Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (Spanish: Carlos I, Dutch: Karel V, German: Karl V.) (February 24 1500 – September 21 1558) was effectively (the first) King of Spain from 1516 to 1556 (in principle, he was from 1516 king of Aragon and from 1516 guardian of his insane mother, queen of Castile who died 1555, and the co-king of Castile 1516–55, full king 1555–56), and Holy Roman Emperor from 1519 to 1556.
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- Fortune have somewhat the nature of a woman; if she be too much wooed, she is the farther off.
- As quoted in The Advancement of Learning (1605), Book II, by Francis Bacon
- Quot linguas calles, tot homines vales.
- Translation: As many languages as you know, so many separate individuals you are worth.
- Translation: As many languages as a man knows so many times he is a man.
- Translation: The more languages you know, the more human you become. (A very loose translation but it seems to carry the spirit of the original.)
- John G. Robertson "Robertson's Words for a Modern Age: A Cross Reference of Latin and Greek Combining Elements": "Attributed to Charles V"
- Ralph H. Orth "Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume VI: 1824-1838": "Charles V ap. Brantam"