Salvaterra

Transfers of Possession

1175

Transfer of Possession

Afonso I of Portugal donates Salvaterra to the Order of Calatrava. Reconstruction and enlargement of the caste dates to this period

1226

Transfer of Possession

Following the Order of the Temple's reconquest, Sancho II of Portugal donated Salvaterra, as part of the domains of Idanha-a-Velha to the Order

Building Activity

Date of Known Existance

(No Date) First human occupation dates to prehistory

Roman Conquest

(No Date) First fortification of site at the time of Romanization

Original Construction Date

(No Date) First fortification of site at the time of Romanization

1175

Reconstruction Date

Afonso I of Portugal donates Salvaterra to the Order of Calatrava. Reconstruction and enlargement of the caste dates to this period

1248 - 1279

Reconstruction Date

During the reign of Afonso III of Portugal Salvaterra was surrounded by a walled fence

1290

Reconstruction Date

"In the context of the wars with Castile" Dinis I of Portugal renovated and strengthened Salvaterra and its town wall

1340

Reconstruction Date

By order of Afonso IV of Portugal damage caused by the war of Castile was repaired at Salvaterra

1374

Fernandine Wars

Following the Fernandine Wars and the Treaty of Santarém, the castle was rebuilt by royal decree

1374

Reconstruction Date

Following the Fernandine Wars and the Treaty of Santarém, the castle was rebuilt by royal decree

10/26/1495 - 1505

Reconstruction Date

Sometime before 1505, likely during the reign of Manuel I of Portugal, artillery fortifications were built

Military Activity

409

Other Conquest

(No Date) Visigoths conquered and controlled the region

700 - 12/31/0800

Muslim Conquest

(No Date) Muslim forces conquered and controlled the region

1165

Christian Reconquest

Afonso I of Portugal conquered the Muslim fortification at Salvaterra during the Évora campaign, around 1165

1211 - 12/31/1211

Muslim Conquest

Almohads attack and conquer Salvaterra and Peñafiel

1226

Christian Reconquest

Forces of the Order of the Temple regain Salvaterra for the kingdom of Portugal

1335 - 12/31/1339

Other Conquest

Between 1335 and 1339 the Castle of Salvaterra participated in the war with Castile.

Charter/Treaty

05/02/1229

Charter

Sancho II of Portugal granted Salvaterra its first charter

05/05/1319

Charter

Dinis I of Portugal made the town of Salvaterra part of the Commendation of Santa Maria da Ordem de Cristo, thus restricting some of the privileges of its first charter

1374

Treaty

Following the Fernandine Wars and the Treaty of Santarém, the castle was rebuilt by royal decree

06/01/1510

Foral Novo Charter

Manuel I of Portugal grants Salvaterra the Foral Novo

Event Sources: Fortalezas.org, Wikipedia

Event Research by Brittany Forniotis

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