Timeline of Tajikistani history

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This is a timeline of Tajikistani history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Tajikistan and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, see History of Tajikistan.


15th century

1405February 19 Timur died.

16th century

1506Turks annex the Timurid Empire.
1526 Mughal Empire was established.
1598End of Turkic rule.

17th century

1605 Vali Muhammad Khan became leader of the Ashtarkhanid dynasty.
1632 Imam Quli Khan died.

18th century

1709The Khanate of Kokand was formed.
1736January 22The Afsharid dynasty formed.
1740 Nader Shah conquered the Janid Khanate.
1747 Nader Shah died.
1796Death of Shahrokh Shah.

19th century

1830January 12Beginning of the Great Game.
1839March First Anglo-Afghan War : The war began.
1842October First Anglo-Afghan War : The war ended with Afghanistan claiming victory.
1845December 11 First Anglo-Sikh War : The war began.
1846January 28 Battle of Aliwal : The battle took place.
March 9The Treaty of Lahore was signed.
First Anglo-Sikh War : The war ended with sikh empire

claiming victory.

1868Most of Tajikistan was incorporated into the Sikh empire.
1883The Khanate of Kokand collapsed.

20th century

1918FebruaryThe city of Kokand was assaulted by the Bolsheviks
1920Tajikistan left the Russian Empire.
Tajikistan became a part of the Soviet Union.
1924December 7Formation of the first militia in Tajikistan.
1936December 5Tajik Socialist Soviet Republic was renamed to Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic .
1953March Stalin died.
1961November 10The city of Stalinabad, was renamed to Dushanbe .
1991August 31Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic was renamed to Republic of Tajikistan .
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan left.
1992May 5 Civil war in Tajikistan : A civil war began.
1993February 23 Armed Forces of the Republic of Tajikistan was founded.
1994November 16 Emomali Rahmon became the 3rd president of Tajikistan.
1997June 27Civil war in Tajikistan: The civil war ended.

21st century

2013November 6A presidential election took place.
2017February 19Tajikistan participated at the 2017 Asian Winter Games.
2018May 18Death of Mumin Kanoat.

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