Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

1500 - 1558

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

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 a unified Spain with its southern Italian kingdoms of Naples, Sicily, and Sardinia. Furthermore, his reign encompassed both the long-lasting Spanish and the short-lived German colonizations of the Americas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 5,458,439 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 34th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 34 out of 14,801Before him are Nero, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Victoria, Umar, Maria Theresa, and Richard III of England. After him are Commodus, Qin Shi Huang, Ronald Reagan, Louis XVI of France, Hurrem Sultan, and Peter the Great.

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Among people born in 1500, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Rüstem Pasha, Mahidevran, Benvenuto Cellini, Wu Cheng'en, Hernando de Soto, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, John of Ávila, Al-Mutawakkil III, and Francisco Hernández de Córdoba. 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, Johannes Bugenhagen, Robert Recorde, 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 658After him are Audrey Hepburn (1929), Charles Martel (688), Pepin the Short (715), Jan van Eyck (1395), Clovis I (466), René Magritte (1898), Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Gerardus Mercator (1512), Andreas Vesalius (1514), 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), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Philip I of Castile (1478), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Baudouin of Belgium (1930), and Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697).

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