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Philip V

1683–1746, king of Spain 1700–46. Unabridged
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  • A revival commenced with the accession of Philip V, but the results were not great.

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman
  • At length, as we have seen, in 1703, Philip V made an attempt at reform.

  • What was the sentence, or the turn which the sagacious Philip V gave to the case?

    Peru in the Guano Age Alexander James Duffield
  • Just when the sky was darkest, information came that Philip V had ordered 6000 pesos a year to be allotted to the missions.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • Philip V continues his victorious way against the Aetolian League.

  • The charge was generally believed; even King Philip V had no doubt about it.

  • In 1709 Philip V reduced it to once dineros or .91667, and in some mintages even lower.

  • In justice to Philip V—to give him his new title—it may be said that Spain has been less wisely ruled than she was by him.

    Spain Frederick Albion Ober
  • Philip V, a Frenchman, did not endeavor to crush the native spirit in his new home, but his influence could not but be felt.

  • The latter were not disposed to yield without a struggle, and sustained a war against Philip V for more than a year.

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for Philip V

Philip V

1683–1746, king of Spain (1700–46) and founder of the Bourbon dynasty in Spain. His accession began the War of Spanish Succession (1701–13)
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