Battle of La Higueruela

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Battle of La Higueruela
Part of the Spanish Reconquista
Battle of Higueruela.jpg
The Battle of Higueruela as depicted in the Gallery of Battles at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain..
Date 1 July 1431
Location Vega de Granada, modern day Spain
Result modest victory for the forces of Castile
Belligerents
Bandera de la Corona de Castilla.svg Kingdom of Castile Standard of Grenade after Cresques Atlas s XIV.svg Nasrid dynasty
Commanders and leaders
Bandera de la Corona de Castilla.svg Álvaro de Luna Standard of Grenade after Cresques Atlas s XIV.svg Muhammad IX
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown about 12,000
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The Battle of La Higueruela (literally: "Battle at the little fig tree") was fought in the Vega of the river Genil near Granada on 1 July 1431 between the forces of John II of Castile, led by Álvaro de Luna, and troops loyal to Muhammed IX, Nasrid Sultan of Granada. The battle was a modest victory for the forces of Castile. Following this battle, John II of Castile installed Yusuf IV, grandson of Muhammed VI,[1] as Sultan of Granada.[2]

The battle is depicted in a famous series of fresco paintings by Fabrizio Castello, Orazio Cambiasi and Lazzaro Tavarone in the Gallery of Battles at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Houtsma, p.880
  2. ^ Fernandez, p.75

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References[edit]

  • Echevarria, Ana (1999). The Fortress of Faith: The Attitude Towards Muslims in Fifteenth Century Spain. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 90-04-11232-4
  • Fernández, Luis Suárez (1989). Los Reyes Católicos: El tiempo de la Guerra de Granada. Ediciones Rialp. ISBN 84-321-2560-1
  • Houtsma, Martijn Theodoor. E.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936. Vol. VI. BRILL, 1987. ISBN 90-04-09792-9