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Portrait length color image of Charles V aka. Charles V of Spain,
Holy Roman Emperor,
Text: Signature image of Charles V aka. Charles V of Spain,
Holy Roman Emperor,

Greatest of Holy Roman Emperors

His forty-year reign encompassed the end of the Renaissance, the rise of Luther and the Reformation, and the Catholic Reform movement. He also struggled to hold together the empire of German-speaking peoples, presided over the conquest of the New World, and reigned over the largest empire in European history. In 1558, he abdicated his throne, exhausted.

Full length color image of Charles V aka. Charles V of Spain,
Holy Roman Emperor,

Left close up color image of Charles V aka. Charles V of Spain,
Holy Roman Emperor,

Right closup color image of Charles V aka. Charles V of Spain,
Holy Roman Emperor,

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.

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