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Charles V -- of France
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  • Charles V was also called Charles the Wise. He kept a large library of books translated into French so that his counselors could read them.
  • The expulsion took place and I pocketed 600,000 francs the day Charles V. repassed the Bidassoa.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • After that, Charles V. Then, with Peter, Thack— eray’s book about the colonel, in English.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • [2] Piu oltre non; the famous Ne plus ultra, adopted as his motto by Charles V. CANTO XXVII.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno

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  • And something of the same sort is what happened in the case of the great emperor Charles V and a gentleman in Rome.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The emperor Charles V. made almost the same observation, when he said "that if he were to speak to his horse, it should be in HighDutch."
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Similarly, the Central American fisheries used to make an annual profit of ₣4,000,000 during the reign of King Charles V, but now they bring in only two–thirds of that amount.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • So Charles V.’s wall suffered the fate of that of Philip Augustus.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • …I had been thinking all the time, while I was asleep, of what I had just been reading, but my thoughts had run into a channel of their own, until I myself seemed actually to have become the subject of my book: a church, a quartet, the rivalry between Francois I and Charles V. This impression would persist for some moments after I was awake; it did not disturb my mind, but it lay like scales upon my eyes and prevented them from registering the fact that the candle was no longer burning.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • He hoped Emperor Charles V would help him.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2

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  • For if there ever was a sovereign who bid fair to realize the project of universal monarchy, it was the Emperor Charles V., of whose intrigues Wolsey was at once the instrument and the dupe.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • But none dared take action until Charles V. The Holy Roman Emperor had been born in the Burgundian Low Countries, and when the Atropos were suspected of several murders in the region, Charles feared that his own house was next.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Charles V wanted to become universal monarch.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Beginning with 1367, the city spreads to such an extent into the suburbs, that a new wall becomes necessary, particularly on the right bank; Charles V. builds it.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The culminating point of the Town wall (that of Charles V.) was at the gates of Saint-Denis and Saint-Martin, whose situation has not been changed.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • As we have just said, the quarter of the palace, of which we have just endeavored to give the reader some idea by indicating only the chief points, filled the angle which Charles V.’s wall made with the Seine on the east.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • It was called by three names which explain its history, its destination, and its architecture: "The House of the Dauphin," because Charles V., when Dauphin, had inhabited it; "The Marchandise," because it had served as town hall; and "The Pillared House" (~domus ad piloria~), because of a series of large pillars which sustained the three stories.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Beyond the Tournelles, as far as the wall of Charles V., spread out, with rich compartments of verdure and of flowers, a velvet carpet of cultivated land and royal parks, in the midst of which one recognized, by its labyrinth of trees and alleys, the famous Daedalus garden which Louis XI. had given to Coictier.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Maria de’ Medici alongside Charles V, William of Orange and Marie Antoinette.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Besides that, I finished the first volume of a biography of Emperor Charles V yesterday, and I still have to work out the many genealogical charts I’ve collected and the notes I’ve taken.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • , permitting his vanity to aspire to the triple crown,5 entertained hopes of succeeding in the acquisition of that splendid prize by the influence of the Emperor Charles V. To secure the favor and interest of this enterprising and powerful monarch, he precipitated England into a war with France, contrary to the plainest dictates of policy, and at the hazard of the safety and independence, as well of the kingdom over which he presided by his counsels, as of Europe in general.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • But many thought, and I thought so too, that it was special favour and mercy which Heaven showed to Spain in permitting the destruction of that source and hiding place of mischief, that devourer, sponge, and moth of countless money, fruitlessly wasted there to no other purpose save preserving the memory of its capture by the invincible Charles V; as if to make that eternal, as it is and will be, these stones were needed to support it.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Nor oil for mold or dough!) At the moment I’m reading Emperor Charles V, written by a professor at the University of Gottingen; he’s spent forty years working on this book.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • The Town had six gates, built by Charles V.; beginning with the Tour de Billy they were: the Porte Saint-Antoine, the Porte du Temple, the Porte Saint-Martin, the Porte Saint-Denis, the Porte Montmartre, the Porte Saint-Honoré.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • One could there distinguish, very well, though cleverly united with the principal building by long galleries, decked with painted glass and slender columns, the three Hôtels which Charles V. had amalgamated with his palace: the Hôtel du Petit-Muce, with the airy balustrade, which formed a graceful border to its roof; the Hôtel of the Abbe de Saint-Maur, having the vanity of a stronghold, a great tower, machicolations, loopholes, iron gratings, and over the large Saxon door, the…
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • …on the left, the house of the Provost of Paris, flanked by four small towers, delicately grooved, in the middle; at the extremity, the Hôtel Saint-Pol, properly speaking, with its multiplied facades, its successive enrichments from the time of Charles V., the hybrid excrescences, with which the fancy of the architects had loaded it during the last two centuries, with all the apses of its chapels, all the gables of its galleries, a thousand weathercocks for the four winds, and its two…
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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