Karl III., König von Spanien


Basic data

  1. 1716
  2. 1788


(Source: Wikimedia)
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Portrait of Elisabeth Farnese (Source: Wikimedia)
Elisabeth with her eldest son Charles. (Source: Wikimedia)
Charles at 9 years old (Source: Wikimedia)
Charles at 11 years old (Source: Wikimedia)
Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, mother of Elisabeth Farnese and Charles's guardian and regent of Parma (Source: Wikimedia)
Charles of Bourbon near Naples (1734) (Source: Wikimedia)
Bernardo Tanucci, who aided Charles in his conflict with the Holy See (Source: Wikimedia)
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Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, with whom Charles was in constant conflict (Source: Wikimedia)
Charles's wife Princess Maria Amalia of Saxony, whom he married in 1738, dressed in Polish attire, painted by Louis Silvestre (Source: Wikimedia)
King Charles VII of Naples by Camillo Paderni, c. 1757 (Source: Wikimedia)
Palace of Caserta (Source: Wikimedia)
Royal Palace of Naples (Source: Wikimedia)
Charles's third surviving son, the future Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (Source: Wikimedia)
Departure of Charles from Naples, 1759 (Source: Wikimedia)
Royal monogram of Charles III (Source: Wikimedia)
The Flag of Spain from 1785 to 1873 and again from 1875 to 1931 (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of King Charles III of Spain (by Anton Raphael Mengs) (Source: Wikimedia)
Charles III painted in hunting attire, with few signs of his royal position. Francisco Goya (Source: Wikimedia)
Silver 8 real coin of Carlos III, dated 1778. The Latin inscription reads (obverse) 1778 CAROLUS III DEI GRATIA, (reverse) HISPAN[IARUM] ET IND[IARUM] REX M[EXICO] 8 R[EALES] F M; in English, "1778 Charles III, by the Grace of God, King of the Spains and of the Indies, Mexico [City Mint], 8 Reales." The reverse depicts the arms of Castile and León, with Granada in the base and an inescutcheon of Anjou, supported by the Pillars of Hercules adorned with PLVS VLTRA motto. (Source: Wikimedia)
The Royal Palace of Madrid where Charles died (Source: Wikimedia)
El Escorial where Charles is buried (Source: Wikimedia)
Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexican Jesuit exiled to Italy. His history of ancient Mexico was a significant text for pride for contemporaries in New Spain. He is revered in modern Mexico as a creole patriot. (Source: Wikimedia)
Charles III of Spain (Source: Wikimedia)
Tomb of Charles III in the Escorial (Source: Wikimedia)
Bildnis des Carolus III., König von Spanien, Sysang, Johann Christoph - vor 1757 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis von Franciscus Eugen Princeps Sabaudiae, 1686/1750 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis von Carolus III., Haid, Johann Jakob - 1735/1767 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)

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