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Antonio García-Trevijano Forte
Antonio García-Trevijano Forte
Antonio García-Trevijano Forte
Antonio García-Trevijano Forte

(1927-07-18)18 July 1927
Died 28 February 2018(2018-02-28) (aged 90)
Other names Maverick
  • Spain
Education University of Granada
Occupation Lawyer, notary public, jurist, politician, philosopher and art critic
Known for Democratic Junta of Spain, Democratic Convergence Platform, Platajunta, MCRC
Spouse(s) Francine Chouraki Levent
Children 2
Parent(s) Antonio García-Trevijano and Ángeles Forte

Antonio García-Trevijano Forte (18 July 1927 – 28 February 2018) was a Spanish republican lawyer, notary public, jurist, philosopher, art critic, author and political activist. Born in Alhama de Granada, he was a prominent figure in the opposition to the Francoist dictatorship.

Political activism

In 1974 García-Trevijano organised meetings in Paris between Don Juan de Borbón and the republican groups plus the publishing group Ruedo Ibérico, in which the legitimate heir to the Spanish throne expressed his rejection of Franco's decree appointing his son Juan Carlos as his successor. He acted as a promoter of political freedom throughout Spain and was the leader of the Citizens' Movement towards the Constitutional Republic of Spain (MCRC).


He was tried for high treason before the Court of Public Order (Marshal of Ghent) because of his intervention in Equatorial Guinea; he was integral in helping put the dictator Francisco Macías Nguema in power. He has had five passports withdrawn, suffered three arrests and two fines, was the victim of a serious attack for his declarations to the BBC when Franco was dying, and was prosecuted by the Public Order Court (Gómez Chaparro) for an offense against the State and imprisoned for four months by order of Manuel Fraga Iribarne.

Personal life

García-Trevijano was Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Granada and a notary, and worked as an attorney in Madrid from 1960 until his death. He died on 28 February 2018 from natural causes. He was 90 years old.

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