Alcántara, Military Order of

Alcántara, Military Order of
Alcántara, Military Order of
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  • Alcántara — is a municipality (pop. 1769) in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain, on the Tagus, near Portugal. It is famed for its Roman bridge of six symmetrical arches, 194 m/670 feet long and 71 m/210 feet high, built in honour of Trajan in 103… …   Wikipedia

  • Order of Alcántara — Cross of the Order of Alcántara The Order of Alcántara (Spanish: Orden de Alcántara), also called the Knights of St. Julian[1], was originally a military order of León, founded in 1166 …   Wikipedia

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  • Order of Calatrava — The order emblem, a greek cross in gules with fleur de lis at its ends. The Order of Calatrava (Spanish: Orden de Calatrava) was the first military order founded in Castile, but the second to receive papal approval. The papal bull confirming th …   Wikipedia

  • Alcantara, Romblon — Alcantara is a 5th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 14,144 people in 2,905 households.Onhan / Taga Onhan or Inunhan is the native language of the municipality s… …   Wikipedia

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