Charles II of Spain

1661 - 1700

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Charles II of Spain (6 November 1661 – 1 November 1700) was King of Spain from 1665 to 1700. The last monarch from the House of Habsburg, which had ruled Spain since 1516, neither of his marriages produced children, and he died without a direct heir. He is now best remembered for his physical disabilities, and the War of the Spanish Succession that followed his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles II of Spain has received more than 8,692,667 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Charles II of Spain is the 249th most popular politician (up from 280th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Spain (up from 30th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Spanish Politician.

Charles II of Spain is most famous for being the last Habsburg ruler of Spain, and for marrying his first cousin Maria Theresa of Austria.

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Among politicians, Charles II of Spain ranks 249 out of 19,576Before him are Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Domitian, Muawiyah I, Cleisthenes, Ferdinand I of Austria, and António Guterres. After him are Louis XI of France, Eva Perón, Marcus Licinius Crassus, François Mitterrand, Antoninus Pius, and Philip II of France.

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Among people born in 1661, Charles II of Spain ranks 1After him are Louis, Grand Dauphin, Sukjong of Joseon, Feodor III of Russia, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Marie Angélique de Scorailles, Georg Böhm, Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine, Jahandar Shah, Christopher Polhem, and Princess Dorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach. Among people deceased in 1700, Charles II of Spain ranks 1After him are Pope Innocent XII, André Le Nôtre, John Dryden, Do-Aklin, Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Lagâri Hasan Çelebi, Marguerite Bourgeoys, Louis Jolliet, Rajaram I, and Silvestro Valier.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Charles II of Spain ranks 23 out of 3,355Before him are Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Francisco Pizarro (1478), Joanna of Castile (1479), Joan Miró (1893), and Ibn Arabi (1165). After him are Maimonides (1138), Francis Xavier (1506), Saint Lawrence (225), Philip IV of Spain (1605), Teresa of Ávila (1515), and Catherine of Aragon (1485).


Among politicians born in Spain, Charles II of Spain ranks 9Before him are Philip II of Spain (1527), Hadrian (76), Theodosius I (340), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), and Joanna of Castile (1479). After him are Philip IV of Spain (1605), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Philip III of Spain (1578), Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886), Charles III of Spain (1716), and Arcadius (377).