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Requiescat in Pace

Generalissimo FRANCISCO PAULINO HERMENEGILDO TEÓDULO FRANCO y BAHAMONDE SALGADO PARDO DE ANDRADE, Caudillo de España por la gracia de Dios, Jefe del Estado, requiescat in pace.

4 December 1892 — 20 November 1975

I searched through the Franco section of the Cusack archives and found this photograph of the Caudillo with His Imperial Highness the Archduke Otto, the son and heir of Blessed Charles of Austria, as well as being a sometime Member of the European Parliament for Bavaria (until recently). We’ve already seen a photo of Franco with the artist Salvador Dalí who described him as nothing short of a saint.

I apologise for not spacing out more widely our appreciation of the Generalissimo, but I felt obliged to observe the day of his death.

This post was published on Sunday, November 20th, 2005 10:58 am. It has been categorised under Church Franco Hapsburg History Monarchy.
Comments
  1. AC
    1 April 2007
    2:10 am

    Truly a great man and a great Catholic. Forgotten or demonized in our day, nonetheless he saved Catholic Spain.

    ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

  2. Pendulum
    9 March 2008
    1:59 pm

    As a disdain and lack of knowledge of the Spanish language, you anglo-saxons tend to confuse continously Spanish with Italian, and as well with Potuguese. As we Spanish speakers don’t use double “s”, it should be written “Generalísimo” instead of “Generalissimo” (Italian). Other cases to mention would de the use of “Isabella of Castile” instead of Isabel of Castile,or “Juan d’Austria” instead of Juan de Austria. Anyway, one can’t expect much from countries which tend to think that French is the only important culture language after English.

  3. Madridritz
    18 November 2008
    10:56 am

    Pendulum.. I believe “Castile” for Spanish speakers is actually Castilla. But then I guess we can’t expect much from the arrogant of any country now can we?

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