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  Battle of Guadalete - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Guadalete took place July 19, 711, at the Guadalete River (or La Janda Lake) in the southern extreme of the Iberian peninsula.
It was a decisive defeat for the Visigoth king Roderic (or Rodrigo), who disappeared and was likely killed, and an important victory for the Muslim forces that defeated him, about 1,700-7000 Yemenis and Berbers led by Tariq ibn Ziyad.
Pelayo of Asturias, a low level official of the Visigothic state, escaped the Moors and went on to found the Kingdom of Asturias, resisting Muslim overlordship from the northwest corner of the peninsula.
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 Pelayo of Asturias
A nobleman of high birth in the Kingdom of the Visigoths that held power in Spain from the early 8th century until its defeat by the Muslims at the Battle of Guadalete in 711, Pelayo refused to accept Islamic overlordship of his homeland.
He escaped capture at Guadalete, where he may have been a member of the Visigoth King Rodrigo's bodyguard, and returned to his native Asturias in the northern part of Spain.
It wasn't until 722 that his kingdom was secured, when a powerful Muslim force sent to conquer Asturias once and for all was defeated by Pelayo at the Battle of Covadonga.
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 How the Spanish defeated the Islamic Terror - Topic Powered by Groupee Community
The most glaring example of such re-imposition of a Muslim occupation on lands liberated by Christian forces, is that of the kingdom of Jerusalem, that was set-up by the Crusades after they liberated the land from the stranglehold of the Muslims in the 11th century.
The reconquest began almost immediately in 718 with the defeat of the Muslim army at the battle of Alcama by the Visigoth chieftain Pelayo who was one of the few survivors of the battle of the Guadalete river.
He escaped capture at the battle of Guadalete, where he was a member of the Visigothic King Rodrigo's bodyguard, and returned to his native Asturias in the northern part of Spain.
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 Battle of Guadalete: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Battle of Guadalete: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
The Battle of Guadalete took place in 711 at the Guadalete River in the extreme south of the Iberian peninsula.
It represented a decisive defeat for the Visigothic king Rodrigo, who was killed, and a decisive victory for the Moslem forces that defeated him, 7000 Berbers led by Tariq ibn Ziyab.
www.encyclopedian.com /ba/Battle-of-Guadalete.html   (139 words)

  
 Media Guide to Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Tariq ibn Ziyad crosses the Strait of Gibraltar and defeats the Visigoth king Rodrigo at the Battle of Guadalete, marking the beginning of the formation of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain).
Led by Alp Arslan, the Seljuk sultan of Persia, Turks defeat the troops of Byzantine Emperor Romanus IV in a decisive battle.
At the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, the Al Mohads are defeated by the combined armies of Aragon and Castile -- a turning point in the Iberian peninsula's history.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
fter the defeat of the Goths by Moslems in the battle of Guadalete in 711, The Astures led by Pelayo oppose the new invador, escaping defeat thanks to a complex strategy at the battle of Cuadonga(718) which gave them victory, freeing Asturies from the Moslem yoke, and led to Pelayo's coronation as king.
Thus was born the Asturorum Regnum and it was at this point that the Astures began to evolve towards a superior social-state structure.
Arrived at the throne on marrying Adosinda, daughter to Alfonso I, crushed a Galician rebellion at the battle of Mt. Cubeiro.
www.asturies.com /belenos/memoriacelta/english/Hestoria2.htm   (248 words)

  
 Tarik Ibn Ziyad: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
When the heirs of the Visigothic king, Witiza, requested help from the Moors of N Africa against the usurper Roderick, Tarik, with his Moorish army, crossed (711) from Africa to Gibraltar (originally named for him, in Arabic, Jebel-al-Tarik; i.e., Tarik's mountain).
Tarik defeated Roderick in the same year in the battle of Guadalete, but he did not restore Witiza's heirs.
When the last king, Roderick, seized the throne, his rivals appealed to the Muslim leader Tarik ibn Ziyad, whose victory (711) in a battle near Medina Sidonia ended the Visigothic kingdom and inaugurated the Moorish period...
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 August 30 Definition / August 30 Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
The battle was fought on August 30, 1813 between French troops (44 000 men commanded by General Dominique Vandamme) and allied Austrian-Russian-Prussian forces commanded by Field-Marshal Barclay de Tolly....
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Following the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson and the closing of the Mississippi, Confederate General E. Kirby Smith was confronted with the command of a virtually independent area of the Confederacy and with all of its inherent administrative problems.
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 July 19 Definition / July 19 Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
July 19 - Ummayad Moors conquer the Iberian peninsula after the Battle of Guadalete Philippicus incites a revolt against Justinian II, and upon the latter's death declares himself Byzantine emperor Childebert II succeeded by Dagobert III Births...
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 Moors is used in this article to describe the medieval
Battle of Poitiers) was fought on October 10, 732 between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and an Islamic army led by Emir Abd er Rahman.
During the battle, the Franks defeated the Islamic army and Emir Abd er Rahman was killed.
The governor of Cordoba, Abd-ar-Rahman, is killed during the battle.
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 Chronology of World History: Military 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Suetonius, with 10,000 soldiers meets the Britons in battle, and the Romans triumph, killing the British soldiers, their women and children.
Attila retires to the plain of Moirey, where he is defeated at Maurica, the Battle of Chalon.
Arthur appears to have defeated the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Badon, or Mount Badon.
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 Visigothic Spain - Spain in Antiquity - History - Spain - Europe
However, in 507 another Germanic group, the Franks, routed Visigothic forces in the decisive Battle of Vouille and drove the Visigoths from most of France.
In 710 a battle for succession to the Visigothic throne erupted following the death of King Witiza.
After defeating Roderick’s army at the Battle of Guadalete in southern Spain, Muslim forces advanced swiftly into the rest of Spain.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/spain/history/spain_in_antiquity/visigothic_spain.htm   (770 words)

  
 Pelayo of Asturias - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Pelayo was a nobleman of high birth in the Visigothic kingdom that held power in Hispania from the early fifth century until its defeat by the Moors at the Battle of Guadalete in 711.
He escaped capture at the Guadalete River, where he might have been one of the bodyguards of Roderic, the Visigothic king.
Pelayo returned to his native Asturias (in the northern part of modern day Spain) and became the leader of a rebellion against Munuza, the Moorish governor of the area.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Pelayo   (426 words)

  
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Like our other ancestors, they refused to submit to the Moors during their invasion and fought as Knights with the last Visigothic King, Rodrigo, at the Battle of Guadalete in the year 714 AD.
The knights from this house in Leon were noted for many valiant and heroic acts during the battles with the Moors.
He fought in the Battles of Toro and Albuera and was commended with the Medal of the Order of Don Herman de Pantoja.
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 Site Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
378 Aug 9, In the Battle of Adrianople the Visigoth Calvary defeated Roman Army.
711 Jul 19, The Muslim troops crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and defeated the Visigoth king Rodrigo at the battle of Guadalete.
The Umayyads with the help of the Berbers in North Africa moved across the Strait of Gibraltar and began the conquest of Spain and Portugal.
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 The Royal Scribe
Barely a century later, the Visigothic kingdom was under serious threat from the Moors - Muslims from North Africa - and in the year 711, the last Visigothic king was killed by Muslim forces at the Battle of Guadalete.
It was here that a Visigothic nobleman known as Pelayo, who had fought at and escaped the Battle of Guadalete, prepared to carve out a Christian kingdom.
The vulnerable kingdom won the ultimate test of its strength in 722 when Pelayo and his Christian troops won a major victory over the Moorish army at the Battle of Covadonga, considered the first Christian victory of the Reconquista, or Reconquest, of Iberia.
www.etoile.co.uk /Columns/RoyalScribe/050822.html   (1051 words)

  
 Timeline 600CE to 999CE
657 Jul 26, Mu'awiyan defeated Caliph Ali in the Battle of Siffin in Mesopotamia.
Islam's westward spread was stopped by the Franks at the Battle of Tours (also known as the Battle of Poitiers).
p.H) 876 Oct 8, Charles the Bald was defeated at the Battle of Andernach.
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 Wikinfo | Battle of Guadalete
History -- Military history -- List of battles
It represented a decisive defeat for the Visigothic king Roderic (or Rodrigo), who was killed, and a decisive victory for the Moslem forces that defeated him, 7000 Berbers led by Tariq ibn Ziyab.
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 Once Upon a Time in Andalusia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
When looking at the Muslim expansion in Spain one is struck by its speed, its generally peaceful aspect and civilizational component.
It took the Muslims less than three years (from 711 to 714) and one battle (at Guadalete, near Cadiz) to spread throughout the whole of Spain.
The able Berber General Tariq ibn Ziyad crossed to Algeciras and a battle in Guadalete, near Cadiz took place.
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 The Project Gutenberg eBook of Christianity And Islam
Success in their first serious battle was secured to them by the opportune desertion from the enemy's ranks of the disaffected political party under the sons of the late king Witiza,
It is probable that only the Goths made a determined stand; and even after such a crushing defeat as they received at Guadalete, and after the loss of their king, the Gothic nobles still offered a stubborn resistance in Merida, Cordova, and elsewhere.
His words are: Children are dashed on the ground, young men beheaded, their fathers fall in battle, the old men are massacred, the women reserved for greater misfortune; every cathedral burnt or destroyed, the national substance plundered, oaths and treaties uniformly broken.
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 Tariq ibn-Ziyad - TheBestLinks.com - Tariq ibn Ziyad, April 30, Arabic, Gibraltar, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
We shall now either defeat the enemy and win or die a coward's death by drowning in the sea.
The Moor armies swept through Spain and won a decisive victory in the summer of 711 when the Visigoth king, Roderic was defeated and killed on July 19th at the Battle of Guadalete.
Afterwards, Tariq was made governor of Spain for a while, but he would eventually return to Morocco.
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 TIMELINE 8th CENTURY page of ULTIMATE SCIENCE FICTION WEB GUIDE
Charles "the Hammer" Martel is best known for winning the [732] Battle of Poitiers (also known as the Battle of Tours) which stopped the advance of Islamic conquest in Europe at the Spanish and Southern France side of the Pyranees.
Islamic History of the 8th Century Charles "the Hammer" Martel is best known for winning the Battle of Poitiers (also known as the Battle of Tours) which stopped the advance of Islamic conquest in Europe at the Spanish and Southern France side of the Pyranees.
On the death of Archbishop Nothelm, Cuthbert was consecrated archbishop, and Dunn, Bishop of Rochester.
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 The Baldwin Project: Historical Tales: Spanish by Charles Morris
One ambitious noble named Paul, who thought it would be an easy thing to take the throne from an old man who had shown so plainly that he did not want it, rose in rebellion.
Wamba met him in battle, routed his army, and took him prisoner.
Paul expected nothing less than to [10] have his head stricken off, but Wamba simply ordered that it should be shaved.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Malaga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Hostegesis governed the see from 845 to 864.
After the battle of Guadalete the city passed into the hands of the Arabs, and the bishopric was suppressed.
Malaga then became for a time a possession of the Caliphate of Cordova.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09565b.htm   (492 words)

  
 Moorish Invasion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
The Moors not only brought their religion, but also their music, their art, their view of life, and their architecture...two of the greatest examples of which are the Alhambra in Granada and the Escorial in Cordoba.
711: The Muslim troops cross the Strait of Gibraltar and defeat the Visigoths at the battle of Guadalete.
1312 to 1350: Alfonso XI fights the kingdom of Granada for 25 years and in 1340 wins the battle of Rio Salado.
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The first decisive battle in the South[1] lasted, as some writers have declared, six whole days, and the Arabs were at one time on the point of being driven into the sea.
This is apparent from Tarik's address to his soldiers in the heat of battle: "Moslems, conquerors of Africa, whither would you fly?
There is no help for you save in your own right hands[2] and the favour of God." Nor must we lay any stress on the disparity of forces on either side, amounting to five to one, for a large proportion of Roderic's army was disaffected.
www2.cddc.vt.edu /gutenberg/1/5/2/6/15262/15262-8.txt   (13604 words)

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