Birthdays on February 24

Emperor Charles V (1500 to 1558)
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Birth of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, at Ghent in Flanders. He attempted to supress the Reformation. Reigning from 1519-56, he was the European ruler who officially pronounced Martin Luther an outlaw and heretic. Worn out by the never-ending conflict, he retired two years before his death.


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