Battle of Tours, 732

Illustration

Syed Muhammad Khan
by Charles de Steuben
published on 07 January 2020
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"Bataille de Poitiers, en octobre 732" (French for "Battle of Poitiers, in October 732") by Charles de Steuben (1788 - 1856). The painting is a romanticized depiction of the Frankish general Charles Martel (718-741) fighting against the Umayyad general Abd al-Rehamn Al Ghafiqi at the Battle of Tours (also known as the "Battle of Poitiers", and the "Highway of the Martyrs") in 732. The one-on-one fight depicted never occurred, as Abd al-Rehman was killed by a lance and his forces led a disorganized retreat.

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Steuben, C. d. (2020, January 07). Battle of Tours, 732. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11662/battle-of-tours-732/

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