Spanish Civil War in History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-07-17 Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1936-07-18 Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco
  • 1936-07-26 The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1937-01-15 Spanish Civil War: Second Battle of the Corunna Road ends after both forces withdraw
  • 1937-02-21 The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1937-07-26 End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1937-08-24 In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
  • 1937-09-05 Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.
  • 1937-09-06 Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1937-09-22 Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1938-05-25 Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
  • 1939-03-28 Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
  • 1939-04-01 US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war. Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain

Famous Deaths

  • 1937-07-26 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26