Charles IV of Spain

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Charles IV
Anton Raphael Mengs, Prince of Asturias, Future Charles IV of Spain (са 1765) - 02.jpg
King of Spain
ReignDecember 14, 1788March 19, 1808
PredecessorCharles III
SuccessorFerdinand VII
BornNovember 11, 1748
Palace of Portici, Italy
DiedJanuary 20, 1819(1819-01-20) (aged 70)
Rome, Italy
BurialEl Escorial
SpouseMaria Luisa of Parma
IssueCarlota, Queen of Portugal
Maria Luisa, Queen of Etruria
Ferdinand VI, King of Spain
Infante Carlos, Count of Molina
Maria Isabella, Queen of the Two Sicilies
Infante Francisco de Paula
Full name
Carlos Antonio Pascual Francisco Javier Juan Nepomuceno Jose Januario Serafin Diego de Borbón y Sajonia
HouseHouse of Bourbon
FatherCharles III of Spain
MotherMaria Amalia of Saxony

Charles IV (November 11, 1748 - January 20, 1819) was King of Spain from December 14, 1788 until his abdication on March 19, 1808. Later that year, Joseph Bonaparte became king.

Marriage and children[change | change source]

Charles IV married his first cousin Princess Maria Luisa, the daughter of Philip, Duke of Parma, in 1765. The couple had fourteen children, six of whom survived into adulthood:

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 11 November 1748 – 10 August 1759 His Royal Highness the Prince of Taranto
  • 10 August 1759 – 14 December 1788 His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias
  • 14 December 1788 – 19 March 1808 His Majesty the King
  • 19 March 1808 – 20 January 1819 His Majesty King Carlos