The affairs of government he left to his wife and his prime minister. In 1792, Maria Louis finally succeeded in ousting the Count of Floridablanca from office and had him replaced with Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea, Count of Aranda, the chief of the. However, in the wake of the war against Republican France, the liberal-leaning Count of Aranda was replaced by Manuel de Godoy, a favourite of the Queen and allegedly her lover, who would henceforth enjoy the lasting favour of the King. Godoy continued Aranda's policy of neutrality towards France but after Spain protested against the execution of the deposed king in 1793, France declared war on Spain and in 1795 forced Godoy to conclude an alliance and declared war on Great Britain. In 1803, after smallpox had affected his daughter MarÃÂa LuÃÂsa, the king commissioned his doctor Francisco Javier de Balmis to bring the vaccine to the Spanish colonies on state expenses.
Spain remained an ally of France and supported the Continental Blockade until the the British naval victory at Trafalgar. However, After Napoleon's victory over Prussia in 1807, Godoy again steered Spain back onto the French side. This switching back and forth devalued Charles' position as a trustworthy ally while the return to the French alliance increased Godoy's unpopularity and strengthened. The supporters of Crown Prince Ferdinand, who favored a close relationship with Great Britain. When King Charles was told that his son Ferdinand was appealing to Napoleon against Godoy, he took the side of the minister.
When the populace rose at Aranjuez in 1808 he abdicated on. In favour of his son, to save the minister who had been taken prisoner. Ferdinand took the throne as Ferdinand VII, but was distrusted by Napoleon who had 100,000 soldiers in Spain by that time. Charles IV found refuge in France, and became a prisoner of Napoleon: the latter, posing as arbiter, summoned both Charles IV and his son to Bayonne in April and coaxed Charles (who had a difficult time restraining himself from assaulting his son) to retract his earlier abdication and abdicate, on.
Charles was then interned in Talleyrand's castle in ValenÃÂ§ay. He accepted a pension from the French Emperor and spent the rest of his life between his wife and Godoy, staying briefly in CompiÃÂ¨gne and more durably in Marseille. In 1812, he finally settled in Rome in the Palazzo Barberini, where he died on. The item "1791, Charles IV of Spain. Beautiful Spanish Gold 1 Escudo Coin.
(3.36gm) aXF" is in sale since Wednesday, July 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Spain". The seller is "coinworldtv" and is located in Wien.
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