Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (French: Charles Quint; Spanish: Carlos I, Dutch: Karel V, German: Karl V.) (February 24 1500 – September 21 1558) was Duke of Burgundy from 1506 to 1555, King of Spain from 1516 to 1556, Archduke of Austria and Holy Roman Emperor from 1519 to 1556.
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- My life has been one long journey.
- As quoted at his last public speech, in reference to the peripatetic nature of his reign.
- 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"