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The Habsburg King Carlos II of Spain was sadly degenerated with an enormous misshapen head.
In 1675 Carlos was presented with a decree to prolong the powers of his mother on the grounds of his own incapacity.
Carlos II suffered one further disability, politically more significant than all the rest: his inability to consummate his marriages was evident from his birth.
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 Philip II (of Spain) - MSN Encarta
Philip II (of Spain) (1527-1598), Habsburg king of Spain (1556-1598), who ruled the country at the height of its power and influence and used that power in the service of the Roman Catholic Church and the Counter-Reformation.
Philip was born in Valladolid on May 21, 1527, the son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Isabella of Portugal and was educated by Roman Catholic clergymen, whose influence shaped his policies as king.
Before succeeding to the throne of Spain upon his father's abdication in 1556, Philip had already received the duchy of Milan (1540), the kingdoms of Naples and Sicily (1554), and the Netherlands (1555) from his father.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761570884/Philip_II_(of_Spain).html   (531 words)

 Charles II of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles II of Spain (Carlos Segundo) (November 6, 1661 – November 1, 1700) was king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily, nearly all of Italy (except Piedmont, the Papal States and Venice), and Spain's overseas Empire, stretching from Mexico to the Philippines.
Charles II was the last of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty, physically disabled, mentally retarded and disfigured (possibly through affliction with mandibular prognathism).
Although the peace Treaty of Lisbon with Portugal in 1668 ceded the North African enclave of Ceuta to Spain, it was little solace for the loss of Portugal and the Portuguese colonies by Philip IV to the Duke of Braganza's successful revolt against more than 60 years of Habsburg rule.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charles_II_of_Spain   (1251 words)

The Moriscoes of the ancient Kingdom of Granada had been conquered, but they remained the implacable enemies of their conquerors, from whom they were separated by religion, language, dress, and manners, and they plotted incessantly with the Mussulmans outside the country.
The fleet of the League, commanded by Don Juan, brother of Philip II, inflicted on the Turkish fleet the terrible defeat of Lepanto (7 Oct., 1571), the results of which would have been greater had Venice not proved false and if Pius V had not died in 1572.
Apparently Philip II failed to grasp the situation, since he continued for two years more the war against Henry IV, but his fruitless efforts were finally terminated in 1595 by the absolution of Henry IV by Clement VIII.
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 Spain - History - RULERS OF SPAIN
Isabel I of Castile and Fernando V (Fernando II of Aragón)
Fernando II of Aragón (Fernando V of Castille)
Alfonso XIII inherited throne with Regency of Maria Cristina
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 The Kingdom of Spain
The Crown Prince is Royal Highness, Infant of Spain, Prince of Asturias, Prince of Viana and Gerona, Duke of Montblanch, Count of Cervera, Lord of Balaguer.
Spain was torn to pieces by the Carlistic wars of 1834-1840 and 1872 and 1876.
Isabella II had to fly the country in 1868 and abdicated in 1870 in favour of her son Alfonso who became King Alfonso XII in 1874 after a coup d'état.
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 ManDeFoe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
1661 Carlos (II) of Spain was born in Madrid.
Carlos II of Spain, now four years old, came to the throne, the last monarch of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty.
Carlos II of Spain died, leaving all his possessions (Spain, Spanish America, the Spanish Netherlands, and parts of Italy) to Philip, duc d’Anjou.
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Philip II had ensured that he was present at each birth and, though disappointed with daughters, Isabella had come to mean more to him than anyone else in his family.
In 1581 Philip II was recognised as King of Portugal but The Netherlands declared that they had replaced him with the French Duke of Anjou; and when this Duke announced that he was engaged to Queen Elizabeth of England, Philip II's enemies united.
The first news Philip II received was that his fleet had beaten off the English, followed by a long silence which lasted almost a month; but then the full tragedy was at last revealed.
worldroots.com /brigitte/royal/bio/philip2ofspainbio.html   (2171 words)

 Reading Group Guide | POISON by Kathryn Harrison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The terror of Spain's Inquisition, the tyranny of superstition, the rapture of religious fervor and the intrigue of the king's court form the backdrop of this rich, mesmerizing novel.
Forced to marry the impotent King Carlos II of Spain, Marie Louise pays dearly for her failure to produce an heir to the throne.
Carlos is portrayed as nauseatingly weak and ineffectual.
www.readinggroupguides.com /guides/poison.asp   (1171 words)

Anna of Austria, Infanta of Spain, Queen of France (1601-1666)
Carlos II (1661-1700) as a child in 1673
(dghtr of Cristina, Infanta of Spain and Inaki Urdangarin y Liebaert)
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 Famous Hispanics: Don Juan de Austria
Don Juan was the illegitimate son of the Spanish King and Holy Roman Emperor Carlos I (Charles V) and half brother of King Felipe (Philip) II of Spain.
After the death of his father Carlos, Felipe II of Spain recognized him as his half brother, provided him with a substantial household, and gave him the name Don Juan de Austria (1559).
By the prestige of his royal name, and by his enthusiasm, Don Juan was able to impose a temporary unity of purpose on the quarreling admirals of the league and to form the several fleets into an effective fighting unit.
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 Juan Carlos I of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Juan Carlos was born as son of H.R.H. Infante Don Juan de Borbon (Count of Barcelona), son of Alfonso XIII of Spain, and Princess Maria Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.
Juan Carlos was married in Athens on May 14, 1962, to HRH Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King Paul.
King Juan Carlos I is a direct descendant of many famous European rulers, such as Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (who as Carlos I of Aragon and Castile is said to have been the first King of Spain), King Louis XIV of France and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Juan_Carlos_of_Spain   (2526 words)

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But as far as Spain was concerned, by the events of 1898 it had lost the last of its colonies in the Americas and Asia, except for some small territories in northwestern Africa.
A European struggle for the inheritance of the childless King Carlos II of Spain.
Spain fell to Philip V, and the Habsburgs gained Belgium and the former Spanish possessions in Italy.
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 Speech of Juan Carlos II of Spain to the Philippines
Speech of Juan Carlos II of Spain to the Philippines
Speech of King Juan Carlos II This speech was given by King Juan Carlos II at the International Assembly of the Knights of Rizal in Manila, Philippines on February 11, 1998 upon receiving the Grand Cross from the Knights of Rizal.
I sincerely wish that the sentiments that we are renewing today - which I have had the pleasure of expressing in numerous occasions - bears the fruits which in reality is what we desire and deserve.
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 Ceuta, Spain
In 710, as Muslim invaders approached the city, its Visigothic governor Julian (also described as "king of the Ghomara") changed sides and urged them to invade Spain (for personal reasons, according to the Arab chroniclers; the Visigothic King Roderic is said to have mistreated his daughter).
When Spain again recognized the independence of Portugal, in the Treaty of Lisbon (1 January 1668), Don Afonso VI of Portugal formally ceded the area of Ceuta to Carlos II of Spain.
The Spanish government and both Ceuta's and Melilla's autonomous governments and inhabitants rejects these comparisons, on the ground that both Ceuta and Melilla are integral parts of the Spanish state, whereas Gibraltar, a British Crown colony, is not and never has been part of the United Kingdom.
www.creekin.net /c6607-n172-ceuta-spain.html   (828 words)

 Silver Spanish cob, Spanish Coins & Coin Jewelry, aaa coin jewelry, www.aaacoinjewelry.com, treasure coins
At the age of four, Carlos II, byname Carlos the Mad, the last child of Philip IV and Maria Anna of Austria, inherited the Spanish throne.
At this time the government was preoccupied with combating the ambitions of the French King Louis XIV in the Low Countries and with the intrigues at court involving the queen and her favorites.
Silver coins were struck in New Spain for Carlos II in denominations of 8, 4, 2, 1 and 1/2 reales.
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 Royal Family of Europe - pafg86 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Carlos II King Of SPAIN [Parents] was born on 6 Nov 1661 in, Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
Marie Louise OF ORLEANS [Parents] was born on 27 Mar 1662 in Palais Royal, Paris,, France.
She married Carlos II King Of SPAIN on 19 Nov 1679 in, Burgos, Burgos, Spain.
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 LLMC - Civil law II - Italy, Spain & Portugal
These customs, particularly in Spain and Portugal, played a major role in the development of the law that was in place at the end of the 18th century.
In Spain, conflicts of law may arise internally, in which case they are resolved by recourse to provisions of the civil code, as well as externally, in which case they are governed by the code, conventions, and jurisprudence.
In 1578 the Aviz dynasty became extinguished and the throne of Portugal passed to Philip II of Spain (Philip I of Portugal).
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 About Felipe II De HABSBURG (King of Spain)
Felipe received the Duchy of Milan from his father in 1540 and, on the occasion of his marriage in 1554 to Mary Tudor, Queen of England, who was eleven years his senior, the Kingdoms of Naples and Sicily.
The fleet of the League, commanded by Don Juan, brother of Felipe II, inflicted on the Turkish fleet the terrible defeat of Lepanto (7 Oct., 1571), the results of which would have been greater had Venice not proved false and if Pius V had not died in 1572.
Apparently Felipe II failed to grasp the situation, since he continued for two years more the war against Henry IV, but his fruitless efforts were finally terminated in 1595 by the absolution of Henry IV by Clement VIII.
www.tudorplace.com.ar /aboutFelipeII.htm   (1973 words)

 Seeking better relations, Argentine president may visit Cuba
Argentine President Carlos Menem, one of the most vocal critics of Cuban President Fidel Castro, said Friday in Miami that he is likely to visit Cuba within the next 12 months as part of a possible improvement in relations with that country.
The Argentine president's statements came amid reports that King Juan Carlos II of Spain may visit Cuba at the end of this year, signaling improvement in strained Spanish-Cuban relations.
Spain's foreign minister, Abel Matutes, was quoted by the Spanish newspaper El Pais as saying that his country will name a new ambassador to Cuba in coming weeks, to fill the position that had been vacant for more than a year.
www.fiu.edu /~fcf/menemcuba2998.html   (748 words)

 Carlos II, King of Spain - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Carlos II, King of Spain from 1665-1700, and the last of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty, was the son of Philip IV [1605-1665] and Maria Anna [1634-1696], daughter of Kind Ferdinand III of Hungary.
Ascending to the throne at the age of four, Carlos' first decade of rule was a regency under the queen mother.
The last years of Carlos' reign were dominated by the question over his succession.
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 Spain - Barcelona - History
In 1479 the death of Enrique IV of Castille brought Isabel I (1479-504) to the throne and due to her previous marriage to Ferdinand II (1479-1516) of Aragón there was created the beginnings of what is known today as Spain.
The rule of Carlos II of Spain (1665-1700), heralded a period of disliked taxation brought about by the King’s favorite The Count-Duke of Olivares.
It is interesting to note that when the French invaded Spain in 1808 and also during the Spanish War of Independence (1808-1813) that followed, the Catalans lent their full support to the return of the House of Bourbon.
www.spain-barcelona.com /barcelona/history.htm   (2083 words)

 Malcontent Press Release 3
King Juan Carlos II of Spain dies from Brain Hemorrhage following a riding accident.
All the major cities in Spain reported crowds and vigils outside most government offices, and church bells were ringing across the Iberian Kingdom.
The Terror group United Africa released a statement praising the Death of King Carlos the "Colonizer" and hoped that his planned domination of Africa by Spain and other European powers would fail.
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 1668 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
January - The Triple Alliance of 1668 is formed.
February 13 Lisbon - Peace Treaty between Afonso VI of Portugal and Carlos II of Spain, by mediation of Charles II of England where it is recognized the legitimity of the Portuguese monarch.
The first Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of Devolution.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1668   (285 words)

 Wine Of The Month - May
Bodegas Ochoa is a family winery based in the Spanish city of Olite, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Navarra.
A fascinating document exists stating that Ochoa de Ayanz, wine master of Olite, was to be paid 36 libras (pounds) and 20 sueldos for 216.5 carapitos of wine.
The bill is dated 1370 and made out to the first-born daughter of the King of France, who had become Queen Juana of Navarra, Countess of Evreux, and wife of Carlos II of Spain!
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 Nominations to the Order of Golden Fleece by King Joseph I of Spain
In 1805, King Carlos IV of Spain awarded the Order of the Golden Fleece to Emperor Napoleon and to two of this three brothers (Joseph and Louis).
When Napoleon named Joseph King of Spain (after the 1808 abdication of King Carlos IV and his son Ferdinando, Prince of the Asturias) Joseph became sovereign of the Order of the Golden Fleece [19 September 1808].
Azanza Alegria had served King Carlos IV as Minister of War in 1793 and Viceroy of New Grenada  from 1798 to 1800.
www.napoleon-series.org /research/miscellaneous/c_fleece.html   (731 words)

 Readers' Services Annotations - Reviews
Both are left motherless at an early age, and both are stunted by the superstition and repression that dominates the age.
When Marie Louise is married to Carlos II of Spain, her sole duty is to provide him with a living, male heir.
Unfortunately, Carlos is both mad and impotent, and Marie Louise is hated and despised by the entire nation for what is seen as her failure.
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 Bavarian Palace Department | Höchstädt Palace | Exhibitions | Battle of Blenheim
The struggle for the Spanish empire was predictable: King Carlos II, and hence the Spanish line of the Habsburgs had no heirs.
The military disputes between France and Austria-Habsburg began very soon after Carlos's death on 1 November 1700: both Louis XIV of France and Emperor Leopold I laid claim to the Spanish world empire with its large colonies in the New World.
Carlos II of Spain, copy of a painting by Juan Carreno de Miranda
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 Relations of Note: C...
Carlos II of Spain [1661-1700] – King of Spain HABS37
Carlos III of Spain de Bourbon [1716-1788] – King of Naples and Sicily BBON18
Carlos IV of Spain de Bourbon [1748-1819] – King of Spain BBON29
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