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sábado, 20 de dezembro de 2014

Pedro González de Mendoza, "El de Aljubarrota"


Pedro González de Mendoza, Senhor de Hita e Buitrago foi um dos mais corajosos e notáveis nobres ao serviço de Juan I de Castela.   
Militar e poeta, foi denominado "o herói de Aljubarrota", por ter dado o seu cavalo ao seu Rei, permitindo-lhe escapar do campo de batalha durante a debandada das tropas castelhanas.  
Morreu combatendo, a pé, as tropas portuguesas. 
O seu galante gesto foi imortalizado na pintura de Mariano Salvador Maella, que hoje pode ser vista em Madrid, no Museu do Prado.



Pedro Gonzalez de Mendoza, Lord of Hita and Buitrago was one of the bravest and most notable nobleman at Juan I of Castile service. 
A soldier and a poet, he was called "the hero of Aljubarrota " for giving his horse to his King, allowing him to flee the battlefield during the debacle of Castilian troops. 
He remained, fighting on foot, and was killed by the Portuguese troops. 
His gallant gesture was immortalized in Mariano Salvador Maella painting, which today can be seen in Madrid , the Prado Museum .

8 comentários:

  1. Excellent brushwork -superb heraldry - a very unusual and colorful coat of arms

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    1. Thank you Dean :D The Hispanic heraldry is very colourful and appealing (and so is the Portuguese... ;) ) :) Here is a link you may find interesting - a complete enciclopaedia from A to Z! http://heraldicahispana.com/BIB/BiblioA.htm Cheers, have a nice Sunday :D

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    2. Appreciate the link , thanks!

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  2. Encore un superbe article et une figurine vraiment magnifique, au soleil du Portugal qui plus est...j'aime beaucoup!

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  3. Merci Phil, pour la visite et pour le très gentil commentaire :D

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    1. Hola Amigo José Daniel! Gracias por el comentário y visita. Este fue un hombre admirable! Un saludo! :)

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