24 February 1500 – Birth of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

| February 24, 2016

24 February 1500 – Birth of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

On this day in history, 24th February 1500, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, was born in Ghent. Charles was the eldest son of Philip I of Castile (Philip the Handsome) and Juana of Castile, who has gone down in history as “Juana la Loca” (Joanna the Mad). Charles’s maternal grandparents were the famous “Reyes Católicos” […]

25th October – On this Day in History…

| October 24, 2011

25th October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 25th October… 1529 – Thomas More became Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor after Cardinal Wolsey had been forced to surrender the Great Seal on the 17th October. See “Sir Thomas More Becomes Lord Chancellor” for more on this. 1532 – Henry VIII arrived back at Calais with Francis I to a […]

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

| February 24, 2011

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

On this day in history, 24th February 1500, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor was born. Happy birthday, Charles! Here are some facts about Charles:- Charles V was born on the 24th February 1500 in Ghent in the Low Countries His parents were Joanna of Castile (Juana La Loca) and Philip I of Castile Charles V’s […]

Happy Birthday Charles V

| February 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Charles V

Happy 510th Birthday, Charlie! Yes, on this day in history, 24th February 1500, Charles V Holy Roman Emperor was born in the Flemish city of Ghent. To commemorate the birth of this famous Tudor character, I’ve compiled the following factfile:- Birth: 24th February 1500 in Ghent Parents: Philip I of Castile (Philip the Handsome) and […]

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