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This is a timeline of galactic history. All dates are given according to the Galactic Standard Calendar.




Before the Battle of Yavin (BBY)

The Pre-Republic Era

  • c. 2,000,000,000 BBY
    • The Oseon system is formed. A rogue star is believed to have passed too close to the system, disrupting the planet formation and creating an abnormally large asteroid belt.[1]
  • c. 3,000,000 BBY
    • An asteroid collides with the planet Vinsoth, killing most life on its surface. The remaining survivors evolve into the Chevin.[2]
  • c. 2,004,200 BBY
    • The Columi take to trees and begin to develop for arboreal life.
  • c. 2,002,000 BBY
    • The Columi, with their newly acquired skill of mining for minerals, begin building tree spanning cities.
  • c.999,989 BBY
    • According to Dr. Corellia Antilles, by this time, most sentient species have begun keeping historical records, though at least some of those records prove indecipherable to modern historians.[4]
  • c. 300,000 BBY
    • The Gree civilization enters its golden age. clarify[5]
  • c. 36,453 BBY
    • Philosophers and scientists from several star systems gather on Tython to share mystical knowledge. The Force is discovered.[8]
  • c. 27,700 BBY
    • The Rakata arrive on Korriban. Adas leads the Sith to victory over the alien invaders but is killed in the process.
  • c. 25,200 BBY
    • A Major plague sweeps through the galaxy that kills only Rakata. As a result of this, twinned with subject species rebellions, the Infinite Empire collapses.[10]
    • The Kitel Phard dynasty is founded on Atrisia.

The Old Republic era

  • c. 23,900 BBY
    • The former worlds of the Union, (with the exception of Desevro), join the Galactic Republic as a member sector with Tion as the capital.
  • 17,522 BBY
  • c. 8,000 BBY
    • The Republic establishes an outpost on the planet Malastare's eastern continent. Gran colonists arrive over the following millennia and begin to displace the native Dugs.
    • The Rianitus Period ends.
  • 5,002 BBY
    • Nazzri's hereditary monarchy is replaced with a theocratic oligarchy.
  • 4,904 BBY
    • After fleeing into Deep Space the remnants of the Sith Empire begin rebuilding their civilization and plotting revenge.[8]
  • 4,519 BBY
    • Uueg Tching, the fifty-fourth Emperor of Kitel Phard, states three ways on how to defeat an enemy, which ultimately becomes a famous, oft-referenced quote.
  • 3,994 BBY
    • Ulic Qel-Droma revisits Yavin IV.
  • 3,965 BBY
    • The Mandalorians begin to infringe on Republic territory.
    • The Republic engages the Mandalorians in small proxy skirmishes along the Outer Rim, but the Jedi Council forbids involvement by the Jedi until the problem has been assessed.[25][26]
  • 3,960 BBY
    • Mandalore the Ultimate is killed by Revan at the Battle of Malachor V.[10]
    • The Mandalorian Wars end.[10]
    • The Jedi Exile, who was serving as a general, loses all connection to the Force, returns to the Jedi Council, and is exiled from the Order for her crimes.[26]
    • Revan and Malak disappear into unknown space with a third of the Republic fleet.[10]
  • 3,957 BBY
    • Revan is captured onboard his flagship, after Malak turns against him. Bastila Shan brings Revan back to the Jedi, who use the Force to strip his memories and create a new identity for him.[10]
  • 3,661 BBY
    • A Mandalorian army materializes in alliance with the Sith and blockades the Republic's most critical trade route.[8]
  • 3,660 BBY
    • Succeeding where the Jedi have failed, a smuggler convoy breaks the Mandalorian blockade and restores the Republic's trade route.[8]
  • 2,989 BBY
    • The Sayings, (an Atrisian reference), is stored in the Atrisian Imperial Historical Library.

Fall of the Republic/Rise of the Empire era

  • c. 320 BBY
  • 192 BBY
    • Recycling bacteria in a manner that revolutionizes waste management develops on Coruscant.
  • 191 BBY
    • The natives of Fere are wiped out by a plague.
  • 142 BBY
    • The planet of Belasco begins a war with a neighboring planet.
  • 61 BBY
    • Followers of the H'kig religion, fleeing from persecution on their homeworld, settle the planet Rishi.

The Rebellion era

After the Battle of Yavin (ABY)

Rebellion era (continued)

The New Republic era

  • 22 ABY
    • Jacen and Jaina Solo join the Luke Skywalker's Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4.
    • Their younger brother Anakin Solo joins the Junior Jedi Class of the Academy months later and befriends a young Human girl named Tahiri Veila. The two young trainees have several adventures including discovering the Golden Globe and the ancient Jedi Master Ikrit, accompanying their Melodie friend Lyric to her homeworld of Yavin 8 to undergo an important ceremony, visits to Dagobah to discover Anakin's future and the discovery of Kenobi's lightsaber and an ancient Jedi holocron at Bast Castle on Vjun. Anakin later returns to Coruscant where he attended school, developed his piloting skills, and studied under the careful tutelage of C-3PO.
    • Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker travel to the Unknown Regions where they join a Chiss/Empire of the Hand mission to locate the remains of the ill-fated Old Republic/Jedi expedition Outbound Flight. They discover it in an inaccessible region known as the Redoubt and also learn that the survivors of the Outbound Flight have founded a colony within the wreckage. This combined team also defeats a Vagaari attack.[64]

The New Jedi Order era

  • 35 ABY
    • Efforts to rebuild galactic civilization after the Yuuzhan Vong war continue, with many war-torn worlds still under reconstruction.
    • The Jedi, struggling to come to terms with a new role in the galaxy and a new philosophy on the Force are called upon to act as police and diplomats by the Galactic Alliance, despite the wishes of Luke Skywalker.
    • Luke Skywalker sees an image of his mother for the first time through R2-D2.
    • A mysterious alien race called the Killiks with a leader very strong in the Force, who are ancient enemies of the Chiss return, with some of the younger members of the Jedi interfering, and becoming part of their alien "Hive," physically and mentally joined to each other.
    • Voren Na'al publishes the New Essential Chronology.

The Legacy era

Behind the scenes

Below are the positions of Star Wars sources in the timeline. For a full timeline of works see List of publishing eras.


  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace32 BBY
  • Episode II: Attack of the Clones22 BBY
  • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith19 BBY
  • Episode IV: A New Hope0 BBY/0 ABY
  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back3 ABY
  • Episode VI: Return of the Jedi4 ABY

Cartoons/TV Series/Other Film or Viewing Material:


Video games:

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic3,956 BBY
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords3,951 BBY
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic3,653 BBY
  • Star Wars: Battle for Naboo32 BBY
  • Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles32 BBY
  • Star Wars: Episode I: Racer32 BBY
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter32 BBY
  • Star Wars: Battlefront32 BBY4 ABY
  • Star Wars: Racer Revenge24 BBY
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II22 BBY4 ABY
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed2 BBY
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces1 BBY
  • Star Wars: Lethal Alliance0 BBY
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron03 ABY
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader04 ABY
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike04 ABY
  • Star Wars: Imperial Ace3+ ABY
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II5 ABY
  • Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith10 ABY
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast12 ABY
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy14 ABY

Notes and references

  1. Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The New Essential Guide to Alien Species
  3. 3.0 3.1 Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races
  4. 4.0 4.1 From the Files of Corellia Antilles
  5. Star Wars Adventure Journal 8
  6. The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 The New Essential Chronology
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 Timeline on
  9. Star Wars Annual 2008
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  11. The Illustrated Star Wars Universe
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
  13. Tyrant's Test
  14. Episode II: Incredible Cross-Sections
  15. A Guide to the Star Wars Universe
  16. Episode I: The Visual Dictionary
  17. 17.0 17.1 Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Episode I
  18. Millennium Falcon (novel)
  19. Platt's Starport Guide
  20. Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith
  21. Dark Empire Sourcebook
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  23. Secrets of Tatooine
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Age of the Characters, Chris Avellone, Obsidian Entertainment forums, URL accessed on March 4, 2007
  25. 25.00 25.01 25.02 25.03 25.04 25.05 25.06 25.07 25.08 25.09 25.10 25.11 25.12 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
  26. 26.00 26.01 26.02 26.03 26.04 26.05 26.06 26.07 26.08 26.09 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 The Taris Holofeed: Prime Edition
  28. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 1: Commencement, Part 1
  29. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 8: Flashpoint, Part 2
  30. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 22: Knights of Suffering, Part 1
  31. The Taris Holofeed: Invasion Edition
  32. 32.0 32.1 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 15: Days of Fear, Part 3
  33. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 21: Daze of Hate, Part 3
  34. Galactic Republic Defense Ministry Daily Brief KD0092
  35. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 26: Vector, Part 2
  36. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 27: Vector, Part 3
  37. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 28: Vector, Part 4
  38. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 35: Vindication, Part 4
  39. 39.0 39.1 The New Essential Guide to Droids
  40. Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 Jango Fett: Open Seasons
  43. 43.0 43.1 Star Wars Republic 64: Bloodlines
  44. Jedi Council: Acts of War
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  47. Outbound Flight
  48. Star Wars: Clone Wars - Chapter 6
  49. Star Wars: Clone WarsChapter 7
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  51. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novelization
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  55. 55.0 55.1 Heir to the Empire
  56. Dark Force Rising
  57. 57.0 57.1 The Last Command
  58. 58.0 58.1 58.2 Dark Empire
  59. 59.0 59.1 Empire's End
  60. Dark Empire II
  61. Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood
  62. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  63. Vision of the Future
  64. Survivor's Quest
  65. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

See also

External links

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