Moura

Transfers of Possession

Transfer of Possession

At some time before 1320, Moura was donated to the Order of Avis

Building Activity

Date of Known Existance

(Date Issue) Earliest occupation of site dates to an Iron Age castro settlement

1050

Reconstruction Date

Under Muslim rule, fortifications were built that date from the middle of the 11th century to the beginning of the 12th century. These fortifications were built in "taipa" (mud)

1295

Reconstruction Date

A reconstruction period followed the charter of Dinis I of Portugal. This reconstruction took advantage of the old Muslim fortifications

1320

Reconstruction Date

In 1320, the Order of Avis donated funding for reconstructing and renovating defenses in Moura. A line of surveillance towers was erected.

1367

Reconstruction Date

During the reign of Fernando I of Portugal a second enclosing wall was built

Military Activity

Roman Conquest

(No Date) Romans conquered the region and Romanized the previous castro settlement

700 - 12/31/0800

Muslim Conquest

(No Date) Muslim Conquest occurred

1166

Christian Reconquest

Village conquered by the brothers Pedro and Alvaro Rodrigues

1166

Muslim Conquest

Muslim forces immediately retook Moura following its initial Christian Reconquest

1166

Christian Reconquest

Before the end of the year 1166, forces under the command of Gerlado Sea-Pavor retook Moura

1190 - 12/31/1191

Muslim Conquest

During the great Almohad offensive, Moura was taken by Muslim forces under the command of Abu Iuçufe Iacube Almançor

1217

Christian Reconquest

Moura was retaken by Christian forces by 1217

Charter/Treaty

1171

Charter

To encourage settlement and defense, Alfonso I of Portugal grants Moura a charter

1217

Charter

Afonso II of Portugal grants Moura a charter

12/09/1295

Charter

Dinis I of Portugal grants Moura a charter definitively establishing Portugal's possession of the region

1296

Charter

Dinis I of Portugal grants a charter to the Muslim community of Moura

1512

Foral Novo Charter

Manuel I of Portugal granted Moura the Foral Novo

Event Research by Brittany Forniotis

Fusion 360 Model by: Audrey Magnuson, Cyan DeVeaux