Charles, 1725–67, English politician, chancellor of the exchequer for whom the Townshend Acts are named.
Charles, 2nd Viscount, nicknamed Turnip Townshend. 1674–1738, English politician and agriculturist
Pete born 1945, British rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter: member of the Who from 1964 and composer of much of their material
- Charles V
(“Charles the Wise”) 1337–81, king of France 1364–80. Charles I (def 3). noun known as Charles the Wise. 1337–80, king of France (1364–80) during the Hundred Years’ War 1500–58, Holy Roman Emperor (1519–56), king of Burgundy and the Netherlands (1506–55), and, as Charles I, king of Spain (1516–56): his reign saw the empire threatened by […]
- Charles VIII
1470–98, king of France 1483–98 (son of Louis XI).
- Charles’s Wain
Big Dipper. noun another name for the Plough n. Old English Carles wægn, a star-group associated in medieval times with Charlemagne, but originally with the nearby bright star Arcturus, which is linked by folk etymology to Latin Arturus “Arthur.” Which places the seven-star asterism at the crux of the legendary association (or confusion) of Arthur […]
Ralph (Charles William Gordon) 1860–1937, Canadian novelist and clergyman. masc. proper name, little used in U.S. before 1980; in the top 100 names given to boys from 1992; apparently an alteration and appropriation of the surname Conner (13c.), representing Old English cunnere “examiner, inspector” (e.g. ale-conner (see con (n.2)).