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The Hundred Thousand Sons of St. Louis was a force mobilized by the Bourbon King of France, Louis XVIII to restore King Ferdinand VII to the Spanish throne during the Spanish Civil war of 1820-1823. Despite the name, the actual number of troops was around 60,000.[1] The force was led by Duke of Angoulême, the son of the future King Charles X of France.

Allusions

During the Spanish Civil War, the carabineros of Republican Spain were nicknamed 'The Hundred Thousand Sons of Negrín.'[2] It is ironic that this nickname was adopted since they were on the side opposing the Nationalists - who were supported by the Carlists, the group which sought to restore the House of Bourbon to the Spanish throne.

See also

Spanish Civil War, 1820-1823#Course

References

  1. ^ Pierson, Peter. The History of Spain. p. 95. ISBN 9780313360732
  2. ^ Beevor, Antony. The Spanish Civil War. p. 229. ISBN 0911745114

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