Transfers of Possession

1080

Transfer of Possession

Chaves appears in a dowry document for Princess Teresa of Leon, daughter of Alfonso VI of Leon and Castile, when she married Count D. Henrique de Borgonha, making it a part of the domains of the County of Portucalense

1185

Transfer of Possession

(No Date) During the reign of Sancho I of Portugal, he bequeathed a series of castles, including Chaves, to his daughter, Infanta Teresa of Portugal

1211

Contested Sovereignty

Following the death of Sancho I of Portugal, Alfonso II of Portugal claimed possession of the castles bequeathed to Infanta Teresa of Portugal by Sancho I of Portugal

12/01/1230

Transfer of Possession

Between the end of the 1230 and beginning of 1231, negotiations between Sancho II of Portugal and Fernando III of Leon and Castile returned Chaves to Portugal

04/01/1386 - 06/28/1449

Transfer of Possession

Following the siege, João I of Portugal donated Chaves to Condestavel, who bequeathed them to his daughter D. Beatriz at her marriage to D. Afonso, 1st Duke of Bragança

06/28/1449

Transfer of Possession

Afonso V of Portugal donated the castles of Braganca, Chaves, Outreio, and Miranda to Afonso, 1st Duke of Braganca

Building Activity

Date of Known Existance

(No Date) Prehistoric human occupation of site

Original Construction Date

(No Date) Site first fortified prior to the Roman occupation in a castro settlement

78

Reconstruction Date

First wall built around urban settlement after the area became the seat of a municipality founded by Titus Flavius Vespasianus. Bridge of Trajan also built at this time.

411

Destruction Date

Internal Suevi dispute over throne between Resismundo and Frumario caused the near total destruction of Chaves

713

Reconstruction Date

(No Date) Some time following the Muslim Conquest, the fortifications of Chaves were reinforced to ward against the recurring clashes with Christians

05/15/1258

Reconstruction Date

Reconstruction period (keep) directly followed the issuing of a charter

1279

Reconstruction Date

Dinis of Portugal continued reconstruction efforts, completing the keep and town wall

06/28/1449 - 1480

Reconstruction Date

After receiving Chaves, Afonso, Duke of Bragança, began a period of reconstruction on the castle

Military Activity

Roman Conquest

(No Date) Roman Conquest

200

Other Conquest

City invaded and conquered by the Suevi during the 3rd century

411

Contested Sovereignty

Internal Suevi dispute over throne between Resismundo and Frumario caused the near total destruction of Chaves

412

Other Conquest

Following the Frumario's victory, the region was plagued by invasions by the Alani and Visigoths

713 - 12/31/0713

Muslim Conquest

Muslim invasion and defeat of Roderic

878

Christian Reconquest

In 878, Alfonso III of Leon/Asturias reconquered the region from the Umayyads

900 - 12/31/0925

Muslim Conquest

Chaves returned to Muslim rule during the first quarter of the 10th century

925

Christian Reconquest

Chaves reconquered by Christian forces some time between the first quarter of the 10th century and the late 11th century

1129 - 12/31/1129

Muslim Conquest

Muslim forces retook the settlement

1160

Christian Reconquest

Garcia and Rui Lopes, knights of Afonso I of Portugal, conquered Chaves for the Portuguese Crown

1212

Other Conquest

Afonso IX of Leon and Castile, attempting to ensure that his with Teresa, Infanta of Portugal, maintained possession of castles bequeathed to her by her father, Sancho I of Portugal, invaded and conquered CHaves

1386 - 04/01/1386

Succession Crisis

After the battle of Aljubarrota (of the Succession Crisis of 1383-1385), Constable D. Nuno Alvares Pereira severely sieged the castle from January to April of 1386, until the "mayor" Martim Goncalves de Ataide surrendered

Charter/Treaty

05/15/1258

Charter

Afonso III of Portugal granted Chaves its first charter

1350

Charter

Afonso IV of Portugal confirms charter to the village

12/07/1514

Foral Novo Charter

Manuel I of Portugal grants the Foral Novo

Event Research by Brittany Forniotis

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