish Army as a cadet in the Toledo Infantry Academy from 1907 to 1910. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco Franco has received more than 7,177,429 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 64th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Francisco Franco ranks 63 out of 14,801Before him are Justinian I, Saddam Hussein, Nicolae Ceaușescu, James K. Polk, Nicholas II of Russia, and Trajan. After him are Selim I, Kim Il-sung, Henry Kissinger, Ivan the Terrible, Richard I of England, and George Washington.

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Among people born in 1892, Francisco Franco ranks 3Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien and Josip Broz Tito. After him are Ivo Andrić, Walter Benjamin, Haile Selassie, Louis de Broglie, Manfred von Richthofen, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, and J. Paul Getty. Among people deceased in 1975, Francisco Franco ranks 1After him are Chiang Kai-shek, Hannah Arendt, Dmitri Shostakovich, Ivo Andrić, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Haile Selassie, Aristotle Onassis, Otto Skorzeny, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Umm Kulthum, and Josephine Baker.

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Among people born in Spain, Francisco Franco ranks 9 out of 1,895Before him are Salvador Dalí (1904), Seneca the Younger (-4), Antoni Gaudí (1852), Francisco Goya (1746), Diego Velázquez (1599), and Trajan (53). After him are Miguel de Cervantes (1547), Hernán Cortés (1485), Averroes (1126), Hadrian (76), Theodosius I (340), and Philip II of Spain (1527).


Among politicians born in Spain, Francisco Franco ranks 3Before him are Charlemagne (748) and Trajan (53). After him are Hadrian (76), Theodosius I (340), Philip II of Spain (1527), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Joanna of Castile (1479), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Philip IV of Spain (1605), and Philip III of Spain (1578).

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