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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 from 1516 to 1556, and Lord of the Netherlands as titular Duke of Burgundy from 1506 to 1555. He was heir to and then head of the rising House of Habsburg. His dominions in Europe included the Holy Roman Empire, extending from Germany to northern Italy with rule over the Austrian hereditary lands and Burgundian Low Countries, and Spain with its possessions of the southern Italian kingdoms of Naples, Sicily and Sardinia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 9,663,012 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor is the 48th most popular politician (down from 35th 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

Among politicians, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 48 out of 19,576Before him are Andrew Johnson, Martin Van Buren, Ulysses S. Grant, Louis XV of France, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Pericles. After him are Nero, Justinian I, Josip Broz Tito, Akhenaten, William IV of the United Kingdom, and Peter the Great.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1500, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Rüstem Pasha, Mahidevran, Benvenuto Cellini, Gülfem Hatun, Fatma Sultan, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Wu Cheng'en, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Hernando de Soto, John of Ávila, and Al-Mutawakkil III. 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, Reginald Pole, Robert Recorde, Johannes Bugenhagen, Jean Fernel, and Macropedius.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1 out of 1,190After him are Pepin the Short (715), Clovis I (466), Charles Martel (688), Audrey Hepburn (1929), Jan van Eyck (1395), René Magritte (1898), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Gerardus Mercator (1512), Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Andreas Vesalius (1514), 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), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Philip I of Castile (1478), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Samo (600), and Baudouin of Belgium (1930).