Authorised form of nameCharles II (1630 - 1685); King of Great Britain and Ireland
Other forms of nameCharles Stuart
ForenamesCharles II
Dates1630 - 1685
Dates and placesBirth:
St James's Palace, London, England (29 May 1630)
06 February 1685
Dr Brian Duppa was his tutor
In exile in Europe, from where he made several attempts to invade England and Scotland (1646-1660); crowned King of Scots at Scone (1651); acceded to the throne of England and Ireland (1660); deposed as King of Scots by the Declaration of Sanquhar (1680)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of King Charles I; elder brother of James [V]II (FRS 1665)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Sir Bernard Lovell, 'Address at Westminster Abbey, on the Occasion of the Tercentenary of the Royal Greenwich Observatory' in NR 1975-6 vol 30 pp 127-132
John Thomas, 'Josiah Wedgwood's Portrait Medallions of Fellows of the Royal Society' in NR 1963 vol 18 pp 45-53, plate
Sir Harold Hartley, 'The Tercentenary of the Royal Society's Charter' in NR 1962 vol 17 pp 111-116, plate
M L Wolbarsht and D S Sax, 'Charles II, a Royal Martyr' in NR 1961 vol 16 pp 154-157
E S de Beer, 'King Charles II, Fundator et Patronus (1630-1685)' in NR 1960 vol 15 pp 39-45, plate
N J W Thrower, 'Samuel Pepys FRS (1633-1733) and The Royal Society' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 3-13
Royal Society codeNA8166
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/11/26Draft of the Petition of the Royal Society for the grant by Charles II of Chelsea College and landsc.1660s
AP/28/27History of the Mace given to the Royal Society by Charles the SecondApril 1846
DM/5/53Fair copy of a diploma for Johannes Hevelius, marking his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society15 April 1664
DM/5/111List of actions of Charles II as founder and patron to the Royal Society 17th-18th century
S/0003Sculpture bust of Charles II, King of Great Britain and Ireland1780
P/0215Portrait of Charles II1750
DM/5/112List of actions of Charles II as founder and patron to the Royal Society 17th-18th century
MOB/001Royal Society Mace1663
P/0022Portrait of Charles II; King of Great Britain and Ireland
CLP/24/79Petitions, 'The humble Petition of Henry Oldenburg' by Henry Oldenburg and 'The Humble Petition of Georgius Casparus Kirchmajer' by Georgiys Casparus Kirchmajer to [King Charles II of England] 17th century
CLP/6/51Paper, account of Robert Boyle's method of how to examine water for freshness and saltiness.30 October 1683
MOB/014Unknown terrellae17th century
DM/5/101A list of benefactors to the Museum, to the value of £5 or upwards at one time c.1737
IM/000804Charles II, King of Great Britain and Ireland
IM/000805Portrait of Charles II by Sir Peter Lely with the mace belownd
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