Today in History - April 14th. 1578 - Philip III of Spain

Philip III of Spain was born on April 14th. 1578 in Madrid (Spain).


Philip III of Spain
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He was the third child of Philip II of Spain and Anna of Austria (daughter
of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II).

In 1599, Philip married his first cousin, Margaret of Austria.
They had 8 children. Their marriage was close and affectionate.

Philip III died on March 21st. 1621.

Nowadays you still can see a statue of Philip III @ the Plaza Mayor in
Madrid (Spain).