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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I, of the Spanish Empire from 1516 until his voluntary retirement and abdication in favor of his younger brother Ferdinand I and his son Philip II in 1556.As...
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1516
8.13.1516
The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor recognises Francis's claim to Milan.
1519
6.28.1519
Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
1521
1.22.1521
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, opens the Diet of Worms.
4.16.1521
Martin Luther's first appearance before the Diet of Worms to be examined by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the other estates of the empire.
4.23.1521
Battle of Villalar: King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros.
5.25.1521
The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
1527
5.6.1527
Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, die fighting the forces of Charles V in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo.
1532
6.23.1532
Henry VIII and François I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
1539
1.12.1539
Treaty of Toledo signed by King Francis I of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
1548
10.20.1548
The city of Nuestra Senora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace) was founded by Captain Alonso de Mendoza by appointment of the king of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V.
1555
9.25.1555
The Peace of Augsburg is signed in Augsburg by Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League.
1556
9.15.1556
Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.