History of Modern Greece
1453 - The Turks conquer the Greek World.
1769 - First stirrings of rebellion among the Greeks.
1797 - Corfu taken by the French.
1809 - The Ionian Islands taken by the British.
1814 - The Society of Friends is founded to organise resistance activities against the Turks.
1821 - Greek War of Independence begins.
1830 - Greek Independence.
1834 - Athens becomes the capital of Greece.
1837 - The University of Athens is founded.
1864 - Ionian Islands united with Greece.
1878 - Cyprus occupied by Britain.
1896 - First Olympic Games of modern times held in Athens.
1897 - Greek-Turkish War.
1912 - Dodecanese occupied by Italy.
1923 - Treaty of Lausanne.
1924 - Greece declared a republic.
1940 - Greece and Italy at War.
1941 - Greece and Germany at War.
1941-1944 - German occupation, national resistance movement.
1948 - Dodecanese Islands reunited with Greece.
1974 - Turkish invasion of Cyprus.