Philip III's chief minister the Duke of Lerma orders the expulsion of 500 000 Moors and Moriscos from Spain.
Editors. "Philip III expels the ethnic Moors (Moriscos) from Spain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2011; last revised 30 November -1.
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