Philip IV of Spain

1605 - 1665

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Philip IV (Spanish: Felipe Domingo Victor de la Cruz de Austria y Austria, Portuguese: Filipe; 8 April 1605 – 17 September 1665), also called the Planet King (Spanish: Rey Planeta), was King of Spain from 1621 to his death and (as Philip III) King of Portugal from 1621 to 1640. Philip is remembered for his patronage of the arts, including such artists as Diego Velázquez, and his rule over Spain during the Thirty Years' War. By the time of his death, the Spanish Empire had reached approximately 12.2 million square kilometres (4.7 million square miles) in area but in other aspects was in decline, a process to which Philip contributed with his inability to achieve successful domestic and military reform. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip IV of Spain has received more than 2,875,871 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Philip IV of Spain is the 266th most popular politician (up from 267th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Spain and the 10th most popular Spanish Politician.

Philip IV of Spain is most famous for his role in the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.

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Among politicians, Philip IV of Spain ranks 266 out of 19,576Before him are Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, Safiye Sultan, Ashurbanipal, Philip V of Spain, Henry II of France, and Konrad Adenauer. After him are Georges Danton, Georgy Zhukov, Philippe Pétain, Wu Zetian, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, and Numa Pompilius.

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Among people born in 1605, Philip IV of Spain ranks 1After him are Tianqi Emperor, Fatma Sultan, Gevherhan Sultan, Patriarch Nikon of Moscow, Giacomo Carissimi, Şehzade Mehmed, Adriaen Brouwer, Ayşe Sultan, Semyon Dezhnev, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, and Thomas Browne. Among people deceased in 1665, Philip IV of Spain ranks 3Before him are Pierre de Fermat, and Nicolas Poussin. After him are Elisabetta Sirani, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Stefan Czarniecki, César, Duke of Vendôme, Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria, Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet, Charles II, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat, and Andreas Cellarius.

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Among people born in Spain, Philip IV of Spain ranks 27 out of 3,355Before him are Joan Miró (1893), Ibn Arabi (1165), Charles II of Spain (1661), Maimonides (1138), Francis Xavier (1506), and Saint Lawrence (225). After him are Teresa of Ávila (1515), Catherine of Aragon (1485), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Federico García Lorca (1898), Julio Iglesias (1943), and Philip III of Spain (1578).


Among politicians born in Spain, Philip IV of Spain ranks 10Before him are Hadrian (76), Theodosius I (340), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Joanna of Castile (1479), and Charles II of Spain (1661). After him are Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Philip III of Spain (1578), Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886), Charles III of Spain (1716), Arcadius (377), and Isabella II of Spain (1830).