Charles V, (born Feb. 24, 1500, Ghent—died Sept. 21, 1558, , king of Spain (as Charles I, 1516–56) he inherited a Spanish and Habsburg empire extending across Europe from Spain and the Netherlands to Austria and the Kingdom of Naples and reaching overseas to Spanish America. He was the ruler of holy roman epire.
At the age of just 19, Charles V was the richest and most powerful person of his time.Charles V was important because he ruled half of Europe. He ruled Spain so that means he rule Spanish america. He gotten the control the Spain when he was a teen.Charles failed to stop the reformation but he never act against martin luther.