Zaragoza

What is Zaragoza known for?


open battle

his superiority and stature, specially from 1890 to 1899, the Cordovan (Córdoba, Spain) bullfighter was in open battle with anybody was not him. On October 15, the Cordovan bullfighter was quished, but crestfallen, he had to surrender unconditionally, in a hotel Zaragoza: "I quit bullfighting, but not of my own accord, I'm spelled.". "Guerrita" took part in 891 bullfights, killed 2547 bulls and never had the three warnings. On May 19, 1895, at six o'clock


ancient local

. According to ancient local tradition, on 2 January of the year AD 40, the Virgin Mary appeared to James on the bank of the Ebro River at Caesaraugusta, while he was preaching the Gospel in Iberia. She appeared upon a pillar, Nuestra Señora del Pilar, and that pillar is conserved and venerated within the present Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, in Zaragoza, Spain. Following that apparition, St James returned to Judea, where he was beheaded by King Herod Agrippa I in the year 44. Commons:Zaragoza, Spain


sports wild

Antioquia department, in Colombia. Bounded on the north by the department of Córdoba (Córdoba Department), in the east by the municipalities of Antioquia in Nechí and El Bagre, on the south by the municipality of Zaragoza, and west to the town of Cáceres (Cáceres, Antioquia), and is located 287 km from Medellín. 1991–1995 Barbara Schett made her debut at the WTA Tour as a wild card (Wild card (sports)) entrant for the tournament in Kitzbühel. She played

March 4, 1967 in Linköping) is a Swedish (Sweden) rifle shooter, specializing in the Prone position. He was a 300 m Rifle (300 m Rifle) specialist during most of the 1990s and a part of the winning team at the 1998 ISSF World Shooting Championships in Zaragoza, Spain. After this however, he started to focus in the Olympic 50 m Rifle (50 metre rifle prone). He got a very late wild card (Wild card (sports)) to the 2000 Olympics (2000 Summer Olympics) and performed 599, only one point from the maximum (and World record) result, in the qualification round, and managed to keep his lead during the final. The battle unfolded after the army of Abd al-Rahman III launched toward the northern Christian territories in 934. Abd al-Rahman III had gathered a large army of Moorish (Moors) fighters, with the help of the Moorish governor of Zaragoza, Abu Yahya. The Christian king Ramiro II led the counterattack with an army constituted of his own troops, those of the Count Fernan Gonzalez, the Navarrese under García Sánchez I, the Kingdom of Galicia (Galicia (Spain)), and the Kingdom of Asturias. Commons:Zaragoza, Spain


holding home

. According to what is probably a legend, at the urging of the monks of San Juan de la Peña Peter planned to join on the Crusade of 1101 and make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, but Pope Paschal II refused to allow it and ordered him to make war on Zaragoza instead. Peter, probably aided by knights from France (Kingdom of France) and Catalonia (Principality of Catalonia), Reilly, 304, deduces this from the presence of Berengar (Berengar (Bishop of Barcelona)), Bishop of Barcelona, in Barbastro on 5 May 1101 to attend the reconsecration of the mosque as a Christian church. certainly did make war on Zaragoza in 1101, in a campaign that lasted the whole year. He may have been inspired by the First Crusaders, since contemporary accounts of the 1101 campaign call him a "cross-bearer" (''crucifer''). Christopher Tyerman (2006), ''God's War: A New History of the Crusades'' (London: Pengiun Books), 659. The size of his forces so impressed a contemporary scribe in León (Kingdom of León) that he remarked in the dating formula of a document of 12 February that "Peter, Aragonese king, with his infinite multitude of armed men, the city of Zaragoza, with Christ's banner, fought". Reilly, 304: ''Petrus quoque rex aragonensis eum infinita armorum multitudine Cesaraugustam civitatem cum Christi vexillo preliante''. By June Peter had begun the siege of Zaragoza itself. For the siege he had a fortress built named Juslibol (a corruption of the Latin slogan ''Deus lo volt'' God wills it used by the First Crusaders) and ringed the city with banners bearing the cross. Tyerman, 662. Today Juslibol (:es:Juslibol) is a town three kilometres from Zaragoza. In August he was conducting a ''razzia'' (raid) as far south as Alpenes and the river Ebro, but the campaign was eventually aborted due to insufficient cavalry. By the end of the year he had expanded Aragon and Navarre in the west almost as far as the walls of Zaragoza and Tudela (Tudela, Navarre), though the cities both remained in Muslim hands. The A-66 motorway (Ruta de La Plata), A-8 (Autopista del Cantábrico) and the AS-1 (Autovía Minera) are the main highway accesses. By train, Gijón has daily service to Madrid, Alicante, Zaragoza, and Barcelona. Cruise ships call at El Musel, and the Airport of Asturias is located in the not far away municipality of Castrillón with daily flights to major Spanish and European cities. Upon succeeding his father he called a ''corts (parliament)'' in Zaragoza for his coronation. He crowned himself, disappointing the Archbishop of Zaragoza and thus rejecting the surrender Peter II (Peter II of Aragon) had made to the Papacy, in an otherwise traditional ceremony. According to his own later reports, this act caused him some "distress". He did, however, affirm the liberties and privileges of Aragon. Chaytor, 167. Also while he was at Zaragoza an embassy from Castile (Crown of Castile) had met him and asked that he promise to uphold the donations of land his father had made to his stepmother Eleanor (Eleanor of Castile (1307–1359)), but he refused to give a clear answer as to the legitimacy of the donations. As Peter had no male issue, his brother Count Jaume of Urgell was the presumptive heir to the Aragonese throne. Peter grew to mistrust the intentions of Jaume over time. Peter decided that he would instead name his daughter Constança as his heir notwithstanding the precedents established by Jaume I (Jaume I of Aragon) and Alfons IV (Alfons IV of Aragon) to exclude females from the throne. To this end, he demanded that Jaume cede his post as procurator general, a position which, by tradition, was reserved for the second in line to the Aragonese throne. Jaume fled to Zaragoza where he gained the favor of certain nobles who wished to reassert their powers vis a vis the monarch. Peter eventually succumbed to the pressure to hold a cortes in Zaragoza where he made numerous concessions of royal authority to quell a rebellion he was not yet in a position to crush. One of such concessions was to revoke his attempt to name Constanca as heir, and to restore Jaume as procurator general. To avert additional damage, Peter dissolved the corts on the premise that he had to address a crisis developing in Sardinia. Not long thereafter, while Peter was in Catalonia, Jaume suddenly died. Many suspected Peter of having arranged to have Jaume poisoned. Deprived of their leader, the Union of Aragon was greatly weakened. On 11 March 1987, Real Sociedad set a record for most goals in a quarter-final of the Copa del Rey by beating Real Mallorca 10-1. In the semi-finals of the same tournament (1986-87 Copa del Rey), they beat their Basque rivals (Basque derby) Athletic Bilbao 1-0 over two legs. On 27 June


previous place

: michaelservetusresearch.com img fotos Diapositiva22.jpg registry of the deans of the University of Paris which shows his previous place of residence. To date it is unknown how and who taught Michael de Villanueva, but it is very possible that at Zaragoza by influence of his Jewish converso family he would have gotten a very personalized education which would explain the depth and range of his eclectic knowledge. At the age of fifteen, Michael de Villanueva entered the service of a Franciscan friar


portraying local

of Honor. The Spanish Senate then commissioned him to create ''La Rendición de Granada'' (The Surrender of Granada) that took him three years to complete (1882). The painting hangs in the Capilla Real (Royal Chapel of Granada) at Granada In 1881 he became the Director of the Spanish Arts Academy in Rome, but resigned from this post after two years. He traveled, mostly in Italy, portraying local themes and people. In 1897 he returned to Madrid as the director of the Museo del Prado. He held this position only briefly and then focused again on painting. He was born in Villanueva de Gállego, near Zaragoza in Aragon, and studied initially in Zaragoza and then transferred to the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and the '''Academia de Acuarelistas''' in Madrid. In 1873, he won a scholarship to go to Rome. From there he had opportunities to travel to France and Venice and studied the old masters. In 1878 he submitted his painting ''Doña Joanna of Castile'' or (Juana la Loca) to the National Exhibition in Spain and was awarded the Medal of Honor. The Spanish Senate then commissioned him to create ''La Rendición de Granada'' (The Surrender of Granada) that took him three years to complete (1882). The painting hangs in the Capilla Real (Royal Chapel of Granada) at Granada In 1881 he became the Director of the Spanish Arts Academy in Rome, but resigned from this post after two years. He traveled, mostly in Italy, portraying local themes and people. In 1897 he returned to Madrid as the director of the Museo del Prado. He held this position only briefly and then focused again on painting. Some distinguished people from the Navarrese Baztan area, a tentative biographical data base Family lands property being inherited by the eldest surviving male only provided cadet able bodied women men for marriage, the service of the Catholic Church, if providing adequate moneys in the case of nuns wishing to spend the rest of their lives leading a contemplative life, expansion of Christianity trying to teach indigenous and or enslaved people, (blacks and defeated in battle Muslims for instance) and also having access to University colleges, mainly at Zaragoza, Valladolid and Salamanca, learning Law and Civil Administration befitting Service to the Empire and or serving in the Imperial Army Navy with the status of free men, ("hidalgos"), some sort of social class equivalent to the rural born Squires in England. manufacturer CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) and Siemens (Siemens AG) factory Zaragoza, Spain operator Heathrow Express Description The fleet was built in 1997-1998 by CAF and Siemens (Siemens AG) at the latter’s factory in Zaragoza, Spain. There are 14 four five carriage units. Class 332 & 360 2 - Heathrow Express - Siemens Mobility. Retrieved 2012-02-25. '''Carlos Eduardo López Avila''', better known under his stage name '''Jeremías''', is a British (United Kingdom)-Venezuelan singer-songwriter who was born in London, England on September 19, 1973, of Venezuelan parents. He moved to Venezuela at the age of 2, although he still maintains a British passport. Encouraged musically from an early age, he began writing songs at age 8, and at age 11 took the name Jeremías. He later signed with the record label Universal (Universal Music Group), in 2000 several Venezuelan record companies were interested in his project and after some failed attempts, he created his own label, Avila Records, Commons:Zaragoza, Spain


study programs

) NoWhere near Zaragoza in Spain. The academy currently sponsors trimester-long foreign study programs in Stratford (Stratford-upon-Avon), Grenoble, St. Petersburg, Cape Eleuthera, Göttingen, Ballytobin, Taichung, and San Fernando (San Fernando, Spain); as well as school-year abroad programs in Beijing, Rennes, Viterbo, and Zaragoza. The academy also offers foreign language summer programs in France, Japan, Spain, and Taiwan


stage play

stage play The Importance of Being Earnest, the musician teamed up with Héroes del Silencio, becoming a major number in the Hispanic rock scene. The band eventually broke up in 1996 and Bunbury started his solo career in 1997 with a electro-rock album, Radical Sonora with his new band: Copi (piano), Del Moran (bass), Ramon Gacias (drums) and former Héroes del Silencio guitarist Alan Boguslavsky. In 1807 he commanded the first Vistulan regiment, and rendered good service at the battles


position attacking

the trademark of a Spanish whiskey). The band members are MCs Kase-O, Lírico, Hate (AKA Maestro Sho Hai) and DJ R de Rumba. *Valladolid - Valladolid Airport *Zaragoza - Zaragoza Airport birth_date '''Víctor Fernández''', (born in Zaragoza, Spain; November 28, 1960) is a Spanish (Spain) football


building+biography

and the extension of the Bank of Spain, an almost totally mimetic reproduction of the existing building. Biography He was born at Madrid about 1585. Nothing positive is known of him before the publication of his celebrated romance, the ''Poema trágico del español Gerardo, y desengaño del amor lascivo'' (1615-1617). Translated into English by Leonard Digges (Leonard Digges (II)) in 1622 as ''Gerardo the Unfortunate Spaniard.'' There is evidence that he had been sentenced to eight years at the galleys previous to January 1, 1620, and that the penalty had been remitted; but the nature of his offence is not stated. His treatment of political questions in the ''Historia apologética en los sucesos del reyno de Aragon, y su ciudad de Zaragoza, años de 91 y 92'' (1622), having led to the confiscation of the book, Céspedes took up his residence at Zaragoza and Lisbon. right200px thumb Ángel Sanz Briz memorial:In this house lived the ambassador of Spain, Ángel Sanz Briz, who saved thousands of human beings from the Holocaust in Budapest in 1944 (File:Placa en memoria de Ángel Sanz-Briz - 20071204.jpg) '''Ángel Sanz Briz''' (Zaragoza, September 28, 1910 - Rome, June 11, 1980) was a Spanish (Spain) diplomat during World War II who helped save many Hungarian Jews from Nazi (Nazi Germany) persecution. His journey began in the city of Zaragoza, further down the valley of the Ebro, whence he proceeded north to France, and then set sail from the port of Marseilles. After visiting Genoa, Lucca, Pisa, and Rome in present-day Italy; Greece; and Constantinople, he set off across Asia. He visited Syria, Lebanon, Land of Israel, and northern Mesopotamia (which he called Shinar) before reaching Baghdad. From there he went to Persia (Persian Empire), then cut back across the Arabian Peninsula to Egypt and North Africa, returning to the Iberian Peninsula in 1173. His visit to the ruins outside the city of Mosul in Baghdad is one of the earliest accurate descriptions of the site of ancient Nineveh. The Sumerians: Their History, Culture and Character, by Samuel Noah Kramer, University of Chicago Press, 1963, p. 8 In all he visited over 300 cities, including many of importance in Jewish history, such as Susa, Sura, and Pumbedita in southern Persia. In addition, he gathered information on many more areas which he heard about on his travels, including China and Tibet. He recorded details on cultures such as that of Al-Hashishin, the hemp smokers, introducing Western Europeans to people and places far beyond their experience. is a city and municipality in the province of Zaragoza (Zaragoza (province)) in Aragón, Spain lying on the river Jalón (Jalón (river)), in the midst of the Sistema Ibérico mountain range. It is the second-largest city in the province after the capital, Zaragoza, and the largest town in Aragón other than the three provincial capitals. It is the seat of the comarca (list of Aragonese comarcas) of Comunidad de Calatayud. '''Balay''', former Spanish (Spain) company of white products, now owned by the BSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group (BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH). Headquarters were in Zaragoza, plants in Zaragoza, Pamplona, Estella, Vitoria (Vitoria-Gasteiz) and Santander (Santander, Cantabria). In 1953, the Spanish and American governments finalized agreements to establish a number of Spanish-American air bases, including Morón Air Base. Morón was one of three major USAF Cold War airbases in Spain, the others being Zaragoza Air Base near Zaragoza and Torrejón Air Base near Madrid. Construction efforts began in 1953 under the direction of the US Navy, taking over 3 years to complete. '''Celtiberian''' or '''Northeastern Hispano-Celtic''' is an extinct (extinct language) Indo-European language of the Celtic (Celtic languages) branch spoken by the Celtiberians in an area of the Iberian Peninsula lying between the headwaters of the Duero, Tajo, Júcar and Turia rivers and the Ebro river. This language is directly attested in nearly 200 inscriptions dated in the 2nd century BC and the 1st century BC, mainly in Celtiberian script, a direct adaptation of the northeastern Iberian script, but also in Latin alphabet. The longest extant Celtiberian inscriptions are those on three Botorrita plaques, bronze plaques from Botorrita near Zaragoza, dating to the early 1st century BC, labelled Botorrita I, III and IV (Botorrita II is in the Latin language (Latin)). thumb 350px Photograph of Botorrita I (both sides) (Image:Botorrita 1.jpg) The '''Botorrita plaques''' are four bronze plaques discovered in Botorrita (Roman ''Contrebia Belaisca''), near Zaragoza, Spain, dating to the early 1st century BC, known as Botorrita I, II, III and IV. Botorrita II This bronze plaque is inscribed in Latin and was discovered in an illegal excavation of the Contrebia Belaisca (Botorrita) site, and was obtained in December 1979 by editor Fatas. The inscription is fully decipherable and relates how the senate of Contrebia Belaisca was called upon by neighboring towns for a decision concerning the right of the town of Salluia (Zaragoza) to build a canal through the territory of the Sosinestani, an initiative to which the neighboring Allauonenses objected. Based upon the names of Roman officials, the text has been dated to May 87 BC. Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia John T. Koch, Vol 1, p. 233 - 6 7 June 2003 La Romareda, Zaragoza, Spain Commons:Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza

'''Zaragoza''' ( ) accessdate 26 September 2014 publisher Collins Dictionary date n.d. in English (English language), ''Encyclopædia Britannica'' Zaragoza (conventional Saragossa) is the capital city of the Zaragoza province (Province of Zaragoza) and of the autonomous community (autonomous communities of Spain) of Aragon, Spain. It lies by the Ebro river and its tributaries, the Huerva (Huerva River) and the Gállego (Gállego (river)), roughly in the center of both Aragon and the Ebro basin.

On 1 September 2010 the population of the city of Zaragoza was 701,090, , ranking fifth (List of municipalities in Spain by population) in Spain. It is the 35th most populous municipality (Largest cities of the European Union by population within city limits) in the European Union. The population of the metropolitan area was estimated in 2006 at 783,763 inhabitants. The municipality is home to more than 50 percent of the Aragonese population. The city lies at an elevation of above sea level (above mean sea level).

Zaragoza hosted Expo 2008 in the summer of 2008, a world's fair on water and sustainable development. It was also a candidate for the European Capital of Culture in 2012.

The city is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar (Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar), La Seo Cathedral and the Aljafería Palace (Aljafería). Together with La Seo and the Aljafería, several other buildings form part of the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ''Fiestas del Pilar'' are among the most celebrated festivals in Spain.

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