Profession: King of Spain
Why Famous: Felipe VI has been the reigning King of Spain since the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos I, on June 19, 2014. Previously, he was the Prince of Asturias.
His reign so far has been characterized by economic recovery from the Spanish recession and ongoing disputes over independence in Catalonia; his reactions to the latter have been criticized.
- 2004-05-22 Felipe (later Felipe VI), Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family weds Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain
- 2014-06-18 King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates the Spanish throne to make way for his son Felipe VI
- 2014-06-19 Felipe VI ascends to the Spanish throne after the abdication of his father King Juan Carlos