Charles

Charles is a masculine given name, the English and French form of a Germanic name first recorded in the Anglo-Saxon period as Cearl or Ceorl, as the name of king Cearl of Mercia.

The corresponding Old Norse form is Carl, the German form is Karl. The name was notably borne by Charlemagne (Charles the Great), and was at the time Latinized as Karolus (as in Vita Karoli Magni), later also as Carolus.

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Neustria - Carolingian Subkingdom
... (kingdom) by Charlemagne to his eldest son, Charles the Younger, in 790 ... the chief city of the kingdom appears to be Le Mans where the royal court of Charles was established ... Aquitaine, and following the latter's death in 838, to Charles the Bald ...
Frances Burney - Family Life
... younger Susanna Elizabeth (1755–1800), Charles (1757–1817) and Charlotte Ann (1761–1838) ... The younger Charles Burney was a well-known classical scholar ... Esther Sleepe Burney also bore two other boys, both named Charles, who died in infancy in 1752 and 1754 ...
Pope Adrian VI - Early Career
... tutor to Emperor Maximilian I's (1493–1519) seven year old grandson, Charles, who was later to become Emperor Charles V (1519–56) ... his arrival at the Imperial Court in Toledo, Charles V secured his succession to the See of Tortosa, and on 14 November 1516 commissioned him Inquisitor General of Aragon ... During the minority of Charles V, Adrian was named to serve with Cardinal Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros as co-regent of Spain ...
History Of The Isle Of Man - Early Modern Period - English Civil War and Interregnum
... In 1643 Charles I ordered James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby to go to Mann, where the people, who were no doubt influenced by what was taking place in ... Six months after the death of Charles I (30 January 1649), Stanley received a summons from General Ireton to surrender the island, which he declined ... went to England with some of his troops, among whom were 300 Manxmen, to join King Charles II ...
Quadroni Of St. Charles
... Charles are two cycles of paintings depicting the life and miracles of St ... Charles Borromeo, the first Saint of the Counter-Reformation ... Charles' name day on November 4 ...

Famous quotes containing the word charles:

    I have seen in this revolution a circular motion of the sovereign power through two usurpers, father and son, to the late King to this his son. For ... it moved from King Charles I to the Long Parliament; from thence to the Rump; from the Rump to Oliver Cromwell; and then back again from Richard Cromwell to the Rump; then to the Long Parliament; and thence to King Charles, where long may it remain.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)