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XII and XIII Centuries - Historic Events

Historic events
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Tordesillas appeared in some historic documents in the year 939, when Abderraman III conquered Zamora. He lost the battle of Simancas against Ramiro II de León, Fernán González (the first count in Castile) and García Sanchez I (King of Navarra) three months later. This battle took place in Simancas and Tordesillas on the 5th of August. Tordesillas avoided Arabic domination after this battle.

These are the most important kings and events in the history of Tordesillas:

XII and XIII Centuries
Image XII and XIII Centuries

Fernando II of León and Alfonso VIII of Castile signed a peace treaty for both kingdoms in 1180.

In 1262, Alfonso X "The Wise" concedes Tordesillas "Fuero Real" (Royal Privilege). This was a privilege for some towns in Castilla. These towns were juridical population centres whose aim was repopulation.

The King Sancho IV "The Brave" adds a crown to the coat of arms.