Meaning of CHARLES in English
born Nov. 11, 1748, Portici, Kingdom of Naples
died Jan. 20, 1819, Rome
King of Spain (17881808) 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.
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Краткая энциклопедия Британика. 2012