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Encyclopedia > Morisco Revolt

The Morisco Revolt occurred in 1568. Events March 23 - Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. ...


Two years after the death of Suleyman the Magnificent, his successor Selim II was continuing to battle to expand the Ottoman Empire. Philip II of Spain decided to reintroduce old laws prohibiting their customs, religion and language, to goad the minority of Moriscos living in Granada into an open revolt that he could contain, rather than wait for them to side with a possible Ottoman invader in the near future. The Morisco rallied under the leadership of Aben Humeya and evolved into a guerilla unit based in the Alpujarra mountains. Suleiman the Magnificent Suleiman I (November 6, 1494 – September 5/6, 1566); in Turkish Süleyman , (nicknamed the Magnificent in Europe and the Lawgiver in the Islamic World, in Turkish Kanuni) was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1520 to 1566 and successor to Selim I. He was born at... Selim II Selim II (May 28, 1524 – December 12, 1574) was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1566 until his death. ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (Ottoman Turkish for the Eternal State) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Ä°stanbul (Constantinople,Konstantiniyye) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 6. ... Philip II of Spain (Spanish: Felipe II) - (May 21, 1526 – September 13, 1598), the first King of Spain understood as the whole peninsula of Hispania (r. ... Morisco (Spanish Moor-like) or mourisco (Portuguese) is a term referring to a kind of New Christian in Spain and Portugal. ... Granada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in the community of Andalusia, Spain. ... Aben Humeya (1520-1568) the last king of Granada, he was chosen as king by the Moriscos who had revolted against King Philip II of Spain. ... Guerrilla (also called a partisan) is a term borrowed from Spanish (from guerra meaning war) used to describe small combat groups. ... Las Alpujarras is a mountainous district in Southern Spain, which stretches south from the Sierra Nevada mountains near Granada in the autonomous region of Andalucía. ...


The suppression of the revolt was handled by Philip's half-brother Don Juan d'Austria, the illegitimate son of Charles I - and was fought with a large number of troops from Castile who ended the revolt in 1571. During this extended revolt however, the Ottoman armies successfully invaded Cyprus in 1570 while Spanish forces destroyed the observatory in Istanbul. Don John of Austria went on from suppressing the revolt, to become famous for defeating the Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Lepanto. Don John of Austria (February 24, 1547 - October 1, 1578), also known as Juan De Austria and Don Juan de Austria, was the illegitimate son of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. ... Charles V Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain Charles V (Spanish: Carlos I, Dutch: Karel V, German: Karl V.) (24 February 1500–21 September 1558) is considered (the first) King of Spain though in fact was his son the first who used that title. ... A former kingdom of Spain, Castile comprises the two regions of Old Castile in north-western Spain, and New Castile in the centre of the country. ... Events January 11 - Austrian nobility is granted Freedom of religion. ... Events January 23 - The assassination of regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war February 25 - Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England with the bull Regnans in Excelsis May 20 - Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas. ... Observatory of Strasbourg An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial and/or celestial events. ... Shows the Location of the Province İstanbul Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul; a contraction of Greek εις την πολιν into the city, the former Constantinople, Κωνσταντινούπολις) is the largest city in Turkey, and arguably the most important. ... The naval Battle of Lepanto took place on 7 October 1571 at the northern edge of the entrance to the Gulf of Corinth (then the Gulf of Lepanto), off western Greece. ...


Following the suppression of the revolt Philip II forced the dispersal of the Morisco population of Granada to other areas. Philip II had considered this would weaken the links between the members of the Morisco community and would facilitate their assimilation into the Christian population; instead, the measure worsened the situation and led to the final expulsion by Philip III in 1609. Philip III can refer to a number of monarchs: Philip III of Macedon (c. ...


 
 

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