History of Spain

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In History
  • 150,000 BCE

    Lower Palaeolithic

    Lower Palaeolithic
    Acheulean culture. Tools made of simple rock.
  • 35,000 BCE

    Middle Palaeolithic

    Middle Palaeolithic
    Neanderthal Mousterian culture with more complex tools.
  • 35,000 BCE

    Superior paleolithic

    Superior paleolithic
    Technical and sociocultural advance, the capacity for symbolic expression appears. Altamira cave.
  • 8,000 BCE

    Mesolithic

    Mesolithic
    Adaptation to the reduction of the size of the hunt pieces. Levantine rock art
  • 3,000 BCE

    Emergence of metallurgy

    Emergence of metallurgy
    Copper, bronze and iron
  • 2,000 BCE

    First Iberian settlements in the south

    First Iberian settlements in the south
  • 2,000 BCE

    Neolitic

    Neolitic
    Ther learn how to grow plants and domesticate animals. Sedentary lifestyle.
  • 1,100 BCE

    The Phoenicians found Gadir

    The Phoenicians found Gadir
  • -900 BCE

    Celtics begin their foray into the north

    Celtics begin their foray into the north
  • -700 BCE

    Greek colonization

    Greek colonization
  • -500 BCE

    Carthaginians conquer the Mediterranean coast

    Carthaginians conquer the Mediterranean coast
  • -209 BCE

    Beginning of the conquest by Rome

    Beginning of the conquest by Rome
  • -25 BCE

    Spain is conquered entirety by Rome

    Spain is conquered entirety by Rome
  • 410

    Entry of the Visigoths as allies of Rome

    Entry of the Visigoths as allies of Rome
  • 568

    The Visigoths send off the Romans

    The Visigoths send off the Romans
  • 589

    Christianism becomes the official religion

    Christianism becomes the official religion
  • 711

    Muslim troops defeat the Visigoth king

    Muslim troops defeat the Visigoth king
  • 1031

    Disappearance of the Caliphate of Córdoba

    Disappearance of the Caliphate of Córdoba
    Rise of the Taifa Kingdoms
  • 1212

    Christian victory in the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa

    Christian victory in the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa
  • 1246

    Reduction to Nazarí Kingdom of Granada

    Reduction to Nazarí Kingdom of Granada
  • 1479

    Kingdom of Castile and Aragon (Catholic Monarchs)

     Kingdom of Castile and Aragon (Catholic Monarchs)
  • 1480

    Establishment of the Inquisition

    Establishment of the Inquisition
  • 1492

    End of the reconquest (taking of Granada)

    End of the reconquest (taking of Granada)
  • 1492

    Expulsion of the Jews

    Expulsion of the Jews
  • 1492

    Discovery of America by Cristobal Colón

    Discovery of America by Cristobal Colón
  • 1519

    Start of the Habsburg dinasty

    Start of the Habsburg dinasty
    Carlos I is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1571

    Battle of Lepanto, Felipe II defeats the Turks

    Battle of Lepanto, Felipe II defeats the Turks
  • Invincible Armada Disaster Against England

    Invincible Armada Disaster Against England
    A storm destroyed all the ships in a try to conqueer England
  • Publication of Don Quijote de la Mancha

    Publication of Don Quijote de la Mancha
    One of the most translated books in the world
  • Maximum expansion of the Spanish Empire

    Maximum expansion of the Spanish Empire
    Over 20 000 000 km²
  • Velazquez paints Las Meninas

    Velazquez paints Las Meninas
  • The Habsburg dynasty ends

    The Habsburg dynasty ends
    The Spanish War of Succession starts and France, England and Austria get involved
  • The war ends, France imposes Felipe V

    The war ends, France imposes Felipe V
  • Proclamation of the Salican law

    Proclamation of the Salican law
    Monarchical succession in favor of men
  • Coronation of Carlos III

    Coronation of Carlos III
    Beginning of enlightened despotism
  • New populations of Andalusia

    New populations of Andalusia
  • Coronation of Carlos IV

    Coronation of Carlos IV
  • Napoleonic invasion of Spain

    Napoleonic invasion of Spain
  • Uprising of May 2

    Uprising of May 2
    Spanish War of Independence
  • Coronation of Fernando VII

    Coronation of Fernando VII
  • Fernando VII abdicates in favor of José Bonaparte

    Fernando VII abdicates in favor of José Bonaparte
    Also known as Pepe Botella
  • Proclamation of the Liberal Constitution in Cadiz

    Proclamation of the Liberal Constitution in Cadiz
  • End of the Spanish War of Independence

    End of the Spanish War of Independence
  • Fernando VII returns from France

    Fernando VII returns from France
    Annuls the Liberal Constitution and establishes an absolutist government
  • Liberal trienium

    Liberal trienium
  • Isabel II is crowned

    Isabel II is crowned
  • Beggining of Carlist Wars

    Beggining of Carlist Wars
    In consequence of the Salica Law
  • Proclamation of the First Republic

    Proclamation of the First Republic
  • Restoration of the Bourbon Monarchy

    Restoration of the Bourbon Monarchy
  • Associations Law allows the creation of labor unions

    Associations Law allows the creation of labor unions
  • Assassination of Cánovas by the anarchists

    Assassination of Cánovas by the anarchists
    President member of the Liberal Union
  • Disaster of 98

    Disaster of 98
    Loss of colonies in Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines
  • Beginning of the Moroccan War

    Beginning of the Moroccan War
  • Spain's neutrality in the First World War

    Spain's neutrality in the First World War
    Thanks to the intervention of Alfonso XIII
  • Dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera

    Dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera
  • Declaration of the Second Republic

    Declaration of the Second Republic
    As a result of the exile of Alfonso XIII for his support of Primo de Rivera
  • Recognition of the right to vote for women

    Recognition of the right to vote for women
  • Popular Front wins elections

    Popular Front wins elections
  • Uprising of General Francisco Franco

    Uprising of General Francisco Franco
    Beggin of the Spanish Civil War
  • Bombardment of Guernica

    Bombardment of Guernica
  • Battle of the Ebro

    Battle of the Ebro
  • End of the Civil War

    End of the Civil War
    The dictatorship of Francisco Franco begins
  • Spanish protectorate over Morocco ends

    Spanish protectorate over Morocco ends
  • Assassination of Luis Carrero Blanco

    Assassination of Luis Carrero Blanco
    The head of government was murdered by ETA
  • Death of Francisco Franco

    Death of Francisco Franco
    The transition to democracy beggins
  • Juan Carlos I King of Spain

    Juan Carlos I King of Spain
    Adolfo Suarez President of Spain
  • Creation of the current Constitution

    Creation of the current Constitution
  • Coup attempt by Antonio Tejero

    Coup attempt by Antonio Tejero
    Tejero fails in his attempt
  • Spain approves its entry into OTAN

    Spain approves its entry into OTAN
  • Barcelona Olympic Games

    Barcelona Olympic Games
  • The Euro replaces the Peseta

    The Euro replaces the Peseta
  • Attack of 11-M

    Attack of 11-M
    191 human lives were lost
  • 2008 crisis

    2008 crisis
    10% drop of the PIB
  • Spain wins the World Cup

    Spain wins the World Cup
  • Catalan nationalists illegal referendum

    Catalan nationalists illegal referendum
  • Franco is exuded from the Valley of the Fallen

    Franco is exuded from the Valley of the Fallen
  • Coronavirus crisis

    Coronavirus crisis
    Spain suffers an estimated of 49.000 deaths and the largest drop in PIB in its entire history
  • Vaccine for Covid-19

    Vaccine for Covid-19
    The most optimistic estimates of the experts indicate that there will be no viable or effective vaccine before 12 or 18 months