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Philip ii of Spain

Philip ii of Spain Biography

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ABOUT
Ruled as King of Spain from 1556 to 1598 and Portugal from 1581 to 1598. He also ruled Naples and Sicily and served as both Duke of Milan and King of Ireland and England.
BEFORE FAME
He was taught Latin, Portuguese and Spanish growing up.

FAMILY LIFE
He was the son of Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire and Isabella of Portugal.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He had great difficulty filling in for his father Charles V, who was a well-respected and celebrated ruler.
TRIVIA
There was a great amount of countrywide debt during his reign over Spain, including four different state bankruptcies.

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