Meaning of CHARLES in English

CHARLES

n.

Spanish Carlos

born Nov. 11, 1748, Portici, Kingdom of Naples

died Jan. 20, 1819, Rome

King of Spain (1788–1808) during the turbulent period of the French Revolution .

Son of Charles III , he lacked leadership qualities and entrusted the government to Manuel de Godoy . After a French invasion in 1794, Spain was reduced to the status of a French satellite. When Napoleon again occupied northern Spain in 1807, Charles was forced to abdicate (1808) and go into exile.

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