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Don Pelayo
Pelagius (Spanish: Pelayo, Asturian: Pelayu; c. 685 – 737) was a Visigothic nobleman[1] who founded the Kingdom of Asturias, ruling it from 718 until his death. Through his victory at the Battle of Covadonga, he is credited with beginning the Reconquista, the Christian
Christian
reconquest of the Iberian peninsula
Iberian peninsula
from the Moors. He established an independent Christian
Christian
state in opposition to Moorish hegemony. The chief sources for Pelagius's life and career are two Latin chronicles written in the late ninth century in the kingdom he founded
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Spanish Language
The Spanish language
Spanish language
(/ˈspænɪʃ/ ( listen);  Español (help·info)), also called the Castilian language[4] (/kæˈstɪliən/ ( listen),  castellano (help·info)), is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain
Spain
and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin
Latin
America and Spain. It is usually considered the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.[5][6][7][8][9] Spanish is a part of the Ibero-Romance group of languages, which evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin
Vulgar Latin
in Iberia after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire
Western Roman Empire
in the 5th century
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Fafila Of Asturias
Fafila, Favila, or Favilac (died 739) was the second King of Asturias from 737 until his death. He was the only son and successor of Pelagius, the first Asturian monarch, and was named after his paternal grandfather, who was the youngest son of Chindasuinth. In 737 he founded the Church of Santa Cruz, in his capital of Cangas de Onís, but aside from this, nothing else about his reign is known. He was said to have been killed by a bear on a hunt. The hunt was probably a political tool for fostering political ties within his court,[citation needed] a common medieval practice.[citation needed] Nonetheless, later chroniclers[who?] criticised him as given over to excessive levity.A 1530s miniature, depicting Favila being mauled by a bear.Favila was buried with his wife Froiluba in the Church of Santa Cruz de Cangas de Onís. According to the foundation inscription of Santa Cruz, he left children, but they did not succeed him
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Theudimer
Theodemir or Theudimer[1] (died 743) was a Visigothic
Visigothic
comes (count) prominent in the southeast of Carthaginensis
Carthaginensis
(the region around Murcia[2]) during the last decades of the Visigothic
Visigothic
kingdom and for several years after the Moorish conquest. He ruled seven cities in southeastern Spain, mentioned in the Treaty of Orihuela
Treaty of Orihuela
that was preserved by the Andalusian historian Ibn Adarí in the thirteenth century:[3] Orihuela, Valentila (possibly an equivalent for Valencia), Alicante, Mula, Bigastro, Eyya (probably Ojós), and Lorca.[4] Sometime probably during the joint reign of Egica and Wittiza, a Byzantine fleet raided the coasts of southern Iberia and was driven off by Theudimer
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Bishop Of Seville
The Archdiocese of Seville
Seville
is part of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in Seville, Spain. The Diocese of Seville
Seville
was founded in the 3rd century. It was raised to the level of an archdiocese in the 4th century. The current Archbishop
Archbishop
is Juan José Asenjo Pelegrina.[1][2] It has the suffragan dioceses of:Cádiz y Ceuta Córdoba Huelva Canaries Jerez de la Frontera San Cristóbal de La Laguna o TenerifeContents1 Early History of the Diocese 2 List of Bishops and Archbishops of Seville2.1 Auxiliary bishops3 ReferencesEarly History of the Diocese[edit] See also: Early centers of Christianity § Hispania Baetica During Roman times Seville
Seville
was the capital of the Province of Baetica, and the origin of the diocese goes back to apostolic times, or at least to the 1st century
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Oppa
Oppas or Oppa[1] (died after 712) was a member of the Visigothic elite in the city of Toledo on the eve of the Muslim conquest of Hispania. He was a son of Egica and therefore a brother or half-brother of Wittiza.[2] After the defeat of king Roderic
Roderic
at the Battle of Guadalete, according to the Chronicle of 754, the Arabs
Arabs
under Tariq ibn Ziyad
Tariq ibn Ziyad
marched as far as Toledo, but Oppa, who was staying there, fled the city before they took it
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Covadonga
Covadonga
Covadonga
(Asturian: Cuadonga, from the Visigothic/Old Germanic "Cofa Weorðunga", meaning "Cave of Worship/True, Loyal Thanks", or "Cofa Ðunga/Ðanca", meaning "Cave of Thanks/Gratitude", is a village and one of 11 parishes in Cangas de Onís, a municipality within the province and autonomous community of Asturias, in Northwestern Spain. It is situated in the Picos de Europa
Picos de Europa
mountains.Contents1 History 2 Sanctuary 3 Gallery 4 See also 5 External linksHistory[edit] In 722 AD, Iberian Christians won a namesake battle over the Muslims in Covadonga. This was the first Christian
Christian
victory in the Iberian Peninsula over the Arabs and Berbers invading from north Africa under the Umayyad banner, and is often considered to be the start of the 770-year effort to expel Muslim rulers governing the Iberia during the Reconquista
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Ahmed Mohammed Al-Maqqari
Abu-l-'Abbas Ahmad ibn Mohammed al-Maqqari (or Al-Makkari) (c. 1578–1632) was an Algerian scholar who was born in Tlemcen
Tlemcen
in 1577 from a prominent intellectual family that traced its origin to the village of Maqqara, near M'sila.[1] After an early training in Tlemcen, al-Maqqari moved to Fes
Fes
in Morocco and then to Marrakech, following the court of Ahmad al-Mansur, to whom he dedicated his Rawdat al-As (The garden of Myrtle) about the ulemas of Marrakech
Marrakech
and Fes. After al- Mansur's death in 1603, al-Maqqari established himself in Fes, where he was appointed both as mufti and as the imam of the Qarawiyyin
Qarawiyyin
mosque by al-Mansour's successor Zidan Abu Maali
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Al-Hurr Ibn Abd Al-Rahman Al-Thaqafi
Al-Ḥurr ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Thaqafī (Arabic: الحر بن عبد الرحمن الثقفي‎) was an early Umayyad
Umayyad
governor who ruled the Muslim province of Al-Andalus
Al-Andalus
from between 716 and 718. He was the third successor to Musa bin Nusair, the North African governor who had directed the conquest of Visigothic Spain
Visigothic Spain
several years earlier in 711.[1] Al-Hurr was the first Muslim commander to cross the Pyrenees
Pyrenees
in 717, leading a small raiding party into Septimania
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As-Sham
The historic region of Syria
Syria
(Hieroglyphic Luwian: Sura/i; Greek: Συρία; in modern literature called Greater Syria, Syria-Palestine, or the Levant) is an area located east of the Mediterranean sea. The oldest attestation of the name Syria
Syria
is from the 8th century BC in a bilingual inscription in Hieroglyphic Luwian and Phoenician. In this inscription the Luwian word Sura/i was translated to Phoenician ʔšr "Assyria."[1] For Herodotus
Herodotus
in the 5th century BC, Syria
Syria
extended as far north as the Halys river
Halys river
and as far south as Arabia and Egypt. For Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Elder
and Pomponius Mela, Syria
Syria
covered the entire Fertile Crescent
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Cangas De Onís
Cangas de Onís
Onís
(Asturian: Cangues d'Onís) is a municipality in the eastern part of the province and autonomous community of Asturias
Asturias
in the northwest of Spain. The capital of the municipality is also Cangas de Onís. More than seventy square kilometres of the concejo form part of the Parque nacional de los Picos de Europa
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Alfonso I Of Asturias
Alfonso I of Asturias, called the Catholic (el Católico), (c. 693 – 757) was the third King of Asturias, reigning from 739 to his death in 757. His reign saw an extension of the Christian
Christian
domain of Asturias, reconquering Galicia and León. He succeeded his brother-in-law Favila, and was succeeded by his son, Fruela I. Alfonso's youngest son, Mauregatus, also became king, and his daughter Adosinda was consort to king Silo of Asturias. The dynasty started by Alfonso was known in contemporary Al-Andalus
Al-Andalus
as the Astur-Leonese dynasty. Biography[edit] As the son of Duke Peter of Cantabria, Alfonso held many lands in that region. He is said to have married Ermesinda, daughter of Pelagius, who founded Asturias
Asturias
after the Battle of Covadonga
Battle of Covadonga
in which he reversed the Moorish conquest of the region
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Peter Of Cantabria
Peter (Latin: Petrus, Spanish: Pedro; died 730) was the Duke of Cantabria. While various writers have attempted to name his parentage, (for example, making him son or brother of King Erwig), early sources say nothing more specific than the chronicle of 'Pseudo-Alfonso': that he was "ex semine Leuvigildi et Reccaredi progenitus" (descended from the bloodline of Liuvigild
Liuvigild
and Reccared I). He was the father of King Alfonso I and of Fruela of Cantabria, father of Kings Aurelius and Bermudo I. According to the Muslim chroniclers, in the year 714, Musa ibn Nusair sacked Amaya, capital of Cantabria, for the second time after Tariq did the year before
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Iglesia De Santa Eulalia (Abamia)
Iglesia de Santa Eulalia (Abamia)
Iglesia de Santa Eulalia (Abamia)
is a church in Asturias, Spain, in the vicinity of Covadonga. Pelagius of Asturias, who in 718 conquered a Moorish army in Covadonga to begin the so-called Spanish Reconquista, and his wife were originally buried here. Coordinates: 43°20′22″N 5°03′35″W / 43.33944°N 5.05972°W / 43.33944; -5.05972This article about a church building or other Christian place of worship in Spain
Spain
is a stub
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León, Spain
León (/leɪˈɒn, -ˈoʊn/; Spanish: León [leˈon]; Leonese: Llión [ʎiˈoŋ]; Portuguese: Leão) is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Its city population of 127,817 (2015) makes it the largest municipality in the province, accounting for more than one quarter[2] of the province's population. Including the metropolitan area, the population is estimated at 202,793 (2015). Founded as the military encampment of the Legio VI Victrix
Legio VI Victrix
around 29 BC, its standing as an encampment city was consolidated with the definitive settlement of the Legio VII Gemina
Legio VII Gemina
from 74 AD
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Alfonso X Of Castile
Alfonso X (also occasionally Alphonso, Alphonse, or Alfons, 23 November 1221 – 4 April 1284), called the Wise (Spanish: el Sabio), was the King of Castile, León and Galicia from 30 May 1252 until his death in 1284. During the imperial election of 1257, a dissident faction chose him to be King of the Romans (Latin: Rex Romanorum; German: Römisch-deutscher König) on 1 April. He renounced his imperial claim in 1275, and in creating an alliance with England in 1254, his claim on Gascony as well. Alfonso X fostered the development of a cosmopolitan court that encouraged learning. Jews, Muslims, and Christians had prominent roles in his court. As a result of his encouraging the translation of works from Arabic
Arabic
and Latin into the vernacular of Castile, many intellectual changes took place, perhaps the most notable being encouragement of the use of Castilian as a primary language of higher learning, science, and law
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