CHARLES V (1500 - 1558)

Carlos prepares to abdicate (give up)
 his throne

In 1555 Carlos turned over the throne of Spain and the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and all of America to his son Felipe.  In 1556 he gave his brother Ferdinand control of Austria and Germany.

Monastery of Yuste

In February 1557 he entered the monastery of Yuste, which is in Caceres, Extremadura near the border of Portugal.

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