Inspiring free people everywhere

Laureate International Four Freedoms Award 1996

H.m. The King of Spain Laureate International Four Freedoms Award 1996

In 1975, after general Franco had died, H.M. Juan Carlos ascended the throne to secure and defend democracy in Spain. For his leadership in the creation of modern Europe and his heroical intervention on behalf of democracy at a crucial moment in Spain. His resolution to overcome ancient struggles in his country inspires free people everywhere.