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Philip II of Spain and Margarete von Waldeck

Philip II of Spain and Margarete von Waldeck

When he was the Crown Prince of Spain, Philip II was apparently smitten by the beauty of Margarete von Waldeck.  This portrait of the Prince, before he became Spain's ruler, shows him as a young man.

Margarete had nothing to offer the future King by way of political alliances.  Historians believe that Margarete was likely poisoned, to be sure that Philip II could not marry her. 

The four wives he ultimately married each brought some sort of political benefit to Spain.  They were:

Philip became King in 1554 - the year Margarete von Waldeck died. 

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Media Credits

Painting of Philip II of Spain, after the famous Titian painting, online courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

 

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