Philip was the eldest son of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and his wife Isabella of Portugal. His titles included King of Spain, King of Portugal, King of Naples and Sicily, Duke of Milan, and Lord of the Seventeen Provinces of the Habsburg Netherlands. He was also joint sovereign of England following his marriage to his second wife, Mary I, in 1554.
He died in September 1598.
Philip is known for being a champion of the Counter-Reformation and for the failure of his Spanish Armada in 1588.
Trivia: Mary, who was 11 years his senior, had once been betrothed to Philip’s father.
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