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| King of Great Britain and Ireland
|King of Great Britain|
|Reign||15th March 1747 - 25th July 1786|
|Coronation||15th March 1747|
|Predecessor||George II of Great Britain|
|Successor||Mary III of Great Britain and Ireland|
|Spouse||Marie Adélaïde of France|
| Princess Mary of England
Prince James of England
|Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart|
|House||House of Stuart|
|Father||James Francis Edward Stuart|
|Mother||Maria Klementyna Sobieska|
|Born|| 31st December 1720|
Palazzo Muti, Papal States
|Died|| 25th July 1786|
Portsmouth, Great Britain
|Burial||Westminster Abbey, London|
Charles III (Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart; 31 December 1720 - 25 July 1786) was king of Great Britain and Ireland from his coronation on the 15th of March 1747 to his death on the 25th of July 1786.
Charles, also known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, was the last British monarch born outside of Britain and the last to take power through revolution. Following the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 and the deposition of Charles' grandfather James II & VII, the parliament of England offered the position to William of Orange and his wife Princess Mary of England (King James' daughter). They both accepted and ruled as co-monarchs.
After the attempted overthrow of the newly formed Kingdom of Great Britain by Charles' father, James Francis Stuart, in 1715, the next "Jacobite rising" was caused by Charles himself. The Revolution of 1745, also known as the Hanoverian reaction, was the armed overthrow of the British king, George II. Charles' landing in Scotland, followed by successful battles at Carlisle and St. Helens and finally Catholic uprisings around the country, led to the surrender of the English Parliament, and the deposition of George II, who subsequently fled to the Americas.