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Pages: 102. Chapters: Philip II of Spain, Charles V, Holy Roman
Emperor, Juan Carlos I of Spain, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor,
Franz Joseph I of Austria, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Alfonso XII of
Spain, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, Philip V of Spain, Otto von
Habsburg, Joseph Bonaparte, Philip III of Spain, Francis I, Holy
Roman Emperor, Charles I of Austria, Philip IV of Spain, Joseph II,
Holy Roman Emperor, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles VI,
Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand VII of Spain, Charles IV of Spain,
Charles III of Spain, Ferdinand VI of Spain, Charles II of Spain,
Charles the Bold, Ferdinand I of Austria, Louis I of Spain, Philip
the Good, Archduke Karl of Austria. Excerpt: Charles III (Spanish:
Carlos III; Italian: Carlo III; 20 January 1716 - 14 December 1788)
was the King of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 to 1788. He
was the eldest son of Philip V of Spain and his second wife, the
Princess Elisabeth Farnese. In 1731, the fifteen-year-old Charles
became the Duke of Parma and Piacenza, as Charles I, at the death
of his childless great uncle Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma. In
1734, as the Duke of Parma, he conquered the kingdoms of Naples and
of Sicily, and was crowned as the King of Naples and Sicily on 3
July 1735, reigning as King Charles, although he is contemporarily
known as Charles VII of Naples and Charles V of Sicily. In 1738 he
married the Princess Maria Amalia of Saxony, an educated, cultured
woman who gave birth to thirteen children, eight of whom reached
adulthood. Charles and Maria Amalia resided in Naples for nineteen
years; she died in 1760. Upon succeeding to the Spanish throne on
10 August 1759, Charles, 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 Sici...
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