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Charles V
(1500-1558) born on
Feb 24
Roman emperorer, ruler. He was Holy Roman emperor, 1519-56 and king of Spain (as Charles I, 1516-56), and archduke of Austria (as Charles I, 1519-21).
I came, I saw, God conquered.

Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.
A single friar who goes counter to all Christianity for a thousand years must be wrong.
Name me an Emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.
My cousin Francis and I are in perfect accord - he wants Milan, and so do I.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Remark after the Battle of Muhlberg, 23 Apr 1547.
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: Remark, Diet of Worms, 19 Apr 1521.
N: Alleged remark, 23 April 1547, to his military commanders before the Battle of Mühlberg.
K: In "The Story of Civilization," by W. Durant, Vol. 5.

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