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King Philip II of Spain

  • Interesting Timeline, Facts and information about King Philip II of Spain the Brother-in-law to Queen Elizabeth I
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  • Short Biography about the life of King Philip II of Spain - Brother-in-law to Queen Elizabeth I

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King Philip II of Spain
Brother-in-law to Queen Elizabeth I

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Short Biography and facts about the life of King Philip II of Spain - Brother-in-law to Queen Elizabeth I

The following biography information provides basic facts and information about the life King Philip II of Spain:

  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Husband of Mary Tudor ( Bloody Mary) Brother-in-law to Queen Elizabeth I
 
  • Lifespan: 1527 - 1598
  • Born: 21 May 1527
  • Succeeded to the throne of Spain: January 1556
  • The wives of King Philip II were:
    Princess Maria of Portugal
    Queen Mary I of England
    Princess Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of Henri II of France
     Anne, daughter of the emperor Maximilian II
    • Died: 13 September 1598
    • Family connections: Son of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Isabella of Portugal
    • Religion: Catholic. Philip II succeeded in exterminating Protestants in Spain and introduced the Spanish inquisition to the New World  
    • Character of King Philip II of Spain: Vain, bigoted, ruthless and ambitious
    • Philip had three main enemies - the Turks in the Mediterranean, the French and the English
 
 

Information, Timeline, Facts & History about the life of King Philip II of Spain
The following are additional facts about the life and history of King Philip II of Spain - Brother-in-law to Queen Elizabeth I:

  • King Philip II of Spain was born at Valladolid in Spain on 13 Sep 1598. He was son of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Isabella of Portugal
  • 1543: Philip married his cousin, Maria of Portugal
  • 1545 July: Maria of Portugal, wife of Philip II of Spain, died in childbirth, when their son Don Carlos (1545-1568) was born
  • 1554 July 25: Philip II of Spain married Queen Mary I ( Mary Tudor) of England. Mary was eleven years older than Philip. The English Parliament refused to crown him jointly with Mary so he had little power in England
  • Shortly after their marriage Queen Mary I announced she was pregnant but it was a false pregnancy
  • Mary was besotted with Philip. At his request she reconciled, at the insistence of Philip, with her sister Princess Elizabeth
  • 1556 January: Philip II was crowned King of Spain after Charles V abdicated to retire to a monastery (Philip had already been given Naples, the Netherlands, Sicily and Milan by his father)
  • 5 Feb 1556 Henry II of France and Philip II of Spain signed the truce of Vaucelles between France and Spain
  • 10 Aug 1557 Spanish and English troops in alliance defeated the French at the Battle of St. Quentin.
  • 1558 November 17: Queen Mary I died. Philip then tried to persuade her sister the Queen of England, Elizabeth I, to marry him - his plan failed
  • 3 Apr 1559 Philip II of Spain and Henry II of France signed the peace of Cateau-Cambresis
 
  • 1560 January: Philip married Elizabeth of France
  • Jan 1567 The persecution of Christian Moors who lived in Spain
  • 1567: King Philip II sent the Spanish army to put down the Protestant uprising in the Netherlands
  • 1569 King Philip II forms an inquisition in South America
  • 1571 Spanish navy destroys Turkish navy in the Mediterranean
  • 1581 Philip II, King of Spain, becomes King of Portugal
  • 1584 The El Escorial palace was completed near Madrid
  • 1587 King Philip II obtains backing from Pope Sixtus V for his plans to invade England. The invasion is proclaimed a Catholic crusade
  • 1588 August 8: The Spanish Armada of 132 ships is defeated by the English fleet of  34 ships and 163 armed merchant vessels under Lord Howard of Effingham, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir John Hawkins ( war between Spain and England continues until 1603 )
  • 1590-1598 Philip II becomes involved with a Spanish war against the Huguenots in France
  • 1598 Philip of Spain died, September 13th
 
 

The Wives of King Philip II of Spain
King Philip II of Spain had four wives:

  • The First wife of Philip II of Spain was his cousin Maria of Portugal in 1543
    • In 1545 their son, Don Carlos (15451568),  was born
  • The Second wife of Philip II of Spain was Mary I of England in 1554
    • Philip and Mary had no children
  • The Third wife of Philip II of Spain was Elizabeth of Valois, daughter of Henry II of France, in 1559
    • They had two daughters, Isabella Clara Eugenia (15661633) and Catherine Micaela (15671597)
  • The Fourth wife of Philip II of Spain was Anna of Austria, daughter of his first cousin the emperor Maximilian II, in 1570
    • They had one son who would become Philip III (1578-1521)

Famous Elizabethans - King Philip II of Spain
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