Franco died in 1975, bringing to an end a period of spanish history and opening the way to the restoration of the monarchy with the rise to the throne of the present king of spain, juan carlos i de borbon y borbon. The spanish monarchy traces back its roots to ferdinand ii of aragon, and isabella i of the kingdom of castile isabella's marriage to ferdinand unified the kingdoms of aragon and castile, leading to the birth of spain. A brief history of spain most of the iberian peninsula has been populated since prehistoric times early evidence of human habitation unearthed at the atapuerca site in northern spain are some 800,000 years old. Juan carlos, who announced on monday that he is abdicating the throne, was long revered for his role in vouchsafing spain's transition to democracy following the death, in 1975, of the country. Juan carlos became the king of spain in 1975 and, after nearly 40 successful years of reign, announced his abdication on june 2, 2014 juan carlos i was born january 5, 1938, in rome, italy the.
In accordance with his father's wishes that he receive part of his education in spain, the nine-year-old juan carlos, still in short trousers, arrived in madrid for the first time in 1947. Spain's supreme court recently decided that it would, after all, hear a paternity suit from ingrid sartiau, a belgian woman who claims the former king of spain, juan carlos, who stepped down. Juan carlos onetti, (born july 1, 1909, montevideo, uru—died may 30, 1994, madrid, spain), uruguayan novelist and short-story writer whose existential works chronicle the decay of modern urban life the protagonists of his novels lead unhappy, isolated lives in an absurd and sordid world from.
A chronology of key events in the history of spain, from 1936 to the present succeeded as head of state by king juan carlos with juan carlos on the throne, spain makes transition from. A period of internal peace and the beginnings of industrialisation were upset by the 1895-8 spanish-american war when the states took spain's last colonies in the caribbean and philippines, followed by the rise of the radical left wing. The history of spain dates back to the middle ages in 1516, habsburg spain unified a number of disparate predecessor kingdoms its modern form of a constitutional monarchy was introduced in 1813, and the current democratic constitution dates to 1978.
The ex-king of spain, juan carlos, was leading a double life and having an affair with a german aristocrat for the last ten years of his reign, according to a new book that claims they were 'a. Juan carlos i was the king of spain and he served in that capacity for 39 years, ending his reign on his own accord in the year 2014 when juan carlos was born, his family was in exile in italy after general franco became the head of the country and it was not until his teen that he was able to get back to spain after franco gave the permission. King juan carlos of spain has three children - his son felipe who ascended to the throne after his father's abdication last year and his younger sisters the princesses elena and cristina. To mark this momentous birthday, here's a look at five key moments in the life of king juan carlos 1948: moves to spain born in rome on january 5, 1938, juanito spent his childhood in italy and switzerland.
Felipe vi becomes king of spain after juan carlos i abdicates when the clock struck midnight on june 19, 2014, king juan carlos i of spain's nearly 40-year rule came to an end. Early life juan carlos was born to infante juan, count of barcelona, and princess maría mercedes of bourbon-two sicilies in rome, italy, where his grandfather king alfonso xiii of spain and other members of the spanish royal family lived in exile following the proclamation of the second spanish republic in 1931. This is a video about the beginning of the contemporary history of spain, since the independence war against napoleon until de beginning of queen isabella ii´s kingdom.
His brief life consisted chiefly of a passage from prolonged infancy to premature senility carlos' family was anxious only to prolong his days and thought little about his education, so that he could barely read or write. Before his death franco decreed that after his death spain would become a monarchy so he was succeeded as head of state by king juan carlos who oversaw a transition to democracy elections were held in 1977 and a new constitution was published in 1978. Juan carlos onetti was an uruguayan novelist and short-story writer whose existential works, including a brief life, chronicled the decay of modern urban life author, journalist (1909-1994.
In the spring of 1564 don carlos' cousins rudolf(to the right) and ernst of austria came to spain their father had sent his representative, adam von dietrichstein, to accompany them and to revive the plan for a marriage between don carlos and the archduchess anna. Juan carlos was the grandson of the last king, alfonso xiii, who left spain in 1931 and died in exile 10 years later, after renouncing his rights in favour of his third son, juan carlos teresa silverio alfonso de borbón y battenberg, conde de barcelona (1913-93), popularly known as don juan (alfonso's eldest son had been killed in an. Brief overview of the history of spain spain is located in southwest europe on the eastern iberian peninsula which it shares with portugal the iberian peninsula has been occupied by many empires over the centuries.