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Philip I of Castile

1478 - 1506

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Philip the Handsome (22 July 1478 – 25 September 1506), also called the Fair, was ruler of the Burgundian Netherlands and titular Duke of Burgundy from 1482 to 1506, as well as the first Habsburg King of Castile (as Philip I) for a brief time in 1506. The son of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Mary of Burgundy, Philip was less than four years old when his mother died, and upon her death, he inherited the Burgundian Netherlands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip I of Castile has received more than 1,933,492 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Philip I of Castile is the 354th most popular politician (up from 374th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 15th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Belgian Politician.

Philip I of Castile is most famous for his marriage to Queen Isabella of Portugal, which unified the kingdoms of Castile and Portugal.

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Among politicians, Philip I of Castile ranks 354 out of 15,577Before him are Charles V of France, Khafra, Turhan Hatice Sultan, Hafsa Sultan, Mustafa II, and Stepan Bandera. After him are Cambyses II, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Edward VIII, Golda Meir, Barack Obama, and Herod Antipas.

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Among people born in 1478, Philip I of Castile ranks 5Before him are Thomas More, Francisco Pizarro, Pope Clement VII, and Hayreddin Barbarossa. After him are Giorgione, Baldassare Castiglione, John, Prince of Asturias, Jan Gossaert, Pánfilo de Narváez, Hatuey, and Surdas. Among people deceased in 1506, Philip I of Castile ranks 2Before him is Christopher Columbus. After him are Andrea Mantegna, Yeonsangun of Joseon, Alexander Jagiellon, Anne of Foix-Candale, Sultan Husayn Bayqara, Sesshū Tōyō, Beatriz, Duchess of Viseu, Alexander Agricola, Sancha of Aragon, and João I of Kongo.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Philip I of Castile ranks 13 out of 1,019Before him are Andreas Vesalius (1514), René Magritte (1898), Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Gerardus Mercator (1512), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), and Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908). After him are Anthony van Dyck (1599), Orlande de Lassus (1534), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), and Rogier van der Weyden (1390).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Philip I of Castile ranks 5Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1500), Pepin the Short (715), Clovis I (466), and Leopold II of Belgium (1835). After him are Albert II of Belgium (1934), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Albert I of Belgium (1875), and Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697).