Battle of Pedroso

Battle of Pedroso

The Battle of Pedroso was fought in January, 1071 near present day Pedroso (Vila Nova de Gaia), Portugal.

Forces under García II, the King of Galicia, defeated those under Nuno Mendes, the last count of Portugal of the House of Vímara Peres. The battle resulted in the death of Nuno Mendes and Garcia II declaring himself King of Portugal, the first to do so.

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