Tuesday, 17 July 2018

392) Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

Charles V (1500 - 1558) Holy Roman Emperor. Son of Philip I and Joanna of Castile. Husband of Isabella of Portugal.His siblings were Mary of Hungary, Isabella of Austria, Catherine of Austria and Ferdinand I. His paternal grandfather was Maximilian I. Father of Philip II.
His domains spanned nearly 4 million square kilometres (1.5 million square miles), and were the first to be described as "the empire on which the sun never sets".

- "His countenance was extremely pale, his eyes blue, his hair auburn.https://books.google.it/


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