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Encyclopedia > Vímara Peres

Vímara Peres from Vimara (Weimar or Guimar) and Peres (son of Peter) was a christian warlord of the 9th century in west Iberia. He was a vassal of the King of Leon and was sent to conquer from the Moors (Arabs and Berbers who invaded Visigothic Spain) and secure the west coastal fringe of Gallaecia, from the Minho River to the Douro River including the Portus Cale town, later 'O Porto' (Oporto). This article is about the religious people known as Christians. ... German Emperors bore the title of Warlord (German: Kriegsherr), sometimes as a formal label of honour, sometimes in grim earnest. ... ( 8th century - 9th century - 10th century - other centuries) Events Beowulf might have been written down in this century, though it could also have been in the 8th century Reign of Charlemagne, and concurrent (and controversially labeled) Carolingian Renaissance in western Europe Viking attacks on Europe begin Oseberg ship burial The... For the terrain type see Moor Moors is used in this article to describe the medieval Muslim inhabitants of al-Andalus and the Maghreb, whose culture is often called Moorish. For other meanings look at Moors (Meaning) or Blackamoors. ... Arab (disambiguation). ... The Berbers (also called Imazighen, free men, singular Amazigh) are a predominantly Muslim ethnic group indigenous to the Maghreb, speaking the Berber languages of the Afroasiatic family. ... Gallaecia or Callaecia was the name of a Roman province that comprised a territory in the north-west of Hispania (approximately the current Galicia of Spain and the north of Portugal). ... Miño/Minho designates both the river as well as an adjacent Portuguese region Miño/Minho River The river is the longest in Galicia with an extension of 340 km. ... View of the river mouth from Portos Crystal Palace Gardens, facing West Douro (Latin Durius, Spanish Duero, Portuguese Douro) is one of the major rivers of Portugal and Spain, flowing from its source near Soria across central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Oporto. ... A modern view of the ancient city of Porto, the city that gave the name to the country. ...


He was able to expell the Moors and founded a fortified town under his own name VIMARANIS (of Vimar) which later became GUIMARANIS, present day Guimarães (the Portuguese call it "The Craddle City"). Guimarães is a city in northwestern Portugal, in the province of Minho, and in Braga district. ...


 
 

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