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Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle

died May 1st, 1738

Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, PC was a British nobleman, peer, and statesman.

Charles Hubbard (archer)

died March 28th, 1923

Charles Randolph Hubbard was an American archer who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and died in Hamilton, Ohio. Hubbard won the silver medal in the team competition. In the Double American round he finished 11th.

Charles Hudson (baseball)

born March 16th, 1959

Charles Lynn Hudson is an American former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, and Detroit Tigers, from 1983 to 1989.

Charles Huot

born April 6th, 1855

Charles Édouard Masson Huot was a French-Canadian painter and illustrator.

Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua

born May 6th, 1580

Charles Gonzaga was Duke of Mantua and Duke of Montferrat from 1627 until his death. He was also Charles III Duke of Nevers and Rethel, as well as Prince of Arche and Charleville.

Charles I of Austria

died April 1st, 1922

Charles I or Karl I was Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, King of Croatia, King of Bohemia, and the last of the monarchs belonging to the House of Habsburg-Lorraine to rule over Austria-Hungary. The son of Archduke Otto of Austria and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Charles became heir presumptive of Emperor Franz Joseph when his uncle Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in 1914. In 1911, he married Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. He is venerated in the Catholic Church, was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 3 October 2004, and is known to the Catholic Church as Blessed Karl of Austria.

Charles I of England

died January 30th, 1649

Charles I was King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.

Charles I of Württemberg

born March 6th, 1823

Charles was King of Württemberg from 25 June 1864 until his death in 1891. Charles I married Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia in 1846 and ascended to the throne in 1864. Despite their marriage, the couple had no children, likely due to Charles' homosexuality. Charles was involved in several scandals, including a close relationship with American Charles Woodcock. In 1870, the couple adopted Olga's niece, Vera Konstantinovna. Charles I aligned with Austria during the Austro-Prussian War but later sided with Prussia in the Franco-Prussian War, joining the new German Empire in 1870. He died childless and was succeeded by his sister's son, William II.

Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

died March 26th, 1780

Charles, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, reigned as Prince of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel from 1735 until his death.

Charles I, Duke of Münsterberg-Oels

born May 2nd, 1476

Charles I, Duke of Münsterberg-Oels was a member of the House of Poděbrady. He was Duke of Münsterberg and Duke of Oels as well as Count of Kladsko. From 1519 to 1523 he held the office of the bailiff of Upper Lusatia, in 1523 he was made Obersthauptmann of Bohemia and in 1524 Landeshauptmann of Silesia.

Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans

born January 22nd, 1522

Charles II of Orléans was the third son of Francis I and Claude of France.

Charles II of England

died February 6th, 1685

Charles II was King of Scotland from 1649 until 1651 and King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from the 1660 Restoration of the monarchy until his death in 1685.

Charles II of Naples

died May 5th, 1309

Charles II, also known as Charles the Lame, was King of Naples, Count of Provence and Forcalquier (1285–1309), Prince of Achaea (1285–1289), and Count of Anjou and Maine (1285–1290); he also styled himself King of Albania and claimed the Kingdom of Jerusalem from 1285. He was the son of Charles I of Anjou—one of the most powerful European monarchs in the second half of the 13th century—and Beatrice of Provence. His father granted Charles the Principality of Salerno in the Kingdom of Sicily in 1272 and made him regent in Provence and Forcalquier in 1279.

Charles II, Duke of Lorraine

died January 25th, 1431

Charles II, called the Bold was the Duke of Lorraine from 1390 to his death and Constable of France from 1418 to 1425.

Charles II, Duke of Savoy

died April 16th, 1496

Charles II or Charles John Amadeus, was the Duke of Savoy from 1490 to 1496 but his mother Blanche of Montferrat (1472–1519) was the actual ruler as a regent. In 1485 his father Charles I had received the hereditary rights to the Kingdoms of Cyprus, Jerusalem, and Armenia which were inherited by young Charles.

Charles II, Elector Palatine

born March 31st, 1651

Charles II was Elector Palatine from 1680 to 1685. He was the son of Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine of the House of Wittelsbach, and Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel.

Charles III of Naples

died February 24th, 1386

Charles of Durazzo, also called Charles the Small, was King of Naples and the titular King of Jerusalem from 1382 to 1386 as Charles III, and King of Hungary from 1385 to 1386 as Charles II. In 1381, Charles created the chivalric Order of the Ship. In 1383, he succeeded to the Principality of Achaea on the death of James of Baux.

Charles III of Spain

born January 20th, 1716

Charles III was King of Spain in the years 1759 to 1788. He was also Duke of Parma and Piacenza, as Charles I (1731–1735); King of Naples, as Charles VII; and King of Sicily, as Charles V (1735–1759). He was the fourth son of Philip V of Spain and the eldest son of Philip's second wife, Elisabeth Farnese. He was a proponent of enlightened absolutism and regalism.

Charles III, Duke of Bourbon

February 17th, 1490 - May 6th, 1527

Charles III, Duke of Bourbon was a French military leader, the count of Montpensier, Clermont and Auvergne, and dauphin of Auvergne from 1501 to 1523, then duke of Bourbon and Auvergne, count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, Forez and La Marche, and lord of Beaujeu from 1505 to 1521. He was also the constable of France from 1515 to 1521. Also known as the Constable of Bourbon, he was the last of the great feudal lords to oppose the king of France. He commanded the troops of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in what became known as the Sack of Rome in 1527, where he was killed.

Charles III, Duke of Lorraine

February 18th, 1543 - May 14th, 1608

Charles III, known as the Great, was Duke of Lorraine from 1545 until his death.

Charles IV of France

died February 1st, 1328

Charles IV, called the Fair in France and the Bald in Navarre, was last king of the direct line of the House of Capet, King of France and King of Navarre from 1322 to 1328. Charles was the third son of Philip IV; like his father, he was known as "the fair" or "the handsome".

Charles IV of Spain

died January 20th, 1819

Charles IV was King of Spain and ruler of the Spanish Empire from 1788 to 1808.

Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine

born April 5th, 1604

Charles IV was Duke of Lorraine from 1624 until his death in 1675, with a brief interruption in 1634, when he abdicated under French pressure in favor of his younger brother, Nicholas Francis.

Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor

born May 14th, 1316

Charles IV, also known as Charles of Luxembourg, born Wenceslaus, was Holy Roman Emperor from 1355 until his death in 1378. He was elected King of Germany in 1346 and became King of Bohemia that same year. He was a member of the House of Luxembourg from his father's side and the Bohemian House of Přemyslid from his mother's side; he emphasized the latter due to his lifelong affinity for the Bohemian side of his inheritance, and also because his direct ancestors in the Přemyslid line included two saints.

Charles J. Urstadt

died March 3rd, 2020

Charles Jordan Urstadt was an American real estate executive and investor. He was an important figure for the development of Battery Park City in Manhattan and for the elimination of rent control in New York.

Charles Jackson

born March 22nd, 1955

Charles Melvin Jackson (born March 22, 1955) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played seven seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs (1978–1984) and two seasons for the New York Jets (1985–1986).

Charles James

born May 14th, 1990

Charles James II (born May 14, 1990) is a former American football cornerback. He played college football at Charleston Southern, and signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2013. James has also been a member of the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Memphis Express, St. Louis BattleHawks, and Houston Roughnecks.

Charles James Fox

born January 24th, 1749

Charles James Fox, styled The Honourable from 1762, was a prominent British Whig statesman whose parliamentary career spanned 38 years of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was the arch-rival of the Tory politician William Pitt the Younger; his father Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, a leading Whig of his day, had similarly been the great rival of Pitt's famous father, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham.

Charles Jean de la Vallée Poussin

died March 2nd, 1962

Charles-Jean Étienne Gustave Nicolas, baron de la Vallée Poussin was a Belgian mathematician. He is best known for proving the prime number theorem.

Charles Jenkins (basketball)

born February 28th, 1989

Charles T. Jenkins is an American professional basketball player. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 2011 NBA draft after finishing his four-year college career with the Hofstra Pride. In addition to being a citizen of the United States, Jenkins also has Serbian citizenship.

Charles Johnson

January 3rd, 1972 - July 17th, 2022

Charles Everett Johnson (January 3, 1972 – July 17, 2022) was an American professional football player who was a wide receiver for nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, and Buffalo Bills from 1994 to 2002, having earlier played college football for the Colorado Buffaloes.

Charles Jordan

born October 9th, 1969

Charles Alexander Jordan (born October 9, 1969) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for seven seasons from 1993 to 1999, as well as in the XFL.
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