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Philip II 1

382-336 bc.
King of Macedon (359-336) who defeated a Greek coalition at Chaeronea (338) and achieved a peace settlement in which all the states except Sparta participated. He was succeeded by his son Alexander the Great.

Philip II 2

King of Spain (1556-1598), of Naples and Sicily (1554-1598), and of Portugal (1580-1598) as Philip I. His reign was marked by colonization of the Philippine Islands (which were named for him) and the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588) after an unsuccessful attempt to invade England.

Philip II

1. (Biography) 382–336 bc, king of Macedonia (359–336); the father of Alexander the Great
2. (Biography) known as Philip Augustus. 1165–1223, Capetian king of France (1180–1223); set out on the Third Crusade with Richard I of England (1190)
3. (Biography) 1527–98, king of Spain (1556–98) and, as Philip I, king of Portugal (1580–98); the husband of Mary I of England (1554–58). He championed the Counter-Reformation, sending the Armada against England (1588)
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Noun1.Philip II - son of Louis VII whose reign as king of France saw wars with the English that regained control of Normandy and Anjou and most of Poitou (1165-1223)Philip II - son of Louis VII whose reign as king of France saw wars with the English that regained control of Normandy and Anjou and most of Poitou (1165-1223)
2.Philip II - king of ancient Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great (382-336 BC)
3.Philip II - king of Spain and Portugal and husband of Mary I; he supported the Counter Reformation and sent the Spanish Armada to invade England (1527-1598)
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The British have the Parthenon marbles, the Turks have Cyprus and Greece's northern neighbours taunt them with statues of Alexander the Great and Phillip II.
No wonder, given there were only around 3000 punters spread across the Phillip II Stadium which holds 34,000.
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Published in 1949 and reissued in 1966, Fernand Braudel's seminal work The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Phillip II helped establish the Mediterranean as a field of study, but had little impact in producing a Mediterranean focus in French historiography.
There, she reportedly fell in love with a prince who would later become Phillip II of Spain, much to her stepmother's dismay.
Such divisions allow a person to make better sense of the world along the lines of the phrase, attributed rightly or wrongly to Phillip II of Macedon, Julius Caesar, or Sun Tzu, "divide and conquer.
It is likely that King Phillip II only listened to ideas that supported his confidence in his Armada, and rejected any contrary views.
It contained the "La Peregrina" pearl - once owned by Queen Mary I and King Phillip II of Spain.
He sang with New York's Metropolitan Opera from 1954 to 1974, featuring in 399 performances of 37 roles, including Boris in Boris Godunov; Ramfis in Aida; Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro; Don Basilio in Barber of Seville; Phillip II in Don Carlo; and Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg.
In attempt to keep the sculpture of Phillip II secret, the Government has shown its hypocrisy and games, presented before the international public, opposition parties accuse.
And the three lions was the symbol of Richard the Lionheart, who hated the English and had a love affair with King Phillip II of Spain