Philip II of Spain

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Philip II of Spain (May 21 1527September 13 1598) was king of Spain.


  • I would rather lose all my lands and a hundred lives than be king over heretics.
    • David A. Pharies, A brief history of the Spanish language (2007), p. 147.
  • God, who has given me so many Kingdoms to govern, has not given me a son fit to govern them.
    • David Maland, Europe in the seventeenth century (1966), p. 207.

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