Philip II of Spain

  • May 21, 1527

    Philip II was born

  • Period: May 21, 1527 to

    Philip II of Spain

  • Jul 1, 1545


    Phillip the second married his cousin Maria of Portugal, but then she died 2 years later giving childbirth to his son who died 23 years later. In July of 1545.
  • Jul 25, 1554


    The king then married Queen Mary I ( Mary Tudor) of England. Even though Mary was 11 years older than him and he had little power in England due to the English Parliament refused to crown him jointly with Mary.
  • Jan 3, 1556


    In January of 1556, King Phillip II was crowned king of Spain.
  • Feb 5, 1556

    Truce of Vaucelles

    Henry II of France and Philip II of Spain signed the truce of Vaucelles between France and Spain.
  • Aug 10, 1557

    The battle of St. Quentin

    Spanish and English troops in alliance defeated the French at the Battle of St. Quentin.
  • Apr 3, 1559

    The peace of Cateau-Cambresis

    Philip II of Spain and Henry II of France signed the peace of Cateau-Cambresis
  • Apr 1, 1567


    King Philip II sent the Spanish army to put down the Protestant uprising in the Netherlands
  • Feb 7, 1569


    King Philip II forms an inquisition in South America
  • Death

    1598 Philip of Spain died, September 13th. He died as an absolute monarch.