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Philip II of Spain nickname(s):

Felipe, Philip the Prudent

Philip II of Spain date of birth:

May 21, 1527

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Where was Philip II of Spain born?

Valladolid, Spain

When did Philip II of Spain die?

September 13, 1598

Where did Philip II of Spain die?

El Escorial, Spain

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What religion is Philip II of Spain?

Roman Catholic

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Who is Philip II of Spain's father?

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

Who is Philip II of Spain's mother?

Isabella of Portugal

Short Biography

Philip II of Spain (Spanish: Felipe II; 21 May 1527 – 13 September 1598) was King of Castile as Philip II and King of Naples, Aragon, and Portugal as Philip I (Portuguese: Filipe I). During his marriage to Queen Mary I, he was King of England and Ireland and pretender to the kingdom of France. As heir to the Duchy of Burgundy, he was lord of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands. Known in Spanish as "Philip the Prudent" (Felipe el Prudente), his empire included territories in every continent then known to Europeans and during his reign Spain was the foremost Western European power. Under his rule, Spain reached the height of its influence and power, directing explorations all around the world and settling the colonisation of territories in all the known continents including his namesake Philippine islands. However, he was also responsible for four separate state bankruptcies in 1557, 1560, 1575, and 1596; precipitating the declaration of independence which created the Dutch Republic in 1581; and the disastrous fate of the 1588 invasion of England.