TORRES VEDRAS , a
See also:town of
See also:Portugal, in the
See also:district of
See also:Lisbon, 43 in . N. by W. of Lisbon, on the Lisbon-Figueira da Foz railway . Pop . (1900), 6900 . Torres Vedras is built on the
See also:bank of the
See also:river Sizandro; it has a Moorish citadel and hot
See also:baths .
See also:Roman inscriptions and other remains have been found here, but the Latin name of the town, Turres Veteres, is probably
See also:medieval . Here were the noted fortifications known as the " lines of Torres Vedras," constructed by Wellington in 1810 (see
See also:PENINSULAR WAR) . Here also in 1846 the troops of General Saldanha defeated those of the count de Bomfin and seized the
See also:castle and town (see PORTUGAL:
See also:History) .
DIEGO DE TORRES Y VILLAROEL (1696—1759?)
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