Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

1500 - 1558

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Charles V (24 February 1500 – 21 September 1558) was Holy Roman Emperor and Archduke of Austria from 1519 to 1556, King of Spain (Castile and Aragon) from 1516 to 1556, and Lord of the Netherlands as titular Duke of Burgundy from 1506 to 1555. As he was head of the rising House of Habsburg during the first half of the 16th century, his dominions in Europe included the Holy Roman Empire, extending from Germany to northern Italy with direct rule over the Austrian hereditary lands and the Burgundian Low Countries, and the Kingdom of Spain with its southern Italian possessions of Naples, Sicily, and Sardinia. Furthermore, his reign encompassed both the long-lasting Spanish and the short-lived German colonization of the Americas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 6,560,024 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor is the 36th most popular politician (down from 34th in 2019), the most popular biography from Belgium and the most popular Belgian Politician.

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, is most famous for being the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire and for his role in the Protestant Reformation.

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Among politicians, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 36 out of 15,710Before him are Carles Puigdemont, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nero, Louis XVI of France, Justinian I, and Marcus Aurelius. After him are Pericles, Huang Xianfan, Qin Shi Huang, David, Richard III of England, and Maria Theresa.

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Among people born in 1500, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Mahidevran, Rüstem Pasha, Benvenuto Cellini, Wu Cheng'en, Gülfem Hatun, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Fatma Sultan, Hernando de Soto, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger, and Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. Among people deceased in 1558, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Hurrem Sultan, Mary I of England, Mary of Hungary, Eleanor of Austria, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Clément Janequin, Robert Recorde, Johannes Bugenhagen, Reginald Pole, Jean Fernel, and Francisco de Sá de Miranda.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1 out of 899After him are Jan van Eyck (1395), Pepin the Short (715), Audrey Hepburn (1929), Charles Martel (688), Clovis I (466), René Magritte (1898), Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Andreas Vesalius (1514), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), and Anthony van Dyck (1599).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Pepin the Short (715), Clovis I (466), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Philip I of Castile (1478), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Mary of Hungary (1505), and Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697).