Carlos, Prince of Asturias

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Carlos, Prince of Asturias Gender: M
born on 8 July 1545 Jul.Cal. (18 July 1545 greg.) at 23:59 (= 11:59 PM )
Place Valladolid, Spain, 41n39, 4w43
Timezone LMT m4w43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°39' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°58 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 13°09'

Prince of Asturias Carlos (by Alonso Sánchez Coello, 1558)


Spanish royalty known as Don Carlos, the eldest son and heir-apparent of King Philip II of Spain. His mother was Maria Manuela of Portugal, daughter of John III of Portugal. Carlos was mentally unstable and was imprisoned by his father in early 1568, dying on 24 July 1568 after half a year of solitary confinement.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death by Disease 24 July 1568 Jul.Cal. (3 Aug 1568 greg.) (Eating disorders, Age 23)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes an email from S.C. on 16/11/2014: "Father Philip's 9 July 1545 letter to father Charles reports "midnight" of previous day, 8 July, for Carlos's birth. Informational credit to "Don Carlos of Spain: A Medical Portrait" (1970; p. 3) by Charles Donald O'Malley."

Scholfield notes that various Spanish biographies give "media noche" (midnight). For example, "D. Carlos y Felipe II" by Louis Prosper Gachard (José Juanco y Compañía, 1863), p. 14.

It is not specified whether midnight was at the start or the end of 8 July 1545 so the data is rated C.


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Mental Illness
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Died aged 23)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Habsburg)