Francisco Franco Bahamonde 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, Galicia, into an upper-class military family, Franco served in the Spanish Army as a cadet in the Toledo Infantry Academy from 1907 to 1910. While serving in Morocco, he rose through the ranks to become brigadier general in 1926, aged 33, becoming the youngest general in Spain. Two years later Franco became the director of the General Military Academy in Zaragoza. As a conservative and monarchist, Franco regretted the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of the Second Republic in 1931.
|Born||December 04, 1892, Ferrol, Galicia, Kingdom of Spain|
|Died||November 20, 1975, Madrid, Spanish State|
|Cause of death||Septic shock|
|Political party||FET y de las JONS|
|Children||María del Carmen|
|Mother||María del Pilar Bahamonde|
|Relatives||Nicolás Franco (brother), Ramón Franco (brother), Francisco Franco (cousin), Ricardo de la Puente (cousin)|
|Residence||El Pardo, Madrid|
|Education||Infantry Academy of Toledo|
|Preceded by||Miguel Cabanellas, (President of the National Defence Junta of the Nationalist side), José Miaja, (President of the Defence Council of the Republican side)|
|Succeeded by||Juan Carlos I, (King of Spain)|
Spanish military general who served as the dictator of his country from 1939 to 1975. He was often referred to as El Generalisimo and was known for his violent and inhumane enforcement of his regime.
He married Maria del Carmen Polo y Martinez-Valdes in October 1923. He had one daughter, Carmen Franco.
He joined the Spanish Army because the Spanish American War had shut down the Navy.
Richard Nixon called Franco a loyal friend and ally of the U.S.
He held a right-wing nationalist position during the Spanish Civil War.
To sum things up, Francisco Franco's story is a reminder that even in the face of adversity, one can rise above and achieve remarkable success.
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