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  Battle of Ceuta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Ceuta (August 14, 1415) and the subsequent conquest of the North African city of Ceuta by the Portuguese had its roots in the earliest years of the Aviz dynasty of Portugal.
Both the Battle of Ceuta and, in a larger sense, the era of European expansion were influenced by the Infant Dom Henrique of Portugal; he is better known to history as Prince Henry the Navigator.
The Portuguese conquest of Ceuta served larger purposes than simply winning knightly spurs for the sons of João I; their victory over the forces of Allah rekindled dreams of a unified Christendom that could subdue Islam in a multi-pronged conflict.
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 Learn more about List of battles (alphabetical) in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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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 Battle of Ceuta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Battle of Ceuta and the subsequent conquest of the North African city of Ceuta by the Portuguese had its roots in the earliest years of the Aviz dynasty.
The Portuguese conquest of Ceuta served larger purposes than simply to win knightly spurs for the sons of João I; this victory of the forces of Allah rekindled dreams of a unified Christendom that could subdue Islam in a multi-pronged conflict.
An attack that commenced on the morning of August 14, 1415 ended with the capture of the town by nightfall; the Infant Henrique distinguished himself in battle, being wounded during the conquest of the city that was known as the “Key to the Mediterranean.”
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 List of battles 1401-1800 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Tannenberg) on July 15 Polish and Lithuanian army under Wladislaus II of Poland break the spine of the Teutonic Knights under Ulrich von Jungingen
1421 Battle of Bauge The French and Scottish forces of Charles VII commanded by the Earl of Buchan defeat the forces of Henry V commanded by the Duke of Clarence.
1600 Battle of Nieuwpoort June 2 Battle between Dutch (led by Prince Maurits) and Spanish army, led by Albrecht, archduke of Austria.
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 Ceuta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ceuta is an enclave in mainland Morocco, covering an area of 19,7 km².
Ceuta is governed through a 25 seat local council with 4 parties, of which Groupo Independiente Liberal is the largest with 12 seats.
The nature around Ceuta is marked by 7 peaks, of which Jabal Musa is one of the two Pillars of Hercules, once the symbolic gate between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.
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 Battle of Ceuta -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The prospect of a triumphant (The military forces of a nation) military and (A member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience) religious unification with distant Christian empires thus increased in its attraction to European leaders.
The battle itself was almost anti-climactic, because the 45,000 men who traveled on 200 Portuguese (A vessel that carries passengers or freight) ships caught the defenders of Ceuta off guard.
Prince Henry distinguished himself in the battle, being wounded during the conquest of the city that was known as the “Key to the (The largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia) Mediterranean.”
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 ninemsn Encarta - Search Results - Ceuta
Ceuta, city, an exclave of Spain in north-west Africa, a seaport on the Straits of Gibraltar, also bordered by Morocco.
The Almohad Empire began to disintegrate after the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212, in which the Spanish defeated the Moroccans.
Henry the Navigator (1394-1460), prince of Portugal, noted as the patron of navigation and exploration, born in Porto.
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He was one of five sons, his mother being Philippa, daughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and his father King John I, known in history for his victories over the Moors and in particular for his conquest of Ceuta, a powerful Moorish stronghold, and his establishment of an episcopal see within its walls.
His mother, the queen, had nurtured the martial spirit of her sons, and it is even said that on her deathbed she gave them each a sword, charging them to use it in defence of widows, orphans, and their country, and in particular against unbelievers.
Though his position was perilous in the extreme, the Portuguese Cortes refused to surrender Ceuta, not only on account of the treachery of the Moors, but because the place had cost them so dearly and might serve as a point of departure for future conquests.
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 Life in Limbostan
Ceuta is a small place—a hectic, hilly coil of serpentine streets speckled by the odd verdant cow pasture.
While it is true that Ceuta's Muslims are, for the most part, quite poor and sorely underrepresented on the police force and in City Hall, I couldn't find one who wanted Ceuta assimilated into Morocco.
Hamadi also pointed to new signs of racial tolerance in Ceuta: Arabic is now taught in the schools, and the city is unearthing and restoring a brick village that dates from the 13th century.
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 List of battles 1401-1800
Battle of Grunwald or Battle of Zalgiris) July 15 Poles and Lithuanians defeat Teutonic Knights
1428 Battle of Orleans English forces commanded by the Earl of Salisbury with duke of Bedford besiege French city and are driven off with the loss of their siege engines by Joan.
1600 Battle of Nieuwpoort June 2 Battle between Dutch (led by Prince Mauritz) and Spanish army, led by Albrecht, archduke of Austria.
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 Learn more about History of Africa in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
By the end of the 15th century Spain had completely thrown off the Muslim yoke, but even while the Moors were still in Granada, Portugal was strong enough to carry the war into Africa.
In 1415 a Portuguese force captured the citadel of Ceuta on the Moorish coast.
With the Battle of Ceuta Africa had ceased to belong solely to the Mediterranean world.
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Florinda is reported to have brought down King Roderic of Spain by a false accusation of rape in revenge for her lover’s death at Roderic’s hand.
This was used extremely effectively during the scene on the eve of the battle as each side of the revolve had the opposing sides camp and as the stage revolved the goings on in each camp could be revealed at the same time.
The final scene showing the aftermath of the battle is ingeniously lower as a drawbridge from the back of the stage and the scene is immediately changed to the battle scene with dead bodies littered amongst dying fires.
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 World History 1400- 1450 AD
The British decisively defeated the French at the battle of Agincourt on October 25th.
In July 1495 the French lost the Battle of Fornovo and Charles was forced to flee Italy.
The Christian armies were led by Hunyadi who acheived two important victories, the first at the battle of Hermanstadt, and then at the battle of Nissa in which the Ottomans are driven from Bulgaria.
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 Azores Islands
Its program of exploration, discovery, and settlement was for the purpose of conquering the Muslims.9 Henry's first move was to defeat the Muslims at Ceuta (Morocco) in order to free the African coast for exploration.
In modern history, spring and early summer is the time for branding cattle and with this is the battle of man and beast competing to see who is the strongest.
On July 25, 1581, the Terceirans along with other Azoreans fought the Spanish in a bloody land battle where cattle were released by the Azoreans to disperse and stop the invaders.170 Undaunted, fifty Spanish ships bombarded the island with cannon.
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 SailNet Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Because of this strategic location, both Gibraltar and Ceuta have been fought over and held by many nations throughout the centuries, and as a result both territories have unique mixtures of culture, history, and architecture.
So we decided to make landfall in Ceuta since it was a Spanish outpost attached to Morocco, where we could ease gently into a new and unfamiliar culture.
Since our course to Ceuta was to the southeast, a levanter would have made it a very unpleasant bash but of greater concern was the reduced visibility crossing the heavily traveled shipping lanes.
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 Macao: The Portuguese Colonial Empire Comes to An End
Ceuta reverted to Spain in 1580, and has remained a Spanish enclave ever since.
The Portuguese prince, Henry the Navigator, took part in the battle for Ceuta, and its exoticism whetted his appetite for exploration and territorial expansion.
Henry went on to become a patron of cartography, navigation, and exploration during the 15th century, and launched his country on its way to amassing an extensive empire spanning several continents.
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 Christopher Columbus' family and his Perestrello and Moniz in-laws.
Gil is called a knight and overseer of things pertaining to Ceuta by the Constable, in a document of 1423, quoted in another document of King Duarte's reign.
There is no record of his having been at the Battle of Ceuta, however, as is sometimes claimed.
At the battle of Ceuta, in 1415, Prince Henry, son of King John I, was fighting nearly alone and in great danger, when he was joined by Garcia Moniz, "a gentleman that was guardian of the Prince when he was young, who the Prince knew well.
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 File 1 - Pre-Crusader Times to 1095AD - Merchants and Bankers Listings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As in all battles, there are innocent bystanders, who do not want to get involved, such as the conventional political historians, or the philologically oriented sub-specialists of ancient history - epigraphers, papyrologists, pot-cataloguers.
Their pacifism (in this battle) has its defensive ideology and rhetoric; their focus, or so they claim, is on 'the evidence', the 'facts', and on 'what really happened'.
In Ireland on 23 April, 1014 is Battle of Clontarf, in which men's motives are swirling and difficult to discern; Vikings are involved.
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 John I of Portugal - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal
In April 1385, after the Interregnum of 1383-1385, he was unanimously chosen king by the estates of the realm at Coimbra.
The king of Castile invaded Portugal, but his army was compelled by pestilence to withdraw, and subsequently by the decisive battle of Aljubarrota[?] (August 14, 1385) the stability of John's throne was permanently secured.
Hostilities continued intermittently until John of Castile died, without leaving issue by Beatrice, in 1390.
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 Lost Worlds Page 11 - From 500AD to 1000AD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Defeat of Ordono at battle of Val de Junquera.
As the Great Moravian Empire crumbled, the Magyars slowly but surely forged deeper into Slovakian territory, until finally at the Battle of Bratislava, in 907, the Great Moravian Empire was defeated once and for all.
There followed the Battle of Hazat in 500AD, and he broke Yemen from control of Northern Arabia.
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 History of Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
By the end of the 15th century Spain had completely removed the Muslims, but even while the Moors were still in Granada, Portugal was strong enough to carry the war into Africa.
During World War I, there were several battles between the United Kingdom and Germany, the most notable being the Battle of Tanga, and a sustained guerrilla campaign by the German General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck.
Definitive defeat of the Germans in the Second Battle of El Alamein.
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 Hitler defeats Stalin - AlternateHistory.com Discussion Board
The Battle of Ceuta cleared the path for the allies to overcome the loss of Gibraltar and come to dominate the Mediterranean Sea.
As Hitler's troops began to lay seige to the Turkish capital of Ankara in November; American and British troops began to pour onto the beaches of Algeria.
After fighting breif battles against the French, the allies proved victorious.
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 FOCUS on MOROCCO - History
The Oued Al Makhazine Battle (or the Battle of The three Kings)
Enthronment of His Majesty Mohammed V at the age of 18.
Under his rule, Morocco engaged in the decisive battle for independence
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 Spain - Bayona - Parador de Baiona
Not many modern yachtsmen would like to cross the Atlantic on this small vessel!.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the combined English and Dutch fleets sailed through these waters to the battle of Vigo in October 1702.
It is believed that there is still a treasure ship on the bottom which was sunk while trying to escape from "fire ships" trying to set them ablaze.
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 A Web Undone 2
Amnesty International has condemned the Spanish and Moroccan governments' treatment of African migrants attempting to cross the border from Morocco to Spain at Melilla and Ceuta.
In addition to describing the injuries inflicted on migrants at the border crossings, Amnesty documents the practice of abandoning them in the desert.
The Battle of Salamis : The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization by Barry Strauss
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 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Places of the World (Ca-Ce)
Cape Trafalgar is a cape on the south-west coast of Spain, west of Gibraltar.
It was the scene of the Battle Of Trafalgar in 1805.
Cape Verde is a group of 14 volcanic islands in the Atlantic ocean.
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