Francisco Franco


Francisco Franco


Franco had remarkable powers of endurance and persisted in surviving long after the time that even many of his supporters considered appropriate. On his deathbed, his aide announced that a General García wanted to be admitted to say goodbye to him. Franco asked, “Why? Is García going on a trip?”


I am responsible only to God and history.

~Francisco Franco
Biographical Note: 

Francisco Franco was a Spanish general, statesman and dictator. Commander in chief of the Falangists in the Spanish Civil War, he established a dictatorship (1939) after the defeat of the Republican government. He maintained Spain’s neutrality during World War II and remained head of state until his death in 1975.