Charles V

I happened to be looking at a map right now showing the territories of Charles V. It is somewhat mind-boggling how extensive they were. By the end of his reign, in 1556, his territories included most or all of present-day:
Spain
Germany
Italy
Austria
Belgium
The Netherlands
The Czech Republic
Poland
Slovenia
Croatia
Mexico
Florida
Cuba
The Dominican Republic
Haiti
Jamaica
Puerto Rico
Mexico
Guatemala
Honduras
Belize
El Salvador
Coasta Rica
Panama
Venezuela
Columbia
Peru
Bolivia
Ecuador
Chile

That's a whole lot of territory!


2 comments:

  1. He had a pretty nice house too:

    http://www.tropicopter.es/media/rutas/galeria/La_Alhambra_y_Granadab_2.jpg

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