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  • n. king of ancient Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great (382-336 BC)
  • n. 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)
  • n. son of Louis VII whose reign as king of France saw wars with the English that regained control of Normandy and Anjou and most of Poitou (1165-1223)


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  • And a Skopje football stadium will now be called the Philip II football arena -- in honor of Alexander's father.

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  • "It is epitomized by a historian's statement about Philip II of Spain, the most wooden-headed of all sovereigns: 'No experience of the failure of his policy could shake his belief in its essential excellence.'"

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  • The bass role of King Philip II of Spain is one of opera's loneliest.

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  • Just before the messenger arrived, Philip II, king of Macedonia, had captured the town.

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  • Arrhidaeus: Half brother of Alexander and son of Philip II by one of his seven wives, Philinna of Thessaly.

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  • The author makes a teasing reference to Charles's son and heir, Philip II, who expanded the empire still further westward and gave his name to the Philippines but who decided "not to try to conquer China."

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  • In the 16th century, King Philip II of Spain suspended payments to the country's creditors, mainly syndicates of Italian banks, four times; each time, they let him come back to the well.

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  • The very successful Temenid royal house which included Alexander and his father Philip II ruled from the mid-7th to the 4th century B.C.—during the very period we think of as the golden age of Greek democracy.

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  • Trained as a choirboy in Avila cathedral, he went to study in Rome, and spent his career in the service of the family of Philip II of Spain, for whose services he wrote the liturgical music on which his reputation rests.

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  • In some works, such as David's incisive images of a husband and wife, painted in 1820, or Alonso Sanchez Coello's court portrait of Philip II of Spain's teenage bride, painted about 1560, the sitter can be securely identified.

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