Monforte do Rio Livre

Transfers of Possession

1300

Transfer of Possession

Dinis I of Portugal included Monforte de Rio Livre among the 12 castles given to secure his marriage to Queen Santa Isabel

Building Activity

Destruction Date

(No Date Given) Fortifications mostly destroyed during the wars with the kingdom of Leon

70

Date of Known Existance

A Roman fortification was erected here around 70 CE

70

Original Construction Date

A Roman fortification was erected here around 70 CE

09/04/1273

Reconstruction Date

Afonso III of Portugal grants a charter to the population of Monforte de Rio Livre, at which time renovation works of the fortifications began

09/04/1273

Reconstruction Date

Afonso III of Portugal grants a charter to the population of Monforte de Rio Livre, at which time renovation works of the fortifications began

1280 - 1312

Reconstruction Date

Under the reign of Dinis I of Portugal the castle and walls were rebuilt. The final result was a "solid keep and walls reinforced by three towers," which allowed for urban growth and warranted the presence of a mayor

1420

Succession Crisis

After the Succession Crisis, the mayor requested from João I of Portugal a plot for fifty people to settle and help renovate defenses

1420

Reconstruction Date

After the Succession Crisis, the mayor requested from João I of Portugal a plot for fifty people to settle and help renovate defenses

12/16/1483

Reconstruction Date

João II of Portugal orders more reconstruction works

1495

Reconstruction Date

Construction of barbican with "trunks in front of door" believed to date to the beginning of the reign of Manuel I of Portugal (1495-1521)

Military Activity

70

Roman Conquest

A Roman fortification was erected here around 70 CE

700 - 12/31/0800

Muslim Conquest

(No Date) Muslim conquest mentioned, but no specific details for effects on this area or dates

12/31/0800

Christian Reconquest

(No Date) Christian reconquest mentioned, but no specific details or dates given

Charter/Treaty

09/04/1273

Charter

Afonso III of Portugal grants a charter to the population of Monforte de Rio Livre, at which time renovation works of the fortifications began

1325

Charter

Sometime during the reign of Afonso IV of Portugal he granted Monforte de Rio Livre a new charter

06/01/1512

Foral Novo Charter

Manuel I of Portugal grants the Foral Novo

Event Research by Brittany Forniotis

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