Philip II was born the 21st May 1527 in Valladolid and died the 13th of September 1598 in El Escorial, Madrid. He was the son of Charles I and Isabella of Portugal.
Philip II, "The Prudent" started to reign in 1556 because of the abdication of Charles I. Philip II reigned in many places, for example Spain, the Americas, Portugal and, for a short period of time, in England.
Philip II was very religious as his parents. He was married 4 times to different princesses and noble women of Europe. With his last wife, Ana of Austria, he had 5 children. One of them was the king Philip III of Spain.