Battle of the Burbia River
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Battle of the Burbia River

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Battle of the Burbia River
Battle of the Burbia River ©Angus McBride
791 Jan 1

Battle of the Burbia River

Villafranca del Bierzo, Spain

The Battle of Río Burbia or the Battle of the Burbia River was a battle fought in the year 791 between the troops of the Kingdom of Asturias, commanded by King Bermudo I of Asturias, and the troops of the Emirate of Córdoba, led by Yusuf ibn Bujt. The battle occurred in the context of the Ghazws of Hisham I against the Christian rebels of the northern Iberian Peninsula. The battle took place near the Río Burbia, in the area which is today known as Villafranca del Bierzo. The battle resulted in a victory for the Emirate of Cordoba.

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