Rey Felipe II d' Espana

Rey Felipe II d' Espana

Male 1527 - 1598  (71 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Felipe II d' Espana 
    Prefix Rey 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 21 May 1527  Valladolid Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Sep 1598  Escorial Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6439  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2002 

    Father Kaiser Karl V de Castilla y de León,   b. 24 Feb 1500, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, B Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1558, San Geronimo de Yuste Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Isabella de Guimarães,   b. 4 Oct 1503, Lisbon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1539, Toledo Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1526  Seville, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F2880  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria de Guimarães,   b. 1526,   d. 1545  (Age 19 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1543  Salamanque, Espagne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Don Carlos von Österreich,   b. 8 Jul 1545,   d. 24 Jul 1568  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2001 
    Family ID F2884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Queen Maria I Tudor,   b. 18 Feb 1516, Greenwich Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1558, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1554  Cathédrale of Winchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2001 
    Family ID F2613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elisabeth de Valois,   b. 2 Apr 1545, Fontainebleau Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1568, Aranjuez Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1559  Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isabella Clara Eugenia von Österreich,   b. 12 Aug 1566,   d. 20 Nov 1633  (Age 67 years)
     2. Caterina Micaela d' Espana,   b. 10 Oct 1567, Madrid, España Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1597, Turino, Italia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2001 
    Family ID F2883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Anna von Österreich,   b. 2 Nov 1549, Cigales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1580, Badajoz Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1570  Ségovie, Espagne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ferdinand d' Espana,   b. 1571,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edouard d' Espana,   b. 1575,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Marie d' Espana,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Rey Felipe III d' Espana,   b. 14 Apr 1578, Madrid, España Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1621, Madrid, España Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2001 
    Family ID F2856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jun 1559 - Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • rules a vast domain that includes Spain, its possessions in America and Italy, the Low Countries, and Portugal. Philip rules his vast lands from Madrid (and the great monastery-palace that he has constructed at the Escorial) with hard work,
      attention to detail and a suspicious eye. At almost 70 years old, he is still a formidable figure.

      Revolt broke out in the Low Countries in 1566, and Philip--who is a devout Roman Catholic --became embroiled in a struggle that lasted until 1648. English and French efforts on behalf of the Dutch rebels led Philip to attempt an invasion of England in 1588. The disastrous results were the now infamous Rout of the Spanish Armada by Drake. Since then he has engaged in a series of costly and inconclusive adventures in France. The expense of these efforts and of the struggle with the Turks was more than even the enormous resources of his empire could bear, precipitating the economic decline that left Spain prostrate in the next century. Although his forces defeated the Turks at Lepanto in 1571 and recently have been regaining the southern part of the Netherlands, Philip's life has been one of near-constant war. Philip's private life was a difficult as his public one. Maria of Portugal, his first wife, died in1545 after only 2 years of marriage. Her son was Don Carlos, who was so dangerous and violent that Phillip was forced to imprison him. From 1554-1558 he was married to Mary I of England, in an unhappy marriage that produce no children. In 1568, when Don Carlos and Philip's third wife, Elizabeth of Valois (sister of Henri III, with whom he had two daughters, the eldest of which he proposed as heir to the crown of France after the death of Henri III), died within a few months of each other, Philip was accused of murdering both of them. Philip married Anne of Austria in 1570; they have had four sons, three of whom died in childhood. Phillip is a staunch supporter of the Catholic church, and has put down two internal rebellions in the past twenty years (the Moriscos in1570 and the Aragonese in 1591). He is generally seen as a stern but just ruler by the Spanish.


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