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Charles V

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Definition King of France 1364-1380; recovered much of Western France from England (1338-1380)
  • 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.
  • After that, Charles V. Then, with Peter, Thackeray's book about the colonel, in English.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • 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
  • [2] Piu oltre non; the famous Ne plus ultra, adopted as his motto by Charles V. CANTO XXVII.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • The expulsion took place and I pocketed 600,000 francs the day Charles V. repassed the Bidassoa.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • 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
  • So Charles V.'s wall suffered the fate of that of Philip Augustus.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • He hoped Emperor Charles V would help him.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • 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
  • 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
  • ...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
  • Maria de' Medici alongside Charles V, William of Orange and Marie Antoinette.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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