Las Navas de Tolosa(redirected from Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa)
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Las Navas de Tolosa
a settlement in Spain, in the province of Jaén, Andalusia, near where the united forces of the Spanish kingdoms of Castile, Leon, Aragon, and Navarre, led by the Castilian king Alfonso VIII, defeated the troops of the Al-mohads on July 16, 1212. The battle was a turning point in the history of the Reconquest and marked the beginning of the fall of the state of the Almohads and the rapid territorial expansion of the Spanish states.