Charles V

28 Jan 2021  Thu

Charles V was the Roman Emperor and Archduke of Austria from 1519 CE to 1556 CE. He was also from 1516 to 1556; and Lord of the Netherlands as titular Duke of Burgundy from 1506 to 1555.

Charles was born in 1500 CE to Philip I the Handsome, of the Austrian House of Habsburg, and Joanna the Mad, of the Spanish House of Trastámara in the County of Flanders. After; the death of his father Philip I in 1506 CE, Charles was raised by his aunt Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands. The premature death of his father Philip I, and the mental illness of his mother, Charles V, inherited all his family dominion; at a very young age. After sitting on the throne Charles V; struggles to hold his empire together against the growing forces of Protestantism, increasing Ottoman and French pressure, and even hostility from the pope.

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