age date/period significant events
NEOLITH III millennium B.C. Butmir ceramics
Zlatište settlements
The turn of the New Stone Age and the Bronze Age II millennium B.C. Soukbunar and Debelo brdo
The Iron Age II millennium B.C. “hill-fort type” settlements
  III-I ct. B.C. Roman conquests
  6-9 A.D. Uprising of Desitiats under their leader Baton
  9 A.D. Breakdown of Baton’s uprising
  VI ct. A.D. The end of Roman Administration
  1238/39 A.D. Construction of St. Peter’s Cathedral
The very first mention of Vrhbosna in the charter of Bela IV
The late Middle Ages 1434 A.D. The Barak Duke conquers the fortified city of Hodidjed
  1462 A.D. Isa-beg’s vakufnama
  1464 A.D. Construction of the building of mesdžid Mehmed-bega Minetoviæa
  1475/76 A.D. Bali-bega MALKOÈEVIÆA endowments
  1470-1477 A.D. Ajas-bega endowments
  end of 15thcentury and the beginning of 16th century Construction activities of Skender paše MIHALOGLUA
  Beginning of 16th century Construction of the OldOrthodox CHURCH
  1517 A.D. The first under-cupola mosque in Sarajevo, endowment of Mustafe-paše SKENDERPAŠIÆA
  1526 A.D. Construction of MUSLIHUDIN Èekrekèija mosque
  1528 A.D. Construction of Havadža DURAK mosque
  1521 A.D. Gazi Husrev-beg, Bosnian GOVERNOR
  1530 A.D. Construction of Ghazi Gazi Husrev-beg MOSQUE


1561 A.D. Construction of Ferhadija mosque, endowment of Ferhad-bega Vukoviæa Desisaliæa
  1566 A.D. Construction of Careva mosque
  1537 A.D. Establishment of Gazi Husrev-beg Library
  1580 A.D. Construction of Sijavuš-pašine DAIRE
  From mid 16thto the onset of the 17th century Construction of Sarajevo èaršija (bazaar) and mahalas (residential quarters)
  1626 A.D. The journeys of Atanasija GRGIÈEVIÆA
  between 1631 and 1664 A.D. Activities of Ibrahim-effendi BISTRIGIJA
  1553 A.D. The seat of Bosnian sandžak moved from Sarajevo to Banja Luka
  1607 A.D. Sarajevo becomes the seat of Bosanian SANDŽAK for a second time
  1638. i 1640. god. Construction of Hadži-Sinan’s tekki
  1640 The journey of Pavle Rovinjanin
  The second half of the 17thcentury Activities of šejh Hasan KAIMIJA
  1640 Earthquake in Sarajevo
  1644 Great fires in Sarajevo
  1647 The plague epidemic inSarajevo
  1658 The journey of Pule and Kikle
  1660 The journey of Evlija Èelebija
  1697 Incursion of Eugene of Savoy
  1729-1739 Construction of Sarajevofortress
  1740-1780 Activities of Mehmed Mejlija GURANIJA
  1747-1757 Period of anarchy in Sarajevo
  1754 Construction of Osman Šehdija’s LIBRARY
  1757 Death of Moriæ brothers
  1766 Rebuilding of Æemaluša MOSQUE
  1774 Construction of Ahmed-effendi Kantamirija’s library
  1775 Construction of Ðumišiæa medresa (Islamic secondary school) building
  1750-1809 Activities of Mula Mustafa BAŠESKIJA
  1783 The plague epidemic inSarajevo
  1788 Great fires in Sarajevo
  1827 The uprising of the janissaries inSarajevo
  1831 Movement to achieve autonomy for Bosnia and Herzegovina, led by Husein KAPETAN GRADAŠÈEVIÆ
  1832-1850 Period of domination of Fadil-PASHA Šerifoviæ and Mustafa-Pasha BABIÆ
  1842 The first post office in Sarajevo
  1850-1852 The rule of Omer-Pasha Latas
  1861-1869 Topal Šerif Osman-Pasha, BOSNIAN VIZIER
  1863-1868 Construction of the Orthodox cathedral in SARAJEVO
  13 July 1878 Berlin Congress instituted Austro-Hungarian rule overBosnia and Herzegovina
  19 August 1878 Austro-Hungarian troops marched in Sarajevo
  22 August 1878 The Sarajevo Provisional Municipal Statute promulgated in Sarajevo
  1 January 1879 The Sarajevo District Office became operational
  20 June 1880 Omnibus line established between Sarajevo and Ilidža
  4 December 1880 Demolition of the old Konak building initiated
  17 August 1881 Corner stone laid for construction of a new Church ofSt. Anthony of Padova
  11 November 1881 Construction of the Heinrich Lövy’s brewery at foot of Bistrik hill started
  2 November 1881 The Miljacka River flooded most of the town’s quarters
  14 January 1882 Josip Štadler, the First Vrhbosna Archbishop, visited Sarajevo
  26 August 1882 Ivan Baron Appel appointed the Head of State Administration
  12 December 1882 Opening of the Orthodox theological faculty
  12 December 1882 Opening of the “Evropa” Hotel
  20 March 1884 Beginning of construction works on the Sate Administration building
  27 August 1884 Beginning of the construction of tram tracks in Sarajevo
  28 August 1884 Beginning of the construction works on Sarajevo Cathedral
  28 October 1884 Museum Association established
  1 January 1884 Trams started running through the town
  19 December 1887 Opening of Šerijatska sudaèka škola (Sharia law school)
  6 April 1889 The first volume of the Herald of State Museum in Sarajevopublished
  25 May 1890 Opening of the railroad running from Sarajevo to Bosanski Brod
  1 September 1892 Opening of the railroad running from Sarajevo to Konjic
  1 May 1895 The first electric tram started running
  20 April 1896 Opening of the Town Hall
  19 November 1899 Inauguration of the EvangelicalChurch in Sarajevo
  2 January 1899 Opening of Društveni dom
  13 July 1903 Benjamin Kalaj passed away
  5 October 1908 Annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  30 May – 3 June 1910 Staying of Franz Josef I inSarajevo
  15 June 1910 The first session of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Parliament
  10 October 1910 Census (51.919 inhabitants lived in Sarajevo at the time)
  28 June 1914 Sarajevo assassination
  29 June 1914 Introduction of martial law for the town and county area
  4 July 1914 Reis-ul-ulema appealed on Bosniaks to refrain from violence against Serbs and destruction of their property that took place in the aftermath of Sarajevo assassination
  4 July 1914 The similar appeal was made by Josip Štadler, Archbishop of Vrhbosna
  26 July 1914 Cancellation of the marital law introduced in Sarajevo after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand
  28 July 1914 Beginning of the First World War
  12 – 18October 1914 Court trial to the members of the group that took part inSarajevo assassination
  6 February 1915 Bosnian-Herzegovinian Parliament dissolved
  30 April /1 May 1916 The so-called “summer time” instituted for the first time
1918 – 1945
  26 October 1918 Establishment of the National Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  31 October 1918 Establishment of the Main Board of the Peoples’ Council of Slovenians, Croats and Serbs for BiH
  1 November 1918 The last Austro-Hungarian Land Governor Stjepan Sarkotiæ handed over office to the Main Board of the Peoples’ Council of SCS for BiH
  2 November 1918 The Peoples’ Government ofBosnia and Herzegovinaestablished
  1 December 1918 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians proclaimed
  31 January 1921 Census (66.317 inhabitants lived in Sarajevo at the time)
  25 February 1924 Sarajevo becomes the seat ofSarajevo district after being the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina as one of the provinces of the Kingdom ofSerbs, Croats and Slovenes.
  31 March 1931 Census (78.173 inhabitants inSarajevo)
  15 June 1930 The seat of the Main Office of Islamic Community transferred from Sarajevo to Belgrade
  15 June 1938 The seat of the Main Office of Islamic Community transferred from Belgrade to Sarajevo
  8 April 1941 The King and Yugoslav Government withdrew fromBelgrade to Sarajevo
  6 April 1941 German aviation bombardedSarajevo
  14 August 1941 Assembly of Ilmija Association “El-Hidaje” adopted resolution that publicly denounces crimes of Ustasha forces
  12 October 1941 At their gathering, Bosniak citizens of Sarajevo adopted the resolution denouncing Ustasha crimes
  26 August 1942 Establishment of the “National Salvation” Committee that included representatives of all Bosniak Muslim associations and institutions
1945 – 1991
  6 April 1945 Partisan units liberatedSarajevo
  26 April 1945 The third session of “State Antifascist Council of National Liberation of Bosnia andHerzegovina” resulting in the development of the institution into the National Parliament
  30 June 1945 General Town Development Plan adopted
  7 October 1965 The Balkan Athletic Games took place in Sarajevo
  31 May 1971 Census (359.448 inhabitants lived in Sarajevo)
  15 February 1984 XIV Winter Olympic Games took place in Sarajevo
1991 – 1995
  30 April 1991 Census (429.672 inhabitants lived in Sarajevo)
  6 April 1992 Beginning of the aggression ofSerbia and Monte Negro military forces against Bosnia and Herzegovina
  19 December 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement concluded