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Battle of Almansa

The Battle of Almansa, part of the War of the Spanish Succession, took place in 1707.

The allied forces of Portugal, England and the United Provinces (lead by the Count of Galloway and Marqués de las Minas) have a great battle with the forces of Spain and France near of the castle of Almansa (Spain). The Portuguese-English forces are soundly defeated; more than 4000 men are killed and 8000 taken prisoner.

This victory by the forces of the Bourbon King Philip V of Spain was significant in the consolidation of the kingdom of Spain.