Mali Empire Timeline

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  • 250 BCE - 1100 CE
    The city of Djenne-Djenno flourishes in West Africa.
  • 1230 CE - 1255 CE
    Reign of Sundiata Keita, founder of the Mali Empire.
  • 1235 CE
    Sundiata Keita defeats Sumanguru, the king of Sosso, and establishes independence for the Malinke.
  • 1240 CE - 1645 CE
    The Mali Empire rules in West Africa.
  • c. 1240 CE
    Sundiata Keita conquers the territory of the Ghana Empire and founds the Mali Empire.
  • c. 1255 CE - c. 1270 CE
    Mansa Uli rules the Mali Empire.
  • 1312 CE - 1337 CE
    Mansa Musa I rules the Mali Empire.
  • 1324 CE
    Mansa Musa I, the ruler of the Mali Empire, famously visits Cairo and spends an enormous quantity of gold.
  • 1337 CE - 1341 CE
    Mansa Maghan rules the Mali Empire.
  • 1341 CE - 1360 CE
    Mansa Sulayman rules the Mali Empire.
  • c. 1352 CE
    The Muslim traveller Ibn Battuta visits the Mali Empire, including Timbuktu.
  • 1374 CE - 1387 CE
    Mansa Musa II rules the Mali Empire.
  • 1468 CE
    King Sunni Ali of the Songhai Empire conquers most of the Mali Empire.
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