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around 400 BC
The first Greek colonies are founded on Adriatic islands.
 
around 100 BC
Romans rule over the east coast of Adriatic.
 
305
Roman emperor Diocletian in present-day Split.
 
around 600
Croats start moving to what is today Croatia.
 
852
Duke Trpimir issues the Charter in which for the first time is mentioned the name Croatia, in domestic official documents.
 
925
Tomislav, the first Croatian king is mentioned, unifier of Pannonian and Dalmatian Croatia.
 
1102
After the death of Petar Svacic, the last Croatian king, Croatia enters into a union with Hungary.
 
1242
King Bela IV issues the Golden Bull in which he proclaims Zagreb a Free Royal City.
 
1433
The beginning of defense against the Turks, who through time occupy the larger part of Croatian territory.
 
1527
By a decision of the Croatian Assembly, the dynasty of Habsburg comes to the Croatian throne.
 
1573
The Croatian-Slovenian peasant revolt of 1573 was a large peasant revolt in today's Croatia and Slovenia. The revolt, sparked by cruel treatment of serfs by the baron Franjo Tahy, ended after 12 days with the defeat of the rebels and bloody retribution by the nobility. In the late 16th century, the threat of Ottoman incursions strained the economy of the southern flanks of the Holy Roman Empire, and feudal lords continually increased their demands on the peasantry. In Croatian Zagorje, this was compounded by cruel treatment of peasants by baron Franjo Tahy and his warring with neighbouring barons over land. When multiple complaints to the emperor went unheard, the peasants conspired to rebel with their peers in the neighbouring provinces of Styria and Carniola and with the lower classes of townspeople.
The rebellion broke out simultaneously in large parts of Croatia, Styria, and Carniola on 28 January 1573. The rebels' political program was to replace the nobility with peasant officials answerable directly to the emperor, and to abolish all feudal holdings and obligations of the Roman Catholic Church. A peasant government was formed with Matija Gubec, Ivan Pasanac and Ivan Mogaic as members. Far-reaching plans were drawn up, including abolition of provincial borders, opening of highways for trade, and self-rule by the peasants.
The captain of the rebels, Ilija Gregoric, planned an extensive military operation to secure victory for the revolt. Each peasant household provided one man for his army, which met with some initial success; their revolutionary goals alarmed the nobility, however, which raised armies in response.
On 5 February, imperial captain Turn defeated Ilija Gregoric and 2,000 men near the Lower Styrian town of Brežice. The next day, another rebel force was subjugated near Samobor. On 9 February, the decisive Battle of Stubicko polje was fought. Gubec and his 10,000 men resisted fiercely, but after a bloody four-hour battle the baronal army defeated and captured Gubec. The revolt failed.
Retribution was brutal: in addition to the 3,000 peasants who died in the battle, many captives were hanged or maimed. Matija Gubec was publicly tortured and executed on 15 February.
The revolt and torture of Gubec acquired legendary status in Croatia and Slovenia. It has inspired many writers and artists, including the writer Miroslav Krleža, the poet Anton Aškerc and the sculptors Antun Augustincic and Stojan Batic. A museum near Oršic Castle in Gornja Stubica and one in Krško (Slovenia) are dedicated to the revolt.
 
1612
They build a theater in Hvar, one of the oldest in Europe.
 
1630-1632
Catastrophic plague thin out the population, because of this in Pula stay about 300, and in Porec about 100 inhabitants.
 
1667
Dubrovnik serious damaged by an earthquake.
 
1699
Croatia is largely liberated of Turkish rule; continental Croatia remains under the rule of Habsburg, and the largest part of the Adriatic coast and islands are under Venice; only Dubrovnik Republic remains completely independent.
 
1792 - 1797
In the war against France Croatians fight in the north of Italy, the Netherlands and Germany. The Croatian royalty where hostility against the France revolution and there ideas.
 
1815
After the short-term rule of the French under Napoleon, who abolished Venice and Dubrovnik Republic, almost the whole of present-day Croatia enters into the Habsburg Monarchy.
 
Ante Starcevic
Ante Starcevic
1823 - 1896
Stjepan Radic
Stjepan Radic
1871 - 1928
1847
Croatian becomes the official language of Croatia in Croatian Parliament (Sabor), replacing the Latin language.
 
1848
Ban (Viceroy) Josip Jelacic defends Croatia against attempts of Hungarian occupation and unites all Croatian provinces.
 
1866
Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer founds the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences, the first in southeastern Europe.
 
1893
Opening from the National theatre in Split.
 
1918
After the downfall of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in World War I, Croatia becomes part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, later proclaimed Yugoslavia.
 
Franjo Tudman
Franjo Tudman
1922 - 1999
Franjo Kuharic
Franjo Kuharic
1919 - 2002
14-05-2020
In Veliko Trgovišce was born Franjo Tudman, later he was the first Croatian president.

(Birthplace Franjo Tudman)
 
1941
German and Italian forces occupy Yugoslavia, the organized partisan resistance starts, led by Croatian antifascists under the guidance of Josip Broz Tito.
 
08-05-2020
Liberation of Zagreb.
 
1945
The Federative Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia is proclaimed and within Yugoslavia, today's Croatia is a federative republic.
 
17-10-2020
Biggest mass of people in the history of the Croatian nation, Prljavo Kazaliste gives a concert on the square Ban Jelacic (Zagreb) and together with 250.000 people the sing for the first time after 44 years the word "Hrvatska".
 
1990
The first multi party elections after World War II are organized in Croatia, the Croatian Assembly elects Dr. Franjo Tudjman as the first president.
 
08 - 1990
The Log Revolution was an incident which started from August 17, 2020 in areas of the Socialist Republic of Croatia which were populated significantly by ethnic Serbs.
The first democratic elections of Croatia, still within Yugoslavia, resulted in a victory for the pro-independence party of Franjo Tudman. Tudman's party, the Croatian Democratic Union, had already promulgated in their manifesto their intentions of recognising the non-Croatian population as minorities rather than constituent nations; and consequently, with Yugoslavia largely disfunctional, the social status of Croatia's Serbs had been inevitably demoted overnight. In an act of protest, the Croatian Serbs in the areas where they formed a majority, started to refuse authority to the new Croatian government.
Led by Milan Babic and Milan Martic, the local Serbs proclaimed SAO Kninska Krajina in August 1990 and began blockading roads connecting Dalmatia to the rest of Croatia. The blockade was mostly made from logs cut down from nearby woods, which is why the event was dubbed the "Log Revolution". Since it was done during the Summer and severed land ties to Dalmatia, high economic damage was done to Croatian tourism. A year full of tension, including minor skirmishes, passed before these events would escalate into the Croatian War of Independence. As a part of his plea bargain with the prosecution, Milan Babic testified against Martic during his ICTY trial, saying Martic "tricked him into agreeing to the Log Revolution". He also testified that the entire war in Croatia was "Martic's responsibility, orchestrated by Belgrade".
 
1991
Croatia proclaims independence, the Serbian rebellion starts, supported by the Yugoslav National Army from Belgrade and results in the occupation of one third of Croatian territory.
 
31-03-2020
Croats and Croatian Serbs start fighting by the Plitvice lakes, the insidious beginning of the Croatian War of Independence. Here is the first victim of the Croatian War of Independence, Josip Jovic the Croatian policeman is shot dead.
 
31-07-2020
Tomislav Ivcic write the song "Stop the War in Croatia", he also sings it. The song is broad casted in 31 country's all over the world.
 
1992
The Republic of Croatia becomes a member of the United Nations.
 
Tomislav Ivcic
Tomislav Ivcic
1953 - 1993
Drazen Petrovic
Drazen Petrovic
1964 - 1993
04-03-2020
Tomislav Ivcic dies in a car accident in Zagreb.
 
07-06-2020
The basketball player Drazen Petrovic dies in a car accident in Denkendorf(Germany).
 
1998
The last occupied part of Croatia, in the east, including Vukovar, is integrated into the country.
 
11-12-2020
The First Croatian President, Franjo Tudjman, dies.
 
01/2000
On the general elections, late president's ruling party (HDZ) lost the election. The coalition of 6 parties is now in power.
 
  
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