Charles V(redirected from Charles The Wise)
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Holy Roman emperor (1519-1558) and king of Spain as Charles I (1516-1556). He expanded Spain's territories in the New World and responded to the Protestant Reformation by summoning the Diet of Worms (1521) and the Council of Trent (1545-1563).
1. (Biography) known as Charles the Wise. 1337–80, king of France (1364–80) during the Hundred Years' War
2. (Biography) 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