Huesca

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Huesca (Uesca) is a city in north-eastern Spain, within the autonomous community of Aragon.wikipedia
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Province of Huesca

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It is also the capital of the Spanish province of the same name and of the comarca of Hoya de Huesca.
The capital is Huesca.

Muhammad al-Tawil of Huesca

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It was ruled by a local governor appointed from Córdoba, but was repeatedly subject to political turmoil, rebellion and assassination as the Banu Qasi, Banu Amrus and Banu al-Tawil clans, as well as the Arista dynasty of Pamplona, struggled for control, autonomy and independence from the Emirate.
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Malik al-Tawil (محمد بن عبد الملك الطويل, died 913 or 914) was a Muwallad Wāli of Huesca and a prominent Muslim lord in the Upper March (الثغر الأعلى, Aṯ-Ṯaḡr al-Aʿlà) of Al-Andalus in the late-ninth and early-tenth centuries.

Amrus ibn Yusuf

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It was ruled by a local governor appointed from Córdoba, but was repeatedly subject to political turmoil, rebellion and assassination as the Banu Qasi, Banu Amrus and Banu al-Tawil clans, as well as the Arista dynasty of Pamplona, struggled for control, autonomy and independence from the Emirate.
Amrus, a native of Huesca, and his kinsman Shabrit were mawālī servants of Aysun ibn Sulayman al-Arabi, who was the son of the wali of Barcelona and Girona.

Saint Lawrence

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Huesca celebrates its most important annual festival in August: the festival (or fiesta) of San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence), a native of Huesca martyred in 268 AD.
Lawrence is thought to have been born on December 31, AD 225 in Valencia, or less probably, in Huesca, the town from which his parents came in the later region of Aragon that was then part of the Roman province of Hispania Tarraconensis.

University of Zaragoza

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The school expanded, but by the end of the 16th century was eclipsed by the University of Zaragoza.
It is the only public university in the region, and its activity is spread along the three provinces of Aragon, with teaching campuses and research centres in Huesca, Teruel and Zaragoza.

Aragon

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Huesca (Uesca) is a city in north-eastern Spain, within the autonomous community of Aragon.
In the 1st century BCE Aragon was the scene of the civil war to seize the power of Rome where the governor Quintus Sertorius made Osca (Huesca) the capital of all the territories controlled by them.

Upper March

The Arabs conquered the city in the late 8th century, and the city came to be called Washqah (وشقة in Arabic), falling within the Upper March of the Emirate of Córdoba.
The Upper March consisted of several coras (territorial subdivisions): Barbitaniya, stretching from the north of the present province of Huesca, with its capital in Barbastro, and also including the towns of Boltaña and Alquézar; Washka, based in Huesca and including the fort of Bolea; Lleida, which included Mequinenza and Fraga; Zaragoza, both politically and economically the principal cora of the Upper March, centered on the city of the same name but also including Zuera, Ricla, Muel, Belchite, Alcañiz and Calanda; Calatayud, including its eponymous city as well as Maluenda and Daroca; Tudela, which included the cities of Tarazona and Borja and extended to the current La Rioja; and the smallest, Barusa, organized along the Rio Petri, with its capital in Molina de Aragón, and bordering Santaveria, in the Middle March.

Sierra de Guara

Close to the city lie the Sierra de Guara mountains, which reach 2,077 m. The geographical coordinates of the city are: 42° 08´ N, 0° 24´ W.
The Sierra de Guara is a mountain massif in the province of Huesca, the most northerly province in the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain.

Banu Qasi

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It was ruled by a local governor appointed from Córdoba, but was repeatedly subject to political turmoil, rebellion and assassination as the Banu Qasi, Banu Amrus and Banu al-Tawil clans, as well as the Arista dynasty of Pamplona, struggled for control, autonomy and independence from the Emirate.
Likewise, the Banu Salama, removed from power in Huesca and Barbitanya (the area of Barbastro) at the end of the 8th century, may have derived from Abu Salama.

Peter I of Aragon and Pamplona

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It was conquered in 1096 by Peter I of Aragon.
Peter succeeded to the whole of his father's kingdom on the latter's death while besieging Huesca in 1094.

Salto de Roldán

It is commonly said that it symbolises Salto de Roldán ('Roland's Leap'), a natural rock formation about 25 km north of the city.
Salto de Roldán (English: 'Roland's Leap') is a rock formation about 25 km north of Huesca in High Aragon, northern Spain, in the foothills of the central Pyrenees.

Monflorite-Lascasas

Monflorite
Its municipal area is 161.02 km ² and borders the municipalities of Almudévar, Vicién, Monflorite-Lascasas Tierz, Quicena, Loporzano, Nueno, Igriés, Banastás, Chimillas, Alerre, Barbués and Albero Bajo.
It is located in the Hoya de Huesca to the south-east of the provincial capital, Huesca.

Castle of Montearagón

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In 1094 Sancho Ramirez built the nearby Castle of Montearagón with the intention of laying siege to Wasqah but was killed by a stray arrow as he reached the city's walls.
The Castle of Montearagón was a fortress-monastery in Quicena, near Huesca, Aragon, Spain, built in the Romanesque style.

Bolskan

Huesca dates from pre-Roman times, and was once known as Bolskan in the ancient Iberian language.
Bolskan was an iberian city located in the territory of the Vescetani (an iberian tribe) in NE Spain c65km North of the Ebro river and lies upon the site now occupied by the modern city of Huesca, in the Iberian Peninsula.

George Orwell

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The city was besieged by the Republicans, George Orwell among them, but didn't fall.
The unit was then sent on to Huesca.

Basque language

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Some writers have suggested that the official Spanish name of Huesca (Osca) derives from a Latin, Basque and Catalan word osca, meaning notch or indentation, referring to the Salto de Roldán.
Its use is documented at least as far back as the 14th century when a law passed in Huesca in 1349 stated that Item nuyl corridor nonsia usado que faga mercadería ninguna que compre nin venda entre ningunas personas, faulando en algaravia nin en abraych nin en basquenç: et qui lo fara pague por coto XXX sol—essentially penalising the use of Arabic, Hebrew, or Basque in marketplaces with a fine of 30 sols (the equivalent of 30 sheep).

Huesca Cathedral

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The Holy Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord, also known as the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Huesca, is a Roman Catholic church in Huesca, in Aragon, north-eastern Spain.

Battle of Alcoraz

The Battle of Alcoraz took place in 1096 outside Huesca (Pre-Roman Bolskan, Latin Osca, Arabic Wasqah), pitting the besieging forces of Peter I of Aragon and Navarre against the relief forces of Al-Musta'in II of Zaragoza.

Quintus Sertorius

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During Roman times, the city was known as Osca, and was a Roman colony under the rule of Quintus Sertorius, who made Osca his base.
For the children of the chief native families he provided a school at Osca (Huesca), where they received a Roman education and even adopted the dress and education of Roman youths.

Valentín Carderera

Valentín Carderera y Solano (14 February 1796, Huesca - 25 March 1880, Madrid) was a Spanish painter, erudite scholar and collector.

Peter II of Aragon

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He was born in Huesca, the son of Alfonso II of Aragon and Sancha of Castile.

Alfonso II of Aragon

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Born at Huesca, Alfonso, called indistinctly from birth Alfonso and Ramon, ascended the united throne of Aragon and Barcelona as Alfonso, in deference to the Aragonese, to honour Alfonso the Battler.

Josep Acebillo

Josep Acebillo (born in Huesca, Aragon, Spain, in 1946) is a Spanish architect.

Petrus Alphonsi

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As he describes himself, he was baptised at Huesca, capital of the Kingdom of Aragon, on St. Peter's Day, 29 June 1106, when he was probably approaching middle age; this is the first clear date we have in his biography.

Fidel Pagés

Fidel Pagés was born and grew up in the Spanish city of Huesca in an upper-middle-class family.