Siege of Lisbon

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Siege of Lisbon
Part of the Portuguese Reconquista
and the Second Crusade
Siege of Lisbon by Roque Gameiro.jpg
The Conquest of Lisbon painting by Alfredo Roque Gameiro (1917)
Date1 July – 25 October 1147
Location
Result Portuguese-Crusader victory
Belligerents
PortugueseFlag1143.svgPortugal
Cross-Pattee-red.svg Crusaders
Taifa of Badajoz
Commanders and leaders
Afonso I of Portugal
Hervey de Glanvill
Arnout IV, Count of Aarschot
Christian of Ghistelles
Simon of Dover
Andrew of London
Saher of Archelle
William Longsword
Unknown
Strength

20,000

  • 7,000 Portuguese
  • 6,000 English
  • 5,000 Germans
  • 2,000 Flemings[1]
~15,000

The siege of Lisbon was a battle in the city of Lisbon. Portugal. The seige to place from 1 July to 25 October 1147. Portugal retook the city and removed the Moors who controlled it. The siege of Lisbon was one of the Christian victories of the Second Crusade.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. H. V. Livermore (2 January 1966). A New History of Portugal. Cambridge University Press Archive. p. 57. GGKEY:RFTURZQG9XA.
  2. C. W. David, "The Authorship of the De Expugnatione Lyxbonensi", Speculum, 7:1 (1932), 50, citing Helmold's Chronica Slavorum in MGH, Scriptores, 11, 58: Hoc solum prospere cessit de universo opere, quod peregrinus patravit exercitus.