Charles V

(“Charles the Wise”) 1337–81, king of France 1364–80.
Charles I (def 3).
known as Charles the Wise. 1337–80, king of France (1364–80) during the Hundred Years’ War
1500–58, Holy Roman Emperor (1519–56), king of Burgundy and the Netherlands (1506–55), and, as Charles I, king of Spain (1516–56): his reign saw the empire threatened by Francis I of France, the Turks, and the spread of Protestantism; abdicated


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