Church of San Pedro Apostle in Moriscos
Location in Salamanca
|Autonomous community||Castile and León|
|• Total||12.08 km2 (4.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||848 m (2,782 ft)|
|• Density||32/km2 (82/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Moriscos is a municipality located in the province of Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2014 census (INE), the municipality had a population of 325.
Moriscos were former Muslims and their descendants whom the Roman Catholic church and the Spanish Crown obliged, under threat of death, to convert to Christianity after Spain outlawed the open practice of Islam by its sizeable Muslim population in the early 16th century.
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The rebellion of the Alpujarras of 1568–71, sometimes called the War of the Alpujarras or the Morisco Revolt, was the second such revolt against the Castilian Crown in the mountainous Alpujarra region. The rebels were Moriscos, the nominally Catholic descendants of the Mudéjares following the first rebellion of the Alpujarras (1499–1501).
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