Bartolomé Tirano

Tirano during a fascist rally in Nuevo Seville, c.1941

In office
30 June 1939 – 30 November 1946
Vice President(s)   Enrico Matteotti
Preceded by Javier Larrocha
Succeeded by Esteban Cárdeno

In office
18 February 1935 – 29 December 1942
Deputy Marko Rojas
Preceded by Enrique Borra
Succeeded by Marko Rojas

In office
11 June 1924 – 19 October 1930
President Miguel de Odeo
Succeeded by Miguel Farro Haresias

In office
21 October 1912 – 4 August 1919
President Nicolás Ruiz Portillo

In office
29 November 1909 – 2 February 1913
President Nicolás Ruiz Portillo
Preceded by Ontrey Hasor
Succeeded by Ontrey Hasor

Personal details
Born (1886-02-19)February 19, 1886
Horhasti, Altivebrio
Died September 30, 1946(1946-09-30) (aged 60)
Nuevo Seville, Fascist Altivebrio
Nationality Altivebrian
Political party Fascist Party of Altivebrio (1932 – 46)
Spouse Clara Tirano (1915–1946, her death)
Children Xevi Carillo (b.1925)
Profession Politician

Bartolomé Rudolfo de Flavio y Tirano (19 February, 1886 – 30 November, 1946) was an Altivebrian politician and a military commander who served as the leader and the founder of the Fascist Party, from 1935 till 1942. He successfully seized power in a coup d'état in 1939, after failing previously during the year, and served as the President of Altivebrio from 1939 his suicide on the 30 November, 1946. He led World War II in Central America by invading Mexico in 1942, and was an unofficial member of the Axis powers.

His initial campaign efforts were successful, succesfully invading Mexico through Guatemala, subsequently occupied Guatemala, San Salvador, Honduras and parts of Nicaragua. Fascist Altivebrio also occupied several islands in the Caribbean Sea. The Allies did not expect Tirano to be much of a threat, but began an invasion of Altivebrio following the Fall of Mexico. After World War II was over in Europe and the Pacific, he refused the surrender even under the threat of nuclear attacks. He held several captured PoWs in military camps to dissuade the Allies from dropping the bomb in Altivebrio.

He however, lost home support, and his generals mutinied against in him in the bloody 1945 Altivebrian coup d'état attempt, and he lost most of his influence in the country. Rallying whatever was left behind, he led his forces against the Allied rebels in the Second Altivebrian Civil War, which again saw initial success for him. However, heavily outnumbered, he began losing territory and by 18 September 1946, the only surviving Fascist territory was the capital itself. Nuevo Seville was constantly sieged and bombed by the Allies for 3 months, culminating in a massive food, weapons and supply shortage in the city. The city's defense fell, and Tirano committed suicide in his secure bunker on 30 November, 1946. His body was burned by his followers to prevent capture by the rebels.

His reign is highly controversial among the international world. His relatives were executed by the rebels. Though an authoritarian dictator, he was praised for the advancements which Altivebrio achieved under his rule. His rule led to the death of more than 3 million people. His Alconbrian ancestry led to the eventual distrust of Alconbrians in Altivebrio, and started the Persecution of Alconbrians.