Toledo's name comes from Tollitum which means "raised aloft," since it is a city high up on a hill and surrounded by a river on 3 sides.
Toledo remains under roman control until 570. The build roads, forts, aqueducts and even a circus capable of entertaining up to 13,000 people.
Romans win a battle giving them control of the city.
Visigoth King Leovigildo Conquers Toledo.
The Visigothic king Recaredo makes Toledo the political and religious capital of Hispania after the abandonment of Arianism and conversion to Catholicism by the Visigoths.
Muslims Control Toledo for 373 years. This is a relatively peaceful time for the people living in the city. Christians, Jews and Muslims all occupy the city.
Jewish People are recognized as living in the city.
Alfonso allows Muslim and Jewish people to continue to live in the city and for them to practice their religion.
The Tribunal of the Inquisition of Toledo is established. This leads to the expulsion of Muslims and Jews from the city and from Spain.
Jews are forced to leave the country or they are killed.
Doménikos Theotokópoulos, better known as El Greco settles in Toledo, Spain and lives there until his death in April 1614
The Spanish Civil occurs in Spain. This will decide the fate of the country for the next 40 years bringing down the Spanish Republic and creates a dictatorship under Francisco Franco.
Franco is backed by Hitler and Mussolini whereas the Republic receives little international help.
Nationalist forces siege the fort in Toledo causing an early blow to the Republic.
Franco rules the country with an iron fist and allows for no political dissent. All people are banned from speaking their regions' language and are only allowed to speak Castellano Spanish.
Spanish Constitution of 1978 is ratified.
Toledo becomes the capital of the Autonomous Community of Castilla - La Mancha
Toledo becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its uniqueness and since it is full of ancient churches, mosques, synagogues and buildings.