The settlement of La Nueva Isabela -- the present-day Santo Domingo -- is established.
Antonio de Montesinos, A Dominican friar, preaches against the system of forced Indian labor prevalent on Hispaniola.
Bartolome de Las Casas, later proclamied Protector of the Indians by Queen Isabella, enters the Dominican Order.
The Treaty of Ryswick gives France control of the land that is now Haiti; Spain retains control of the land that is now the Dominican Republic.
Spain cedes the colony of Santo Dominigo (the present-day Dominican Republic) to France.
Spain regains controlof Santo Domingo.
Spain grants independence to Santo Domingo.
Haiti regains controlp]of the entire island of Hispaniola.
At the request of the Dominican government, Spain begins to govern the country.
Spain leaves the Dominican Republic.