Slavs Timeline

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  • c. 1500 BCE
    Proto-Slavic people are active within an area that stretched roughly from western Poland to the Dnieper River in Belarus.
  • 531 CE - 534 CE
    Byzantine forces engaged in a series of military campaigns against the Slavs and other groups.
  • c. 550 CE
    The Slavs advance towards Thessalonica, entering the region of the Hebrus River and the Thracian coast. Thessalonica is saved by the Roman army.
  • c. 580 CE
    The Slavs and the Avars overwhelm Greece, Thrace and Thessaly.
  • 585 CE
    The Slavs march on to Constantinople, they are driven off by the Roman defence.
  • c. 623 CE - 658 CE
    Reign of Samo, first recorded king of the Slavs.
  • 626 CE
    A coalition of Persians, Slavs, Avars and Bulgars unsuccessfully lays siege to Constantinople.
  • 631 CE
    Samo defeats the Franks during the Battle of Wogastisburg.