Transfers of Possession

12/04/1433

Transfer of Possession

Duarte I of Portugal gives the castle and lands of Vinhais to Álvaro Gonçalves de Ataíde, 1st Count of Atouguia

Building Activity

Date of Known Existance

(No Date) Occupation of the region dates to prehistory

Original Construction Date

(No Date) Gallic settlement conquered by Romans and transformed into a Gallic-Roman castro with an oppidum

409

Reconstruction Date

(No Date) Suevi or Visigothic invasions - seems that the Suevi or Visigoths were the first to build a wall

700

Reconstruction Date

(No Date) Muslim conquest mentioned. Fortifications expanded and reinforced during Muslim rule.

801

Christian Reconquest

(No Date) When the Christian reconquest expelled the Muslim population, the settlement was razed and abandoned

801

Destruction Date

(No Date) When the Christian reconquest expelled the Muslim population, the settlement was razed and abandoned

1223

Reconstruction Date

Under Sancho II of Portugal fortifications may have been constructed as part of an initiative to centralize the territory of Trás-os-Montes and attract more settlers

02/27/1479

Reconstruction Date

Afonso V of Portugal orders the judges and authorities of Vinhais to ensure that the Count of Atouguia, D. Martinho de Átaide, has all of the resources necessary to complete renovations made to the castle. These works had still not been completed as of July 21, 1487.

08/21/1505

Reconstruction Date

Reference made to the repair of the wall and the construction of the barbican

Military Activity

Roman Conquest

(No Date) Gallic settlement conquered by Romans and transformed into a Gallic-Roman castro with an oppidum

Roman Conquest

(No Date) Gallic settlement conquered by Romans and transformed into a Gallic-Roman castro with an oppidum

409

Other Conquest

(No Date) Suevi or Visigothic invasions - seems that the Suevi or Visigoths were the first to build a wall

700

Muslim Conquest

(No Date) Muslim conquest mentioned. Fortifications expanded and reinforced during Muslim rule.

700 - 12/31/0800

Muslim Conquest

(No Date) Muslim conquest mentioned. Fortifications expanded and reinforced during Muslim rule.

1369 - 1371

Fernandine Wars

During the First Fernadine War (1369-70) the castle was occupied by the forces of Henry II of Castile

1397 - 05/17/1398

Succession Crisis

During the Succession Crisis of 1383-85, the mayor, João Afonso Pimentel revolted against João I of Portugal in 1397. By the sending of a May 17th letter of 1398 by João I, Vinhais had been recaptured

Charter/Treaty

05/20/1253

Charter

Afonso III of Portugal grants a charter to the men of Vinhais and their lands

1371

Treaty of Alcoutim

Vinhais was returned to Portugal under the Treaty of Alcoutim (1371)

05/04/1512

Foral Novo Charter

Manuel I of Portugal grants the Foral Novo

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