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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.

Life

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.

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Ancestry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
Philip
(become Philip IV of Spain and
III of Portugal)
Prince of Asturias
1629–1646
Succeeded by
Philip Prospero
Prince of Portugal
1629–1640
Succeeded by
Teodósio
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