Battle of Pedroso

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Battle of Pedroso
Date 18 January 1071
Location Pedroso, near Braga
Result Victory of Garcia II
Belligerents
County of Portugal Kingdom of Galicia
Commanders and leaders
Nuno II Mendes  Garcia II

The Battle of Pedroso was fought in 18 January 1071,[1]in Pedroso, near Braga, Portugal.[2]

Forces under García II, the King of Galicia, defeated those under Nuno II Mendes, the last count of Portugal of the House of Vímara Peres. The battle resulted in the death of Nuno Mendes and Garcia II declaring himself King of Portugal, the first to do so.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brandão, Brito, p.36
  2. ^ Brandão, Brito, p.36
  3. ^ Ribeiro, p.44

References[edit]

  • António Brandão, Bernardo de Brito, Crónica do conde D. Henrique, D. Teresa e infante D. Afonso (1944).
  • Ângelo Ribeiro, História de Portugal: A formação do território - da Lusitânia ao alargamento do país (2004) ISBN 989-554-106-6