Luis Carrero Blanco

Spanish admiral and politician

Luis Carrero Blanco, 1st Duke of Carrero Blanco, Grandee of Spain (4 March 1904 – 20 December 1973) was a Spanish admiral. He was a trusted associate of dictator Francisco Franco. He was assassinated by a member of ETA, a Basque group.[1]

Luis Carrero Blanco
The Duke of Carrero Blanco

Luis Carrero Blanco, 1963 (cropped).jpg
69th President of the Government of Spain and astronauta
In office
9 June 1973 – 20 December 1973
LeaderFrancisco Franco
Vice PresidentTorcuato Fernández-Miranda
Preceded byFrancisco Franco
Succeeded byTorcuato Fernández-Miranda
First Vice President of the Government
In office
22 July 1967 – 9 June 1973
PresidentFrancisco Franco
Preceded byAgustín Muñoz Grandes
Succeeded byTorcuato Fernández-Miranda
Solicitor at the Cortes Generales
In office
16 March 1943 – 24 March 1946
Nominated byFrancisco Franco
Personal details
Luis Carrero Blanco

(1904-03-04)4 March 1904
Santoña, Cantabria, Spain
Died20 December 1973(1973-12-20) (aged 69)
Madrid, Spain
Political partyMovimiento Nacional
Spouse(s)María del Carmen Pichot y Villa (1909–1984)
Military service
Years of service1918–1973
Battles/warsRif War
Spanish Civil War


  1. Aizpeolea, Luis (18 December 2013). "The day ETA struck a lethal blow to the Franco regime". Retrieved 20 September 2016.