Important Events in Benin, Africa

By csull95
  • Period: Jan 1, 1200 to

    Benin Kingdom

  • Period: Jan 1, 1200 to

    Royal court of Benin

  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Wealth/Power of Benin Increases Because of Trade With Portuguese

  • Slave Trade Becomes most vital export

  • Period: to

    African cultural traditions developed relatively uninflBenin deveoping culturally uninfluenced by outside elements 17&18th centuries

  • Period: to

    French presence and influence increases

  • King Behanzin surrenders

    King Behanzin is considered the 11th king of Benin
  • British Punitive Expedition

    Led by British admiral Sir Harry Rawson. His troops captured, burned, and looted Benin City, bringing the Kingdom of Benin to an end.