1494 The Battle Of Acentejo: A Gaunches Victory At Tenerife Over The Castilians

A battle at the end of May 1494, on the north slope of the island of Tenerife, between the Castilian troops of the belligerent Catholic Monarchs of Fernando II of Aragon and Isabel I of Castile and a thousand Guanchess warriors was set to paralyze, in a most surprising way, the brutal conquest of the island by the Crown of Castile. Bencomo, the charismatic and cunning aboriginal leader that was responsible for the great Guanches victory at la Matanza de Acentejo, (© José Carlos Gracia, provided by Gustavo Sánchez Romero) Read moreSection: NewsHistoryRead Later 

1494 The Battle Of Acentejo:  A Gaunches Victory At Tenerife Over The Castilians
1494 The Battle Of Acentejo:  A Gaunches Victory At Tenerife Over The Castilians

A battle at the end of May 1494, on the north slope of the island of Tenerife, between the Castilian troops of the belligerent Catholic Monarchs of Fernando II of Aragon and Isabel I of Castile and a thousand Guanchess warriors was set to paralyze, in a most surprising way, the brutal conquest of the island by the Crown of Castile.

Bencomo, the charismatic and cunning aboriginal leader that was responsible for the great Guanches victory at la Matanza de Acentejo,

Bencomo, the charismatic and cunning aboriginal leader that was responsible for the great Guanches victory at la Matanza de Acentejo, (© José Carlos Gracia, provided by Gustavo Sánchez Romero)

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