- Mar 2012
Charles V - 1500 to 1558
Emperor Of: Holy Roman Empire, Spanish Empire (As Charles I).
King Of: The Romans, Naples, Catile, Leon, Aragon, Sicily.
Archduke Of: Austria.
Prince (or Duke/Margrave) Of: Burgundy, Brabant, Lothier, Limburg, Luxembourg, Namur, Guelders.
Count Of: Barcelona, Burgundy, Artois, Charolais, Flanders, Hainault, Holland, Zeeland, Zutphen.
Viceroyalties created: New Spain (1535), Peru (1542).
With all those titles and lands and those effectively under his sway, he is sometimes dubbed the "Holy S___ Roman Emperor"
If his European titles weren't impressive enough, his world holdings were something to behold - The first Empire described as "The Empire where the sun never set" before the term became associated with the British later on:
Of course, while Charles did manage to push his influence across a significant portion of the world, he was born with a diamond spoon in his mouth. He owes everything to the great starting position he received from the luck of the inheritance draw being the heir of three of Europe's most powerful dynasties: Habsburg, Valois, and Trastámara.
For further reading, Sources:
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor - Wikipedia