Carlos, Prince of Asturias

1545 - 1568

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Carlos, Prince of Asturias, also known as Don Carlos (8 July 1545 – 24 July 1568), was 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 known to be mentally unstable and was imprisoned by his father in early 1568, dying after half a year of solitary confinement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos, Prince of Asturias has received more than 1,111,678 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Carlos, Prince of Asturias is the 97th most popular companion (up from 113th in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Spain (up from 134th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Spanish Companion.

Carlos, Prince of Asturias is most famous for being the heir to the Spanish throne.

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Among companions, Carlos, Prince of Asturias ranks 97 out of 784Before him are Guinevere, Julia Domna, Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Constance, Queen of Sicily, Caterina Sforza, and Mary of Teck. After him are Elizabeth Woodville, Maria Luisa of Parma, Alexandra Feodorovna, Gala Dalí, Frederica of Hanover, and Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

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Among people born in 1545, Carlos, Prince of Asturias ranks 4Before him are Yi Sun-sin, Elisabeth of Valois, and Túpac Amaru. After him are Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara, Azai Nagamasa, Anna of Sweden, John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, Cığalazade Yusuf Sinan Pasha, and Guidobaldo del Monte. Among people deceased in 1568, Carlos, Prince of Asturias ranks 2Before him is Elisabeth of Valois. After him are Albert, Duke of Prussia, Jean Parisot de Valette, Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Stanislaus Kostka, Sophie of Pomerania, Jacques Arcadelt, Andrés de Urdaneta, Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn, Christoph, Duke of Württemberg, and Nicolaus Olahus.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Carlos, Prince of Asturias ranks 114 out of 3,355Before him are Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852), Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1470), Seneca the Elder (-54), Antipope Benedict XIII (1328), Joaquín Rodrigo (1901), and Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566). After him are Peter of Castile (1334), Juan Ponce de León (1460), Manuel Azaña (1880), Alfonso V of Aragon (1396), Margaret Theresa of Spain (1651), and Pablo de Sarasate (1844).


Among companions born in Spain, Carlos, Prince of Asturias ranks 6Before him are Maria Theresa of Spain (1638), Eugénie de Montijo (1826), Blanche of Castile (1188), Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal (1507), and Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1470). After him are Inês de Castro (1325), Berengaria of Navarre (1165), Francis, Duke of Cádiz (1822), Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1482), Brunhilda of Austrasia (543), and Joanna la Beltraneja (1462).