Philip was born on May 21, 1527, in the Spanish capital Valladolid. He was the first child and the only son to reach adulthood of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and his Portuguese wife, Isabella.
Philip took over the Spanish empire, becoming the ruler of Spain, and also the vast properties in the Netherlands and Italy.
I'm ready to fight! And win!
One of Philip II's greatest strengths was his wealth. Philip’s empire provided him with incredible wealth. By 1600, American mines had supplied Spain with an estimated 339,000 pounds of gold.
no! iv'e been defeated!
When Philip assumed the throne, Europe was experiencing religious wars caused by the Reformation. Philip believed it was his duty to defend Catholicism against the Muslims of the Ottoman Empire and the Protestants of Europe.
Philip ii's greatest military achievement was undoubtedly the decisive victory against Ottoman navy. It impacted spain by It solidified control of the Mediterranean sea. Philip II also kept the two branches of the Habsburg dynasty firmly together.
In 1588, Philip launched the Spanish Armada, which was an enormous 130-ship naval fleet dispatched by Spain as part of a planned invasion of England, in an attempt to punish Protestant England and its queen, Elizabeth I. However, his fleet was defeated, and this setback seriously weakened Spain.