Charles III of Spain

1716 - 1788

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Charles III (born Charles Sebastian; Spanish: Carlos Sebastián; 20 January 1716 – 14 December 1788) was King of Spain (1759–1788). He also was Duke of Parma and Piacenza, as Charles I (1731–1735); King of Naples, as Charles VII, and King of Sicily, as Charles V (1734–1759). He was the fifth son of Philip V of Spain, and the eldest son of Philip's second wife, Elisabeth Farnese. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles III of Spain has received more than 1,815,196 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles III of Spain is the 409th most popular politician (up from 461st in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Spain (up from 45th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Politician.

Charles III of Spain is most famous for being the first Bourbon king of Spain. He was the son of Philip V and grandson of Louis XIV. He was king of Spain from 1759 to 1788.

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Among politicians, Charles III of Spain ranks 409 out of 15,577Before him are Sergey Lavrov, Caesarion, Louis X of France, Stephen I of Hungary, Servius Tullius, and Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. After him are Louis Bonaparte, Louis VIII of France, George III of the United Kingdom, Baibars, Yongle Emperor, and Oleg of Novgorod.

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Among people born in 1716, Charles III of Spain ranks 1After him are Étienne Maurice Falconet, Yosa Buson, James Lind, Louise Diane d'Orléans, Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia, Joseph-Marie Vien, Thomas Gray, Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, Antonio de Ulloa, Pehr Kalm, and Yuan Mei. Among people deceased in 1788, Charles III of Spain ranks 1After him are Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Charles Edward Stuart, Thomas Gainsborough, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Johann Georg Hamann, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, Infante Gabriel of Spain, and José, Prince of Brazil.

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Among people born in Spain, Charles III of Spain ranks 39 out of 2,932Before him are Julio Iglesias (1943), Federico García Lorca (1898), Philip III of Spain (1578), Montserrat Caballé (1933), Luis Buñuel (1900), and Roland (736). After him are Isidore of Seville (560), Pope Callixtus III (1379), Arcadius (377), Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100), El Cid (1045), and Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476).


Among politicians born in Spain, Charles III of Spain ranks 13Before him are Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Joanna of Castile (1479), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Philip IV of Spain (1605), Charles II of Spain (1661), and Philip III of Spain (1578). After him are Arcadius (377), Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886), Abd al-Rahman III (889), Isabella II of Spain (1830), Ferdinand VII of Spain (1784), and Louis I of Spain (1707).