Charles V

Charles V

noun
1.
("Charles the Wise") 1337–81, king of France 1364–80.
2.
Charles I ( def 3 ).
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Charles V
 
n
1.  known as Charles the Wise. 1337--80, king of France (1364--80) during the Hundred Years' War
2.  1500--58, Holy Roman Emperor (1519--56), king of Burgundy and the Netherlands (1506--55), and, as Charles I, king of Spain (1516--56): his reign saw the empire threatened by Francis I of France, the Turks, and the spread of Protestantism; abdicated

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