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EUScGv1551Mar09Emperor Charles V appoints son Philip II as heir to the throne
GBScMd1554Jul25Queen Mary I of England marries Philip II of Spain, also becoming Queen of Naples and titular Queen of Jerusalem
EUScGv1555Oct25Emperor Charles V puts his son Philip II in charge of Netherlands/Naples/Milan
SPScGv1556Jan16Emperor Charles V appoints his son Philip II as king of Spain
FRCfIt Feb05Kings Henry II and Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles
SPScGv Mar28Charles V’s son Philip II crowned king of Spain
?????? Nov23King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts
SPScMd1560Jan31Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois
NEScRn Sep25Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck van Toutenburg as first archbishop of Utrecht
NAMvSt1561Sep23King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
??????1563Mar11League of High Nobles routes second protest against King Philip II
?????? Jul29League of High Nobles routes King Philip II
??????1564Feb21Philip II routes Cardinal Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle to Franche-Comte
SPScGv Aug18Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
EUCfIt1565Nov13King Philip II’s second set of "Letters from the Segovia Woods" reaches Brussels
SPScGv1566Dec01Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alva
SAScGv1569Feb07King Philip II forms inquistion in South America
SPScLc1570Mar04King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students
SPScLc1579Jul28King Philip II arrests plotters Antonio Perez and princess van Eboli
SP????1580Mar15Spanish king Philip II puts 25,000 gold coins on head of prince William the Silent
??????1581Mar25Portugese Cortes calls Philip II king of Portugal
EUScGv Apr01Portugese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II
EUScGv  15Cortes van Thomar accepts Philip II as king of Portugal
ASScRn1582Jun20Bishop Domingo de Salazar writes to Philip II imploring redress for the injustices inflicted on the Philippine natives
SP????1590Jul19King Philip II’s secretary Antonio Perez escapes jail
NEScGv1595May02King Philip II names Albert VII of Austria land guardian of Netherlands
SPScGv1596Nov29King Philip II devalues Spanish currency
??????1598Jun30King Philip II moves to Escorial palace
SPScRn Sep01Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments

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