Information about King Philip IV of Spain

King Philip IV of Spain (8 April 1605 - 17 September 1665)

Philip IV of Spain (Spanish: Felipe IV) was King of Spain (as Philip IV in Castille and Philip III in Aragon) and Portugal as Philip III (Portuguese: Filipe III). He ascended the thrones in 1621 and reigned in Spain until his death and in Portugal until 1640. Philip is remembered for his patronage of the arts, including such artists as Diego Velázquez, and his rule over Spain during the challenging period of the Thirty Years' War.

On the eve of his death in 1665, the Spanish Empire had reached approximately 12.2 million square kilometers (4.7 million square miles) in area but in other respects was in decline, a process to which Philip contributed with his inability to achieve successful domestic and military reform.

King Philip IV of Spain reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
Dom Filipe III (King Philip III), King of Spain as Philip IV Flag of Portugal, Kingdom of Portugal, Kingdom of 31 March 1621 1 December 1640
Filippo IV (Duke Philip IV), King of Spain Flag of Milan Milan 31 March 1621 17 September 1665
Filippo IV (King Philip IV), King of Spain Flag of Sardinia Sardinia 31 March 1621 17 September 1665
Filippo III (King Philip III), King of Spain as Philip IV Flag of Sicily Sicily 31 March 1621 17 September 1665
Felipe IV (King Philip IV) Flag of Spain Spain 31 March 1621 17 September 1665 1
Philippe IV (Duke Philip IV), King of Spain Flag of Luxemburg, Duchy of Luxemburg, Duchy of 13 July 1621 17 September 1665
Filippo III (King Philip III), King of Spain as Philip IV Flag of Naples Naples 5 April 1648 17 September 1665
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