King Carlos I (or Charles/Karl/Karel V) and Queen Isabel
Carlos I (or V), Holy Roman Emperor, King of Aragon, Castile, Leon, Sicily and Napels, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Duke of Brabant, Luxembourg, Milan, Guelders, Lord of the Netherlands, Margrave of Namur, Count of Holland, Zeeland, Hainault, Zutphen, Artois, Flanders and Charlolais (Ghent, 24 February 1500 -Madrid, 21 September 1558); married by proxy in Almeirim on 1 November 1525 and in person in Seville on 10 March 1526, Princess Isabel of Portugal (Lisbon, 23 October 1503 - Toledo, 1 May 1539)
Reign Castile: 1516 - 1556
Reign Aragon: 1516 - 1556
Reign Holy Roman Empire: 1519 - 1556
Reign Burgundy: 1506 - 1556
Predecessor Castile: Queen Juana 'The Mad' of Castille
Predecessor Aragon: King Fernando VI of Aragon & Sicily
Predecessor Holy Roman Empire: Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
Predecessor Burgundy: Duke Philip 'The Handsome of Burgundy
Succeeded in Spain by: King Felipe II of Spain
Succeeded in the Holy Roman Empire by: Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
Children: King Felipe II of Spain; Maria, Holy Roman Empress and Princess Juana of Spain
Parents Carlos: Duke Philip of Burgundy, Archduke of Austria and Queen Juana 'the Mad' of Castile
Parents Isabel: King Manuel I of Portugal and Princess Maria of Castile and Aragon
Siblings Carlos: Queen Leonor of Portugal; Queen Elizabeth of Denmark; Ferdidnand I, Holy Roman Emperor; Queen Maria of Hungary and Bohemia and Queen Catarina of Portugal
Siblings Isabel: King Joćo III of Portugal; Duchess Beatrice of Savoy, Prince Luis, Duke of Beja; Prince Fernando Duke of Trancoso; Prince Alfonso, Princess Maria, King Henrique I, Prince Duarte, Duke of Guimaraes; and Prince Antonio of Portugal
Half Siblings Isabel: Prince Miguel da Paz; Prince Carlos and Princess Maria of Portugal
Charles V (24 February 1500 – 21 September 1558) was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 until his abdication in 1556 and also ruler of the Spanish realms from 1516 until 1556.
As the heir of four of Europe's leading dynasties – the Trastamara of the Kingdom of Castile and the Crown of Aragon, the Burgundian Valois of the Duchy of Burgundy and the Habsburgs of Austria – he ruled over extensive domains in Central, Western and Southern Europe, as well as Castilian colonies in the Americas and Philippines.
As the first monarch to reign in his own right over both the Kingdom of Castile and the Crown of Aragon (from 1555) he is often considered as the first King of Spain, with the name of Charles I. Upon his retirement, he divided his realms between his son Philip and his brother Ferdinand.
He was the son of Philip the Handsome and Joanna the Mad of Castile. His paternal grandparents were Emperor Maximilian I and Mary of Burgundy, whose daughter Margaret raised him. His maternal grandparents were Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, whose marriage had first united their territories into what is now modern Spain, and whose daughter Catherine of Aragon was Queen of England and first wife of Henry VIII. His cousin was Mary I of England who married his son Philip.
Combining the heritage of the German Habsburgs, the House of Burgundy, and the Spanish heritage of his mother, Charles transcended ethnic and national boundaries. His motto was Plus Ultra, Further Beyond.
Charles was born in the Flemish city of Ghent in 1500. The culture and courtly life of the Burgundian Low Countries were an important influence in his early life. He spoke five different languages: Flemish, German, Spanish, French, and Italian. He spoke French as mother language and Flemish from his childhood years, later adding an acceptable Spanish (which was required by the Castilian Cortes as a condition for becoming king of Castile) and some German. Indeed, he claimed to speak "Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse."
From his Burgundian ancestors, he inherited an ambiguous relationship with the Kings of France. Charles shared with France his mother tongue (together with Flemish) and many cultural forms. In his youth, he made frequent visits to Paris, then the largest city of Western Europe.
In his words: "Paris is not a city, but a universe" (Lutetia non urbs, sed orbis). But Charles also inherited the tradition of political and dynastical enmity between the Royal and the Burgundian lines of the Valois Dynasty. This conflict was amplified by his accession to both the Holy Roman Empire and the kingdom of Spain.
Though Spain was the core of his kingdom, he was never totally assimilated and especially in his earlier years felt like and was viewed as a foreign prince. He could not speak Spanish very well, as it was not his primary language. Nonetheless, he spent most of his life in Spain, including his final years in a Spanish monastery.
In his youth, Charles was tutored by Adrian of Utrecht, later Pope Adrian VI. His three most prominent subsequent advisors were Lord Chičvres, Jean Sauvage and Mercurino Gattinara.
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The Infanta Isabel, commonly referred to in English as Isabella of Portugal (October 23, 1503 May 1, 1539) was the daughter of Manuel I of Portugal and Maria of Aragon. By her marriage to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Isabella was also Holy Roman Empress and Queen consort of Aragon and Castile.
Isabel was the second child and eldest daughter of Manuel I of Portugal and his second wife, Infanta Maria of Castile and Aragon. She was named after her maternal grandmother, Isabella I of Castile and her aunt Isabella, Princess of Asturias, who had been her father's first wife.
Through her father, she was a granddaughter of Infante Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu (the second son of king Edward of Portugal and brother of Afonso V of Portugal) and Infanta Beatrice, the daughter of Infante Joćo, Lord of Reguengos (brother of king Edward). Through her mother she was a granddaughter of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon.
Isabel was second-in-line to the throne until the birth of her brother Louis in 1505. However, as the oldest daughter of Manuel I of Portugal, she was a rather attractive party. She married her first cousin, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, the son of Joanna of Castile and Philip the Handsome, Duke of Burgundy, who as Holy Roman Emperor, King of Aragon and Castile, Archduke of the Habsburg dominions, titular Duke of Burgundy, and ruler of the Netherlands and the Spanish empire in the Americas and the Mediterranean and Italy was one of the most powerful men of his time.
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Coffin of Carlos I/Carlos V at the Panteón de Reyes in the Monasterio de Escorial,above his son and predecessor Philip II.
Wow the coffins in that picture are actually breathtaking i went to go see them in february and i was completely stunned
Anniversary of the death of Joan of Spain- September 7th.
Anniversary of Joan of Spain- Died September 7th,1573.
What a beautiful portrait! Anyone know the painter? The wonderful collar on the magnificent hound epitomize the era.
The portrait is by Alsonso Sanchez Coello. It's currently in the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao.
I had the pleasure of seeing it first-hand during my stay in Spain many years ago.
Tomb effigy of Joan of Austria at the Convento de las Descalzas Reales in Madrid.
Anniversary of the death of Charles I/Charles V,King of Spain,Holy Roman Emperor-September 21st,1558.
Anniversary of Don Juan de Austria-died,October 1st 1578
Anniversary of Don Juan de Austria-died,October 1st 1578.
Half brother of Philip II and Spanish military leader,he also served as Regent of the Low Countries.
John of Austria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Royal Anniversary - 1st of May 1539 ,Death of Isabel of Portugal : Empress and Queen Consort of Charles I/V Holy Roman Emperor and King .
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