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27 Jul

Battle of Rio Salado (1340)

The Battle of Rio Salado also known as the Battle of Tarifa was fought between the Muslim Marinids of Northern Africa and allied Castilian and Portuguese forces led by Alfonso IX of Castile and Alfonso IV of Portugal at the Salado River near the town of Tarifa in 1340. The Marinids were decisively defeated, returned to Africa and never again tried to invade the Iberian Peninsula. The Battle of Rio Salado is considered one of the most important battles of the Reconquista after the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212.

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