Philip II of Spain

Philip II of Spain's empire

Map of Philip II's empire

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.

Philip II was trying to deal with the increase in protestant Europe, and try and keep Europe a Catholic nation.