Barcelos

Transfers of Possession

1156

Transfer of Possession

Undated charter signed by Afonso I of Portugal grants the residents privileges. Indicates a transfer of possession from Leon to Portugal

1385

Succession Crisis

When the 6th Count of Barcelos died in during the Succession Crisis (Battle of Aljubarrota), the new sovereign João I of Portugal awarded the title to Constable D. Nuno Alvares Pereira

Transfer of Possession

Constable D. Nuno Alvares Pereira, 7th Duke of Barcelos, transferred his title to his natural son D. Joāo I, 8th Count of Barcelos and 1st Duke of Braganca

Building Activity

Date of Known Existance

(Date Issue) First settlement at site attributed to Roman conquest of this region of Iberia in the first century BCE

Original Construction Date

(Date Issue) First settlement at site attributed to Roman conquest of this region of Iberia in the first century BCE

- 12/31/1412

Original Construction Date

D. Joao I, 8th Count of Barcelos and 1st Duke of Braganca constructed the Palace of the Dukes and modified the settlement wall, which was begun prior to 1406, with three towers

1755

Destruction Date

Urban expansion following the 1755 earthquake led to the demolition of the medieval wall

Military Activity

Roman Conquest

(Date Issue) First settlement at site attributed to Roman conquest of this region of Iberia in the first century BCE

12/10/0910

Christian Reconquest

(No Date) Settlement conquered by first kings of Leão at the time of the Christian reconquest of the peninsula

Charter/Treaty

1156

Charter

Undated charter signed by Afonso I of Portugal grants the residents privileges. Indicates a transfer of possession from Leon to Portugal

1298

Charter

Dinis I establishes Barcelos as the seat of a county and creates the first count, D. Joao Afonso de Meneses

Event Research by Brittany Forniotis

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