Carlos


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Carlos.

For Spanish and Portuguese kings thus named, use Charles.

Carlos,

1545–68, prince of the Asturias, son of Philip II of Spain and Maria of Portugal. Don Carlos, who seems to have been mentally unbalanced and subject to fits of homicidal mania, was imprisoned by his father in 1568. When he died shortly afterward, it was rumored (falsely) that Philip had poisoned him. Friedrich von Schiller deliberately idealized his character in his tragedy Don Carlos, portraying him as a champion of liberalism, unhappily in love with his stepmother, Elizabeth of ValoisElizabeth of Valois
, 1545–68, queen of Spain, daughter of Henry II of France. Originally intended to wed Don Carlos, son of Philip II of Spain, she was married (1559) to Philip himself.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Carlos

(Carlos María Isidro de Borbón), 1788–1855, second son of Charles IV of Spain. He was the first Carlist pretender. After his father's abdication (1808) he was, with the rest of his family, held a prisoner in France until 1814. A conservative and a devout Catholic, he was supported by the clerical party when he refused to recognize Isabella, daughter of his brother, Ferdinand VIIFerdinand VII,
1784–1833, king of Spain (1808–33), son of Charles IV and María Luisa. Excluded from a role in the government, he became the center of intrigues against the chief minister Godoy and attempted to win the support of Napoleon I.
..... Click the link for more information.
, as successor to the Spanish throne. When his niece became queen (1833) as Isabella IIIsabella II,
1830–1904, queen of Spain (1833–68), daughter of Ferdinand VII and of Maria Christina. Her uncle, Don Carlos, contested her succession under the Salic law, and thus the Carlist Wars began (see Carlists).
..... Click the link for more information.
, Don Carlos took up arms. Defeated in 1839, he escaped to France and renounced his claim in favor of his son, Don Carlos, conde de Montemolín. See CarlistsCarlists,
partisans of Don Carlos (1788–1855) and his successors, who claimed the Spanish throne under the Salic law of succession, introduced (1713) by Philip V. The law (forced on Philip by the War of the Spanish Succession to avoid a union of the French and Spanish
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Carlos

Don. full name Carlos María Isidro de Borbón. 1788--1855, second son of Charles IV: pretender to the Spanish throne and leader of the Carlists.
References in periodicals archive ?
For his part, Carlos said: "We will organize ourselves offensively and defensively by blending the old and the new.
Believe me when I say that's what we'll do and it's not just because it's Carlos Tevez's dad.
Carlos Perez-Trujillo has been treated and released from the hospital, and Sarah's condition is improving, police said.
Saturday, April 28 - 8 pm Show - San Carlos Charter Learning Center Night
Team-mates said Carlos broke down in tears when he got back to the dressing room.
Team mates gave Carlos a goodbye shower after the match as Fenerbahce fans chanted "I love you Carlos," giving him a standing ovation.
The only way Carlos would leave is if Rangers received a bid they decide they can't refuse.
Carlos Jnr, a pizza waiter, was unhurt and got talking to apologetic Carlos, 56.
When Carlos asked him what he was doing, the guy ran to a nearby car, where two other men were waiting.
He also plans to open a La Esquina Carlos Gardel abroad in the not-too-distant future.
Having completed the firm's two-year long branding initiative, David Carlos, Studley's former director of brand development, has transitioned into brokerage.
He was also a father figure and brutish master to the young orphaned Carlos.