King of Spain (r. 1556-1598). Philip was born into the most influential family in sixteenth century Europe the Habsburgs. His father, Charles V (Charles I of Spain), was the most powerful Holy Roman Emperor to that date. Philip’s first years were spent under the guidance of his mother, Isabel of Portugal, as Charles traveled on imperial business. Isabel’s religious and serious nature had a pronounced effect on her son. In 1535, Charles established a separate household for Philip, who was... więcej
Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2020. 3p.