Carl is repaid for his worldliness with failure and ignominy.
Then, the German loan would catapult him to ignominy, not fame.
The people who put guns into the hands have a share of that ignominy.
1530s, back-formation from ignominious or else from Middle French ignominie (15c.), from Latin ignominia "disgrace, dishonor" (see ignominious). Also sometimes shortened to ignomy.