Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (Biographical details)

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (ruler; royal/imperial; Male; 1500 - 1558)

Also known as

Charles V; Charles Quint

Biography

Inherited the Burgundian Netherlands,1506; then became King of Spain as Charles I, 1516-1556; Holy Roman Emperor, 1519-1556; Duke of Milan, 1535-1556. Abdicated as King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor in 1556 in favour of, respectively, his son Philip and his brother Ferdinand. He spent the rest of his life in the monastery of Yuste in Extremadura, Spain