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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 (Castile and Aragon) 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 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 Spain with its southern Italian possessions 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 7,870,792 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor is the 36th most popular politician, 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 15,577Before him are Queen Victoria, Commodus, Osman I, Abraham Lincoln, Qin Shi Huang, and Louis XVI of France. After him are Justinian I, Richard III of England, Umar, Selim II, Franz Joseph I of Austria, and Akhenaten.

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Among people born in 1500, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Mahidevran, Rüstem Pasha, Benvenuto Cellini, Fatma Sultan, Gülfem Hatun, Wu Cheng'en, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Hernando de Soto, Al-Mutawakkil III, and Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. Among people deceased in 1558, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 2Before him is Hurrem Sultan. After him are Mary I of England, Mary of Hungary, Eleanor of Austria, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Clément Janequin, Reginald Pole, Robert Recorde, Johannes Bugenhagen, Jean Fernel, and Anna van Egmont.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1 out of 1,019After him are Pepin the Short (715), Clovis I (466), Charles Martel (688), Audrey Hepburn (1929), Jan van Eyck (1395), Andreas Vesalius (1514), René Magritte (1898), Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Gerardus Mercator (1512), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), and Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908).

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), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Albert I of Belgium (1875), and Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697).