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 (frăng′kō, fräng′-), Francisco Known as "El Caudillo." 1892-1975.
Spanish general and political leader who directed the Nationalist government and rebel armed forces that defeated the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). He ruled as dictator (1939-1975) until his death, upon which the Bourbon monarchy was restored.


(ˈfræŋkəʊ; Spanish ˈfraŋko)
(Biography) Francisco (franˈθisko), called el Caudillo. 1892–1975, Spanish general and statesman; head of state (1939–1975). He was commander-in-chief of the Falangists in the Spanish Civil War (1936–39), defeating the republican government and establishing a dictatorship (1939). He kept Spain neutral in World War II


(ˈfræŋ koʊ)

Francisco (Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco-Bahamonde), 1892–1975, Spanish dictator: head of Spain 1939–75.
Fran′co•ist, n.


a combining form representing French or France: Francophile; Franco-Prussian.
[< Medieval Latin Franc(us) a Frank, a Frenchman + -o-]
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Noun1.Franco - Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)Franco - Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)


nFranzosenfreund(in) m(f); he is a francoer ist frankophil
nFrankophilie f
nFranzosenfeind(in) m(f)
nFrankophobie f
nFrankofone(r) mf, → Französisch sprechende(r) mf
adj the franco Warder Deutsch-Französische Krieg
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