Battle of Tours (732 CE)

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Syed Muhammad Khan
by Charles de Steuben
published on 07 January 2020
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"Bataille de Poitiers, en octobre 732" (French for "Battle of Poitiers, in October 732) by Charles de Steuben (1788 - 1856 CE). The painting is a romanticized depiction of the Frankish general Charles Martel (718–741 CE) fighting against the Umayyad general Abd al-Rehamn Al Ghafiqi at the Battle of Tours (also known as the "Battle of Poitiers", and the "Highway of the Martyrs") in 732 CE. The one on one fight depicted never occurred, as Abd al-Rehman was killed by a lance and his forces led a disorganized retreat.

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