Valença do Minho

Transfers of Possession

1185

Transfer of Possession

Sancho I of Portugal gave the village - then called Contrasta - to Paio Carramundo to populate and organize it

1213

Transfer of Possession

Settlement returned to Afonso II of Portugal in time of peace

Building Activity

Date of Known Existance

(Date Issue) First century BCE: Likely settlement (oppidum) at site following the Roman invasion of Iberia, as the site was at the crossing of the river Minho on the road connected Braga to Lugo

Original Construction Date

(Date Issue) First century BCE: Likely settlement (oppidum) at site following the Roman invasion of Iberia, as the site was at the crossing of the river Minho on the road connected Braga to Lugo

08/11/1217

Reconstruction Date

Afonso II of Portugal raised the settlement to a village with a charter and completed the village walls

08/11/1217

Reconstruction Date

Afonso II of Portugal raised the settlement to a village with a charter and completed the village walls

1258

Reconstruction Date

"Inquiries" of 1258 "relating to Sao Pedro da Torre) discuss the construction of walls and the moat

08/11/1262

Reconstruction Date

Afonso III of Portugal changes the name from Contrasta to Valença in a charter. The charter also calls for the existing walls to be renovated and expanded.

1279

Reconstruction Date

Under Dinis I of Portugal remodeling work was completed

1438

Reconstruction Date

Remodeling and reconstruction occurred during the reign of Afonso V of Portugal

1502

Reconstruction Date

Manuel I of Portugal has wall repaired

Military Activity

Roman Conquest

(Date Issue) First century BCE: Likely settlement (oppidum) at site following the Roman invasion of Iberia, as the site was at the crossing of the river Minho on the road connected Braga to Lugo

1212

Other Conquest

Afonso IX de Leao and Galicia conquers the site and population transferred to Sortelha

1383

Succession Crisis

Besieged and submitted by Joao I of Portugal after the mayor of Valença sided with Beatriz of Portugal in the Succession Crisis of 1383-1385

Charter/Treaty

08/11/1217

Charter

Afonso II of Portugal raised the settlement to a village with a charter and completed the village walls

08/11/1217

Charter

Afonso II of Portugal raised the settlement to a village with a charter and completed the village walls

08/11/1262

Charter

Afonso III of Portugal changes the name from Contrasta to Valença in a charter. The charter also calls for the existing walls to be renovated and expanded.

08/11/1262

Charter

Afonso III of Portugal changes the name from Contrasta to Valença in a charter. The charter also calls for the existing walls to be renovated and expanded.

Event Research by Brittany Forniotis

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