A TIMELINE OF HUNGARY

By Tim Lambert

Ancient Hungary

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

The Romans withdraw from western Hungary

Medieval 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

Renaissance 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

19th Century Hungary

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

20th Century 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

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