James II, b. 14 Oct. 1633, d. 16 Sep. 1701, became (on 6 Feb. 1685) after the death of his brother Charles II King of England, (as James VII) King of Scots, and King of Ireland, the last Catholic monarch to reign over the Kingdom of England, Kingdom of Scotland, or Kingdom of Ireland. In the events of the Glorious Revolution succeded by Mary II and William III. Wikipedia