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Star Wars Timeline: Every Major Event In Chronological Order

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The Star Wars saga has spanned decades, both in the story timeline and in real-world release dates. With movies, TV shows, books, comics, and more, keeping Star Wars events in order can get confusing. Let’s unravel the epic Star Wars history from beginning to end. Here is the chronological timeline of major events in the Star Wars universe.

From movies, TV shows, books, comics, and even video games featuring iconic characters and epic battles, the Star Wars universe has it all. Whether you’re exploring the depths of the Jedi Order or seeking a Duel code for Street Fighter, there’s something for every fan in this expansive galaxy.

The Dawn Of The Jedi Order (37,000 – 25,000 Years Before Battle Of Yavin)

This extremely ancient era saw the formation of the Je’daii Order on the planet Tython in the Deep Core. This mystic Jedi sect focused on balancing the Force. After years of conflict, the Je’daii Order split into the light-side Jedi and the dark-side Sith.

The Old Republic And Rise Of The Sith (5,000 – 3,000 Years Before Battle Of Yavin)

The Galactic Republic and Jedi Order flourished for centuries until rogue Jedi exiled from the Order discovered the Sith species and their power over the Force’s dark side. These Fallen Jedi became the first Sith Lords, clashing with the Jedi and Republic.

Notable Events:

  • Great Hyperspace War (5,000 BBY) – Sith Empire attacks Coruscant
  • Great Sith War (4,000 BBY) – Sith Lord Exar Kun threatens the Galactic Republic
  • Jedi Civil War (3,956 BBY) – Jedi Knight Revan turns to the dark side

The Fall Of The Old Republic (1,000 – 0 Years Before Battle Of Yavin)

Over several centuries, the Sith and Jedi engaged in many battles. Sith eventually gain control and reorganize the Republic into the tyrannical Galactic Empire. The Jedi are declared enemies of the state and killed by Emperor Palpatine.

Notable Events:

  • Invasion of Naboo (32 BBY) – Blockade threatened peaceful planet
  • Clone Wars (22 – 19 BBY) – Republic clones battle Separatist droids
  • Order 66 (19 BBY) – Emperor Palpatine turns clones against Jedi

The Age Of The Galactic Empire (0 – 5 Years After Battle Of Yavin)

With the Jedi destroyed and clones enforcing Imperial rule, Emperor Palpatine exerts authoritarian control over the galaxy. A few Jedi survivors go into hiding. Secret rebel alliances begin to form to overthrow the Empire.

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Notable Events:

  • Death Star Completion (0 BBY) – Empire finishes planet-destroying battle station
  • Battle of Scarif (0 BBY) – Rebels steal Death Star plans
  • Battle of Yavin (0 BBY) – Luke Skywalker destroys Death Star

The Rise Of The Rebellion (3 – 5 Years After Battle Of Yavin)

With the Death Star destroyed, the Rebel Alliance achieves a crucial victory but the fight continues against Imperial forces across the galaxy. Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training and heroes like Han Solo continue the rebellion.

Notable Events:

  • Discovery on Hoth (3 ABY)- Rebels hides on icy planet until Imperial attack
  • Bespin Duel (3 ABY) – Darth Vader defeats Luke Skywalker in lightsaber duel
  • Battle of Endor (4 ABY) – Rebels destroy second Death Star

Decline Of The Empire (5 – 34 Years After Battle Of Yavin )

With Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader gone, the Galactic Empire begins to fracture. Imperial leaders vie for control. Meanwhile, the New Republic is formed from the Rebel Alliance. However, Imperial remnants remain for decades.

Notable Events:

  • Liberation of Bespin (5 ABY) – Republic finally liberates Cloud City
  • Jakku Peace Treaty (5 ABY) – Empire forced to sign peace treaty with New Republic
  • Retreat to the Unknown Regions (5 ABY) – Imperial fleet hides in unknown space

The New Republic Era (5 – 34 Years After Battle Of Yavin)

With the Empire defeated, the New Republic works to restore democracy to the galaxy. Luke Skywalker begins training a new generation of Jedi Knights. However, conflicts continue against Imperial remnants.

Notable Events:

  • Battle of Jakku (5 ABY) – Republic achieves final victory over Empire
  • Luke’s Jedi Academy (11 ABY) – Luke trains new Jedi on Yavin 4 moon
  • Thrawn Campaigns (9-19 ABY) – Imperial Grand Admiral Thrawn battles New Republic

The Age Of The First Order (34 – 35 Years After Battle Of Yavin)

A new threat emerges from Imperial remnants hiding in the Unknown Regions. Known as the First Order, their goal is to destroy the New Republic and rule the galaxy. Heroes like Poe Dameron and Rey begin the resistance.

Notable Events:

  • Rise of the First Order (34 ABY) – New Empire-like faction reveals itself
  • Hosnian Cataclysm (34 ABY) – First Order destroys New Republic capital
  • Battle of Crait (34 ABY) – Resistance escapes First Order on salt planet

The Final Order Emerges (35 Years After Battle Of Yavin)

Palpatine returns from the dead to lead a secret Sith fleet called the Final Order in a last bid for galactic conquest. However, the galaxy unites to take down Palpatine’s forces once and for all.

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Notable Events:

  • Battle of Exegol (35 ABY) – United galaxy destroys Final Order fleet
  • Death of Palpatine – Rey destroys Palpatine, ending his evil for good

This epic timeline covers the major events over thousands of years of Star Wars history. From the earliest Jedi to the defeat of Darth Sidious, Star Wars has chronicled the never-ending battle between good and evil across a story spanning generations. May the Force be with you on your journey through the saga!

Which Movie Trilogy Happens First Chronologically?

The prequel trilogy starting with The Phantom Menace (1999) happens first, showing Anakin Skywalker’s early life and the Clone Wars. The original trilogy with A New Hope (1977) occurs later around episodes 4-6.

When Did The Galactic Empire Take Over?

The Empire took control and transformed the Republic at the end of Revenge of the Sith (2005). Emperor Palpatine issued Order 66 to wipe out the Jedi as part of the Imperial takeover.

How Long Did The Empire Rule The Galaxy?

The Galactic Empire controlled the galaxy for around 20-30 years from the end of the Clone Wars through its final defeat at the Battle of Jakku a year after Endor.

In the vast galaxy of Star Wars, there’s something for everyone, just like the classic allure of a Retro game Unblocked. From lightsaber duels to epic space battles, the saga has captivated fans across generations, and its legacy continues to thrive.


Spanning over 25,000 years of galactic history, the Star Wars timeline chronicles the endless battle between good and evil across generations. From the Old Republic to the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order, the saga ties together eras of Jedi and Sith, republics, and rebellions. 

The definitive Star Wars chronology reveals how events across millennia tell one epic story. The Force flows through all of it.

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