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      • In the 11th century, the Christians took Madrid from the Moors, turning the mosque into a cathedral, and in the 14th century, Ferdinand IV of Castile sowed the seeds of the Spanish parliament here. Charles I of Spain moved the court to Madrid in 1561, and the city became the Spanish capital. What was the first capital of Spain?
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  2. Charles I was born in 1500 to Philip I (known as Philip the Handsome) and Juana of Castile. Their marriage was strategic. Philip’s parents were Mary, Duchess of Burgundy and the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Germany, Maximilian I. Juana was the daughter of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I of Spain.

  3. He is also considered to be the trailblazer for Europe as it is today. Charles I of Spain and V of Germany was born in the Belgian city of Ghent in 1500. He was the son of Juana of Castille (Juana La Loca) and Philip of Habsburg (Philip the Handsome) and grandson of both the Catholic kings and of Maximilian I, the Holy Roman Emperor.

  4. Charles was a foreigner which many Spaniards disliked and distrusted. They preferred his brother Ferdinand to be king. He was a sullen, gawky, rather awkward 17 year old, unable to speak Spanish and had never visited Spain, nor did he have much knowledge of Spain or Spanish affairs. He did not have the ideal king image with the infamous ...

  5. Charles V, (born February 24, 1500, Ghent, Flanders [now in Belgium]—died September 21, 1558, San Jerónimo de Yuste, Spain), Holy Roman emperor (1519–56), king of Spain (as Charles I; 1516–56), and archduke of Austria (as Charles I; 1519–21), who inherited a Spanish and Habsburg empire extending across Europe from …

  6. The execution of Charles I by beheading occurred on Tuesday, 30 January 1649, outside the Banqueting House on Whitehall.The execution was the culmination of political and military conflicts between the royalists and the parliamentarians in England during the English Civil War, leading to the capture and trial of Charles I, the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

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