Philip II Habsburg

Felipe Habsburg (1527 - 1598)

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Felipe (Philip II) "Rey de España, Sicilia y Cerdeña, el Prudente" Habsburg
Born in Valladolid, Spainmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Spainmap
Descendants descendants
Died in El Escorial, Spainmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Dec 2008
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Categories: Spanish Royalty | House of Habsburg | Spanish Notables | Spanish Monarchs.

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Preceded by
Mary I
King of England and Ireland (jure uxoris)
25 July 1554 –17 November 1558
Succeeded by
Elizabeth I
Preceded by
Charles I
King of Spain
16 January 1556 –13 September 1598
Succeeded by
Philip III
Preceded by
Anthony or Henry
King of Portugal and the Algarves
16 April 1581 –13 September 1598
Succeeded by
Philip II
Preceded by
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
King of the Sardinia
Succeeded by
Philip III of Spain


Philip II (Spanish: Felipe II «el Prudente») was King of Spain from 1556 and of Portugal from 1581 (as Philip I, Filipe I). From 1554 he was King of Naples and Sicily as well as Duke of Milan. During his marriage to Queen Mary I (1554–58), he was also King of England and Ireland. From 1555, he was lord of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands. Known in Spanish as "Philip the Prudent", his empire included territories on every continent then known to Europeans, including his namesake the Philippine Islands. During his reign, Spain reached the height of its influence and power. This is sometimes called the Golden Age. The expression "The empire on which the sun never sets" was coined during Philip's time to reflect the extent of his possessions.


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Weir, A. (1996). The Children of Henry VIII, (pp.211-212). NY: Ballantine Books. Print.

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King Philip II of Spain by Sofonisba Anguissola.
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On 3 May 2018 at 20:28 GMT Helmut Jungschaffer wrote:

Hapsburg-52 and Habsburg-1 appear to represent the same person because: Felipe and Philip are the same, title King of Spain, marriage date.

On 11 Apr 2015 at 04:52 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Von Habsburg-18 and Habsburg-1 appear to represent the same person because: Based on wife and daughter is intended to be the same person. Birth and death dates are incorrect on Von Habsburg-18. Habsburg is the correct Last Name at Birth based on Wikitree and European Aristocrat project naming standards.

On 26 Jan 2015 at 06:29 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Of Hapsburg Spain-1 and Habsburg-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates, is the same person

On 11 Oct 2014 at 22:41 GMT N (Sweet) S wrote:

Habsburg-1 and Espana-5 appear to represent the same person because: Same person.

On 15 Sep 2014 at 00:37 GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

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On 5 Sep 2014 at 18:35 GMT Robert Graham wrote:

Hello VIc - did not realize this wasn't set correctly. Thanks for the heads up.

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