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Charles IV
King of Spain
Reign December 14, 1788March 19, 1808
Predecessor Charles III
Successor Ferdinand VII
Spouse Maria Luisa of Parma
Carlota, 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
Father Charles III of Spain
Mother Maria Amalia of Saxony
Born November 11, 1748
Palace of Portici, Italy
Died January 20, 1819(1819-01-20) (aged 70)
Rome, Italy
Burial El Escorial

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

Marriage and children

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

  • 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