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  • Very Entertaining And Popular Sport In Spain
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    Spain is located in southwest Europe. Spain official name is Reino de Espana, which means, Kingdom of Spain. The capitol of Spain is Madrid, which is the largest populated city in the country. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, which also is greatly populated. Official language spoken is Castilian Spanish, others Catalan, Galician, and Basque. The majority of Spanish religion is 97% Roman Catholicism, others i.e. Protestantism Islam & Judaism. Their currency is Spanish Peseta. A hist...
  • Philip The Low Countries
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    King of Spain, only son of the Emperor Charles V, and Isabella of Portugal, b. at Valladolid, 21 May, 1527; d. at the Escorial, 13 Sept., 1598. He was carefully educated in the sciences, learned French and Latin, though he never spoke anything but Castilian, and also showed much interest in architecture and music. In 1543 he married his cousin, Maria of: Portugal, who died at the birth of Don Carlos (1535). He was appointed regent of Spain with a council by Charles V. In 1554 he married Mary Tud...
  • Later Goya
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    Jose de Goya y Lucientes was born on March 30, in the year 1746, in Fuendetodos, a small village in northern Spain. At the age of fourteen he became an apprentice for a local artist, Jose Luz an. Later he traveled to Madrid where he took interest in the last of the great Venetian painters. After attempting and failing to enroll in the Royal Academy of San Fernando, Goya then traveled to Rome, Italy. Then on to Sago ssa in 1771 where he painted fresco in several local churches, establishing a rep...
  • Known Best As El Cid
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    An Overview of the Life of a Spanish National Hero Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, known best as El Cid, is revered as a great national hero of Spain. The name El Cid comes from the Arabic 'El Seid' meaning the Lord. Known to his admiring countrymen as 'campeador', or champion, he was a Spanish warrior whom later legend made into a hero and the symbol of chivalry and virtue. El Cid was born in Vivar near Burgos in 1043. His father, Diego La inez, was a member of the minor nobility, called the 'infanzones...
  • First King Of A United Spain
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    Spain, country in southern Europe, south of France. The total area is 505,990 sq km (195,364 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Madrid. Land and Resources The largest part of Spain is a dry central plateau divided by mountain ranges, where rapid rivers flow through narrow valleys. A narrow plain edges the long coast. The Pyrenees Mountains form the border with France, and the narrow Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain from Africa. Despite a climate with extremes of temperature and generally...
  • Simon Bolivar
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    THE BEGINNING Simon Jose Antonio de la Santi sima Trinidad Bolivar was born in Caracas on July 24, 1783 to don Juan Vicente Bolivar y Ponte y dona Maria de la Concepcion Palacios y Blanco. Simon received an excellent education from his tutors, Simon Rodriquez and Andres Bello. By the age of nine Bolivar lost both his parents, and was being taken care of by his uncle don Carlos Palacios. At the age of fifteen in 1799 he traveled to Spain to receive a better education. In Spain, Bolivar met Maria ...
  • Unified Kingdom Of Spain
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    IMPORTANT DATES about 1100-1000 BC Phoenicians began colonizing Spain. Modern cities such as C diz and Malaga were founded by the Phoenicians around this time. 400's BC The Carthaginians conquered much of Spain. 200's BC Spain became an important part of the Roman Empire following the Punic Wars. AD 573 The Visigoths completed their conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. 711-718 The Moors conquered most of Spain. Many Spaniards converted to Islam, and Moorish culture began to flourish. 1000's The Ch...

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