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What did Philip II do for Spain?
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Also know, how did Philip II of Spain die?
Also Know, how did Philip II increase his power? Ruling two empires involved Charles in constant warfare. Eventually, Charles gave up his titles and divided his empire. During his 42-year reign, Philip worked to expand Spanish influence, strengthen the Catholic Church, and make his own power absolute. Philip reigned as an absolute monarch.
Subsequently, question is, what did Philip II rule?
Philip II was a member of the Habsburg dynasty. He served as king of the Spaniards from 1556 to 1598 and as king of the Portuguese (as Philip I) from 1580 to 1598. Philip was the self-proclaimed protector of the Roman Catholic Church.
How did Philip II become King of Spain?
Philip II. – King of Spain, born in 1527, was son of Charles V. Duke of Milan from 1540, he became, by the abdication of his father, first king of Naples and Sicily (1554), few months after ruler of the Netherlands (1555) and finally king of Spain (1556 ).