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Battle of Trancoso

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About 300 men  About 600 men
Result  Portuguese victory
Date  29 May 1385
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Unknown  400 dead 6 out of 7 captains killed
Combatants  Kingdom of Portugal, Crown of Castile
Similar  1383–1385 Portuguese interregnum, Battle of Atoleiros, Siege of Lisbon, Battle of Aljubarrota, Battle of Alfarrobeira

Battle of trancoso


The Battle of Trancoso was fought on 29 May 1385 between the Kingdom of Portugal and the Crown of Castile.

Following the coronation of João of Aviz, John I of Castile sent an army into the Portuguese region of Beira in retaliation for Portuguese defiance, where they committed all the kinds of atrocities. The city of Viseu was pillaged and burned, but when the Castilians were returning to Castile with their plundered loot and the prisoners they had taken, a Portuguese army met them, dismounted and assumed a defensive formation. The Castilians exhausted themselves in attack but ended up being utterly routed, with very high casualties among their ranks, and with six of their seven captains killed. The Portuguese released all those taken captive by the Castilians and recovered all the pillage taken from their towns.

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Battle of Trancoso Wikipedia


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