Philip II of Spain
life of Philip II of Spain
Philip was born on May 21, 1527 and ruled from 1556 to 1598. He died on September 13, 1598. He was married four times, to Maria Manuela, Mary I of England, Elizabeth of France, and Anna of Austria. He also had 8 children.
He was the most powerful leaders of that time.
"Saved" Catholicism by defeating protestants in the Netherlands
Won the battle St. Quentin in France in 1557
Philip II was trying to deal with the increase in protestant Europe, and try and keep Europe a Catholic nation.