Morocco

Events

Sijilmassa

Approx. 700 - Approx. 1300

Muslim conquest

Approx. 700

Kingdom of Nekor

710 - 1019

Berber Revolt

739 - 743

Barghawata

744 - 1058

Idrisidi dynasty

788 - 911

Islam diffusion

Fatimid, Umayyad and Zenata polities

Approx. 900 - Approx. 1060

Berber dynasties

Approx. 1060 - 1549

Almoravid dynasty

Approx. 1060 - 1147

Almohad dynasty

1147 - 1248

Marinid dynasty

1248 - 1465

Decline of the local Berber dynasties

Approx. 1400 - Approx. 1500

With the decline of the local Berber dynasties in the 15th and 16th centuries, the valuable coastal strip of north Africa (known because of the Berbers as the Barbary coast) attracts the attention of the two most powerful Mediterranean states of the time - Spain in the west, Turkey in the east.

Wattasid dynasty

1471 - 1549

First pirate establishes

1512

The first such pirate establishes himself on the coast of Algeria in 1512.

Saadi dynasty

1549 - 1659

French occupation

1830 - 1847

Algiers is occupied by the French in 1830, but it is not until 1847 that the French conquest of Algeria is complete - after prolonged resistance from the Berber hinterland, which has never been effectively controlled by the Turks on the coast.

European influence

Approx. 1830 - 1956

Morocco French protectorate

1912

Morocco becomes a French protectorate in 1912

French and Spanish protectorate

1912 - 1956

Indipendent Morocco

1956

Reign of Hassan II

1961 - 1999

Western Sahara confiict

1974 - 1991

Reign of Mohammed VI

1999 - Present