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  51. The Emperor Charles V. Wells, H.G. 1922. A Short History of the World
So it was that this Charles V, his grandson, inherited most of the American continent and between a third and a half of what the Turks had left of Europe.
The Emperor was greatly concerned by these advances, and did his utmost to drive back the Turks, but he found the greatest difficulty in getting the German princes to unite even with this formidable enemy upon their very borders.
Charles, muffled in a dark mantle, and bearing a lighted candle in his hand, mingled with his household, the spectator of his own obsequies; and the doleful ceremony was concluded by his placing the taper in the hands of the priest, in sign of his surrendering up his soul to the Almighty.”
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 Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Charles (February 24, 1500 - September 21 1558) was Holy Roman Emperor (as Charles V) from 1519-1558; he was also King of Spain from 1516-1556, officially as Charles I of Spain, although often referred to as Charles V ("Carlos Quinto" or "Carlos V") in Spain and Latin America.
He was the son of Philip I and Joanna of Castile and grandson of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile and of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Marie, Duchess of Burgundy.
Charles was born in Ghent and brought up in the Low Countries until 1517, where he was tutored by Adrian of Utrecht, later Pope Adrian VI.
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 Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Charles was born in Ghent and brought up in the Netherlands until 1517, where he was tutored by Adrian of Utrecht, later Pope Adrian VI.
Charles V initiated many wars with France during his reign, first fighting against them in Northern Italy in 1521.
Charles retired to the monastery of Yuste (Extremadura, Spain) and is thought to have had a nervous breakdown.
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 Charles V of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles V the Wise (French: Charles V le Sage) (January 31, 1338 – September 16, 1380) was king of France (1364 to 1380) and a member of the Valois Dynasty.
This matter was resolved but to protect Paris from the English, Charles V rebuilt the Left Bank wall and built a new wall on the Right Bank that extended to a new fortification called the Bastille.
Charles V died on September 16, 1380 at Beauté-sur-Marne, France and was interred with his wife, Jeanne de Bourbon in Saint Denis Basilica.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Emperor Charles V
Charles was the son of Philip, Duke of Burgundy, by Joanna, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, and Burgundy was the first heritage to which he at his led, on his fathers death in 1506.
Charles, eager to push the war against the Turks, as well as to restore the unity of Christendom, was ready to partly forego his strict rights both in the Milanese and Burgundy, and to consider the question of the balance of power between his house and that of Valois.
Charles had now to consider whether he would allow liberty of action to the Protestant princes of Germany, to whom, under pressure of war, he had made concessions, especially at the Diet of Spires in 1544.
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 Global Beer Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Charles V. The Emperor Charles V reigned over an empire where the sun never set, since he was emperor of the larger part of Western Europe, most part of South-, Central and North America, and the Philippines during the 16th century.
Charles was born in 1500 in Ghent, one of the proud cities of Flanders, and raised in Mechelen, Brussels and Leuven, three other Flemish cities.
The Emperor was faced with the same problem, whereupon he handed the innkeeper a piece of gold and asked him to have a third ear put on the mug so that he would be able to accept the mug like a gentleman.
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 Charles V, Holy Roman emperor. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
1500–1558, Holy Roman emperor (1519–58) and, as Charles I, king of Spain (1516–56); son of Philip I and Joanna of Castile, grandson of Ferdinand II of Aragón, Isabella of Castile, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, and Mary of Burgundy.
The chief problems Charles faced were the Protestant Reformation in Germany; the dynastic conflict with King Francis I of France, particularly for supremacy in Italy; and the advance of the Ottoman Turks.
Yet Charles failed in his purpose to return the Protestants to the Roman Catholic Church, and the human and financial cost of constant warfare drained Spanish resources; moreover, Charles’s hopes for a universal empire were thwarted by the political realities of Western Europe.
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 Life Of The Emperor Charles V
Charles succeeded to the Netherlands in 1506; he became practically king of the Spanish domains, his mother being imbecile, when his grandfather Ferdinand died in 1516; and his grandfather Maximilian dying in 1519, he was in 1520 elected Emperor at the still comparatively tender age of twenty.
His election as the Emperor was opposed by the young and brilliant French King, Francis I, who had succeeded to the French throne in 1515 at the age of twenty-one.
Charles was now utterly weary of the cares and splendours of empire; he had never had a very sound constitution, he was naturally indolent, and he was suffering greatly from gout.
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 Martin Luther . The Characters . Charles V | PBS
Charles V settled in Germany and sought to become the leader of a universal empire.
Despite being a devout Catholic Charles V was acutely conscious of Papal power and it was in his interest for the Vatican to be destabilised.
Charles was soon preoccupied by battles with France and the Ottoman Turks and did not check the spread of Protestantism sweeping his Empire.
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 Emperor Charles V
From that moment on, mention of Charles V as the successor to the Romans in general and to Scipio the African in particular became increasingly frequent and coherent, and allusions to the classical world became habitual.
Charles V excelled the feats of the Romans, personifying an excellence that should be regarded not only in quantitative but, fundamentally, in qualitative terms.
With The Emperor Charles V at the Battle of Mühlberg, a work painted by Titian in 1548 after the victory of that name (24th April,1547), and Charles V Restraining Fury by Leoni, the imperial court sought to symbolise the pax carolina that prevailed in Europe after that battle.
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 Karl V (1500-1558)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Holy Roman emperor (1519–56), king of Spain (as Charles I, 1516–56), and archduke of Austria (as Charles I, 1519–21), who inherited a Spanish and Habsburg empire extending across Europe from Spain and the Netherlands to Austria and the Kingdom of Naples and reaching overseas to Spanish America.
Charles was the son of Philip I the Handsome, king of Castile, and Joan the Mad, and the grandson of Emperor Maximilian I. and Mary of Burgundy, as well as of the “Catholic Kings” Isabella I the Catholic, of Castile, and Ferdinand II the Catholic, of Aragon.
By background and training, Charles was a medieval ruler whose outlook on life was stamped throughout by a deeply experienced Catholic faith and by the knightly ideals of the late chivalric age.
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 CHARLES V, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR FACTS AND INFORMATION
Charles V (Spanish: ''Carlos I'', Dutch: ''Karel V'', German: ''Karl V. 24_February 1500–21_September 1558) is considered (the first) King of Spain though in fact was his son the first who used that title.
Charles was born in Ghent and brought up in the Low Countries until 1517, where he was tutored by Adrian_of_Utrecht, later Pope_Adrian_VI.
In a war supported by Henry VIII of England, in 1525, in the battle_of_Pavia, Charles captured François I of France, because one of noblemen of Empire, Cesare_Hercolani, hurt the horse of the king.
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 Luther and Emperor Charles V - March 1996
Charles then went on to other military projects in his dominions and the Church had rest, which lasted for close to a decade and a half.
Charles stripped them of their title and power, destroyed their castles, confiscated their lands, and lead them about from city to city as a spectacle to their former subjects.
Charles believed that Roman Catholicism was the basis of his power and through thirty years of intrigues and wars he held fast to his determination to strike a fatal blow to Protestantism.
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 Charles V
Born in Ghent, Charles V was the son of Philip I the Handsome, king of Castile, and Joan the Mad, and the grandson of Emperor Maximilian I and Mary of Burgundy, as well as of the Reyes Católicos Isabella I the Catholic, of Castile, and Ferdinand II the Catholic, of Aragon.
In October 1520 Charles V was accordingly crowned king of Germany in Aachen, assuming at the same time the title of Roman emperor-elect.
By background and training, Charles V was a medieval ruler whose outlook on life was stamped throughout by a deeply experienced Catholic faith and by the knightly ideals of the late chivalric age.
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 COB-NET Historical Notes: Charles V
Charles became emperor in 1519, preceded by a unique series of royal marriages that gave him Germany, the Low Countries, Spain and Spanish conquests in America, Hungary, and parts of Italy.
Charles V inherited a great deal of territory and his dream was to make it the largest empire since the days of his predecessor Charlemagne.
Charles rejected Luther and Melanchthon's Confession at Augsburg which motivated the Protestant princes to quickly form the Schmalkaldic League in their defense.
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 boys clothing : European royalty Austria - Charles V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Charles V was the son of Philip I. He thus inherited Spain and its wealthy overseas empire, parts of Italy (Naples, Sicily.
Charles V was the son of Philip I. His mother was the queen of Castille, the sister of Catherine of Aragon.
Charles V became king of Spain in 1516 and Holy Romam Emperor in 1519.
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 Charles V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Charles was born in Ghent, Belgium, the son of Philip of Burgundy and Joanna of Spain, and he inherited the thrones of the Habsburg possessions, Spain and the Netherlands.
Charles defeated the German Protestants in 1547, but when France made an alliance with the North German rebels four years later, Charles' empire was shattered.
Disappointed, Charles divided the empire between his son (Philip II of Spain) and his brother (Emperor Ferdinand), retiring to the monastery of Yuste in Spain in 1555.
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 RUDOLPH II. - LoveToKnow Article on RUDOLPH II.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
By this time the members of the Habsburg family were thoroughly alarmed at the indifference or incompetence of the emperor; and their anxieties were not diminished by the knowledge that he was in feeble health, was unmarried, and had refused to take any steps towards securing the election of a successor.
Having at first rejected the demand of the Bohemians for greater religious liberty, the emperor was soon obliged to yield to superior force, and in 1609 he acceded to the popular wishes by issuing the Letter of Majesty (Majestatsbrief), and then made similar concessions to his subjects in Silesia and elsewhere.
His Historiarum sul temporis libri V., dedicated to St Odilon, abbot of Cluny, purports to be a universal history from 900 to 1044; but is an irregular narration of events in France and Burgundy.
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 Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor : Charles I of Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Charles (Ghent February 25, 1500-San Jerónimo de Yuste[?], Spain September 21, 1558) was Holy Roman Emperor (as Charles V) from 1519-1558; he was also King of Spain from 1516-1556 -- officially as Charles I of Spain, although often referred to as Charles V ("Carlos Quinto" or "Carlos V") in Spain and Latin America.
He was the son of Philip I and Joanna of Castile and grandson of II of Aragon">Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile and of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.
In 1556 Charles abdicated his various positions, giving his personal empire to his son, II of Spain">Philip II of Spain, and the Holy Roman Empire to his brother, Ferdinand.
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 "THE TEMPTATION OF SR. ANTHONY"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
There are a number of portraits of Emperor Charles V by different artists, but certainly Titian's were the most important for their number as well as for their quality.
The Emperor commissioned it directly as he wanted to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Mühlberg - held in April of the precedent year - where he defeated the protestant princes of the Smalkalda League.
Charles V is portrayed as a Christian Caesar, in solitude, without victorious armies around, riding a dark brown Spanish horse.
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 New Catholic Dictionary: Charles V, Emperor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
(1500-1558) Charles I, King of Spain, born Ghent, Belgium; died Yuste, Spain.
In 1520 he was elected Holy Roman Emperor in the face of the opposition of Rome and France.
Charles established legislation which regulated the social and industrial life of the Netherlands, adopted a progressive policy in Spain, and dealt successfully with colonial politics in America.
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 Charles V, Holy Roman emperor
Charles V, Holy Roman emperor: Struggle for Empire - Struggle for Empire Charles sought to become leader of a universal empire.
Charles V, Holy Roman emperor: Assessment - Assessment During Charles's rule the Spanish Empire was tremendously expanded in the New World.
Charles V, Holy Roman emperor: Early Years - Early Years Born at Ghent, Charles was brought up in Flanders by his aunt, Margaret of Austria, who...
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 The Magazine Antiques: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.(Brief Article)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The future Holy Roman Emperor Charles V was born in 1500 in Ghent, son of Philip of Burgundy and Joanna of Castile.
To these were added a number of European kingdoms and the Spanish dominions in the Americas when Charles was sixteen, and by the age of nineteen he had added the Hapsburg Empire to his possessions.
In 1520 he was crowned Holy Roman emperor, and until he abdicated in 1556 his reign was troubled by religious disputes and wars.
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