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Juan Car·los(wän kär′ləs, -lōs, hwän) Born 1938.
King of Spain (1975-2014) who acceded to the throne on the death of Francisco Franco and helped restore parliamentary democracy. He abdicated in favor of his son Felipe (born 1968).
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Juan Carlos(Spanish xwan ˈkarlɔs)
(Biography) born 1938, king of Spain (1975–2014): nominated by Franco as the first king of the restored Spanish monarchy that was to follow his death
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