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1459 ­ 1519
Son of Frederick ­ Holy Roman Emperor
1477 ~ acquired Low countries on marriage
1493 ~ Holy Roman Emperor
Married his son into Spanish throne
Long wars in Italy and Hungary to extend
Habsburg power…read more

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1500 ­ 1558
1519 ­ 1556 ~ Holy Roman Emperor
Inherited a huge area from both sides of
family
1506 ~ Netherlands
1516 ~ Spain, Naples, Sicily, Sp. Dominions
from Ferdinand (maternal grandfather)
1519 ~ Holy Roman Emperor, Habsburg lands
from Maximilian (Paternal grandfather)
From 1517 ~ concerned with Protestantism
1555 ~ Abdicated…read more

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1494 ­ 1547
1515 ~ King of France
Developed absolute monarchy
Rivals with Charles V ~ repeated wars
1525 ~ defeated and captured at Pavia…read more

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