Philip V Biography

King(1683–1746)
Philip V was the King of Spain twice, from 1700 - 1746. He is best known for helping Spain to regain it's former influence in international affairs.

Synopsis

Philip V was the King of Spain from 1700 - 1724 during which time he helped Spain regain it's former influence in international affairs. He had the unique distinction of reigning twice, abdicating the throne briefly to his short-lived son, Louis I. Although most scholarship describes Philip as weak-willed and indolent, recent writing suggests that he suffered from a manic-depressive disorder.

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