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Brieba's family Coat of Arms is of Logroño, La Rioja, Spain which was enacted in Asturias, a small northwestern Catholic Iberian kingdom, who initiated the Reconquista (the "reconquest") soon after the Islamic conquest in the 8th century to rid Spain of the muslim/moorish invaders.
The Reconquista began with the Battle of Covadonga, in which a Visigothic élite, led by Pelagius, defeated an Islamic army and established his authority over a region in the north of the peninsula, the Kingdom of Asturias.
Brieba's are historically linked to Alfonso I (1073/1074 – 8 September 1134), the Battler or the Warrior, king of Aragon and Navarre, grandiose Emperor of Spain, who was a passionate fighting-man who fought twenty-nine battles against Christians and Moors, earning their sobriquet in the Reconquista with military successes in the middle Ebro, where they conquered Zaragoza in 1118 and took Ejea, Tudela, Calatayud, Borja, Tarazona, Daroca, and Monreal del Campo.
Alfonso the Battler died after an unsuccessful battle with the Muslims at the Battle of Fraga.Brieba's maintain the nobility title "Grande" of the Iberian high aristocracy; literally "Great, Grand", used by Spanish nobility by extension of land owning, long-time resident in an area, freedom from taxation, immunity from arrest—as they were the major justice officers in their regions, and in certain cases, the right to renounce their allegiance and to make war on the king. Being a grandee formerly implied certain privileges, notably that of the ancient uses of remaining covered or seated in the presence of royalty.
The Grandes de España (Grandees of Spain) are divided into three classes:Brieba's remained those who spoke to the king and received his reply with their heads covered. Addressed by the king as mi Primo (my cousin). Grandees are entitled to the style of 'Most Excellent Lord' or 'His Excellency'.
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According to our database of 5 people with the last name Brieba that have a birth and death date listed:
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Famous People named Brieba
Brieba's role in history has gone nearly unrecorded, yet, their incredible capacity to endure hardship and solitude based on the Basque system, places them as one of the great many enterprising personalities of Basque origin sent out into the world including direct descendants like Juan Sebastian Elcano, the Spanish Conquistador, who were the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific and to circumnavigate the earth. Ignatius of Loyola (ca. October 27, 1491 – July 31, 1556) a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and, on 19 April 1541, became its first Superior General. The Society of Jesus is a Christian male religious order of the Roman Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations on six continents. Jesuits work in education (founding schools, colleges, universities and seminaries), intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits also give retreats, minister in hospitals, and parishes and promote social justice and ecumenical dialogue because of the military background of Ignatius and the members' willingness to accept orders anywhere in the world and to live in extreme conditions where required.
Their ancestors fended off the Iberian Visigoth kingdom, Muslim rule south of Jerez De La Frontera, and the Frankish push on the north when Charles the Great also known as Charlemagne (Charles 'The Hammer' Martel's grandson) undertook a campaign in northern Spain under which a rear guard unit of Franks under the command of Charlemagne's nephew, Roland, was ambushed and slaughtered by the Basques who opposed Arabs, Goths, and Franks with equal vigor.
Their notoriety inspired Robert Laxalt's National Geographic magazine Issue June 1966 'Articles on Basques' describing Basques as: Descendants of an ancient race whose origins and language still remain a mystery, the Basque urged here by the same restless spirit that lured their forebears around the world as sailors with Magellan and to South America as soldiers with the conquistadors.
Another National Geographic Article by Robert Laxalt appeared in the August 1969 titled "Land of the Ancient Basques" confirmed 'Isolation-Key to Basque Identity': In the baffling search for the origins of the Basques, theories range from the fantastic - that Basque are the survivors of Atlantis; and possible-that they are the only vestige left of Cro-Magnum man; to the probable-that they are descended from the mysterious Iberians who once peopled Spain.
Most Common Brieba First Names
According to our database of 16 people with the last name Brieba that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:
- Lorenzo 37.5%
- Liborio 12.5%
- Amanda 12.5%
- Jose 6.3%
- Barbara 6.3%
- Hortensia 6.3%
- Federico guillermo 6.3%
- Delfina 6.3%
- Berta 6.3%
Brieba Pronunciation & Spelling Variations