Francisco Franco( 4 December 1892 - 20 November 1975 )
Francisco Franco Bahamonde ; was a Spanish general who ruled over Spain as a dictator for 36 years from 1939 until his death in 1975.
As a conservative and a monarchist, he opposed the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic in 1931. With the 1936 elections, the conservative Spanish Confederation of Autonomous Right-wing Groups lost by a narrow margin and the leftist Popular Front came to power. Intending to overthrow the republic, Franco followed other generals in attempting a failed coup that precipitated the Spanish Civil War. With the death of the other generals, Franco quickly became his faction's only leader. In 1947, he declared Spain a monarchy with himself as regent.
Franco gained military support from various regimes and groups, especially Nazi Germany and...