Transfers of Possession

1372 - 1375

Transfer of Possession

Henrique II of Castile marries D. Isabel, daughter of D. Fernando I of Portugal, and an agreement signed between the 2 rulers grants D. Henrique Almeida for a period of 3 years

1407

Transfer of Possession

Almeida passed into the Crown's domains, due to an exchange of land between João I of Portugal and the mayor of Almeida

1453

Transfer of Possession

Afonso V of Portugal donated Almeida to D. Pedro of Menezes

Building Activity

Date of Known Existance

(No Date) Original occupants migrated from a Lusitanian fort north of Enxido da Sarça

700

Original Construction Date

(No Date) Following the Muslim occupation, a small castle was built

11/08/1296

Reconstruction Date

Following the charter of Dinis I of Portugal, the castle was rebuilt. Possible that the village wall dates to this period of construction

1369

Reconstruction Date

New building campaign begun during the Fernandine Wars

09/09/1508

Reconstruction Date

During the reign of Manuel I of Portugal, the thickness of the walls were doubled. In a letter from Manuel I, dated 09/09/1508, he instructs the architect Mateus Fernandes and the bricklayer Alvaro Pires to examine the works. He then gave a contract to the Biscay specialist Francisco de Anzinho.

Military Activity

Roman Conquest

(Date Issue) In 81 BCE, the Romans conquered and occupied the region

409

Other Conquest

(No date) "barbarian" invasions and occupation

700 - 12/31/0800

Muslim Conquest

(No Date) Following the Muslim occupation, a small castle was built

1039

Christian Reconquest

Christian Reconquest: Village and castle conquered by the forces of Fernando I of Leon

12/31/1039 - 12/31/1189

Muslim Conquest

Muslim forces reconquered Almeida. Date not given, but occurred between two Christian reconquest events in 1039 and 1190

1190

Christian Reconquest

Almeida taken by Portuguese forces under the command of D. Paio Guterres, during the reign of Sancho I of Portugal

1190

Contested Sovereignty

Following the Portuguese recapture of Almeida, the sovereignty was disputed between Leon, Portugal, and Muslim forces

1369

Fernandine Wars

New building campaign begun during the Fernandine Wars

1386

Succession Crisis

After siding with Beatriz de Portugal in 1383, Almeida was conquered by João I of Portugal in 1386

Charter/Treaty

1217

Charter

Almeida documented as a Leonese village, as part of a group of villages that protected the border of the Côa River

11/08/1296

Charter

Dinis I of Portugal grants a charter to Almeida, seeking to consolidate its settlement

1297

Treaty of Alcanizes

Definitive possession of Almeida by Portugal ensured by the Treaty of Alcanizes

1510

Foral Novo Charter

Almeida granted the Foral Novo

Event Research by Brittany Forniotis

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