Philip V of Spain abdicates during a fit of religious mania (53 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error

Context

Philip V of Spain abdicates, possibly due to awareness of his own mental instability, in favour of his son Luis. However, his reign lasts only until his death of smallpox the following August. After this, Philip is forced to return to the throne, since his younger son was not old enough to rule.

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.



Citation:
Editors. "Philip V of Spain abdicates during a fit of religious mania". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17280, accessed 17 October 2017.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.