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    Charles Hapsburg, who later became Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, was born in the Flemish city of Ghent on February 24, 1500 (3) to Phillip the Handsome and Joanna the Mad (2). He had four sisters: Eleanor, Isabel, Mary, and Katherine. Ferdinand I was his only brother (7). His maternal grandparents were the very famous Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon who funded Columbus’s expeditions (6). His paternal grandfather was Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (7). Charles V was raised in the Netherlands

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    As Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, lifted his quill and signed the Peace of Augsburg, he hoped to solve the great religious tensions of his region; little did he know it was this very document that would lead to one of the longest and most devastating wars in European history. The Peace of Augsburg (1555) may have solved the immediate conflicts, but it did little to resolve the underlying problem. Within 60 years, a new religious war would break out, forever changing religion 's role

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    Holy Roman Empire Ever wondered what was one of the longest lasting empires that ever existed. The Holy Roman Empire was an empire with tremendous emperors and terrible emperors throughout its era. The Holy Roman Empire was an empire that was in existence from 800-1806(Cavendish). The Holy Roman Empire controls the majority of what is now Europe(Holy). During every change of emperors the landscape of the land they ruled changed to how they liked it during the Holy Roman Empire. What a good empire

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    around it) often looked toward the Romans for influence on paintings and sometimes architecture. These people were called “Romanists”. Because of lack of transportation and a less convenient spread of news, Germany (and the surrounding areas) didn’t have their “European art boost” until about a century

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    this time, such as the new form of writing, Carolingian Minuscule, and the writing down of law codes. On December 25, 800, Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo the third in the St. Peter’s cathedral in Rome. Charlemagne died in 814, and was succeeded by his only remaining son, Louis the Pious. Louis the Pious reigned as Holy Roman Emperor from 814-840. When he assumed the throne he quickly replaced administers within the palace. Louis the Pious had three sons; Lothar, Charles the Bald

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    During his time as ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, from 1519 to 1556, Charles V was faced with the rising popularity of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, written in 1517, which set the ground work for his form of Protestantism, Lutheranism. This shift, from ruling over a solely Catholic

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    The populace believed that anything that was unexplainable was the work of sorcery and witchcraft. People during this time were small usually around the five feet margin. Anyone who succeeded six feet was thought to be a giant and was tortured. The Roman Catholic Church ruled over the medieval ages. All political p... ... middle of paper ... ...ving the world was spherical. Ferdinand proved the Church wrong and in doing so weakened the belief in God and opened the world to logic. The development

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    Evolution of Portraiture in the Renaissance Although the Renaissance was home to the some of the most religiously influential artworks, the idea of preserving one’s image in the form of a portrait became one of the most prominent genres. As the movement in portraiture was first started to show the piety and virtue of oneself it then lead to the idea of flaunting wealth and status. These men wanted to record themselves in the hopes of keeping their legacy in the family for generations to come. As

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    Europe. Europe was fractured and divided and on the cusp of being overrun by foreign factions. Then, out of this darkness comes Charlemagne, who is able to consolidate power and establish a new empire. This empire would then become known as the Holy Roman Empire. However, Charlemagne is also known as being a champion for education, which is ironic since he was illiterate. In high school, I took three history classes that involved Western European history. Each year Charlemagne was merely a footnote

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    The Renaissance has been a diverse period and had people who held dear to the art and literature, which have developed over the period. Starting with literature, was well known and popular in forms of plays, which have been presented out to people in that era and even today. One of the writers that have been noticed and presented in different styles in our time is William Shakespeare. William was known for writing most of the popular plays in the 1600’s and for interpreting language which was known

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