José Antonio Primo de Rivera


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Don José Antonio Primo de Rivera y Sáenz de Heredia, 1st Duke of Primo de Rivera, 3rd Marquis of Estella, Grandee of Spain (April 24, 1903 – November 20, 1936), was a Spanish lawyer, nobleman, politician, and founder of the Falange Española ("Spanish Phalanx"). He was executed by the Spanish republican government during the course of the Spanish Civil War. more »

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  • ''Fascism is a European inquietude. It is a way of knowing everything—history, the State, the achievement of the proletarianization of public life, a new way of knowing the phenomena of our epoch.''
    J.A. (José Antonio) Primo de Rivera (1903-1936), Spanish Falangist politician. quoted in Hugh Thomas, The Spanish Civil War, bk. 1, ch. 8 (1961).
  • We, who have already borne on the road to Paradise the lives of the best among us, want a difficult, erect, implacable Paradise; a Paradise where one can never rest and which has, beside the threshold...
    J.A. (José Antonio) Primo de Rivera (1903-1936), Spanish Falangist politician. Quoted in Stanley Payne, Falange, ch. 7 (1962).
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