Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Crown of Spain 1770: King Charles III

 Charles III (20 January 1716 – 14 December 1788) was the King of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 to 1788.
As king of Spain Charles III tried to rescue his empire from decay through far-reaching reforms such as weakening the Church and its monasteries, promoting science and university research, facilitating trade and commerce, modernizing agriculture and avoiding wars.

Mission San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo was founded in 1770.


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