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Balthasar Charles
Prince of Asturias
House House of Habsburg
Father Philip IV of Spain
Mother Elizabeth of France
Born 17 October 1629(1629-10-17)
Madrid, Spain
Died 9 October 1646 (aged 16)
Zaragoza, Spain

Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias, Prince of Asturias and Portugal (Spanish: Baltasar Carlos; Portuguese: Baltazar Carlos) was the eldest son of King Philip IV of Spain and III of Portugal and his first wife, Elizabeth of France. His sister was Queen of France, Marie Thérèse of Spain. Prince Baltasar Carlos was famously depicted in a number of portraits by Diego Velázquez.


He was born on 17 October 1629 in Madrid. He bore the titles Prince of Asturias and Prince of Portugal. In 1646, he traveled to the north of Spain with his father. He became very sick in Pamplona, and was then transferred to Zaragoza. He died there at the young age of sixteen on 9 October 1646.



16. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
8. Philip II of Spain
17. Isabella of Portugal
4. Philip III of Spain
18. Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor
9. Anna of Austria (1549-1580)
19. Maria of Spain
2. Philip IV of Spain
20. Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
10. Charles II, Archduke of Inner Austria
21. Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
5. Margaret of Austria
22. Albert V, Duke of Bavaria
11. Maria Anna of Bavaria (1551-1608)
23. Anna of Austria (1528-1590)
1. Baltasar Carlos of Spain
24. Charles de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme
12. Antoine of Navarre
25. Françoise d'Alençon
6. Henry IV of France
26. Henry II of Navarre
13. Jeanne III of Navarre
27. Marguerite de Navarre
3. Elizabeth of France
28. Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
14. Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
29. Eleonora di Toledo
7. Marie de' Medici
30. = 10. Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
15. Johanna of Austria
31. = 11. Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias
Born: 17 October 1629 Died: 9 March 1646
Preceded by
(become Philip IV of Spain and
III of Portugal)
Prince of Asturias
Succeeded by
Philip Prospero
Prince of Portugal
Succeeded by


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