Kingdom of Benin Timeline
c. 1100 - 1897
The Kingdom of Benin rules in southern West Africa.
1440 - 1473
Reign of Ewuare the Great, the greatest ruler of the Kingdom of Benin.
Portuguese ships arrive off the coast of southern West Africa.
Portuguese traders establish a permanent presence at Ughoton, the major port of the Kingdom of Benin.
The king of Benin sends an unsuccessful diplomatic mission to Portugal to secure firearms.
The king or oba of the Kingdom of Benin prohibits the sale of male slaves to Portuguese traders.
A British force conquers the Kingdom of Benin in West Africa.