Charles II, King of England
|born on||29 May 1630 Jul.Cal. (8 June 1630 greg.) at 11:25 (= 11:25 AM )|
|Place||London, England, 51n30, 0w10|
|Timezone||LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||17°25' 19°48 Asc. 14°31'|
British royalty. He had a happy childhood, gallant, careless, good-humored and irresponsible, a fine sportsman who loved the outdoors. When his father, Charles I, was executed on 30 January 1649, he was proclaimed king a month later at 18 but was exiled for nine hard years in France while Cromwell held England. When Cromwell died in 1658, the English people became dissatisfied with the protectorate and invited Charles to return. He was welcomed to London on his 30th birthday and restored to the throne in 1660, the first of the restored Stuart line.
The first parliament granted him wide powers. The important events of his reign included two wars with the Dutch, the Great Plague, the Great Fire of London, the Rye House plot and the passage of the Habeas Corpus Act. Charles defended the crown for 25 years against threats of revolution, however he was a procrastinator and often chose pleasure before business. He was frivolous, superficial and licentious and his court is considered the most immoral in English history.
Upon his restoration, he took 19-year-old Barbara Villiers as his mistress and established her as the Duchess of Cleveland. She maintained her position for 13 years until he tired of her extravagance and tantrums and took another mistress. He married Catherine of Braganza in May 1662. He had no legitimate heirs, though many mistresses and some 14 kids.
He died of Bright's Disease on 6 February 1685, London
- associate relationship with George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (born 30 January 1628 Jul.Cal. (9 Feb 1628 greg.))
- associate relationship with Wilmot, John (born 1 April 1647 Jul.Cal. (11 Apr 1647 greg.))
- business associate/partner relationship with Boevey, James (born 7 May 1622 Jul.Cal. (17 May 1622 greg.))
- lover relationship with Gwyn, Nell (born 2 February 1650 Jul.Cal. (12 Feb 1650 greg.))
- lover relationship with Palmer, Barbara 1st Duchess of Cleveland (born 12 May 1641 Jul.Cal. (22 May 1641 greg.))
- child->parent relationship with Charles I, King (born 19 November 1600 Jul.Cal. (29 Nov 1600 greg.))
- child->parent relationship with Henriette Marie, Queen of France (born 25 November 1609 (greg.))
- spouse relationship with Catherine, Queen Consort of England (born 25 November 1638 (greg.))
- sibling relationship with Elizabeth Stuart (born 28 December 1635 Jul.Cal. (7 Jan 1636 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Henrietta of England, Duchess of Orléans (born 16 June 1644 Jul.Cal. (26 June 1644 greg.))
- sibling relationship with James II, King of Scotland (born 14 October 1633 Jul.Cal. (24 Oct 1633 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Mary, Princess of Orange (born 4 November 1631 Jul.Cal. (14 Nov 1631 greg.))
- Work : Gain social status 1660 (Restored to the crown)
- Death by Disease 6 February 1685 Jul.Cal. (16 Feb 1685 greg.) (Brights disease, age 54)
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Martin Harvey quotes Bishop Laud's diary, "Her Majesty falling into travail about four of the clocke was before noon the happy mother of a Prince of Wales." Antonia Fraser "Royal Charles" (1979, p.1) "Noon or shortly before." (May 29 OS)
(NN No.650 quotes Sibly for c. 10:20 AM)
Sy Scholfield quotes various biographies for 1pm. For example, "Memoirs of the Court of Charles the Second" (London: Henry G. Bohn, 1859), p. 419: "PERSONAL HISTORY OF CHARLES II. Compiled from various authentic sources. Prince Charles, the second son of Charles I. and Henrietta Maria of France, was born at St. James's, May 29th, 1630, at one o'clock in the afternoon." Same data in "Charles II" by Osmund Airy (Longmans, Green, and co., 1904), p. 1: "THE boy who was born to Charles I. and Henrietta Maria in St. James's Palace at one o'clock on the afternoon of May 29, 1630."
- Traits : Personality : Vain/ Self-absorbed (Lightweight, hedonist)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Bright's Disease, terminal)
- Family : Childhood : Family supportive (Happy childhood)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
- Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Many mistresses)
- Family : Parenting : Kids none
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (14 illigitimate kids, 2 by Nell Gwyn)
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Immoral court)
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Exile nine years)
- Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Licentious)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (Britain)