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Philip V of Spain

1683 - 1746

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Philip V (Spanish: Felipe; 19 December 1683 – 9 July 1746) was King of Spain from 1 November 1700 to 14 January 1724, and again from 6 September 1724 to his death in 1746. His total reign of 44 years is the longest in the history of the Spanish monarchy surpassing Philip II. Philip instigated many important reforms in Spain, most especially the centralization of power of the monarchy and the suppression of regional privileges, via the Nueva Planta decrees, and restructuring of the administration of the Spanish Empire on the Iberian peninsula and its overseas regions.Philip was born into the French royal family (as Philippe, Duke of Anjou) during the reign of his grandfather, King Louis XIV. He was the second son of Louis, Grand Dauphin, and was third in line to the French throne after his father and his elder brother, Louis, Duke of Burgundy. Philip was not expected to become a monarch, but his great-uncle Charles II of Spain was childless. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip V of Spain has received more than 3,121,291 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Philip V of Spain is the 249th most popular politician (up from 317th in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from France (up from 148th in 2019) and the 24th most popular French Politician.

Philip V of Spain was most famous for his involvement in the War of Spanish Succession.

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Among politicians, Philip V of Spain ranks 249 out of 15,577Before him are Georgy Zhukov, James VI and I, Şehzade Bayezid, Woodrow Wilson, Helmut Kohl, and Henry II of France. After him are António de Oliveira Salazar, Hu Jintao, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles XII of Sweden, Safiye Sultan, and Bill Clinton.

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Among people born in 1683, Philip V of Spain ranks 1After him are Jean-Philippe Rameau, George II of Great Britain, Caroline of Ansbach, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Maria Anna of Austria, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, 6th Dalai Lama, John Theophilus Desaguliers, Christoph Graupner, Gottfried Silbermann, and Christian Ludwig II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1746, Philip V of Spain ranks 1After him are Christian VI of Denmark, Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain, Anna Leopoldovna, Francis Hutcheson, Colin Maclaurin, Georg Wilhelm Steller, Domenico Alberti, Nicolas de Largillière, Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, and Johann Adolf II, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels.

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Among people born in France, Philip V of Spain ranks 97 out of 6,011Before him are Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Maurice Ravel (1875), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Madame de Pompadour (1721), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), and Henry II of France (1519). After him are Peter Abelard (1079), Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708), Charles Aznavour (1924), Louis XVII of France (1785), George Sand (1804), and Charles VII of France (1403).


Among politicians born in France, Philip V of Spain ranks 24Before him are Caracalla (188), Edward IV of England (1442), Louis Philippe I (1773), Charles X of France (1757), Napoleon II (1811), and Henry II of France (1519). After him are Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708), Louis XVII of France (1785), Charles VII of France (1403), Philippe Pétain (1856), Georges Danton (1759), and Philip II of France (1165).