Vingt Belges 8

Charles Le Quint

Charles Le Quint

Charles Le Quint (Charles V)
Pen-and-ink with wash, 282mm x 416mm, 1944

Charles Le Quint (Charles V, 1500-1558) was born in Ghent. He ruled a number of European states and inherited the principality of the Netherlands in 1515. His reign was marked by the rise of the (now Belgian) city of Antwerp as a financial centre.

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