Talavera de la Reina

Talavera de la Reina tälävā´rä ᵺā lä rā´nä [key], town (1990 pop. 69,215), Toledo prov., central Spain, in Castile–La Mancha, on the Tagus River. It is in an agricultural region and is known for its fine ceramics industry. At Talavera, in 1809, in the Peninsular War, the English and Spanish under Wellesley defeated the French under Joseph Bonaparte. After the battle Wellesley was made Viscount Wellington. The historian Juan de Mariana was born in the town.

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