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Charles V

Born in 1500, Charles I of Spain was successor of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty and ruled the majority of Europe during the Reformation as Emperor Charles V. On the side of his father, Philip of Burgundy, were the Habsburg Austrian … Continue reading

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Imperial troops sack Rome

The sack of Rome in 1527 was an unintended consequence of the ongoing rivalry between Emperor Charles V, of the Habsburg dynasty, and the French king Francis I, of the Valois line. Francis and Charles had been at war over … Continue reading

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