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A battle that took place in 778 at a mountain pass in the Pyrenees, near the village of Roncesvalles in northern Spain. The rearguard of Charlemagne's army was attacked by the Basques and massacred; one of the nobles, Roland, was killed, an event celebrated in the "Chanson de Roland" (in which the attackers are wrongly identified as the Moors). French name Roncevaux.
Roncesvalles, Battle of/ˌrônsəsˈvä(l)ˌyās/
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