Charles V divided his lands in two, giving his brother his
Austrian lands and the title of Holy Roman Emperor, and his son
Philip II of Spain, in addition to Spain, his colonial empire, the
Low Countries, the Franche-Comté, Milan and Naples. Please see
Albrecht Classen’s essay on The
Reign of Charles V.
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Editors. "Abdication of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 December 2007
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=4162, accessed 21 July 2017.]