Monforte

Transfers of Possession

1279 - 1309

Transfer of Possession

Dinis I of Portugal donated to his wife, Queen Santa Isabel

1357

Transfer of Possession

Pedro I of Portugal donated the castle's mayor's house to Aires Afonso

1391

Transfer of Possession

Domains of the town donated to Constable Nuno Álvares Pereira by João I of Portugal for services during the Crisis of Succession

1455

Transfer of Possession

Donated to the Count of Arraiolos under the house of Bragança by Afonso V of Portugal

1476

Transfer of Possession

Donated (land, castle, rents, jurisdiction) to Duke of Guimarães also by Afonso V; disbursed by Afonso's son, John II, returning it to the Portuguese crown

1483

Transfer of Possession

João II of Portugal undid the donation of 1476 and retook Monforte for the Crown of Portugal

Transfer of Possession

Recovered by the House of Bragança under Jaime I, 4th Duke of Bragança under the rule of Manuel I of Portugal

Building Activity

Date of Known Existance

(No Date) Settlement prior to Muslim conquest is implied, but even a rough estimate of date is unknown

1279

Reconstruction Date

Castle and village wall rebuilt following the donation to Queen Santa Isabel

Military Activity

700 - 12/31/0800

Muslim Conquest

(No Date) Implied Muslim Conquest

1139

Christian Reconquest

Conquered by forces under Afonso I of Portugal

1168 - 12/31/1168

Muslim Conquest

Reconquered by Muslim forces, who were based at the Ayamonte fort

1384

Succession Crisis

Monforte occupied by Martim Anes Barbuda, who took refuge there after the battle of Atoleiros in 1384. He and his forces resisted the siege of the forces of Constable D. Nuno Alvares Pereira

Charter/Treaty

1168

Charter

Afonso I of Portugal issued a charter, aiming at settling and defending Monforte

Christian Reconquest

Charter issued by Afonso III indicated Portuguese control of the territory (date of reconquest unsure). Guaranteed privileges to inhabitants to encourage settlement and the defense of the region

Charter

Charter issued by Afonso III indicated Portuguese control of the territory (date of reconquest unsure). Guaranteed privileges to inhabitants to encourage settlement and the defense of the region

1358

Charter

Pedro I of Portugal confirms the extensive privileges granted to the municipality

1512

Foral Novo Charter

Manuel I granted Monforte the Foral Novo

Event Research by Brittany Forniotis

Fusion 360 Model by: Audrey Magnuson, Stone Mathers