Philip II of Spain

1527 - 1598

Philip II of Spain

Philip II (Spanish: Felipe II; 21 May 1527 – 13 September 1598) was King of Spain (1556–1598), King of Portugal (1580–1598, as Philip I, Portuguese: Filipe I), King of Naples and Sicily (both from 1554), and jure uxoris King of England and Ireland (during his marriage to Queen Mary I from 1554 to 1558). He was also Duke of Milan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip II of Spain has received more than 5,838,342 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 102nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Philip II of Spain ranks 101 out of 14,801Before him are Murad III, Boris Yeltsin, Leonid Brezhnev, Theodosius I, Tiberius, and Herod the Great. After him are Skanderbeg, Pepin the Short, Bayezid I, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Osman I, and Isabella I of Castile.

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Among people born in 1527, Philip II of Spain ranks 1After him are John Dee, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Abraham Ortelius, Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal, Qi Jiguang, Barbara Blomberg, Hans Vredeman de Vries, Luis de León, Li Zhi, and Łukasz Górnicki. Among people deceased in 1598, Philip II of Spain ranks 1After him are Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Feodor I of Russia, Abraham Ortelius, Yi Sun-sin, Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland, John George, Elector of Brandenburg, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, Theodor de Bry, Henri Estienne, Abdullah Khan II, and Paolo Boi.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Philip II of Spain ranks 15 out of 1,895Before him are Francisco Franco (1892), Miguel de Cervantes (1547), Hernán Cortés (1485), Averroes (1126), Hadrian (76), and Theodosius I (340). After him are Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Pope Alexander VI (1431), Francisco Pizarro (1478), Joan Miró (1893), and Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503).


Among politicians born in Spain, Philip II of Spain ranks 6Before him are Charlemagne (748), Trajan (53), Francisco Franco (1892), Hadrian (76), and Theodosius I (340). After him are Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Joanna of Castile (1479), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Philip IV of Spain (1605), and Philip III of Spain (1578).

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