C philip ii: fought religious wars against protestant england and netherlands for supporting the protestant reformation and elizabeth's use of privateers to steal spain's gold. Meanwhile, the relations between maximilian and philip of spain had improved and the emperor's increasingly cautious and moderate attitude in religious matters was doubtless because the death of philip's son, don carlos, had opened the way for the succession of maximilian, or of one of his sons, to the spanish throne. Définitions de phillip_ii_of_spain, synonymes, antonymes, dérivés de phillip_ii_of_spain, dictionnaire analogique de phillip_ii_of_spain (anglais. Philip ii of spain was crowned philip i of portugal in 1581 (recognized as king by the portuguese cortes of tomar) and a near sixty-year personal union under the rule of the philippine dynasty began this gave philip ii complete control of portugal and brazil. Philip ii of spain (may 21, 1527 - september 13, 1598) was, starting in 1556, king of spain, italy and burgundy, the netherlands, franche-comté, naples, and overseas spanish america he was born at valladolid , and was the only son of holy roman emperor charles v and his wife to live until he was an adult.
Charles v (holy roman empire) (1500 - 1558 holy roman emperor, 1519 - 1556 king of spain as charles i, 1516 - 1556) charles was born 24 february 1500 at ghent , the son of archduke philip of habsburg and joanna i, daughter of ferdinand of arag ó n and isabella of castile. Philip ii, as head of the government of spain, believed in the divine right of monarchs and used this to justify a number of immoral and illegal acts, such as ordering murders. Philip ii's enemies (generally protestant propagandists) were instrumental in the creation of the black legend of spain, which painted the king as a merciless, bloodthirsty tyrant and the spanish empire as being built upon greed, deception, and destruction. From 1566 to 1585, the dutch fought a revolt against king philip ii of spain that eventually resulted in the newly independent nation of the netherlands the dutch revolt was the result of long-simmering tensions over economic and religious issues the independence of the netherlands was significant.
Spain is a storied country of stone castles, snowcapped mountains, vast monuments, and sophisticated cities, all of which have made it a favoured travel destination. Philip ii (spanish: felipe ii «el prudente» 21 may 1527 - 13 september 1598) 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. Diego velázquez, regarded as one of the most influential painters of european history and a greatly respected artist in his own time, cultivated a relationship with king philip iv and his chief minister, the count-duke of olivares, leaving us several portraits that demonstrate his style and skill. Philip ii, king of spain, only son of the emperor charles v, and isabella of portugal, b at valladolid, may 21, 1527 d at the escorial, september 13, 1598he was carefully educated in the sciences, learned french and latin, though he never spoke anything but castilian, and also showed much interest in architecture and music.
Ferdinand and isabella's major accomplishments unification of spain when ferdinand and isabella were wed, spain only recognized that union of a king and a queen, not the beginning of a new future and a bonding of two rulers and their nations. This was the catholic king of england after charles ii that granted everyone religious freedom and even appointed roman catholics to positions in the army and government glorious revolution this was the revolution that replaced james ii with william and mary that also recognized the supremacy of the parliament with minimum bloodshed. After living in the netherlands in the early years of his reign,  philip ii decided to return to spain although sometimes described as an absolute monarch, philip faced many constitutional constraints on his authority. War between england and france- last capetian (french) king died w/o a successor edward iii (english) was grandson of philip iv (french) and claimed the right to the throne launched a war for the throne, lasted 116 years on and off from 1337-1453 (stopped b/c bubonic plague.
Philip ii of spain was crowned 'philip i of portugal in 1581 (recognized as king by the cortes of tomar) and a sixty-year personal union under the rule of the portuguese house of habsburg began when philip left for madrid in 1583, he made his nephew albert of austria his viceroy in lisbon. Accomplishments philip ii's accomplishments originated him as a very well known king philip ii was a hard-working ruler who was ushered in the golden age of spain, being the most powerful nation.
Due to philip ii being a grandson of manuel i of portugal through his mother isabella, philip was in the line of succession to the throne of portugal, and claimed it after his uncle's death (henry, the cardinal-king, in 1580), thus establishing the iberian union. Spain is a nation in southwestern europe it is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentarian system the country began its political unification under king ferdinand ii of aragon and queen isabella i of castile in 1479. She went to spain to escort a daughter of king alphonso viii to marry a son of king philip ii of france the choice was between urraca, the elder, and blanca, younger the choice was between urraca, the elder, and blanca, younger. Philip iv was the king of spain and portugal during the decline of spain as a great world power in the 1600s the relationship between the two became very close philip ii king philip ii.