Castelo Branco

Transfers of Possession

Roman Conquest

(No Date) Romans occupied the site

1165

Christian Reconquest

The region of Egitânea was donated by Afonso I of Portugal to the Order of the Temple so that they could reconquer it from the Muslims, repopulate it, and defend it

1165

Transfer of Possession

The region of Egitânea was donated by Afonso I of Portugal to the Order of the Temple so that they could reconquer it from the Muslims, repopulate it, and defend it

1198

Transfer of Possession

Sancho I revised the donation made to the Order of the Temple so that half of the territory wars left to Fernando Sanches, believed to be the Prince D. Fernando, the third son of D. Sancho I

1213

Transfer of Possession

Fernando Sanches ceded the village and its domains to the Order of the Temple

1321

Transfer of Possession

Dinis I of Portugal transferred Castelo Branco to the Order of Our Lord Jesus Christ

10/01/1357

Transfer of Possession

Castelo Branco and domains donated to Martim Lourenço de Figueiredo

Building Activity

Date of Known Existance

(No Date) First occupied during prehistory

1213 - 1230

Reconstruction Date

First wall built between 1213-1230

1279 - 1300

Reconstruction Date

At the end of the 13th century, during the reign of Dinis I of Portugal, new construction began

1343

Reconstruction Date

Afonso IV of Portugal ordered Castelo Branco to build a second belt of walls

1400

Reconstruction Date

During the 15th the barbican was erected

Military Activity

409

Other Conquest

(No Date) Suebi conquest

409

Other Conquest

(No Date) Visigothic conquest

700 - 12/31/0800

Muslim Conquest

(No Date) Muslim conquest

Charter/Treaty

1186

Charter

Sancho I of Portugal granted a charter that detached Castelo Branco from the municipality Covilhã

1535

Charter

João III of Portugal granted the village the title of "Notável" in a charter

Event Research by Brittany Forniotis

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