Felipe II, King of Spain

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Felipe II, King of Spain Gender: M
born on 21 May 1527 Jul.Cal. (31 May 1527 greg.) at 15:57 (= 3:57 PM )
Place Valladolid, Spain, 41n39, 4w43
Timezone LMT m4w43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Harvey
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 08°55' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°23 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 29°13'

King of Spain Felipe II


Spanish royalty, the son of Emperor Charles V. Fair and pale, dutiful and serious-minded, Philip was a good horseman and methodical by nature. He first married a Portuguese princess who died two years later in childbirth. The son who survived was ugly and eccentric, immature, stammering and violent. A political disaster, he died in 1568.

Philip's second marriage was to Mary Tudor of England in 1554. A 38-year-old virgin, Mary loved the 27-year-old Philip passionately. While she was well liked, Protestants viewed her with suspicion that turned into unrest when she married the Catholic Philip. As her reign progressed, Mary's behavior became more bizarre. She did not have the hoped-for male child, and the handsome Philip deserted her.

When his father abdicated in 1556, Philip took the throne from where he successfully waged his wars. His third marriage was happily to a French princess who bore him two daughters. After her death in 1568, he was married a fourth time to Princess Anna of Austria in 1570, who had been betrothed to his son (who died two years prior). He was then 43 and Anna was 21; they had five kids: Fernando, 1571; Carlos Lorenzo, 1573; both of whom died young; Philip, 1578, who succeeded his father in 1598; and a daughter, 1580, who also died. Anna herself died in 1580, age 31.

Philip died 9/13/1598, Madrid, Spain.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • compare to chart of Verdi, Giuseppe (born 10 October 1813). Notes: operas "Don Carlos" and "Don Carlo" (7 versions)
  • role played of/by Jacobi, Derek (born 22 October 1938). Notes: 2005 play "Don Carlos"


  • Relationship : Marriage 1554 (Second wife, Mary Tudor)
  • Work : New Career 1556 (King of Spain)
  • Death of Child 1558 (Son of first wife)
  • Death of Mate 1568 (Third wife)
  • Death of Mate 1580 (Anna, fourth wife, died)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 13 September 1598 (greg.) in Madrid (Age 71)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Martin Harvey quotes historic records, May 21, 1527 OS, 4:00 PM LAT. (Same data in Modern Astrology 11/1936, quoting Notable Nativities No.548; Penfield Collection as "recorded.")

Sy Scholfield quotes 4:15pm from "Monarquia de Espanña, Volume 2" by Pedro Salazar de Mendoza and Gil González Dávila (J. Ibarra, 1770), p. 116: "Nació en la Villa de Valladolid del Reyno de Castilla la Vieja en 21 dias del mes de Mayo, Martes á las 4 horas y 15 minutos de la tarde, en el año de 1527."

Translation: Born in the town of Valladolid in the Kingdom of Castile on 21 May, Tuesday at 4:15 in the afternoon, in the year 1527.


  • Traits : Personality : Passive/ Bland (Dutiful, serious)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Two wives died)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Eight from three wives)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Death of son)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Animals, pets (Horseman)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Spain)