Alfonso II


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Alfonso II,

1152–96, king of Aragón (1162–96) and, as Raymond Berengar V, count of Barcelona (1162–96); son and successor of Raymond Berengar IV of Barcelona and Petronilla of Aragón. He inherited Provence (1166), which he successfully defended against the counts of Toulouse, and Roussillon (1172). He conquered (1171) Teruel from the Moors and, after releasing himself from homage to Alfonso VIII of Castile, concluded with him the Treaty of Cazorla (1179), which reserved the reconquest of Valencia for Aragón. He was succeeded in Aragón by his eldest son, Peter II, and in Provence by a younger son.

Alfonso II

(Alfonso the Fat), 1185–1223, king of Portugal (1211–23), son and successor of Sancho I. His reign was spent in struggles with the church and his brothers and sisters, to whom his father had left many of his estates. Alfonso's measures against the church holdings and the bishops led to his excommunication (1219). Though he was himself unwarlike, Alfonso's army took part in the major victory over the Moors at Las Navas de Tolosa (1212) and captured (1217) Alcácer do Sal. He was succeeded by his son Sancho II (reigned 1223–48).

Alfonso II

(Alfonso the Chaste), 759–842, Spanish king of Asturias (791–842), grandson of Alfonso I. He established his capital at Oviedo, which his father, Fruela I, had founded. Continuing the struggle against the Moors, he sought the support of the Frankish emperors Charlemagne and Louis I. Alfonso II built the first church on the site of Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de Compostela
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city (1990 pop. 91,419), capital of Galicia, in A Coruña prov., NW Spain, on the Sar River. The city is one of the chief shrines of Christendom. There in the early 9th cent. the supposed tomb of the apostle St.
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822-852), and his consecutive temporary alliance with Alfonso II of Asturias (r.
(3) Ademas, y de manera mas importante, el dilatado titulo que aparece en el documento hace referencia a una de las particularidades mas intrigantes de la obra: el que-contra toda la tradicion-Lope haya optado por trasladar la trama del "tributo de las cien doncellas" desde el reinado de Ramiro I (842-850) al de su predecesor Alfonso II el Casto (791-842).
King Alfonso II orders a chapel to be built on the spot -- Campus Stellae (Field of the Star) -- and pilgrimages begin.
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More specifically, around 1176, King Alfonso II promulgated a number of local laws and privileges known as the Fueros de Teruel.
After a rejection by the Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Salviati repeatedly contacted Alfonso II D'Este, Duke of Ferrara, and was finally accepted at his court on the recommendation of Ercole Cortile.
La Estoria de Espana cuenta que este rey se caso con Monnina del linaje del rey de Navarra y tuvieron como hijos a Alfonso II de Asturias, apodado el Casto, quien reinaria entre 760 y 842 (Estoria de Espana 229-47).
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The city is made up of interesting squares with the cathedral square leading to the square of Alfonso II the Chaste, where you will find the palaces of Valdecarzana and la Ra.