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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Franco, Francisco Known as "El Caudillo.” 1892-1975. Spanish soldier 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name borrowed from Spanish or Italian, equivalent to Frank or Francis(cus).
  • proper n. A surname of Spanish origin.


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