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Batalha de Ourique, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ajsa
N 37° 40.660 W 008° 02.150
29S E 585021 N 4170490
Quick Description: The Battle of Ourique (25 July 1139: St. James Day) saw the forces of Portuguese Prince Afonso Henriques (of the House of Burgundy) defeat the Almoravid Moors led by Ali ibn Yusuf.
Location: Beja, Portugal
Date Posted: 11/1/2011 12:45:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMD08Q
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 5

Long Description:
After the Ourique Battle, a terrible and lengthy fight, what remained of the five Moorish kings army was lost in the Alentejo plains.

Afonso Henriques was declared king of Portugal, the first king, and he included five shields in his coat of arms, representing the five defeated kingdoms.
Name of Battle:
Battle of Ourique

Name of War: Moroccan-Portuguese conflicts

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 7/25/1139

Date of Battle (End): 7/25/1139

Entrance Fee: Not Listed

Parking: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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