Charles of Austria, later Charles I, King of Spain, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
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Charles of Austria, later Charles I, King of Spain, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

1500-1558

Nominated 1508 (under Henry VII)

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Heir to Burgundy through his father and Spain through his mother. Elected Holy Roman Emperor in 1519, succeeding his grandfather Maximilian I.