Battle of Rueda

Battle of Rueda
Part of the Reconquista

Ramiro III of León who abdicated the throne after the disastrous loss at Rueda.
LocationRueda, Valladolid, Roa, Spain
Result Victory for Al-andalus
Kingdom of León
County of Castile
Kingdom of Navarre
Caliphate of Córdoba
Commanders and leaders
Ramiro III of León
García Fernández of Castile
Sancho II of Pamplona
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The Battle of Rueda (981) was a battle of the Spanish Reconquista that took place near the town of Rueda, Valladolid, Roa, Spain between the Muslim forces of Al-Andalus, commanded by Almanzor, and the combined forces of the Christian kingdoms of Leon and Navarre, plus the County of Castile, led by King Ramiro III of Leon, García Fernández of Castile and Sancho II of Pamplona. The battle ended in a disastrous defeat for the Christian kingdoms and resulted in the rebellion of the Galician nobles and the eventual abdication of King Ramiro III in favor of Bermudo II of León.

The battle took place about 32 kilometers south west of Valladolid. The battle followed a similar defeat at the Battle of Torrevicente.

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Coordinates: 41°36′00″N 4°49′00″W / 41.6000°N 4.8167°W / 41.6000; -4.8167

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