Philip III of Spain

1578 - 1621

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Philip III (Spanish: Felipe III; 14 April 1578 – 31 March 1621) was King of Spain. As Philip II, he was also King of Portugal, Naples, Sicily and Sardinia and Duke of Milan from 1598 until his death in 1621. A member of the House of Habsburg, Philip III was born in Madrid to King Philip II of Spain and his fourth wife, his niece Anna, the daughter of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria of Spain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip III of Spain has received more than 2,336,518 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Philip III of Spain is the 299th most popular politician (up from 337th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Spain (up from 35th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Spanish Politician.

Philip III of Spain is most famous for being the king of Spain from 1598 to 1621. He was the son of Philip II of Spain and Maria of Portugal. Philip III married Margaret of Austria, and they had a son named Philip IV of Spain.

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Among politicians, Philip III of Spain ranks 299 out of 19,576Before him are George III of the United Kingdom, Moshe Dayan, Charles I of Austria, Woodrow Wilson, Hugh Capet, and Konstantin Chernenko. After him are Peter III of Russia, Charles VI of France, Mahmud II, Slobodan Milošević, Chagatai Khan, and Solon.

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Among people born in 1578, Philip III of Spain ranks 1After him are Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, William Harvey, François Ravaillac, Francesco Albani, Adam Elsheimer, Fede Galizia, Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg, Charles d'Albert, duc de Luynes, Agostino Tassi, Benedetto Castelli, and Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari. Among people deceased in 1621, Philip III of Spain ranks 1After him are Pope Paul V, Robert Bellarmine, Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, Thomas Harriot, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Michael Praetorius, Şehzade Mehmed, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Cristofano Allori, and Catherine Stenbock.

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Among people born in Spain, Philip III of Spain ranks 33 out of 3,355Before him are Philip IV of Spain (1605), Teresa of Ávila (1515), Catherine of Aragon (1485), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Federico García Lorca (1898), and Julio Iglesias (1943). After him are Anne of Austria (1601), Saint Dominic (1170), Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476), Isidore of Seville (560), Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886), and Luis Buñuel (1900).


Among politicians born in Spain, Philip III of Spain ranks 12Before him are Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Joanna of Castile (1479), Charles II of Spain (1661), Philip IV of Spain (1605), and Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452). After him are Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886), Charles III of Spain (1716), Arcadius (377), Isabella II of Spain (1830), Abd al-Rahman III (889), and Josep Borrell (1947).