Wolof Empire Timeline

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  • c. 1350 - c. 1550
    The Wolof Empire rules in West Africa.
  • 1455
    The Portuguese adventurer Diogo Gomes establishes trade relations with the Wolof Empire.
  • 1489
    Burba Birao, king of the Wolof Empire, is dethroned by a revolt of conservative tribal leaders.
  • 1490
    The Portuguese launch an unsuccessful expedition against the Wolof Empire in West Africa.