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25,000 years before A New Hope

The first hyperdrive is invented

The Old Republic, the first galaxy-wide government, is formed

The Jedi Knights appear, and a period of galactic peace and expansion begins


5,000 years before A New Hope

Naga Sadow rules as Dark Lord of the Sith

Fall of the Sith Empire

Naga Sadow leads the Sith into hiding on Yavin IV

Books and More:

Tales of the Jedi: Golden Age of the Sith

Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire


4,400 years before A New Hope

Freedon Nadd comes to Onderon to rule, bringing with him dark Sith power


4,350 years before A New Hope

The Beast Wars of Onderon begin


4000 years before A New Hope

Jedi Knights, including Ulic Qel-Droma, intercede in the Beast Wars of Onderon

Andur Sunrider dies

Books and More:

Tales of the Jedi


3,998 years before A New Hope

The Freedon Nadd uprising

Books and More:

Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising


3,997 years before A New Hope

The Krath lead a political coup in the Empress Teta system

An assembly of 10,000 Jedi Knights meet at Mount Meru on Deneba

Books and More:

Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith


3,996 years before A New Hope

Exar Kun becomes a Dark Lord of the Sith

The trial of Ulic Qel-Droma

The Sith War and destruction of the Cron system

Books and More:

Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War


3,986 years before A New Hope


Books and More:

Tales of the Jedi: Redemption


896 years before A New Hope

Yoda is born


200 years before A New Hope

Chewbacca is born on Kashyyyk


92 years before A New Hope

Qui-Gon Jinn is born


82 years before A New Hope

Palpatine is born


72 years before A New Hope

Shmi Skywalker is born


57 years before A New Hope

Obi-Wan Kenobi is born


48 years before A New Hope

Mon Mothma, Senator and Alliance leader, is born on Chandrila


46 years before A New Hope

Padme Naberrie Amidala is born


44 years before A New Hope


Books and More:

Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force

Jedi Apprentice: The Dark Rival

Jedi Apprentice: The Hidden Past

Jedi Apprentice: The Mark of the Crown

Jedi Apprentice: The Defenders of the Dead



41 years before A New Hope

Anakin Skywalker is born


32 years before A New Hope

Obi-Wan Kenobi meets Anakin Skywalker

Senator Palpatine is elected Supreme Chancellor of the Republic

Qui-Gon Jinn is killed by Darth Maul

Darth Maul is killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Trade Federation's blockade of Naboo ends

Books and More:

Prelude to Rebellion

Cloak of Deception

Darth Maul: Saboteur

Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter

Episode I: The Phantom Menace


The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing


31 years before A New Hope


Books and More:

Emissaries to Malastare


29 years before A New Hope

Han Solo is born in the Corellian star system

Books and More:

Rogue Planet


23 years before A New Hope


Books and More:

The Approaching Storm



22 years before A New Hope

Obi-Wan Kenobi discovers the cloning facilities on Kamino and uncovers the Separatist's plot to create a droid army

Shmi Skywalker dies in the arms of her son, leading Anakin to take a step toward the Dark Side

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine is granted additional control of the government to deal with the threat of the Separatists

Darth Sidious manipulates the Senate, Separatists, and Jedi, resulting in the first battle of the Clone Wars

While his son watches, Jango Fett is killed by Mace Windu

Anakin Skywalker loses his arm in a lightsaber duel with Darth Tyrannus

Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala are secretly married on Naboo


Clone Wars Timeline



Books and More:

Episode II: Attack of the Clones


21 years before A New Hope

Audition on Rattatak

Plans for the attack on Kamino are captured by the Republic

Battle of Kamino

Mace Windu investigates Master Bulq on Ruul

Defense of Naboo

Obi-wan retrieves an antidote on Queyta

Shaak Ti puts down a rebellion on Brentaal IV

Battle of Muunilinst

Anakin confronts Asajj Ventress on Yavin IV

Battle of Mon Calamari

Battle of Dantooine

Attack on Ilum

Battle of Hypori

Battle of Nivek

Battle of Iktotch

Battle of Mon Calamari continues

Battle of Terra Sool

Battle of Nadiem

Mace Windu disables a Confederacy weapon

The Devaron Ruse

Haruun Kal Crisis

Quinlan Vos meets with Count Dooku

The Bio-Droid Threat


Books and More:

Clone Wars I: The Defense of Kamino

Clone Wars II: Victories and Sacrifices

Clone Wars Micro-Series, Chapters 1 - 20

Clone Wars Adventures Volume 1

Clone Wars Adventures Volume 2

Clone Wars IV: Light and Dark

Clone Wars: Shatterpoint

Clone Wars: The Cestus Deception



20 years before A New Hope

Battle of Jabiim, Obi-Wan is captured

The Battle of Aargonar

Bail Organa and Finis Valorum are attacked

Obi-Wan Kenobi escapes from Rattatak

Anakin rescues Obi-Wan on Riflor

The Battle of Thustra

Quilan Vos assisinates Senator Viento

Battle of Merson

Battle of Null

Battle of New Holstice

Mission to The Rig

Quilan Vos kills Kh'aris

Battle of Zaadja

The Battle of Honoghr

The Casualties of Drongar


Books and More:

Clone Wars III: Last Stand on Jabiim

Clone Wars V: The Best Blades

Republic #65-68

Clone Wars: MedStar I: Battle Surgeons

Clone Wars: MedStar II: Healer


19 years before A New Hope

The Praesitlyn Conflict, Anakin earns his Jedi Knighthood

Vision at Vjun

The Jedi Council bestows the title of Jedi Knight on Anakin

Battle of Rendili

Anakin defeats Asajj Ventress on Coruscant

Investigation of Separatist activity in the Outer Rim begins

Obi-wan tracks down Asajj Ventress

The Outer Rim Sieges begin

Battle of Cato Neimoidia

Separatist Council placed under Grievous's protection

Battle of Belderone

Battle of Coruscant

Anakin turns to the Dark Side, becoming Darth Vader

The Galactic Empire is formed

Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa are born and placed in hiding

The Jedi Knights are hunted and killed

The rebellion began on coruscant with the signing of the Corellian Treaty.

Books and More:

Clone Wars: Jedi Trial

Clone Wars: Yoda: Dark Rendezous

Republic #68-72


Labyrinth of Evil

Reversal of Fortune

Clone Wars Micro-Series Chapters 21-25

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith


10 years before A New Hope


Books and More:

Droids (Dark Horse)

The Paradise Snare


5 years before A New Hope


Books and More:

Droids (Marvel)

Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal

The Hutt Gambit

Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu

Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon

Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of Thonboka

Han Solo at Star's End

Han Solo's Revenge

Han Solo and the Lost Legacy

Jedi Dawn/Bounty Hunter (game)


3 years before A New Hope


Books and More:

Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire


1 year before A New Hope


Books and More:

Rebel Dawn


A New Hope

Leia contacts Obi-Wan Kenobi with a plea for help

Luke Skywalker meets Obi-Wan

Owen and Beru Lars are murdered by the Empire

Han Solo becomes involved with the Rebel Alliance

Alderaan is destroyed

Darth Vader "strikes down" Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Battle of Yavin occurs, resulting in the destruction of the Death Star

Grand Moff Tarkin dies

Books and More:

Episode IV: A New Hope

Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

Vader's Quest

Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures

Splinter of the Mind's Eye

River of Chaos

Star Wars newspaper strips

Classic Star Wars

Shadow Stalker


3 years after A New Hope

The Battle of Hoth takes place

Han Solo is captured by Boba Fett and turned over to Jabba the Hutt

Lando Calrissian becomes involved with the Rebel Alliance

Luke learns the identity of his father

Xizor and Dash Rendar are both presumably killed

Black Sun is brought down


Books and More:

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Tales of the Bounty Hunters

Tales from Mos Eisley (Dark Horse)

Shadows of the Empire

The Bounty Hunters: Scoundrel's Wages

Roleplaying books / Adventure Journal

Random House Game Tie-Ins

Ewoks (Marvel)

Ewok Adventure: Caravan of Courage (TV movie)

Ewoks, the Battle for Endor (TV movie)

Ewoks and Droids Adventure Hour (animated series)

Ewoks (animated series)

The Great Heep (TV animation)


4 years after A New Hope

Jabba the Hutt is overthrown

Luke learns his sister's identity - Leia

Yoda dies on Dagobah

Emperor Palpatine meets his fate at the hands of Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker

Anakin shuns the Dark Side shortly before his own death

The Galactic Civil War officially ends with the Battle of Endor

The New Republic is formed

An alien race, the Ssi-Ruuk, attempt to overthrow the planet Bakura, but Imperial and New Republic forces join and defeat the new threat

Books and More:

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

The Truce at Bakura

Tales from Jabba's Palace

Jabba the Hutt: The Jabba Tape

Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand

Shadows of the Empire - Evolution

Classic Star Wars: The Vandelhelm Mission

X-wing: Rogue Squadron (Dark Horse)

The Bounty Hunter Wars:

The Mandalorian Armor

Slave Ship

Hard Merchandise


5 years after A New Hope


Books and More:

Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction

The Glove of Darth Vader

The Lost City of the Jedi

Zorba the Hutt's Revenge

Mission from Mount Yoda

Queen of the Empire

Prophets of the Dark Side


7 years after A New Hope


Books and More:

X-wing: Rogue Squadron

X-wing: Wedge's Gamble

X-wing: The Krytos Trap

X-wing: The Bacta War

X-wing: Wraith Squadron

X-wing: Iron Fist

X-wing: Solo Command



8 years after A New Hope

Leia Organa and Han Solo are married

Books and More:

The Courtship of Princess Leia


9 years after A New Hope

Jacen and Jaina Solo are born

Grand Admiral Thrawn returns and solidifies the Imperial navy, but he is defeated by the New Republic

Joruus C'Boath surfaces

Mara Jade attempts to kill Luke Skywalker

Books and More:

The Thrawn Trilogy:

Heir to the Empire

Dark Force Rising

The Last Command

X-Wing: Isard's Revenge


10 years after A New Hope

Anakin Solo is born

The Emperor returns in a clone body, unleashing the World Devastators

Luke explores the Dark Side

The clone of Palpatine is finally defeated by a group of Jedi Knights, including Luke Skywalker

Books and More:

Dark Empire

Dark Empire II

Boba Fett: Death, Lies, and Treachery


11 years after A New Hope

Luke Skywalker establishes the Jedi Academy on Yavin IV

Kyp Durron steals the Sun Crusher

The spirit of Exar Kun is defeated on Yavin IV

Admiral Daala leaves Maw Installation

Books and More:

Empire's End

Crimson Empire

Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood

Crimson Empire III

The Bounty Hunters: Kenix Kil

I, Jedi

The Jedi Academy Trilogy:

Jedi Search

Dark Apprentice

Champions of the Force


12 years after A New Hope

Luke meets Callista

The Eye of Palpatine is defeated

Books and More:

Children of the Jedi


13 years after A New Hope

Admiral Daala and Vice-Admiral Paelleon form an alliance and defeat the feuding Imperial warlords

The Hutts build Darksaber, a modified version of the Death Star

Crix Madine dies

Luke Skywalker searches for Callista

Leia is kidnapped by Seti

Books and More:


X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar

Planet of Twilight

Jedi Academy: Leviathan


14 years after A New Hope

Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin are kidnapped, and Leia, Chewie, and R2 go after them

Han and Luke look for a lost group of Jedi but instead find an alien called Waru

Books and More:

The Crystal Star


16 years after A New Hope

Black Fleet declares war on the Rebublic

Luke searches for his mother

Books and More:

The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy:

Before the Storm

Shield of Lies

Tyrant's Test


17 years after A New Hope

Kueller, Luke's former student Dolph, causes a holocaust on Almania


Books and More:

The New Rebellion


18 years after A New Hope

The government of the Corellian system is overturned, and a war within the system breaks out

Books and More:

The Corellian Trilogy:

Ambush at Corellia

Assault at Selonia

Showdown at Center Point


19 years after A New Hope

Moff Disra stages the return of Thrawn

The New Republic and the Imperial Remnant agree to peace

Luke and Mara get married

Books and More:

The Hand of Thrawn Duology:

Specter of the Past

Vision of the Future



22 years after A New Hope


Books and More:

Junior Jedi Knights:

The Golden Globe

Lyric's World


Anakin's Quest

Vader's Fortress

Kenobi's Blade


23 years after A New Hope


Books and More:

Young Jedi Knights:

Heirs of the Force

Shadow Academy

The Lost Ones


The Darkest Knight

Jedi Under Siege

Shards of Alderaan

Diversity Alliance

Delusions of Grandeur

Jedi Bounty

The Emperor's Plague

Return to Ord Mantell

Trouble on Cloud City

Crisis at Crystal Reef


25 years after A New Hope

Nom Anor incites war between Rhommamool and Osarian

Yomin Carr succeeds in his mission of distracting the ExGal4 scientists and turning Belkadan into a Yuuzhan Vong production planet, but he is killed in combat with Mara

Chewbacca dies as Serpindal's moon crashes into the planet

The first Yuuzhan Vong invasion fleet enters the galaxy but it is destroyed at the fourth planet of the Helska system


Two months later, a second wave of Vong warriors enter the galaxy and are held at bay, but only after devestating losses to the Republic at Dubrillion and Dantooine.

Books and More:

The New Jedi Order series:

Vector Prime

Dark Tide Duology:



Agents of Chaos Duology:

Hero's Trial

Jedi Eclipse


26 years after A New Hope


Books and More:

The New Jedi Order series:

Balance Point

Edge of Victory Duology:




27 years after A New Hope


Books and More:

The New Jedi Order series:

Star by Star

Dark Journey

Enemy Lines Duology:

Rebel Dream

Rebel Stand




28 years after A New Hope


Books and More:

The New Jedi Order series:

Destiny's Way

Force Heretic Trilogy:




The Final Prophecy



29 years after A New Hope


Books and More:

The New Jedi Order series:

The Unifying Force


















NOTE:Details of the plot of "The Legacy of The Force" books were discussed at Celebration III.
























































NOTE: "The Lost Lightsaber" is an interesting little infinities story that I'm including in the timeline for the purposes of being complete. The placement is based on the premise that Ben Skywalker, Luke and Mara's son is in his late teens at the time of the story. There is a continuity flaw with the narative, it is written under the idea that the lightsaber Luke lost at Bespin in ESB drifted from owner to owner over the years until Ben shows up in this story and reclaims it. The problem is that it has been documented in more than one source that Vader retrieved both Luke's hand and saber after their fight and that the saber was eventually given to Ben's mother Mara at the end of "The Last Command" 10 years after The Battle of Yavin.























NOTE: "Storyteller" is yet another infinites story. We may never know if it can be made a part of the official chronology or not but it seems to take place long after the events in the rest of the timeline. Hopefully C3PO will come to a better end than the one depicted here.












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wait, hperdrive, the republic and jedi were founded in the same year? :? please clear up?


The order was established around the same time the Republic was formed. They were originally a military arm of the Republic and the Knights had their own rank system. At least according to one of the more popular games which thanks to LA has become canon something which the books lack. As for hyperdrive, it wasnt so much invented as rediscovered around that same time. Since there is no real date system for each of these events its all lumped together into one year.


Some stuff to add to your timeline http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBY#Timeline_of_Star_Wars_History

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Here is Wikidpedia's History


Before the Battle of Yavin (BBY)

c. 5,000,000,000 BBY

The Star Wars galaxy is created.

The first star in the Cularian System, named Morasil, is formed.

c. 3,000,000,000 BBY

The Sharu race begins to evolve in the Rafa System.

c. 2,000,000,000 BBY

The Oseon System is created. A rogue star is believed to have passed too close to the system, disrupting the planet formation and creating an abnormally large asteroid belt.

c. 100,000 BBY

The planet Coruscant is now covered entirely by its principal city, later known as the Galactic City.

The ancient Sith civilization begins to develop on the planet Korriban.

c. 49,000 BBY

The Infinite Empire of the Rakata is established.

c. 28,000 BBY

After a protracted civil war, a plague affecting only the Rakata causes the Infinite Empire to collapse.

c. 27,000 BBY

The first human colonists land on Alderaan.

c. 25,200 BBY

The Force is discovered by many groups across the galaxy; many dismiss them as mystic crackpots.

c. 25,130 BBY

The reign of Xim the Despot begins.

c. 25,100 BBY

Xim the Despot is killed while battling the Hutts at Vontor, ending his tyrannic reign over the Tion Hegemony.

c. 25,000 BBY

The Hyperdrive is invented.

The Unification Wars are fought.

The Galactic Constitution is signed. After the signing of this constitution the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are founded. Coruscant becomes the Republic's capital.

c. 24,500 BBY

The first war between the Jedi, the Great Schism, begins, when some of their number are drawn to the dark side.

c. 24,400 BBY

The Dark Jedi lose the war and are exiled from the Republic. In the realms beyond the Republic's reach they found the Sith Empire, which remains unknown to rest of the galaxy for almost twenty thousand years.

A prophecy tells of a Chosen One who will bring "balance to the Force".

c. 9,990 BBY

Lightsabers are invented.

c. 8,000 BBY

The Republic colonizes the planet Malastare. Gran colonists arrive over the following centuries and begin to displace the native Dugs.

c. 7,000 BBY

The Hundred-Year Darkness.

c. 6,900 BBY

The Hundred-Year Darkness presumably ends.

c. 5,500 BBY

The first leg of the Rimma Trade Route is established by Tapani Sector merchants.

c. 5,000 BBY

The Great Hyperspace War. Gav and Jori Daragon accidentally lead the Sith Empire to the Republic. The Republic wins the following war, but Naga Sadow escapes to Yavin 4.

The planet Tatooine is discovered by the Republic (approximate date). It had formerly been a part of the Infinite Empire.

c. 4,400 BBY

The Jedi Knight Freedon Nadd falls to the Dark Side, learning the secrets of the Sith from the Dark Lord Naga Sadow.

4,250 BBY

The Vultar Cataclysm.

3,996 BBY

The Great Sith War. Fallen Jedi Ulic Qel-Droma and Exar Kun lead a war against the Republic, but are defeated by the Republic and light-sided Jedi.

3,986 BBY

Ulic Qel-Droma is killed.

c. 3,983 BBY

The Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders begin to conquer worlds in the Outer Rim. The Jedi Council forbids involvement by the Jedi until the problem has been assessed.

3,963 BBY

The Mandalorian Wars begin.

The Jedi Revan and Malak defy the Jedi Council and lead the Republic forces against the invaders.

3,960 BBY

The Mandalorian Wars end. A Jedi serving Revan as general, later called the Exile, willfully severs all ties to the Force to end the pain caused by the thousands of deaths at the Battle of Malachor V. The Exile is called to Coruscant to answer for defying the Jedi Council, and is banished when the Council learns of the general's willful abandonment of the Force.

Revan and Malak disappear. Shortly after this time, Revan and Malak fall to the Dark Side, each assuming the title of Sith Lord and adding Darth to their names. The tradition of using "Darth" as a prefix for a Sith name is used often, but certainly not by all Sith Lords for the next 3,000 years.

HK-47 is built by Revan.

3,959 BBY

Revan and Malak, who have been seduced by the Dark Side, declare war on the Republic. Only the Battle Meditation of Bastila Shan staves off certain defeat.

3,956 BBY

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

The Jedi Civil War concludes with the redemption of Revan, the death of Malak, and the destruction of the Star Forge.

3,955 BBY

Revan disappears into the Unknown Regions to destroy the ancient Sith Empire.

3,951 BBY

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

The Exile is discovered aboard the Ebon Hawk, Revan's ship, by Darth Traya, a Sith Lord trying to kill the Force by manipulating the life-threatening echoes caused by the Exile's willing abandonment of it. The Exile reestablishes connection to the Force, then kills Darth Traya, Darth Nihilus, and Darth Sion, who have spent the last five years murdering Jedi, and a new Jedi Order is built.

c. 3,900 BBY

The planet Naboo is colonized by settlers from Grizmalt.

c. 2,000 BBY

A rogue Jedi absconds from the order with a stolen Holocron and starts a new Sith Order that engages the Jedi for the next thousand years. The New Sith War begins, lasting for over a thousand years.

c. 1,000 BBY

The Battle of Ruusan. The remaining Sith are exterminated on Ruusan, with the exception of Darth Bane, who starts a new Sith Order with only one master and one apprentice at a time. Furthermore as part of his own reformation of the Sith Order, Darth Bane institutes the tradition that all Sith names shall begin with "Darth", a previously common but not universal appelation. The site of the final confrontation of the battle becomes the legendary Valley of the Jedi.

The Senate passes the Ruusan Reformation, setting the year of the Battle of Ruusan to the year zero.

896 BBY

Yoda, arguably the greatest Jedi Master ever to exist, is born on an unknown planet. He is discovered by the Jedi, and begins his training in infancy.

596 BBY

Jabba Desilijic Tiure is born.

490 BBY

The Corporate Sector Authority, a free-enterprise fiefdom of the galaxy, is founded to free the Senate and corporate moneymakers from each other.

350 BBY

The Trade Federation is founded.

200 BBY

A Wookiee named Chewbacca is born on Kashyyyk.

102 BBY

Count Dooku is born to an aristocratic family on Serenno. He is discovered by the Jedi, and begins his training in infancy.

92 BBY

Qui-Gon Jinn is born on an unknown planet. He is discovered by the Jedi, and begins his training in infancy.

84 BBY

Palpatine is born on the planet of Naboo and is taken into training by Darth Plagueis.

72 BBY

Mace Windu is born on Haruun Kal. He is discovered by the Jedi and begins his training at infancy.

69 BBY

Bail Organa is born on Alderaan.

68 BBY

Jango Fett is born on Concord Dawn.

60 BBY

Wilhuff Tarkin is born on Eriadu.

58 BBY

Jango Fett is orphaned when his family of simple farmers is murdered by the Mandalorian Death Watch. He is picked up by former Journeyman Protector Jaster Mereel.

57 BBY

Obi-Wan Kenobi is born on an unknown planet. He is discovered by the Jedi, and begins his training in infancy.

Darth Maul is also born on Iridonia, and is kidnapped as an infant by Palpatine. Palpatine then begins training him as his apprentice.

52 BBY

Palpatine is elected to the Galactic Senate as Senator of Naboo.

Zam Wesell is born on Zolan.

c. 50 BBY

Jar Jar Binks is born on Naboo.

46 BBY

Padmé Amidala is born to Ruwee and Jobal Naberrie on Naboo.

c. 45 BBY

The Katana fleet, the first attempt by the Republic to rebuild a standing military after Ruusan, is launched.

44 BBY

The Stark Hyperspace War (no relation to the Great Hyperspace War).

41 BBY

Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One who will bring balance to the Force, is born to a slave named Shmi Skywalker.

40 BBY

Finis Valorum is elected Chancellor of the Republic.

39 BBY

Shmi and Anakin Skywalker come to live on Tatooine when they are purchased by Gardulla the Hutt. However, the Hutt ultimately loses her prize to a junk dealer named Watto.

35 BBY

The Great Resynchronization occurs, in an attempt to harmonize different Galactic calendars.

34 BBY

The Mandalorians are destroyed by a Jedi task force led by Count Dooku in the Battle of Galidraan. Jango Fett is the only survivor.

32 BBY

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Anakin Skywalker finds a dismantled C-3PO and begins to restore him.

Anakin Skywalker is discovered by Qui-Gon Jinn on the planet Tatooine. After Jinn's death, Skywalker begins training to be a Jedi under Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The Battle of Naboo takes place when the Trade Federation, under the influence of Darth Sidious, blockades, and eventually invades Naboo to protest a shipping tax. Queen Amidala fights back when the Galactic Senate refuses to act: she unites her people with the Gungans and together they successfully overturn the Federation, despite the Naboos' and Gungans' mutual dislike for each other. In the battle, Darth Maul kills Qui-Gon Jinn, and Obi-Wan Kenobi kills Darth Maul. Daultay Dofine is killed when the Droid Control Ship is destroyed.

The droid R2-D2 distinguishes himself by saving Amidala's ship when it was running the blockade. On Tatooine, R2-D2 meets his future counterpart C-3PO.

Following the Naboo crisis, Senator Palpatine of Naboo is elected Chancellor of the Republic, replacing Finis Valorum.

Count Dooku leaves the Jedi Order and disappears, secretly joining Darth Sidious.

Bail Organa is elected to the Galactic Senate as Senator of Alderaan.

A clone army is created on Kamino in secret, supposedly commissioned by Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas. The source of the clones, Jango Fett, demands, in addition to his considerable pay, an unaltered clone for himself, whom he raises as a son and names Boba.

29 BBY

Raith Sienar presents the original concept for the Death Star to Wilhuff Tarkin.

Han Solo is born on Corellia.

27 BBY

Yarael Poof is killed. He gave his life saving Coruscant from a band of terrorists who had secured a weapon powerful enough to destroy the entire planet.

24 BBY

Count Dooku reappears on Raxus Prime and alledges that the Republic has become too corrupt and pushes for citizens to break from the Republic and form a new government of their own, the Confederacy of Independent Systems.

22 BBY

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

An attack is made on Senator Amidala's landing platform, on Coruscant, by bounty hunter Zam Wesell, killing eight Naboo officers and Amidala's decoy, Corde.

After a second attempt to kill Senator Amidala, Jedi Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi chase Zam Wesell through Coruscant. Jango Fett silences Zam Wesell with a poison dart, killing her instantly.

Anakin Skywalker returns to his homeworld of Tatooine and meets his stepbrother Owen Lars. C-3PO is reunited with R2-D2.

Shmi Skywalker is killed by Tusken Raiders, driving Anakin Skywalker toward the dark side of the Force.

Obi-Wan Kenobi discovers that Nute Gunray has been attempting to orchestrate Padmé Amidala's death in revenge for foiling his plans ten years before and that Count Dooku's Confederacy of Independent Systems is preparing for war.

Palpatine is given "emergency powers" by the Senate and adopts the clone army as the Grand Army of the Republic grown on Kamino to fight the Confederacy.

The Clone Wars begin with the Battle of Geonosis. Mace Windu kills Jango Fett in the fighting and Boba is left an orphan. Poggle the Lesser passes the later concept for the Death Star to Count Dooku, who in turn places it under the protection of Darth Sidious on Coruscant.

Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala fall in love and marry in secret on Naboo.

22 - 19 BBY

Star Wars: Clone Wars

Aayla Secura and Ylenic It'kla track down a Techno Union scientist on Corellia.

Durge reamerges from hibernation and joins the Confederacy. He fights in the Battle of Muunilist against Obi-Wan and apparently is killed. However, he survives and after Asajj Ventress is defeated by Anakin Skywalker he fights with her against the Jedi. He is ultimately killed by Anakin Skywalker.

A Dark Jedi named Asajj Ventress meets Count Dooku and proclaims herself as a Sith. However after fighting with Count Dooku she understands that she is far beyond their power and wishes to join the Sith, so Darth Sidious and Count Dooku use her for their dark plan against Anakin Skywalker. Once she finds Anakin Skywalker, they engage in battle, and Ventress is defeated, but survives.

Trandoshan mercenaries capture the Republic Assault Ship Prosecuter and try to sell it to the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Republic Special Forces recapture it.

c. 21 BBY

Mara Jade is born on an unknown planet.

19 BBY

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

General Grievous, leader of the Separatist Army, invades Coruscant, kidnapping Chancellor Palpatine.

The Clone Wars end with the destruction of the Confederacy at the Battle of Coruscant, Mustafar, and Utapau.

Chancellor Palpatine is revealed to be Darth Sidious, kills Jedi Masters Mace Windu, Saesee Tiin, Kit Fisto, and Agen Kolar, and creates the Galactic Empire with himself as Emperor. Anakin Skywalker turns to the dark side, and becomes Darth Vader, Palpatine's ruthless second-in-command.

The Great Jedi Purge is orchestrated by Palpatine and Vader and almost all Jedi are hunted down and killed including Ki-Adi-Mundi, Aayla Secura, Plo Koon, Stass Allie, Luminara Unduli, and Barriss Offee; only a handful of Jedi Knights survive.

Darth Vader kills the Seperatist Council in cold blood on Mustafar. Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi then duel. Vader loses both his legs and his left arm in the battle, then burns alive. He is rescued by Darth Sidious and rebuilt as part-man, part-machine.

Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa are born to Padmé Amidala, who dies in childbirth. Obi-Wan Kenobi, a survivor of the Great Jedi Purge leaves Luke with Anakin's step brother Owen Lars and Leia with Bail Organa, so they cannot be discovered by the Empire.

Two Jedi Masters, having escaped the Great Jedi Purge, go in exile. Obi-Wan Kenobi in a remote desert on Tatooine, Yoda in a swamp on Dagobah. They will await the coming of age of Luke Skywalker.

The first resistance to Imperial rule comes up. All of these events set the stage for the Galactic Civil War.

Construction of the Death Star secretly begins.

15 BBY - Star Wars Animated Adventures: Droids

C-3PO and R2-D2 have even more misadventures together with their masters Jann Tosh and Mungo Baobab.

13 BBY

Firmus Piett is a lieutenant at age 26.


Han Solo, now in a military academy, saves Chewbacca, now a slave, and is subsequently drummed out of the Imperial Navy. Chewbacca pledges a life-debt to Han Solo and remains his partner for the next three decades.


The Rebel Alliance takes shape with the signing of the Corellian Treaty and the Declaration of Rebellion in the Cantham House Meetings on Coruscant; and the Corellian System Meetings between Mon Mothma, Bail Organa and Garm Bel Iblis, unifying their disparate resistance efforts into one organization.


Bail Organa retires from the Galactic/Imperial Senate after 31 years and his adopted daughter Leia is appointed to serve his unexpired term as Senator of Alderaan until the Senate election that is due the following year.


Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Princess Leia's blockade runner the Tantive IV is captured by Darth Vader and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 land on Tatooine and come into the service of Luke Skywalker.

Obi-Wan Kenobi finds Luke, who was beaten by Tusken Raiders, and receives R2-D2's secret message.

A squad of Imperial Stormtroopers kill Owen and Beru Lars, Luke Skywalker's uncle and aunt, leaving him without any immediate family.

The Imperial Senate is disbanded, giving Palpatine absolute power. Officially it is "Suspended for the Duration of the Galactic Emergency", but this euphemism fools nobody, even Palpatine's loyalists know the Imperial Senate will never meet again.

After Leia refuses to disclose the location of the rebel base, Grand Moff Tarkin orders the Death Star to destroy her home world of Alderaan, killing her adoptive father, Bail Organa. Garm Bel Iblis soon leaves the Rebel Alliance due to disagreements with Mon Mothma, taking some of his forces, although most of his troops remain with the Alliance. This leaves Mon Mothma as the leader of the Rebel Alliance.

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader have their final duel, resulting in the death of Kenobi, but his spirit lives on.

The Battle of Yavin. Luke Skywalker destroys the Death Star before it can destroy the Rebel base on Yavin 4, with the assistance of Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi's spirit. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo join the Rebel Alliance. Grand Moff Tarkin dies in the destruction of the Death Star.


After the Battle of Yavin (ABY)


The Super Star Destroyer Executor is launched under the command of Captain Kendal Ozzel. It is dispatched to destroy the Rebel base on Yavin. However, a miscalculation from Admiral Griff allows the Rebels to escape.

Bakura joins the Empire.


An Imperial force led by Darth Vader catches up to some of the Rebels on Ord Mantell. It is here that Darth Vader learns the name of the Rebel who destroyed the Death Star, Luke Skywalker. While on Ord Mantell, a bounty hunter working for Jabba the Hutt nearly captures Han Solo.


Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The Battle of Hoth. The Empire discovers the Alliance's secret base on the ice planet Hoth and attacks the Rebel Base successfully, with many Rebel casulties.

Admiral Ozzel is killed by Darth Vader for incompetence and Captain Piett assumes command of Vader's fleet.

Luke Skywalker discovers Yoda on Dagobah, but halts his training and promises to return.

Boba Fett captures Han Solo to take him to Jabba the Hutt, after Solo is frozen in carbonite on Cloud City. Lando Calrissian joins the Alliance.

During a confrontation between the two, Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker that he is his father, but Luke is uncertain about whether it is true.

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Bothan spies learn that a second Death Star is under construction, and warn the Rebellion of it's location.

Prince Xizor is killed by Darth Vader and Black Sun collapses.


Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Han Solo is rescued from Jabba the Hutt, and Jabba is killed by Leia Organa. Boba Fett is imprisoned in the Sarlacc, but its stomach does not like his backpack propulsory rocket-pack and the Sarlacc ejects him. Warlords begin to wage war over Jabba's criminal empire.

Luke returns to Dagobah to keep a promise to complete his training. Yoda dies of old age after confirming that Darth Vader is Luke's father, and also tells of another Skywalker. It is revealed by the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi that Leia Organa is Luke's sister. Luke passes this information on to her on Endor.

The Battle of Endor. Lando Calrissian, Wedge Antilles and Nien Nunb destroy the second Death Star, virtually ending the Galactic Civil War. They had help from the Ewok's fighting through Imperial forces to let a squad reach a ground station that emitted a protective force field around the Death Star. The Empire is brought to an end and begins to tear itself apart through warlordism. Admiral Piett dies when the Executor crashes into the Death Star.

Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker is turned back to the light side of the Force by the efforts of Luke Skywalker. Anakin Skywalker destroys Palpatine, saving his son's life. He thus fufills the prophecy and brings balance to the Force by eliminating the Sith. Luke cremates Anakin's body on Endor. Luke sees the spirits of Anakin, Obi-Wan and Yoda during the celebration on Endor.

Star Wars: The Truce at Bakura

The Rebel Alliance becomes the Alliance of Free Planets and recruits systems across the galaxy for the reformation of the Republic.

Battle of Bakura: First ceasefire between Alliance and Imperial forces, though only so they could unite to drive away the Ssi-ruuk invaders. Bakura leaves the Empire.

One month after the Battle of Endor, Mon Mothma declares the restoration of the Galactic Republic; the Alliance of Free Planets becomes the New Republic. (Date locked by the Essential Chronology)


Luke Skywalker attains the rank of General. Six months later, after Imperial forces under the command of Lord Shadowspawn fought to the last man against his army, he retires from the military. (promotion and retirement locked by the Essential Chronology and the New Essential Guide to Characters)

Ysanne Isard applies backstabbing maneuvers to overtake the Empire and rule as empress.



The Core Worlds Campaign, the fledgling New Republic moves from using guerilla tactics to open warfare and begins a campaign to take and hold territory from the rapidly crumbling Galactic Empire, which quickly proceeds to capturing worlds in the Core Worlds region of the galaxy with the goal of taking Coruscant as the capitol world of the New Republic.


Star Wars: The Bacta War

The New Republic takes Coruscant back from what remains of the Empire.

Ysanne Isard leaves an artificial virus behind on Coruscant to take the sweetness out of the New Republic's victory.

The New Republic secures the needed bacta from Thyferra to eliminate the plague.

Isard fakes her death and disappears.


Leia Organa marries Han Solo.

Prince Isolder allies the Hapes Consortium with the New Republic.

Imperial warlord Zsinj dies.


Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy

Jaina and Jacen Solo are born to Leia Organa and Han Solo.

Grand Admiral Thrawn's attempt to destroy the New Republic and restore dignity to the Galactic Empire fails. He is subsequently assassinated.

Obi-Wan Kenobi's spirit moves on.

The Noghri switch sides between the Empire and the New Republic when they discovered the Empire had been manipulating them and polluting their world.

Raynar Thul is born on an unknown planet (approximate date).

10 ABY

Star Wars: Dark Empire

Palpatine is reborn in a clone body and turns Luke Skywalker to the dark side, but Luke returns to the light side and kills Palpatine with Leia, destroying his flagship Eclipse.

Final Destruction of Palpatine's first Galactic Empire: The Emperor returns again, but Empatajayos Brand destroys his life-force. Brand dies and Palpatine is ultimately dead. R2-D2 destroys Eclipse II and the Galaxy Gun, causing the destruction of the Imperial Fleet of Palpatine and planet Byss, where cloning machines of Palpatine are located.

Anakin Solo is born to Leia Organa and Han Solo.

11 ABY

Luke Skywalker establishes a Jedi academy on Yavin 4.

The New Republic establish the Star Tours travel company. R2-D2 and C-3PO are sent to help safe guard the passengers.

The New Republic attacks the Death Star prototype built by Maw Instillation and guarded by Admiral Daala's Star Destroyer squadron.

19 ABY

Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn

A plan to restore the Empire's stature using an imposter of Grand Admiral Thrawn is foiled.

Luke Skywalker marries Mara Jade.

The New Republic and the remains of the Empire sign a peace treaty ending all legalized conflict between the Empire and the New Republic.

23 ABY

Jacen and Jaina Solo, now Jedi at Luke Skywalker's academy, fight against the Second Imperium, which attempts to disrupt the peace between the New Republic and "Imperial Remnant," as it had become known, and restart the Galactic Civil War.

24 ABY

The "Diversity Alliance," an extremist anti-human organisation, is defeated by the New Republic.

25-30 ABY

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order

The Yuuzhan Vong invade the galaxy. Chewbacca dies at Sernpidal, when a moon is pulled out of its orbit and crashes into its planet.

The New Republic Historical Council sets the year of the Battle of Yavin to the year zero, adopting the current date system.

Ben Skywalker is born to Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade.

The Yuuzhan Vong conquer Coruscant, and the New Republic ceases to exist. Anakin Solo dies.

The New Republic is replaced by the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances.

Coruscant is liberated from the Yuuzhan Vong. Zonama Sekot forges a peace accord between the Galactic Alliance and the Yuuzhan Vong. The war ends after five years.

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There's is a lot more detailed!!! And has pretty color pictures! ;D :o

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