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Martim Moniz Square

Martim Moniz (died 1147), was a Portuguese knight of noble birth, great-great-grandson of Ferdinand I, Emperor of All Hispania, and famous figure in the Siege of Lisbon in 1147.

According to the legend, Martim Moniz was a knight participating in the Christian invasion force, led by king Afonso I of Portugal, in the reconquest of the city of Lisbon, during the Reconquista. At one point in the siege of So Jorge Castle, he saw the Moors closing the castle doors. He led an attack on the doors, and sacrificed himself by lodging himself in the doorway, preventing the defenders from fully closing the door.

This heroic act allowed time for his fellow soldiers to arrive and secure the door, leading to the eventual capture of the castle. Martim Moniz was killed in the incident. In his honor, the entrance was dubbed Porta de Martim Moniz (Gate of Martim Moniz).

There are currently several monuments and parks named after Martim Moniz in Lisbon. One of Lisbon's Lisbon's metro stations is named after him. This station features a stylized graphic of the event on its walls.

Source: Wikipedia

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Shooting Data
Nikon D40
2008/11/17 15:19:20.1
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: 3031 x 2006
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/200 sec - F/13
Exposure Comp.: +0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Auto
Sharpening: Auto
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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