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  Learn more about List of battles (alphabetical) in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Battle of Covadonga - 722 - Moslem Conquest of Spain
Battle of Mohacs - 1526 - Turkish Conquest of Hungary
Battle of Pavia (773) - Conquests of Charlemagne
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 Burgos at Caribbean Topfunwebsites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Founded in the 9th century, but retaining its Visigothic name signifying consolidated defensive wall villages (''burgos''), the city was the seat of a Catholic bishop from the 10th century and became in the 11th century the capital of the kingdom of Castile.
The territory (''condado'') of Burgos, subject to the Kings of Leon, continued to be governed by counts and was gradually extended; Fernán González, the greatest of these, established his independence.
Burgos Cathedral is the burial place of the 11th-century warrior Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, El Cid, who was born in a little town near the city, now called Vivar del Cid.
www.topfunwebsites.com /abaco/burgos.html   (565 words)

 Burgos in Spain
Burgos was once the capital of the Castile and Leon realms.
The 15th century Cartuja de Miraflores just outside of Burgos, has the graves of King Juan II and Isabella of Portugal, the parents of Isabella the Catholic.
Rodrigo Diaz was born in 1043 into a noble family in Vivar, near Burgos, and was brought up at the court of Sancho II, King of Castile, to whom he became a valiant lieutenant.
www.absoluteaxarquia.com /areas/burgos.html   (426 words)

 Burgos, Spain  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Burgos, a city in Castilla-Leon situated in the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela, still preserves important vestiges of its medieval splendour.
A critical factor in this development was that Burgos was the capital of the unified kingdom of Castilla-Leon between the 10th and 15th centuries; its privileged location on the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela, and the monopoly it held over the trade of merino wool, also contributed.
Burgos cuisine is enriched by a great variety of local products, like pulses, cured sausages, game meat, etc. Suckling lamb baked in a wood-fired oven, soused trout, and cod stew are some of its best main courses.
www.galenfrysinger.com /burgos.htm   (1154 words)

 Battle of Vittoria
Battle of Vitoria, (sometimes spelt Vittoria) June 21st 1813.
At Burgos, however, the operation was flawed from the start and a combination of bad weather, inadequate siege train and plain bad mismanagement caused a despondent Wellington to abandon the dreary place on October 19th.
It was here that the battle opened at about 8.30am when Hill's troops drove the French from their positions and took the heights.
www.war-art.com /battle_of_vittoria.htm   (3180 words)

 Travel for Kids: Burgos, Spain
Burgos, founded in the 9th C. (the Celtic-Iberian era) is home of the Cathedral of Burgos, considered one of the best examples of a Gothic cathedral.
The Burgos Cathedral in the Plaza Santa María is a treasure of Gothic architecture begun in 1221.
Burgos was once an important part of the pilgrims' routes, but today few have the time or inclination to trek hundreds of miles on foot.
www.travelforkids.com /Funtodo/Spain/burgos.htm   (382 words)

 Burgos - Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela Wiki
It is the capital of the province of Burgos.
Founded in the 9th century, but retaining its Visigothic name signifying consolidated walled villages (burgos), the city was the seat of a Catholic bishop from the 10th century and became in the 11th century the capital of the Kingdom of Castile.
During the Spanish Civil War Burgos was the base of Gen. Franco's rebel Nationalist government.
www.pilgrim-wiki.com /index.php?title=Burgos   (567 words)

 The American Experience | MacArthur | The Fight in the Philipines
From the battle for Bataan to the infamous Death March, in which thousands died during a 60-mile forced march; from prison camps to guerrilla warfare, theirs is one of the least known but most dramatic stories of the Second World War.
Burgos mustered into the Philippine Army when the war broke out.
Burgos then participated in the resistance movement until the Americans returned.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/macarthur/sfeature/bataan.html   (528 words)

 The Burgos Trial
The Burgos trial called attention to a new fact: the reemergence more or less everywhere of what central governments are in the habit of calling "separatist" tendencies.
In spite of several opportunistic declarations in favor of the E.T.A. during the Burgos trial, the party does not understand that the actions it is proposing have inadequate objectives and are therefore without real weight.
On this point the Burgos trial is clear, for in confronting the Spanish, the "accused" were aware of the risks: imprisonment, torture, capital punishment.
www.geocities.com /c_ansata/Burgos.html   (8715 words)

 T/S Burgos - Norwegian Merchant Fleet 1939-1945
Renamed Burgos when the name Brabant was used for a new passenger vessel (1271) for the Antwerp route in 1926.
Burgos struck a magnetic mine in 53 18N, 01 09E on March 28-1940 en route from Florø to Newcastle and London with general cargo (she had left Norway on March 22 with Convoy HN 21).
A message on my Ship Forum, posted by Roger W. Jordan, confirms that Burgos was believed to have struck a mine laid by a destroyer of the 4th Destroyer Flotilla off the coast of Norfolk.
www.warsailors.com /singleships/burgos.html   (351 words)

 Battle of Burgos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burgos – Espinosa – Tudela – Somosierra – Saragossa – Castellón – Uclés – Corunna – Valls – Villafranca – Ciudad-Real – Medellín – Porto – Gerona – Grijo – Lugo – 2nd Porto – Alcañiz – San Payo – María – Talavera – Almonacid – Tamamés – Hostalrich – Torres Vedras – Ocana
The Battle of Burgos was fought on November 7, 1808, during the Peninsular War.
Spanish history remembers this battle for the vain gallantry of the Guard and Walloon regiments under Don Vicente Genaro de Quesada.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Burgos   (269 words)

 Other Battles & skirmishes in the Iberian Peninsula
This does not really count as a battle, though there were shots fired.At this point Barcelona, Madrid and much of the north were occupied by French troops.
The battle of Baylen was a battle lost, not a battle won, though the Spanish would remind themselves of the victory with pride for the next several years.
This battle was another example of the Spanish General Cuesta's poor tactical sense.
www.georgianindex.net /peninsularWar/peninsularBattles1808.html   (2693 words)

 Huelgas de Burgos
In 1199 the monastery was solemnly incorporated with the Cistercian Order and became the burial-place of the royal family; the general chapter of the order made this monastery the mother-house of all the monasteries of Cistercian nuns established in Castile and Leon and the annual meeting-place of the abbesses for the holding of their chapter.
In 1212, two months before the battle of Las Navas, Alfonso VIII made the King's Hospital, with all its dependencies, subject to the Abbess of Las Huelgas.
Immediately after its foundation, ladies of the noblest families began to take the habit at Las Huelgas, following the example of the Infanta Doña Costanza, daughter of the founder, and another Doñ Costanza, sister of St. Ferdinand, his daughter Doña Berenguela, Doña Blanca of Portugal.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/h/huelgas_de_burgos.html   (433 words)

 SPI Abroad - Study Programs International - Study Abroad in Spain and Costa Rica - Austin, Texas
It was orbited by several villages (burgos = boroughs in English), which eventually melded together to form the basis of the city.
Gothic in design, La Catedral de Burgos is the true symbol of Burgos, and the 3rd largest cathedral in Spain.
Known for never losing a battle, he ruled the city until his death, and was named El Cid, from the Arabic word Sidi (meaning Lord) for his heroism.
www.spiabroad.com /ex-Burgos.asp   (412 words)

 Battles of Burgos : The Peninsular War : Duke of Wellington : Napoleonic Wars :
Battles of Burgos : The Peninsular War : Duke of Wellington : Napoleonic Wars :
The Duke of Wellington laid siege to Burgos twice, the first being a costly failure, while the second a quick victory.
The first attempt against the 2000 Frenchmen garrisoning the fortress was hampered by huge amounts of rain and a lack of British siege artillery.
www.napoleonguide.com /battle_burgos.htm   (125 words)

 Battle of Carabobo (1821) - Fast and Easy Rules for Students
The decisive battle in the war to liberate Venezuela from Spanish rule was fought at Carabobo in 1821.
The royalist army held the high ground so the rebel army under the command of Simon Bolivar was forced to attempt a bloody attack.
After the battle Bolivar, who was born in Venezuela, called the men "Salvadores de mi Patria" (saviours of my country).
www.juniorgeneral.org /latin/carabobo.html   (1147 words)

 Battle of Ayacucho (1824) - Fast and Easy Rules for Students
The Fate of a Continent - The Battle of Ayacucho (1824)
The final battle was fought on December 9 at Ayacucho.
This decisive battle marked the end of Spanish colonial rule in South America.
www.juniorgeneral.org /latin/ayacucho.html   (1151 words)

 Burgos News
With a solemn rite presided by Cardinal Franc Rode C.M., prefect of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, on Saturday 23 December, 55 deacons of the...
Bob Brown admits to being intimidated the first time he worked with master Spanish conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos on "Master Peter's Puppet Show." The puppeteer and maestro team up again at this weekend's...
Nine students from Burgos, Spain who participated in a three-week exchange program with Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in September quickly made a connection with their American hosts.
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 Battle of Salamanca
Peninsula War historical prints of the Battle of Salamanca during the Napoleonic Peninsula War by historical military artist David Rowlands showing the 11th North Devon Regiment at the Battle of Salamanca.
The battle was as good as over and thousands of defeated French troops streamed away to the woods to the south-east and to the bridge at Alba de Tormes.
The battle of Salamanca nailed the belief that Wellington was just an over-cautious and defensive-minded commander and when news of the victory spread throughout Europe his reputation as one of the great commanders was assured.
www.war-art.com /salamanca1.htm   (2940 words)

 Scots Guards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It was also involved in the seige of Burgos, at the Battle of Vittoria and at the Crossing of the Bidassoa in October, 1813.
These two battle honours and that of Sevastopol are borne on the Colours to commemorate the gallantry of this Battalion, who endured not only the fury of two great battles and a desperate siege, but also the appalling rigours of a Russian winter for which they were entirely ill equipped and wholly unprepared.
At the former battle in January, 1885, the main charge of the Dervishes broke one face of the British square, but the Guards on the further side “faced about, stood like rocks and allowed nothing to pass”.
www.scots-guards.co.uk /sg/history1.htm   (3875 words)

With his position becoming more perilous every day, Clausel was reforming, Soult and d'Erlon were approaching Madrid from the south and south east, Wellington had to abandon the siege and work to unite his two forces.
On the night of the 21st the wheels of the guns and wagons were muffled with straw and the British withdrew fron Burgos.
The fortress of Burgos about 125 miles north of Madrid.
www.clash-of-steel.co.uk /pages/battle_details.php?battle=BURGOS01   (189 words)

 Mapa de Burgos
En Burgos nació el conde Fernán González, fundador del condado y posteriormente reino castellano y el Cid, héroe nacional, que campó contra los moros en época de Reconquista.
Burgos tiene un bellísimo casco antiguo perfectamente conservado, donde la atmósfera medieval y las numerosas referencias a la historia de España se hacen evidentes.
Burgos pertenece al antiguo reino de Castilla La Vieja, lindante con las de Santander, Vizcaya, Alava, Logroño, Soria, Segovia, Valladolid y palencia.
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 village voice > theater > Freakshow: sex and the single monster; Julia de Burgos; Wild Nights by
My favorite of the two portrayals is Miranda's de Burgos— she is a pleading, aching, yet fiery creature of finely tuned verse.
De Burgos is a country girl with streaks of African and indigenous blood, but she's bright enough to impress San Juan's literary crowd.
There are excerpts from 20 of de Burgos's poems scattered throughout the play, some infused with love, some with anger, all simmering with the sublime arrogance and delicate touch that characterize her work.
www.villagevoice.com /theater/9924,sightlines,6468,11.html   (953 words)

 DefenseLink News Article: Troops in Iraq Honor Victims of Sept. 11 Attacks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Then there was a moment of remembrance for those who lost their lives on the day, which for many, can never be forgotten.
Jose Burgos, a reservist with the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, from Fort Dix, N.J., who was an emergency medical technician who provided care to victims of the World Trade Center attack, said it only gets harder for him as the time goes by.
Burgos was one of eight soldiers directly involved in aid or support on Sept. 11, 2001, that was in attendance for today’s ceremony here.
www.defenselink.mil /News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=789   (642 words)

 The Battle of La Coruna in The Peninsular war
Corunna is a battle honour for the regiments marked *.
At the moment of victory Sir John Moore was struck by a round shot and fatally injured.
Lying stricken, Sir John enquired as to the state of the battle and was reassured that the French had been beaten back.
www.britishbattles.com /peninsula/peninsula-coruna.htm   (1897 words)

 Casa del Cordon, Burgos
In Plaza Calvo Sotelo, to the east of the Plaza Mayor, is the Casa del Cordón, a house built in 1482-92 for the Constable of Castile.
The name comes from the cordón, the girdle worn by Franciscan friars, which features in the decoration over the doorway.
In this house Columbus was received by the Catholic Monarchs in 1497 after his return from his second voyage to the New World; here too Philip I died in 1506; and here the French king Francis I was held prisoner after the battle of Pavia in 1525.
www.planetware.com /burgos/casa-del-cordon-e-castl-cascor.htm   (116 words)

 3rd Kings Own Dragoons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Here, the 3rd Dragoons took part in their first major action as part of Le Marchant's Heavy Cavalry Brigade which wrought havoc amongst the French columns, destroying several enemy battalions.
The battle was awarded to the regiment as its first honour of the war at a cost of just 20 killed and wounded.
The regiment took part in the closing stages of the battle of Vittoria on June 21st and in the pursuit of the French afterwards.
www.angelfire.com /nd2/chasseurs/3dg.htm   (218 words)

 The Battle of Ayacucho
Both sides attacked each other's left flank, but the Royalists mistakenly initiated a general advance when they thought victory had been achieved.
This left them open to a cavalry attack, and the Republicans soon defeated the Royalists, capturing the Viceroy.
This battle saw the defeat of the last viable Royalist army in
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 x-Battle Burgos 06   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The next 29th of July Burgos will be taken for the rollerbladers.
Only for 50 soldiers, 50 places for those who has the enough courage to participate on this battle, the unique thematic competition all over the world, no else ever did this !
Go to x-Battle.org, sign yourself and prepare yourself for this new chapter, for this new experience, for this new battle...
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