See also:prince of Viana, sometimes called
See also:Charles IV.
See also:king of
See also:Navarre, was the son of
See also:John, afterwards John II., king of
See also:Aragon, by his
See also:marriage with
See also:Blanche, daughter and heiress of Charles III., king of Navarre . Both his
See also:father Charles and his
See also:mother, who ruled over Navarre from 1425 to 1441, had bequeathed this
See also:kingdom to Charles, whose right had also been recognized by the Cortes; but when Blanche died in 1441 her
See also:husband John seized the
See also:government to the exclusion of his son . The
See also:ill-feeling between father and son was increased when in 1447 John took for his second wife
See also:Joanna Henriquez, a Castilian princess, who soon
See also:bore him a son, afterwards
See also:Ferdinand I. king of Spain, and who regarded her stepson as an interloper . When Joanna began to interfere in the
See also:internal affairs of Navarre
See also:civil war broke out; and in 1452 Charles, although aided by John II., king of
See also:Castile, was defeated and taken prisoner . Released upon promising not to take the kingly title until after his father's
See also:death, the prince, again unsuccessful in an
See also:appeal to arms, took
See also:refuge in Italy with
See also:Alphonso V., king of Aragon, Naples and
See also:Sicily . In 1458 Alphonso died and John became king of Aragon, while Charles was offered the crowns of Naples and Sicily . He declined these proposals, and having been reconciled with his father returned to Navarre in 1459 . Aspiring to marry a Castilian princess, he was then thrown into prison by his father, and the Catalans
See also:rose in his favour . This insurrection soon became general and John was obliged to yield . He released his son, and recognized him as perpetual
See also:governor of
See also:Catalonia, and
See also:heir to the kingdom . Soon afterwards, however, on the 23rd of
See also:September 1461, the prince died at
See also:Barcelona, not without a suspicion that he had been poisoned by his stepmother . Charles was a cultured and amiable prince, fond of
See also:music and literature .
He translated theEthics of Aristotle into
See also:Spanish, a
See also:work first published at Saragossa in 1509, and wrote a
See also:chronicle of the
See also:kings of Navarre, CrOnica de los reyes de Navarra, an edition which, edited by J . Yangues y
See also:Miranda, was published at Pampeluna in 1843 . See J. de Moret and F. de Aleson, Angles del reyno de Navarra, tome iv . (Pampeluna, 1866) ; M . J .
See also:Quintana, Vidas de espanoles celebres (
See also:Paris, 1827) ; and G . Desdevises du Dezert,
See also:Carlos d'Aragon (Paris, 1889) .
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