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Philip II of Spain

1527 - 1598

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Philip II (Spanish: Felipe II; 21 May 1527 – 13 September 1598) also known as "Philip the Prudent" (Spanish: Felipe el Prudente) 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 from 1540. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip II of Spain has received more than 6,742,325 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Philip II of Spain is the 94th most popular politician (up from 101st in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Spain and the 6th most popular Spanish Politician.

Philip II of Spain is most famous for his actions in the Spanish Armada. Philip II was a monarch of the House of Habsburg, and was King of Spain, King of Portugal, and King of Naples. He was also Duke of Milan, from 1554 until his death.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Philip II of Spain ranks 94 out of 15,710Before him are Mary II of England, Hadrian, Tiberius, Darius the Great, Ahmed I, and Boris Yeltsin. After him are Philip II of Macedon, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Leonid Brezhnev, Murad IV, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, and Ivar the Boneless.

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Contemporaries

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, Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Luca Cambiaso. 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, Theodor de Bry, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, Paolo Boi, Henri Estienne, and Abdullah Khan II.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Philip II of Spain ranks 15 out of 2,595Before him are Francisco Franco (1892), Diego Velázquez (1599), Averroes (1126), Hernán Cortés (1485), Theodosius I (340), and Hadrian (76). After him are Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Pope Alexander VI (1431), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Francisco Pizarro (1478), and Joanna of Castile (1479).

Among POLITICIANS In Spain

Among politicians born in Spain, Philip II of Spain ranks 6Before him are Carles Puigdemont (1962), Trajan (53), Francisco Franco (1892), Theodosius I (340), and Hadrian (76). 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 Charles II of Spain (1661).