On This Day

Historical Events in 711 AD

  • Apr 30 Islamic conquest of Iberia: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus)
  • Jul 9 Berbers under Tarik-ibn Ziyad occupy North Spain
  • Jul 19 Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic