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CHARLES V, Emperor
Autograph letter from Emperor Charles V to the Prior of Barletta
His way from Germany to Viennna, 1532. THE DEFENSE OF WESTERN CIVIIZATION: THE EMPEROR CHARLES V ORGANIZES THE DEFENSE OF VIENNA AGAINST THE SIEGE OF THE TURCS. [Manuscript] Written during his trip from Germany to Vienna, September 1532. Folio (270 x 215)mm. 1 leaf writen on one side. Signed "yo el Rey". Seal. Letter of exceptional importance, written by the Emperor Carlos V himself and signed as Carlos I, King of Spain, addressed to his Captain General of Artillery, the Prior of Barletta, in the Apulia region, southwestern Italy. In the letter, the Emperor gives instructions to the Prior for the defense of the Italian city, transfer of pieces and troops from Regensburg, where the troops recruited in Germany were concentrated, and orders him to leave Italy for Vienna with the other artillery officers , where he goes for the defense of Europe against the advance of the Turks, and that he leaves for Vienna, with the horses that he had paid, and all the gunpowder, shovels, picks, and hoes that they have. Barletta had been occupied by Spanish troops commanded by the Great Captain Gonzalo de Córdoba in 1503 and since then it has been under Spanish rule; the city served as a fortress for the Spanish rulers in southern Italy.Very important document that shows the operations of Emperor Charles V on the European board and the defense of Vienna against the attack of the Turks. For centuries there had not been such a serious threat to both Western culture and religion. Even Martin Luther himself raised his voice to warn of the danger in which the Emperor, who was the defender of the r … [Click Below for Full Description]
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