Oval medallion with profile portrait of Charles III 1716 1788 was King of Spain and the Spanish Indies 17591788 after ruling Naples as Charles VII and Sicily as Charles V 17341759 kingdoms he abdicated to his son Ferdinand He was the fifth son of Philip V of Spain and the eldest son of Philips second wife Elisabeth Farnese A proponent of enlightened absolutism he suceeded to the Spanish throne on 10 August 1759 upon the death of his half brother King Ferdinand VI of Spain who left no heirs

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