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Santiago Carrillo

  • Birth 18 Jan 1915 Gijon, Provincia de Asturias, Asturias, Spain
  • Death 18 Sep 2012 Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Cremated in the Cementerio de la Almudena. His ashes will be scattered at the Cantabric Sea, on the Asturian coast, his birthplace.
  • Memorial ID 97346045

Spanish Communist Leader. He was one of the key figures in Spanish communism since the Second Spanish Republic until the end of the Transition. He was general secretary of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) from 1960 to 1982. He fought in the Spanish Civil War and was a leading figure in the opposition to Franco and the Spanish Transition. After civil war, he began a long exile for 38 years at the Soviet Union, the United States, Argentina, Mexico, Algeria and France. He returned to Spain clandestinely in 1976, a year before the legalization of the Communist Party, and was elected deputy in 1977. In 1985 he was expelled from the Spanish Communist Party with several followers, and in 1986 he founded a new party, the Workers Party of Spain-Communist Unity (PTE-UC). In 2005 he was awarded Honorary Doctorate by the Autonomous University of Madrid.

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  • Originally Created by: Errete
  • Added: 18 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97346045
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Santiago Carrillo (18 Jan 1915–18 Sep 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97346045, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Cremated in the Cementerio de la Almudena. His ashes will be scattered at the Cantabric Sea, on the Asturian coast, his birthplace..