Meaning of CHARLES in English
born Nov. 6, 1661, Madrid, Spain
died Nov. 1, 1700, Madrid
King of Spain (16651700), the last monarch of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty .
Son of Philip IV and Maria Anna of Austria, he was slow-witted and became known as Charles the Mad. His reign opened with a 10-year regency under the queen mother. The first phase of his personal government was concerned with resistance to the French imperialism of Louis XIV , and the second was dominated by the succession problem, for it was clear that he would father no children. His death led to the War of the Spanish Succession .
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Краткая энциклопедия Британика. 2012