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In 711 the weak Visigoth Empire under King Roderic was defeated near Medina Sidonia by the Berber governor of Tangier Tariq ibn Ziyad This defeat marked the end of the Visigoth Empire in Spain The Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula began in the summer of 711 with Tariqs expedition through present day Spain of roughly 7000 men This conquest of the Peninsula was completed by the year 713 The importance of the Muslim conquest cannot be overstated In the 81 years following the death of the prophet Mohammed Islam had spread its influence from the Arabian Peninsula to the Atlantic Ocean The powerful Romans took two centuries to successfully colonize the Iberian Peninsula while the Muslims completed colonization in 713 A small percentage of the Christian population in the North escaped to the mountains of Asturias to escape Muslim rule Muslim Conquest A Christian noble Pelayo defeated the Moorish army at the Battle of Covadonga in the year 722 After the Battle of Covadonga Pelayo gained fame and was elected King of Asturias The battle itself continues to exist as a part of Spanish historical legend It has become part of the national creation myth much as Paul Reveres midnight ride or the shot heard round the world has in the United States Pelayo was eventually succeeded by his son in Asturias After the rule of Pelayos son Alfonso I eventually succeeded to the throne Moorish Epoch Abd ar-Rahman came to the Iberian Peninsula in 756 from Baghdad Upon arriving in present day Spain ar-Rahman ousted the governor of Damascus and appointed himself emir His reign included beginning of the construction of the great mosque in Crdoba the quelling of a number of rebellions a peace treaty with the Asturians and perhaps most importantly the beginning of a Muslim society and culture in Spain that was independent from Damascus Al-Andalus as the region is called began to take on a life of its own
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