Carlos III, King of Spain

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Carlos III, King of Spain Gender: M
born on 20 January 1716 at 03:45 (= 03:45 AM )
Place Madrid, Spain, 40n24, 3w41
Timezone LMT m3w41 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 29°20' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 08°09 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 07°07'

King of Spain Carlos III


King of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 to 1788 (Anglicised name: Charles III). He was the fifth son of Felipe V (Philip V) of Spain, but eldest by his second wife, Elisabeth Farnese. In 1731, the 15-year-old Carlos became the Duke of Parma and Piacenza, as Carlos I, on the death of his childless granduncle Antonio Farnese.

In 1734, as Duke of Parma, he conquered the kingdoms of Naples and of Sicily, and was crowned king on 3 July 1735, reigning as Carlos VII of Naples and Carlos V of Sicily. In 1738 he married Princess Maria Amalia of Saxony, who gave birth to 13 children, eight of whom reached adulthood. Carlos and Maria Amalia resided in Naples for 19 years; she died in 1760.

Upon succeeding to the Spanish throne on 10 August 1759, Carlos, a proponent of enlightened absolutism, on 6 October 1759 abdicated the Neapolitan and Sicilian thrones in favour of Ferdinand, his third surviving son, who became Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies.

Carlos III died on 14 December 1788.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de France" by Anselme de Sainte-Marie (par la compagnie des libraires associez, 1726), p. 186: "Charles infant d'Espagne, né à Madrid à 3. heures & 3. quarts du matin le 20. janvier 1716."


  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Bourbon)