Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor from 1519 to 1556.

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Aachen Cathedral Coronation on 23 october 1520
Aranjuez Bought it as hunting grounds
Belfries The coat of arms of Charles V features in a cartouche on the façade of the belfry of Binche. (Nomination file, p. 3, 5) On the spire of the town hall of Oudenaarde there is the imperial crown and a bronze statue of the local folk hero Hanske de Krijger. According to a legend, city guard Hanske was on the lookout for the arrival of Emperor Charles V. But because he fell asleep, the emperor stood before closed gates. He is said to have advised the people of Oudenaarde to buy glasses for their city guard.
City of Luxembourg The duchy and the city passed by inheritance to Charles V who, as a child, bore the title of Duke of Luxembourg. Through him, Luxembourg passed to the Habsburgs of Spain.
Cordoba "The most significant alteration was building a Renaissance cathedral nave in the middle of the structure. It was constructed by permission of Charles V"
Donana National Park was the favorite hunting reserve of Charles V
El Escurial Place where he's burried
Florence The Siege of Florence (1529–1530) was decided on by "the Medici Pope Clement VII and Emperor Charles V (...) to restore the Medici family in Florence." After the siege, the Republic of Florence was overthrown and Alessandro de' Medici was installed as ruler of the city as Duke of Florence, a title bestowed on him by Charles V.
Granada Destroyed parts of the Alhambra for his own palace
Kasbah of Algiers The 1541 Algiers expedition occurred when Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire attempted to lead an amphibious attack against the Ottoman Empire's stronghold of Algiers. Inadequate planning, particularly against unfavourable weather, led to the failure of the expedition. (wiki)
Loire Valley visited the chateaus in 1539 on demand of the king of France
Mantua and Sabbioneta stayed at the Palazzo Te on two occasions, in 1530 and 1532
Nice The "Croix de Marbre" (Marble Cross) commemorates the negotiations between king Francis I of France and Charles V in Nice to negotiate a truce under the auspices of Pope Pius V, who stayed in Nice on this occasion. (Nomination file, p. 219)
Potosi first called "Villa Imperial de Carlos V"
Rammelsberg and Goslar Walkenried: "In view of the Protestant Reformation the abbey was finally declared an immediate Reichsstift (Imperial abbey) by Emperor Charles V in 1542."
Siena After the Petrucci era "internal strife resumed (...). Emperor Charles V took advantage of the chaotic situation to put a Spanish garrison in Siena. From 1529 until 1541 the republic was governed by Alfonso Piccolomini. The citizens expelled it in 1552, allying with France: this was unacceptable for Charles, who sent his general Gian Giacomo Medici to lay siege to it with a Florentine-Imperial army."
Syracuse "In 1538, Charles V abolished the Camera Reginale and Syracuse became a real military stronghold, vital in the struggle between the Spanish and Turkish Empires. In 1527, he began the building of the great fortifications of Ortygia which will stand for 300 years." (Nomination file, p. 59)
Toledo the temporary seat of the supreme power under Charles V, who endowed it with the status of imperial and crowned city


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