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Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa

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Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa
Conflict Spanish Reconquista
Date July 16, 1212
Place Near Las Navas de Tolosa
Result Christian victory
Christian coalition Almohads
Alfonso VIII of Castile
Sancho VII of Navarre
Peter II of Aragon
Alfonso II of Portugal
Muhammad al-Nasir
about 100,000 about 460,000
Unknown about 100,000

The July 16 1212 battle of Las Navas de Tolosa is considered a major turning point in the history of Medieval Iberia. The forces of King Alfonso VIII of Castile were joined by the armies of his Christian rivals, Sancho VII of Navarre, Peter II of Aragon and Alfonso II of Portugal in battle against the Muslim Almohad rulers of the southern half of the Iberian Peninsula. Caliph al-Nasir led the Almohad army. The Pope called European knights to a crusade.

The defeat of the Almohads signaled the beginning of a long decline in the power of the Moors in the Iberian Peninsula, and gave further momentum to the Christian Reconquest begun by the kingdoms of northern Iberia centuries before.

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