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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.

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Frances Burney - Family Life
... the younger Susanna Elizabeth (1755–1800), Charles (1757–1817) and Charlotte Ann (1761–1838) ... The younger Charles Burney was a well-known classical scholar ... 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) ... errand, and after 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 ... During the minority of Charles V, Adrian was named to serve with Cardinal Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros as co-regent of Spain ...
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 ...
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 England, threatened to revolt ... 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 ... some of his troops, among whom were 300 Manxmen, to join King Charles II ...
Neustria - Carolingian Subkingdom
... as a regnum (kingdom) by Charlemagne to his eldest son, Charles the Younger, in 790 ... to be Le Mans where the royal court of Charles was established ... gave it to Pepin I of Aquitaine, and following the latter's death in 838, to Charles the Bald ...

More definitions of "Charles":

  • (noun): The eldest son of Elizabeth II and heir to the English throne (born in 1948).
    Synonyms: Prince Charles
  • (noun): A river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston.
    Synonyms: Charles River

Famous quotes containing the word charles:

    As I was going by Charing Cross,
    I saw a black man upon a black horse;
    They told me it was King Charles the First—
    —Unknown. As I was going by Charing Cross (l. 1–3)