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Juan Vigón (general)

Juan Vigón Suerodíaz
Photographed by Jalón Ángel [es] in 1930.
Birth nameJuan Vigón Suerodíaz
Born(1880-10-30)October 30, 1880
Colunga, Kingdom of Spain
DiedMay 25, 1955(1955-05-25) (aged 74)
Madrid, Francoist Spain
AllegianceSpain Kingdom of Spain
 Spanish Republic
 Nationalist Spain
Service/branch Spanish Army
RankGeneral
Battles/warsRif War
Spanish Civil War
AwardsMilitary Medal

Juan Vigón Suerodíaz, Marquis of Vigón (30 October 1880, Colunga – 25 May 1955, Madrid) was a Spanish general who fought in the Spanish Civil War for the Nationalist faction.[1]

Biography

Vigón was born in Colunga, Asturias, Spain. Before the war he was chosen by King Alfonso XIII to educate his sons, which he did from November 1925 to 1930. At the beginning of the Second Spanish Republic (14 April 1931) he left the Spanish Army due to his monarchist sympathies. With just a brief return to the army during the Revolution of 1934, he kept out of the army, as lieutenant-colonel in reserve, until the Spanish Civil War broke out on 18 July 1936. In Argentina at the outbreak of the war, he returned to Spain where his first military position was as Chief of Staff of Colonel Alfonso Beorlegui Canet, in the Campaign of Gipuzkoa. Later on he was nominated as Staff Colonel during the Battle of Bilbao and was the architect of the War in the North as a member of the General Staff. He was awarded the Military Medal and became General after the War in the North, became commander's chief of staff at the Aragon Offensive.[2] After the war he served as Minister of the Air Force, became Lieutenant-General and Chief of the Defence High Command (chief of staff of the Spanish Armed Forces) and, until his death at Madrid in 1955, president of the Nuclear Energy Board, and of the Aeronautical Technic National Institute. Franco granted him a posthumous marquisate.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Hugh Thomas, The Spanish Civil War, (1987), P. 1113.
  2. ^ Hugh Thomas, (1987), p. 797.
  3. ^ Hugh Thomas, (1987), p. 948.
Government offices Preceded byJuan Yagüe Ministry of the Air Force 27 June 1940 – 20 July 1945 Succeeded byEduardo González-Gallarza Military offices New title Chief of the Defence High Command 30 August 1939 – 27 June 1940 Succeeded byFrancisco Martín Moreno Preceded byLuis Orgaz Yoldi Chief of the Defence High Command 15 February 1946 – 25 May 1955 Succeeded byCarlos Asensio Cabanillas Spanish nobility New creation Marquis of Vigón 1955 Succeeded byJuan Ramón Vigón Sánchez
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