Reconquista Timeline

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  • c. 1043 - 1099
    Life of Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, El Cid.
  • 1085
    King Alfonso VI of León and Castile captures Toledo from the Moors.
  • Jun 1147 - Oct 1147
    The siege of Lisbon during the Second Crusade.
  • 17 Oct 1147
    Almeria in northern Spain is captured from the Moors during the Second Crusade.
  • 21 Oct 1147
    The capture of Lisbon by the Second Crusaders.
  • 30 Dec 1148
    Tortosa in eastern Spain is captured from the Moors during the Second Crusade.
  • 1158
    Foundation of the Order of Calatrava in Spain.
  • 1170
    Foundation of the Order of Santiago in Spain.
  • 1173
    Foundation of the Order of Montjoy in Aragon, Spain.
  • 1176
    Foundation of the Order of Alcantara in Spain.
  • c. 1178
    Foundation of the Order of Evora in Portugal.
  • 1195
    The Moors win a victory over the Christian kingdoms of Spain at the Battle of Alarcos.
  • 1212
    A coalition army of three Spanish kingdoms defeats the Moors at Las Navas de Tolosa.
  • 1236
    Cordoba is captured from the Moors during the Reconquista.
  • 1238
    Valencia is captured from the Moors during the Reconquista.
  • 1248
    Seville is captured from the Moors during the Reconquista.
  • 1492
    Granada, the final Muslim territory in Spain, is captured.