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Charles V of Germany
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(Feb 24, 1500, Ghent – Sep 9, 1558, Yuste), duke of Burgundy, king of Spain, and Roman Emperor. Born as the oldest son of Philip the Fair and Joanna of Castile, he became the heir to a massive domain that encompassed, in addition to the Netherlands and the realm of the Holy Roman Empire, primarily the Spanish kingdoms, including southern Italy and Central and South America. In 1515, Charles assumed rule in his Dutch-Burgundian territories; in the following year, his succession to …

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Kohler, Alfred, “Charles V of Germany”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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