Carlos III

Carlos III

Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Death 14 Dec 1788 (aged 72)
Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Burial Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Memorial ID 8852600 · View Source
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King of Spain 1759-88. The first son of the second marriage of Felipe V with Isabel Farnese of Parma. On August 10th, 1759, his half-brother Ferdinano VI died and Carlos succeeded him as King. As king of Spain his foreign policy was disastrous. His strong family feeling and his detestation of England led him into the Family Compact with France. His internal government was on the whole beneficial to the country. Much antiquated legislation which tended to restrict trade and industry was abolished; roads, canals and drainage works were carried out. On the whole the country prospered.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carlos III (20 Jan 1716–14 Dec 1788), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8852600, citing Real Sitio de San Lorenzo El Escorial, Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .