Charles Edward Stuart 1720 - 1788

Nationality:
Italian
born in:
Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy

Exiled Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Charles was the son of James Francis Edward Stuart who was in turn the son of James II and VII, who had been deposed in the Revolution of 1688. In December 1743, Charles' father named him Prince Regent, giving him full authority to act in his name. Eighteen months later he led a rising to restore his father to his thrones; Supported by many Highland clans. Decisive battle was the the Battle of Culloden on 16 April 1746. He ignored advice and chose to fight on the flat but Charles fled believing the cause lost. Rest of his life was spent in exile. Charles died in Rome on 31 January 1788. He was first buried in the Cathedral of Frascati