Juan Carlos I of Spain
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Juan Carlos I (born 5 January 1938, Rome, Italy) is the King of Spain. His name came from his father (Juan de Borbón), his grandfather (Alfonso XIII) and his mother's father's name (Prince Charles of Bourbon-Two Sicilies).
On 22 November 1975, two days after the death of Francisco Franco, Juan Carlos became king. Franco had picked him and prepared him for the job. In 1969 it had been thirty years since the last king. King Juan Carlos helped change Spain from a dictatorship into a parliamentary democracy. In 2008 he was voted the most popular leader in all Ibero-America.