Charles II

King Charles II Full Name: Charles II
Nationality: British

Profession: King
Why Famous: King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85).

Born: May 29, 1630
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England

Died: February 6, 1685 (aged 54)
Cause of Death: Apoplectic fit

Married Life

  • 1661-05-25 King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Braganca

Historical Events in the Life of Charles II

  • 1649-02-05 Prince of Wales proclaimed King Charles II of Great Britian by Covenanter Parliament of Scotland
  • 1651-01-01 Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland
  • 1651-09-06 After losing the battle of Worcester, King Charles II spends a day hiding in an oak tree
  • 1651-10-17 Future King Charles II flees from England
  • 1658-03-17 Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
  • 1660-04-04 English king Charles II sends Declaration of Breda (freedom of religion)
  • 1660-04-25 English Convention Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II
  • 1660-05-08 English parliament declares Charles Stuart to be King Charles II of England
  • 1660-05-23 King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England
  • 1660-05-24 English king Charles II visits Netherlands
  • 1660-05-25 King Charles II of England lands in Dover
  • 1660-05-29 On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end
  • 1661-04-23 English king Charles II crowned in London
  • 1661-06-23 Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal
  • 1661-07-03 Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II
  • 1661-10-01 Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York racing from Greenwich to Gravesend
  • 1662-07-15 King Charles II charters Royal Society in London
  • 1662-10-17 Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)
  • 1663-01-10 King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company
  • 1663-04-06 King Charles II signs Carolina Charter
  • 1663-07-08 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island
  • 1665-03-04 English King Charles II declares war on Netherlands
  • 1668-03-27 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
  • 1668-04-13 John Dryden (36) appointed first English poet laureate by Charles II
  • 1670-05-02 King Charles II gives royal charter to the Hudson's Bay Company
  • 1670-06-01 English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • 1671-04-22 King Charles II sits in on English parliament
  • 1672-03-15 King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence
  • 1673-03-29 English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions
  • 1673-06-12 Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral
  • 1673-11-09 English King Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury
  • 1675-06-22 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
  • 1675-08-10 King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London
  • 1675-11-22 English king Charles II adjourns parliament
  • 1677-02-15 King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands
  • 1679-01-24 King Charles II disbands English parliament
  • 1679-07-12 Britain's King Charles II ratifies Habeas Corpus Act allowing prisoners right to be imprisoned to be examined
  • 1681-03-04 English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
  • 1683-06-12 Rye House plot against English king Charles II uncovered
  • 1684-06-21 King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter

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