Philip II of Spain


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Noun1.Philip II of Spain - 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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So likewise the witch Duessa is both Papal Falsehood and Mary Queen of Scots; Prince Arthur both Magnificence and (with sorry inappropriateness) the Earl of Leicester; and others of the characters stand with more or less consistency for such actual persons as Philip II of Spain, Henry IV of France, and Spenser's chief, Lord Grey.
1554: Mary I married Philip II of Spain. 1587: Christianity was banned in Japan.
1554: Mary I of England married Philip II of Spain. 1587: Christianity was banned in Japan.
The name 'Filipinas' only came about in 1542 when Ruy Lopez de Villalobos named Leyte-Samar in honor of Felipe, Principe de Asturias, the future Philip II of Spain. It is unfortunate that explorers did not ask or take note of the local or original place names now lost to history; 10th-century Chinese referred to Mindoro or Laguna as Ma-I, while 17th-century Japanese referred to the archipelago as 'Ruson' [Luzon].
Lopez later claimed and named the islands 'Philippines' after King Philip II of Spain,' informed the Mexican Ambassador.
Duterte earlier claimed the country was named after King Philip II of Spain whom he described as a despot ruler.
Who is Philip II of Spain for whom our country was named?
"Philippines keeps reminding us of King Philip II of Spain and our 300-year colony status," said Senator Panfilo Lacson.
In the case of the Philippines, it was King Philip II of Spain.
Though he was betrothed to Elisabeth of Valois, part of the peace treaty ending the Italian War of 155159 between the Houses of Habsburg and Valois demanded that she be married instead to his father Philip II of Spain. It was commissioned and produced by the Theatre Imperial de l'Opera (Paris Opera) and given its premiere at the Salle Le Peletier on March 111867.
The reign of King Philip II of Spain [1556-1598] defined an age.