Timeline | 400 A.D.to 2000 A.D. | MOROCCO

Date

Country | Description

533 A.D.

Morocco

The Vandals take refuge in Mauritania Tingitana (Northern Morocco in Antiquity).

544 A.D.

Morocco

The Goths attempt to occupy the town of Sebta.

578 A.D.

Morocco

Byzantium puts down the Berber revolt that flared up after local chieftains are murdered by Sergius, Byzantine Governor of Tripoli.

681 A.D.

Morocco

‘Uqba (Okba) ibn Nafi reaches Sebta, Tangiers then Walili (Ancient Volubilis) before going on to the town of Nfis in the Haouz and Igli in the Souss.

711 A.D.

Morocco

Tarik ibn Ziyad crosses the Straits of Gibraltar, defeats King Roderick of Spain and takes Córdoba and Toledo.

740 A.D.

Morocco

Northern Morocco is shaken by the Kharijite revolt lead by Maysara al-Matghari.

757 A.D.

Morocco

Issa ibn Yazid al-Assouad founds the town of Sijilmassa at Tafilalet, the great desert port on the gold route.

788 A.D.

Morocco

Idris ibn ‘Abdallah (Idris I) takes up residence at Walili, then in the Andalusian Quarter (Adwat al-Andalousiyyin) in Fez, which he founded on the right bank of the Wadi Fez.

808 A.D.

Morocco

Idris II (son of Idris I) founds the town of al-Aliya in the Kairouan Quarter (Adwat al-Qayrawaniyyin) on the left bank of the Wadi Fez.

836 A.D.

Morocco

A moribund Idrisid Morocco vacillates between the Umayyads of al-Andalus and the Fatimids of Ifriqiya for 27 years.

857 A.D.

Morocco

Fatima al-Fihriya, daughter of a Kairouanese man living in Morocco, founds the Qarawiyin Mosque in Fez.

925 A.D.

Morocco

Musa ibn Abi ’l-Afiya, chief of the Miknassa tribe, conquers Fez and takes control of all of Maghreb.

978 A.D.

Morocco

Death of the historian Ibn al-Warraq, whose work, dedicated to the towns of Tahert, Oran, Sijilmassa, Nekkour and al-Basra, would later be used by the geographer al-Bakri in his Description of Northern Africa.

991 A.D.

Morocco

Amir Ziri ibn Atiya of the Maghrawa takes Fez.

994 A.D.

Morocco

Amir Ziri ibn Atiya of the Maghrawa founds the town of Oujda in Eastern Morocco.
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