Free Flashcard From Protestant Reformation
Charles V was Holy Roman Emperor during the Reformation. He was the son of Philip I, a Hapsburg, and Joanna, the daughter of the Spanish king and queen Ferdinand and Isabella, causing him to inherit both Spain and Hapsburg Austria after the deaths of his grandfathers. He is most well-known for inviting Martin Luther to the Diet of Worms in 1521 and guaranteeing him safe passage. While Luther did arrive safely, he refused to take back what he said about the Catholic Church. This caused Charles V to officially declare him an outlaw in the Edict of Worms on April 26, 1521.