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ID: 7017406
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Batalha (inhabited place)  Batalha (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 39 37 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.6600  decimal degrees
Long: 008 49 29 W  degrees minutes   Long: -8.8240  decimal degrees

Note: Noted for the Battle of Aljubarrota that was fought near here in 1385, when John I of Portugal defeated John I of Castile & secured Portugal's independence; large Dominican abbey was built here to commemorate the victory, but was sacked by French in 1810.

Names:
Batalha (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Portugal (nation)  ........  Portugal (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Leiria (national district)  ............  Leiria (national district) (P)
Hierarchy of Batalha (inhabited place)  ................  Batalha (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was an important medieval center
town (C)
monastic center (C)
capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Batalha..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 82
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accesesd 29 April 2014
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 82
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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