Morocco History Timeline
Mauretania (now northern Morocco and Algeria) ruled by kingdom
Barbarian incursions forced the legions to
withdraw the Romans from Mauretania.
Arab invasion; Idris founds the first major Muslim dynasty.
The 8 gates of Marrakech, Morocco, were built
The capital was moved north to Fez
Jews began migrating to Morocco from Spain
Morocco became the first country to recognize the US as an
Spain creates a protectorate in coastal areas of Morocco.
Morocco becomes a French protectorate under the Treaty of Fez,
Spain continues to operate its coastal protectorate.
French protectorate ends after strong nationalist reaction.
Spain keeps its two coastal enclaves.
Sultan Mohammed becomes king
Death of King Mohammed. King Hassan II comes
A rebellion against King Hassan at the Skhirat palace failed.
Almost 100 guests were killed. The rebellion leaders were
publicly executed three days later.
Morocco occupied Western Sahara. King Hassan ordered 350,000
civilian unarmed Moroccans on a "Green March" to the former
Spain agrees to leave Spanish Sahara and to leave it to joint
Moroccan and Algerian troops fight in Western
Sahara. Morocco and Mauritania shared Western Sahara.
King Hassan and Algerian president meets and
soften their relations.
Pope John Paul II visited the country and
issued his first statement for Christian-Islamic solidarity
Morocco's first opposition-led government comes to power
King Hassan II died at age 70. He was succeeded by his son,
King Mohammed VI
Free trade agreement with the US comes into effect.