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3000 - 1000 BC
Different races from Europe and the Mediterranean reach the islands (theories without evidence). One of the tribes that inhabited Fork - Guanxer Fork, Tenerife and La Palma (allegedly the origin of the name Guanches).

1 AD
According to Pliny, the Roman historian, the expedition of King Jubal II of Mauritania landed on the islands of Palma and EI Hierro.

6th - 9 Century
Further immigration from Africa (Berber) on the eastern islands.

Lancelloto Malocello lands, driven away by the wind, today known as the island of Lanzarote.

1340 - 1342
Portuguese, Spaniards and Genoese make forays to the Canaries, disguises as traders.

Pope Clernens VI lays claim to the bishopric of El Teide.

The Norman nobleman Jean de Bethencourt signs a peace pact with Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Hierro.

Pedro de Vera declares war on behalf of the Castilian crown, in order to defeat Gran Canarla.

The conquest of Gran Canaria is obtained after long and bitter struggle.

Columbus discovered America.

Alonso Fernández de Lugo defeated La Palma.

Alonso Fernández de Lugo landed on Tenerife, on May 31 he suffered his biggest defeat in the Battle of Matanza.

Final victory of the Spaniards over Tenerife. On 25 December at La Victoria the entire archipelago is placed under the rulership of the Spanish crown.

Since 1500
Despite protest from the Catholic kings of Castille, slavery is practiced on the island.

After sugar cane, Malvasia wine becomes one of the most important commodities.

The English Admiral Blake tried in vain with 36 ships to conquer Santa Cruz.

The first hotel in Tenerife, the Taoro above Puerto de la Cruz - Now Casino (1900)

A renewed attempt by Admiral Jennings on behalf of the British monarchy fails.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife · Spanish port receives only one privilege to be allowed to trade with America.

Admiral Nelson loses his right arm (and the battle) after an unsuccessful attack on Santa Cruz.

Nelson's victory at Trafalgar finishes Spanish naval power.

The Spanish colonies of Mexico, Peru and Venezuela received their independence.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the entire archipelago.

End of the wine business, the export-oriented banana production is becoming a major economic factor. Santa Cruz is a free port.

In Puerto de la Cruz tourism begins. Ten years later, the Grand Hotel opened in Taoro

The first hotel in Tenerife, the Taoro above Puerto de la Cruz - Now Casino (1900)

Spain lost its last colonies of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines (Spanish-American War).

Generalísimo Franco gathered his followers to Tenerife and plans of the military coup there, the stage for the civil war.


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