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  The Kings of Spain and the Spanish Colonial Era in America Philip II, Philip III, Philip IV. Philip V, Charles II, ...
Philip III, 1578—1621, king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily (1598—1621) and, as Philip II, king of Portugal (1598—1621); son and successor of Philip II of Spain.
Charles II Charles II (Carlos Segundo) of Spain (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.
Spain prospered under the rule of Charles, who is regarded as the greatest Bourbon king of Spain and one of the “enlightened despots.” His reign is noted for economic and administrative reforms and for the expulsion of the Jesuits (1767).
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  Charles II of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles II (Carlos Segundo) of Spain (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' own immediate pedigree was exceptionally loaded with nieces giving birth to children of their uncles: Charles' mother Maria Anna was niece of Charles' father, being daughter of Maria Ana of Spain (1606-46) and Emperor Ferdinand III - Thus, Empress Maria Anna was simultaneously his aunt and grandmother) — especially the Spanish Habsburgs.
Charles II was the last of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty, physically disabled, mentally retarded and disfigured (possibly through affliction with mandibular prognathism).
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 Charles II of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles II (Carlos Segundo) of Spain (November 6, 1661 – November 1, 1700) was king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily, nearly all of Italy, except the Papal States and Venice, and Spain's overseas Empire, stretching from Mexico to the Philippines.
Charles was the only surviving son of his predecessor, King Philip IV of Spain (a Habsburg) and his second Queen, Mariana of Austria, another Habsburg.
Charles II named Philippe de Bourbon, Duke of Anjou as his successor; the acceptance of the Spanish inheritance by Philip's grandfather, Louis XIV of France, provoked the War of the Spanish Succession (1702–1713) following the death of Charles II, and with him the Spanish Habsburgs, in 1700.
www.bellgardens.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Charles_II_of_Spain   (763 words)

  
 English Monarchs - Kings and Queens of England - Charles I.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles I was born at Dunfermline Palace, Fife on 19th November, 1600, the second son and third child of James VI of Scotland, later I of England and his Queen Anne of Denmark.
Charles was created Duke of York, the traditional title of the monarch's second son, but the death in 1612 of his popular and charismatic elder brother Henry, Prince of Wales, thrust Charles into the limelight as heir to the throne.
Charles was never to forgive himself for this act of betrayal of his loyal supporter and suffered a guilt complex about it for the rest of his life.
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 Charles V - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles V, 1500–1558, Holy Roman emperor (1519–58) and, as Charles I, king of Spain (1516–56); son of Philip I and Joanna of Castile, grandson of Ferdinand II of Aragón, Isabella of Castile, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, and Mary of Burgundy.
Charles V of Naples and II of Spain (1661–1700).
Infante Carlos of Spain (1788–1855), pretender to the throne of Spain, styled "Charles V" by Carlists.
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 Spain Cedes Sicily to Count of Savoy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Spain declared war on Austria in 1733, and King Philip V sent his son Charles to recapture Naples and Sicily.
Young Charles (who was later to rule Spain as King Charles III following the death of his father in 1746) carried out his assignment efficiently and in 1738 he was crowned King of a new and independent nation that he welded together, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
Charles III's descendants remained on the throne of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in a continuous line--interrupted only temporarily by Napoleon's period of occupation and the republican uprisings of 1848--until their overthrow by Garibaldi on behalf of the Kingdom of Savoy in 1860.
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 Charles II, king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Charles II, king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily.
1661–1700, king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily (1665–1700), son and successor of Philip IV.
Charles’s reign saw the continued loss of Spanish foreign power, as was evident in the War of Devolution and the War of the Grand Alliance, and a severe decline in Spain’s economy, society, and intellectual life.
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 ::Charles V Spain::
Charles V abdicated the throne of Spain in 1556 and Philip II replaced his father as king of Spain.
What Philip II inherited was to have a marked impact on the decades as king of Spain.
Charles admitted that without the financial help from the Spanish Netherlands, he would not have been able to sustain his foreign policy.
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 boys clothing: European royalty--Spain
Emperor Charles V (King Charles I of Spain) was the son of Philip I. He thus inherited Spain and its wealthy overseas empire, parts of Italy (Naples, Sicily.
Charles III had twosons, the elder of whom became King CharlesIV (q.v.) of Spain; the younger becameKing Ferdinand IV of Naples, founder ofthe Neapolitan (Italian) House of Bourbon.
Charles was the son of King Philip V by his second marriage with Queen Isabella Elizabeth (Farnese) and was a grandson of French King Louis XIV.
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 Grey Charles 2nd Earl Grey - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles II (of England): Argyll, Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of
Charles II (of England): Clarendon, Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of
Sunderland, Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of (1674-1722), English statesman, son of the 2nd Earl of Sunderland.
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 Treaty of Utrecht Renunciations to France and Spain Philip V Headship Royal House of France Bourbon Orléans
The prospect of the Empire of Charles V being reformed now proved less attractive to Great Britain, and although her commitment to continue to recognise Charles as King of Spain could not be easily repudiated, she proved ready to do so to bring peace.
Although, in 1700, the immediate and nearest heir of Charles II of Spain was actually the Dauphin, followed by his eldest son the Duke of Burgundy, they were also respectively in a similar position of succession to the throne of France.
The reciprocal renunciations made by Philip V, King of Spain, to the throne of France, and by two Princes of the House of France to the Spanish throne, were intended to settle the balance of power in Europe on a permanent basis by permanently separating the French and Spanish Crowns.
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 King Charles Ii Of Spain - Spain BR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles (Carlos) II of Spain (November 6, 1661 - November 1, 1700) was king of Spain, Naples, and.
Charles II king of Spain from 1665 to 1700 and the last monarch of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty.
Charles II, 1661–1700, king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily (1665–1700), son and successor of … king of Spain Charles II.
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 ipedia.com: Charles II of Spain Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles II of Spain was king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily, reigning 1665 - 1700.
Charles II of Spain (November 6, 1661 - November 1, 1700) was king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily, reigning 1665-1700.
Charles named Philip Bourbon of Anjou as his successor, provoking the War of the Spanish Succession.
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 Articles - Charles II of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles set out for England, arriving in Dover on 23 May 1660 and reaching London on 29 May (which is considered the date of the Restoration, and was Charles´ thirtieth birthday).
Charles´ relationships, as well as the politics of his time, are depicted in the historical drama ´´Charles II: The Power and The Passion´´ (produced in 2003 by the British Broadcasting Corporation).
Charles II´s eldest son, the Duke of Monmouth, led a rebellion against James II, but was defeated at the battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685, captured, and executed.
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 English Monarchs - Kings and Queens of England - William III and Mary.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles II, King of Spain, was unlikely to live much longer and the Spanish throne had no direct male heir.
Charles II of Spain, the pathetic victim of Habsburg inbreeding.
Charles II died in November 1700 leaving the entire undivided Habsburg inheritance to his great nephew, Phillip of Anjou in his will.
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 The Periphery of Francia: Spain, Britain, Eastern Europe, & Scandinavia
Spain was sometimes styled an "empire." Ferdinand I and Alfonso VII of Castile were sometimes styled "Emperor," but in Mediaeval Europe, the Popes regarded such a title as theirs to dispense, and no self-proclaimed emperors were going to get cooperation from the Church.
Teobaldo II The marriage of Blanca of Navarre to Theobald of Champagne means that for a while the Counts of Champagne become the Kings of Navarre.
Spain thus harmed, and shamed, itself with its intolerance, and wandered from the mainstream of modern development, but there it no doubt that its aesthetic and religious vision was powerful, autochthonous, and enduring.
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 Spain - Charles V and Philip II
Philip II was a Castilian by education and temperament.
Spain was also Europe's preeminent military power, with occasion to exercise its strength on many fronts--on land in Italy, Germany, North Africa, and the Netherlands, and at sea against the Dutch, French, Turks, and English.
Spain was the military and diplomatic standard-bearer of the CounterReformation.
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 Philip, King of France articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Philip II PHILIP II [Philip II] or Philip Augustus, 1165-1223, king of France (1180-1223), son of Louis VII.
Philip VI PHILIP VI [Philip VI] 1293-1350, king of France (1328-50), son of Charles of Valois and grandson of King Philip III.
Philip III PHILIP III [Philip III] 1578-1621, king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily (1598-1621) and, as Philip II, king of Portugal (1598-1621); son and successor of Philip II of Spain.
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 Spanish Wars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
King Charles II of Spain was childless and suffered ill health, and as a consequence neighbouring countries began to bicker about the right to succession..
Not surprisingly Spain opposed any partition of its Empire, and Charles II responded angrily by naming Joseph Ferdinand the sole heir to everything the Spanish held.
This was by no means the end of the affair, as a power hungry Charles VI continued the war, even though he had finally managed to defeat Eugene at the Battle of Denain and forced him to retreat to the Spanish Netherlands.
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 AllRefer.com - Charles II, king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily (Spanish And Portuguese History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Charles II, king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily, Spanish And Portuguese History, Biographies
Charles II 1661–1700, king of Spain, Naples, and Sicily (1665–1700), son and successor of Philip IV.
Charles's reign saw the continued loss of Spanish foreign power, as was evident in the War of Devolution and the War of the Grand Alliance, and a severe decline in Spain's economy, society, and intellectual life.
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 Versailles II: Testimony of the King - Just Adventure + Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles II, the last of the Spanish Hapsburgs, was physically crippled and mentally retarded, so it was pretty much of a foregone conclusion that he did not have the strength to survive his current illness.
Charles II did not have an heir, so the question of succession and influence became a matter of significant political concern for the European countries, particularly France, England, Holland and the German states.
From the Court of Versailles, all of the arts and influence of French diplomacy were assembled to persuade Charles II to designate Duke Philip of Anjou, grandson of Louis XIV, as his successor to the Spanish throne.
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 Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This fall in dominance was due to the failure of Spain's economy and serious political problems, in which the monarchy was dependent on the cooperation of the local nobility and the church.
Peter was introduced to Charles II, ruler of Spain from 1665 to 1700.
King Charles stared at Peter with an equal intensity as well, since Peter was the unusual height of almost seven feet.
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 Charles II
Charles II, King of Spain, known among Spanish kings as "The Desired" and "The Bewitched", was the son of Philip IV by his second marriage with Maria, daughter of the emperor Ferdinand III, his niece.
He was born on the 11th of November 1661, and was the only surviving son of his father's two marriages -- a child of old age and disease, in whom the constant intermarriages of the Habsburgs had developed the family type to deformity.
Charles made the malicious remark that nothing was safe from Don John -- not even vermin.
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 Louis XIV's Wars (3)
The death of Charles II of Spain had long been anticipated in view of his poor health.
Charles had no children and all Europe was concerned as to who would succeed him.
Louis XIV's wife, Maria Theresa (sister of Charles II and daughter of Philip IV) died in 1683, but left a son.
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 FIFTEENTH GENERATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
She died in 1689 in Spain - (Poisoned?) Queen of Spain.
She was married to Charles II of SPAIN (son of Phillip IV of SPAIN and Mariana of SPAIN Queen of Spain) in 1679.
Charles II of SPAIN was born in 1661 in Spain - son of Philip IV.
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