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King of England, Scotland, and Ireland Charles II
Fourth cousin 11 times removed.
Birth: May 29, 1630, St. James's Palace, London, England;
Death: Feb 6, 1685; Whitehall Palace, London, England;
Age: 55

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  • King of England - Dates: 1660-1685
  • King of Scots - Dates: 1649-1651, 1660-1685
  • King of Ireland - Dates: 1660-1685
  • Lord High Admiral - Dates: 1673, 1684-1685
  • Prince of Wales


Charles II (Charles Stuart; 29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

According to royalists, Charles II became king when his father Charles I was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, the climax of the English Civil War. The English Parliament did not proclaim Charles II king at this time, passing a statute making it unlawful, and England entered the period known to history as the English Interregnum. The Parliament of Scotland, on the other hand, proclaimed Charles II King of Scots on 5 February 1649 in Edinburgh. He was crowned King of Scots at Scone on 1 January 1651. Following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651, Charles fled to the continent and spent the next nine years in exile in France, the United Provinces and the Spanish Netherlands.

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King of England, Scotland, and Ireland Charles I
Nov 19, 1600 - Jan 30, 1649
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Fifth cousin 10 times removed
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