Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco

Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco

Dowager Marquise of Villaverde
Born Feb 14, 1926

María del Carmen Franco y Polo, 1st Duchess of Franco, Grandee of Spain, Dowager Marquise of Villaverde is the only child of Spain's Caudillo, dictator, General Francisco Franco and his wife Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdès. In Asturian fashion, she is known by many cryptic nicknames, namely Nenuca, Carmelilla, Carmencita, Cotota y Morita.… Read More

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1926 Birth Born on February 14, 1926.


1950 24 Years Old On 10 April 1950, in El Pardo, she married Cristóbal Martínez-Bordiú, 10th Marquis of Villaverde (1 August 1922 Jaén, Mancha Real – 4 February 1998 Madrid). … Read More


1975 49 Years Old Shortly after her father's death in 1975, King Juan Carlos created her Duchess of Franco and a Grandeza de España in her own right, with the honorific of Doña and a Coat of Arms of new creation. … Read More
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