Battle of Consuegra

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Battle of Consuegra
Château de Consuegra, entrée des visiteurs.JPG
Castle of la Muela in Consuegra.
Date 15 August 1097
Location Consuegra
Result Almoravid victory
Belligerents
Almoravid dynasty Kingdom of Castile
Kingdom of León
Commanders and leaders
Muhammad ibn al-Hajj Alfonso VI of León and Castile
Diego Rodríguez (Son of El Cid)  
Álvar Fáñez
Pedro Ansúrez
García Ordóñez
Strength
10,000 - 20,000 30,000 - 35,000
Casualties and losses
High Low
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The Battle of Consuegra was a battle of the Spanish Reconquista fought on August 15, 1097 near the village of Consuegra in the province of Castile-La Mancha between the Castilian and Leonese army of Alfonso VI and the Almoravids under Yusuf ibn Tashfin. The battle soon turned into Almoravid victory and the son of El Cid, Diego Rodríguez, perished. Alfonso with some Leónese retreated into the castle of Consuegra, which was besieged for eight days until the Almoravids withdraw to the south.

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Coordinates: 39°27′N 3°36′W / 39.450°N 3.600°W / 39.450; -3.600