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Primo de Rivera, José Antonio

Primo de Rivera, José Antonio prē´mō ᵺā rēvā´rä [key], 1903–36, Spanish political leader, son of Miguel Primo de Rivera. Founder (1933) of the Falange , the Spanish fascist party, José Antonio was executed (Nov., 1936) by the Loyalists after the outbreak of the Spanish civil war . He became a right-wing martyr and was celebrated by Francisco Franco 's Nationalist Movement.

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