Beograd, also known as Belgrade is where early culture's of Europe existed and dominated the Balkans about 8000 years ago, Beograd counts as one of the oldest European and maybe world cities. It was Settled in 300BC by the Celtic before becoming the Roman settlement of Singidunum, then becoming site of the Byzantine Empire. The first Serbian king to rule Beograd was Dragutin in 1276, who received it as a present from the Hungarian king. In 1521 Beograd was captured by the Ottoman Turks, and Beograd remained under Ottoman rule for nearly three hundred years. When Serbia won it's independence in 1878, it became a important city in the balkens. After the first world war Beograd becomes the capital of the kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, named as Yugoslavia in 1929. Beograd then became the capital of the Federal Republic of yugoslavia in 1992 (Serbia and Montenegro).
Beograd throughout time:
800BC- First known neolithic settlement in the territory of Beograd
End of 100BC- The Romans colonize Singidunum (Beograd)
441AD- The Huns destroy the city
504AD- The Goths capture Beograd agian after 470AD
510AD- A peace treaty handed over the city to the Byzantine Empire
535AD- Byzantine emperor Justinian I rebuilds Singidunum (Beograd)
584AD- The Avars conquer and destroy it
592- Byzantine Empire regains the city
600AD- The Avars destroy it again
630AD- The Slavs conquer Singidunum (Beograd)
878AD- The Slavs name the city Beograd
896AD- Army of Hungarians attack Beograd
971- Byzantine Empire conquers Beograd
1096- Beograd was destroyed by the Hungarians, but the Byzantine Empire remained in control of it
1096-1189- The Crusaders are passing through Belgrade
1232- Beograd become part of Hungary.
1284- The Serbian king Stefan Dragutin got Beograd from Hungary
1316- Stefan Milutin takes Beograd from his brother by force
1403 - Stefan Lazareviæ establish Beograd as the capital of the Serbia
1440- The Ottoman Empire attacks Beograd. The attack fails but the city is heavily damaged
1456- Sultan Mehmed II besieges Beograd but fails to capture it.
1521- Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent conquers Beograd
1806- Karadorde captures Beograd and makes it the capital of Serbia
1813- The Ottomans reconquer the Beograd
1815 - Miloš Obrenoviæ started the Second Serbian Uprising and conquered Beograd
1878- The Berlin Congress recognized the independence of Serbia in the Treaty of Berlin
1882- Beograd is the capital of the Kingdom of Serbia
1914- Austrians bombard and capture Beograd, during WWI
1914- The Serbs recapture Beograd
1915- German and Austrian troops capture beograd
1918- The Serbs recapture Beograd again
1918- Beograd becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
1941- Nazi Germany occupies Beograd
1944- Beograd liberated by the Soviet Red Army and the People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia
1992 - Federal Republic of Yugoslavia proclaimed (Beograd is no longer capital of Yugoslavia)
1999- Beograd was bombed by NATO (Because of the war between the Serbs and Kosovo Albanians. Albanians saw it as a "national liberation struggle" where as the Serbs saw them as terrorists taking land away from Serbia)
2003 - Federal Republic of Yugoslavia changed into Serbia and Montenegro (Beograd is capital of Serbia & Montenegro).
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