By Tim Lambert

5,000 BC Farming is introduced into Hungary

2,000 BC Bronze is introduced into Hungary

800 BC Iron is introduced into Hungary

9 AD The Romans create the province of Pannonia in western Hungary

Early 2nd Century The Romans conquer eastern Hungary. They call it Dacia.

271 The Romans abandon Dacia

End of 4th Century Romans withdraw from western Hungary

896 AD The Magyars enter Hungary

955 The Magyars are crushed by the Germans at the battle of Augsburg

1000-1038 King Stephen rules Hungary

1222 King Andreas II issues the Golden Bull

1241 The Mongols invade Hungary

1458-1490 King Matthias rules Hungary

1514 Hungarian peasants rebel

1526 The Turks crush the Hungarians at the battle of Mohacs

1699 The Austrians take Hungary from the Turks

1703-1711 The Hungarians rebel against the Austrians

1848 Revolution breaks out in Hungary

1849 Hungary is declared independent. However the Russians put down the rebellion.

1867 The Dual Monarchy is formed

1868 Compulsory education is introduced in Hungary

1918 Following defeat in the First World War Hungary becomes independent

1920 Admiral Horthy becomes head of state

1940 Hungary joins the Tripartite Pact

1941 Hungary joins the German invasion of Russia

1944 The Germans occupy Hungary

1945 The Russians occupy Hungary

1945-48 The Communists gradually take over Hungary

1956 Hungary rebels against Communism. The Russians put down the rebellion.

1989 Communism collapses in Hungary

1990 Elections are held in Hungary

1999 Hungary joins NATO

2004 Hungary joins the EU

A history of Hungary

A timeline of Poland

A timeline of Germany

A timeline of Austria

A timeline of Switzerland

A timeline of Croatia