Charles V, Haly Roman Emperor

Charles V (German: Karl V.; Spaingie: Carlos I; Croatie: Karlo V; Dutch: Karel V; Italian: Carlo V; Czech: Karel V.; French: Charles Quint; 24 Februar 1500 – 21 September 1558) wis ruler o the Haly Roman Empire frae 1519 an, as Charles I, o the Spainyie Empire frae 1516 till his voluntary retirement an abdication in favor o his younger brither Ferdinand I as Haly Roman Emperor an his son Philip II as King o Spain in 1556.

Charles V
Charles V bi Titian, 1548. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Haly Roman Emperor;
Keeng o Germany;
Keeng o Italy
Ring28 Juin 1519 – 27 August 1556[1]
Coronation26 October 1520, Aachen (German ryal)
22 Februar 1530, Bologna (Italian ryal)
24 Februar 1530, Bologna (imperial)
PredecessorMaximilian I
SuccessorFerdinand I
Keeng o Spain
wi Joanna tae 1555
Ring23 Januar 1516 – 16 Januar 1556
SuccessorPhilip II
Lord o the Netherlands an Coont Palatine o Burgundy
Reing25 September 1506 – 25 October 1555[2]
PredecessorPhilip I o Castile
SuccessorPhilip II o Spain
Born24 Februar 1500
Ghent, Flanders
Dee'd21 September 1558 (aged 58)
Yuste, Spain
BuirialEl Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
SpouseIsabel o Portugal
IssuePhilip II, Keeng o Spain
Maria, Haly Roman Empress
Joanna, Princess o Portugal
John o Austrick (illegitimate)
Margaret, Duchess o Florence an Parma (illegitimate)
HooseHoose o Habsburg
FaitherPhilip I o Castile
MitherJoanna o Castile
ReleegionRoman Catholicism
SeegnaturCharles V's signature
  1. Philip II o Spain (21 Mey 1527 – 13 September 1598) mairit Anna o Austrick an haed issue, mairit Élisabeth o Fraunce an haed issue, mairit Mary I o Ingland but haed nae issue, mairit Maria Manuela, Princess o Portugal an haed issue.
  2. Airchduchess Maria o Austrick, Infanta o Spain (21 Juin 1528 – 26 Februar 1603) mairit Maximilian II, Haly Roman Emperor an haed issue.
  3. Airchduchess Juana o Austrick, Infanta o Spain mairit João Manuel, Prince o Portugal but haed nae issue.

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  1. Date of Charles's abdication; on 24 February 1558, the college of electors assembled at Frankfort accepted the instrument of Charles V's imperial resignation and declared the election of Ferdinand as emperor [1] [2]
  2. Abdication of Brussels. Retrieved 8 Juin 2012.