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Battle of Alfarrobeira

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The Battle of Alfarrobeira took place on May 20 1449, was a confrontation between the forces commanded by king Afonso V of Portugal and his uncle Afonso, Duke of Braganza, against the army of the rebellious Pedro, Duke of Coimbra. The place was Alverca, near Lisbon, at the margins of the creek of Alfarrobeira. The result was a definite defeat and death of the duke of Coimbra and the establishment of the Braganša as the most powerful house of Portugal.

Battle of Alfarrobeira
Dates of battleMay 20, 1449
Battle beforen.a.
Battle aftern.a.
Site of battleAlverca, near Lisbon
Combatant 1the kingdom
led byAfonso V of Portugal
Forces30,000 men
Combatant 2the rebels
led byPedro, Duke of Coimbra
Forces6,000 men
resultend of the rebellion

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