Related to Franco Francisco: Generalissimo Francisco Franco
Fran·co(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.
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