His early life was dictated largely by the political concerns of his father and General Franco. He moved to Spain in to be educated there after his father persuaded Franco to allow it. He then joined the army, doing his officer training from to at the Military Academy of Zaragoza.
See Article History Alternative Title: He acceded to the Spanish throne two days after the death of Francisco Franco. Juan Carlos spent his early years in Italy and first came to Spain in for his education.
After his father suggested in that Franco should step down as leader of the country and generally began opposing Falangist policies, Franco turned with increasing interest to Juan Carlos and his education, especially his military education. They had two daughters, Elena and Cristina, and a son, Felipe.
The move was facilitated by two events: Also, a liberal divorce law was passed in and a law granting limited abortion rights in In Juan Carlos became the first Spanish king to visit the Americas, and two years later he made the first of his three state visits to China.
Throughout his tenure as king, he traveled abroad on many goodwill missions, including a trip to Francewhere he and French Pres.
Juan Carlos also drew criticism for embarking on an elephant hunt in Botswana ina lavish trip at a time when the Spanish economy was in recession and many Spaniards faced unprecedented austerity.
On June 18,he formally abdicated in favour of his son, Felipe.
Learn More in these related Britannica articles:Juan Carlos I ruled as King of Spain from to This biography of Juan Carlos I profiles his childhood, life, timeline, reign, achievements and timeline. This Day; Juan de Borbon. mother: Maria de las Mercedes de Borbon y Orleans. siblings: Infanta Margarita, Spouse: Princess Sophia of Greece.
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