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Star Wars Universe Timeline

Events and Media in the Star Wars Movies and Expanded Universe



Yoda as he appeared in Episode II.


The Star Wars universe consists of much more than the six films, but a broad Expanded Universe of novels, comics, television series, video games and more. The following timeline contains only a sample of all the stories that make up the ongoing Star Wars saga.

Dates in the Star Wars universe are calculated according to the Battle of Yavin, the destruction of the Death Star at the end of A New Hope; for example, Revenge of the Sith takes place in 19 BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin), or 19 years before A New Hope, and Return of the Jedi takes place in 4 ABY (After the Battle of Yavin), or four years after A New Hope).

--- Old Republic Era (before 1,000 BBY) ---

Main Events:

  • Rise and fall of the Sith Empire
  • Founding of the Jedi Order


--- Rise of the Empire (1,000 - 0 BBY) ---

Main Events:

  • Rise of Emperor Palpatine and end of the Old Republic
  • Clone Wars


  • Jedi Apprentice (young readers series)
  • Republic (comic book series)
  • Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan (comic book series)
  • Darth Maul: Saboteur (ebook)
  • Cloak of Deception (novel)
  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (novel)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Rogue Planet (novel)
  • Jedi Quest (young readers series)
  • Outbound Flight (novel)
  • The Approaching Storm (novel)
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Boba Fett (young readers series)
  • Clone Wars (animated series)
  • Clone Wars Adventures (comic book series)
  • Republic Commando (video game and novel series)
  • Shatterpoint (novel)
  • The Cestus Deception (novel)
  • MedStar (novel series)
  • Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (novel)
  • The Clone Wars (film, CGI animated series, novels and webcomic)
  • Labyrinth of Evil (novel)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (novel)
  • Dark Times (comic book series)
  • The Last of the Jedi (young readers series)
  • Corscant Nights (novel series)
  • The Han Solo Trilogy (novel series)
  • The Adventures of Lando Calrissian (novel series)
  • Droids (comic book series and animated series)
  • The Force Unleashed and The Force Unleashed II (video games)
  • The Han Solo Adventures (novel series)

--- Rebellion Era (0 BBY - 4 ABY) ---

Main Events:

  • Galactic Civil War
  • Defeat of the Empire
  • Founding of the New Republic


--- New Republic Era (5 - 25 ABY) ---

Main Events:

  • Defeat of the remants of the Empire
  • Return of Emperor Palpatine
  • Founding of the New Jedi Order and Jedi Academy


  • Jedi Prince (young readers series)
  • Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (novel)
  • X-Wing (novel series)
  • The Courtship of Princess Leia (novel)
  • Tatooine Ghost (novel)
  • The Thrawn Trilogy (novel series)
  • Dark Empire (comic book series)
  • Jedi Academy Trilogy (novel series)
  • I, Jedi (novel)
  • Children of the Jedi (novel)
  • Darksaber (novel)
  • Planet of Twilight (novel)
  • The Crystal Star (novel)
  • The Black Fleet Crisis (novel series)
  • The New Rebellion (novel)
  • The Corellian Trilogy (novel series)
  • The Hand of Thrawn (novel series)
  • Junior Jedi Knights (young readers series)
  • Fool's Bargain (ebook)
  • Survivor's Quest (novel)
  • Young Jedi Knights (young readers series)

--- New Jedi Order Era (25 - 40 ABY) ---

Main Events:

  • Invasion by the Yuuzhan Vong
  • Swarm War


  • Boba Fett: A Practical Man (ebook)
  • New Jedi Order (novel series)
  • Invasion (comic book series)
  • Dark Nest (novel series)

--- Legacy Era (after 40 ABY) ---

Main Events:

  • Second Galactic Civil War
  • Rise of Darth Caedus
  • Rise of the Fel Empire and its Defeat by the Sith Empire


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