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King of spades

For the novel, see King of Spades (novel).

The King of spades (K♠) is one of 52 playing cards: the King of the suit of Spades (♠).


Starting in the 15th century and continuing until the 19th, French playing card manufacturers assigned to each of the court cards names taken from history or mythology.[1][2] In this context, the King of Spades was often known as King David or simply "David".[3]

Card reading

In tarot, the King of Spades reversed is viewed as a [2]

It is representative of a dark haired person who is intelligent and authoritative in judgment, and is not easy to get along with.[4]

See also


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