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Felipe VI

King of Spain Felipe VI
Casa de S.M. el Rey / DVirgili

Full Name: Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia
Profession: King of Spain

Nationality:
Spain
Spanish

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.

Born: January 30, 1968
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Age: 53 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

  • 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

Historical Events

  • 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

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