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 and 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. Despite his young age, Philip quickly proved himself an effective ruler beloved by his people in the Low Countries, pursuing policies that favoured peace and economic development, while maintaining a steady course of government building. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip I of Castile has received more than 1,672,695 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Philip I of Castile is the 374th most popular politician (up from 401st in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 17th 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 374 out of 15,710Before him are Alp Arslan, Sigismund III Vasa, Semiramis, Priam, Peter III of Russia, and Selim III. After him are Abdul Hamid I, Hafez al-Assad, Philip VI of France, Syngman Rhee, Narmer, and Louis Bonaparte.

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Among people born in 1478, Philip I of Castile ranks 6Before him are Thomas More, Pope Clement VII, Francisco Pizarro, Hayreddin Barbarossa, and Giorgione. After him are Baldassare Castiglione, John, Prince of Asturias, Jan Gossaert, Pánfilo de Narváez, Surdas, and Barbara Jagiellon. Among people deceased in 1506, Philip I of Castile ranks 2Before him is Christopher Columbus. After him are Andrea Mantegna, Yeonsangun of Joseon, Anne of Foix-Candale, Alexander Jagiellon, Sultan Husayn Bayqara, Sesshū Tōyō, Alexander Agricola, João I of Kongo, and Beatriz, Duchess of Viseu.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Philip I of Castile ranks 15 out of 899Before him are Andreas Vesalius (1514), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Orlande de Lassus (1534), and Gerardus Mercator (1512). After him are Frans Hals (1582), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Georges Simenon (1903), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Mary of Burgundy (1457), and Albert I of Belgium (1875).

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), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Mary of Hungary (1505), and Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697).