The Timeline of the History of Eritrea

The major historical events in the history of Eritrea chronologically ordered in an interactive graphical timeline

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    Timeline of the History of Eritrea
    Ottoman expansion in the Red Sea
    Portuguese Traveler Arrived at Debarwa
    Bahri Negassi Dori Fegaga Yohannes
    Ahmed Gragn Conquered Northern Abyssinia and Medri Bahri
    Portuguese Forces Landed at Massawa
    Bahri Negassi Yeshaq Fought Against Ahmad Gurey
    Beni Amer Confederecy Formed
    Ottoman Turks Occupied the Harbor of Massawa
    Bahri Negassi Yeshaq Fought Back Turkish Invasions
    Bahri Negassi Yeshaq Revolted Against Abyssinia
    Ottoman Turks Appoint the Naib to Govern Coast
    Mehmet Ali of Egypt took Massawa
    Egyptians Raid Western Lowlands
    Dejazmach Wube of Tigray dominated Mereb Mellash
    Father Giuseppe Sapetto founded Catholic Missionary
    Egyptian fortification of Kassala and the Subjugation of the Beni Amer
    Dejazmach Wube Intensified His Ruthless Rule
    Second occupation of Massawa by Egyptians
    Degiats Hailu and Woldemichael feuded to Rule Mereb Mellash
    British Expedition Against Emperor Tewodros II of Abyssinia
    Italian Purchase of the Port of Assab by Giuseppe Sapetto
    Egyptians Fortified Massawa, Keren and Hrgigo
    The Battle of Gundet
    The Battle of Gura’e
    Raesi Woldemichael Solomon Consolidated Power In Eritrean Highlands
    Shalleqa Alula Promoted to Ras to Govern Mereb Mellash
    The Battle at Biet Meka’e, Asmara, with Ras Barya’u of Tigray
    Italy Occupied Massawa
    Italian Troops Landed at Massawa
    Ras Alula Massacred the Nara and Kunama in Eritrea
    The Battle of Dogali
    Treaty of Wuchale
    Eritrea was Declared as the New Italian Colony
    Bahta Hagos Rebellion Against Italian Occupation
    The Battle of Adwa
    Treaty of Addis Ababa
    Britain defeated Italy in Eritrea (WW II - Abyssinian Campaigns)
    The Formation of the Love of Country League (ማሕበር ፍቕሪ ሃገር)
    Ibrahim Sultan Founded Self-Emancipation Movement of the Serfs
    Postwar Depression and British Dismantling of Infrastructure
    Massacre in Asmara by Sudanese British Soldiers
    Bet Giorgis Conference (ዋዕላ ቤት ጊዮርጊስ)
    Eritrean Muslim League was Founded By Ibrahim Sultan
    The Unionist Party is Founded by Tedla Bairu
    The Formation of the Al-Rabita Islamia
    Paris Peace Treaty - Commission to Decide Eritrea's Future
    Paris Peace Treaty - Commission to Decide Eritrea's Future
    The Assassination of Abdul Kadir Kabire
    UN Resolution 390 A (V) passed to federate Eritrea with Ethiopia
    Transition to Federation - U.N. Commissioner Anze Matienzo Arrived
    British Campaign Successfully Ended Shifta-Related Violence
    Eritreans Voted For Representative Assembly
    Federal Act Federating Eritrea with Ethiopia Ratified
    Tedla Bairu Elected As Chief Executive of Eritrea
    Woldeab Woldemariam Severely Wounded After 7th Assassination Attempt
    Kagnew Station Leased to U.S. for 25 Years
    Woldeab Woldemariam Started Radio Broadcasting from Cairo
    Eritrean Liberation Movement (E.L.M.) Established
    Eritrean Flag was Banned
    Eritrean Liberation Front was Founded
    Asmara Theater Association (Mat’A) Founded
    Beginning of the Armed Struggle
    The Battle of Togoruba
    Asmara Manifesto and the Launch of the Red Star Campaign
    Derg's 6th Military Offensive
    Coup within ELF led by Abdalla Idris and the Death of Melàke Tekle
    EPLF Commando 18 Minute Operation at Asmara Air Force Base
    The Battle of Afabet – Annihilation of Nadew Command
    The Battle of Massawa - Operation Fenql
    Eritrea's Liberation Day - a Victorious ending to Armed Struggle
    Flag-Raising Ceremony Of Eritrea at the United Nations
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