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Khmer Empire Timeline

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  • Period: Nov 26, 770 to

    Smaller States are unified

    Jayavarman II unified smaller states to create one large empire. The capital is in the Angkor region of Cambodia.
  • Nov 23, 1001

    Jayavarman V died.

    Jayavarman V died.
    When Jayavarman V died Udayadityavarman I succeeded him.
  • Nov 23, 1107

    Jayavarman VI died.

    Jayavarman VI died.
    When King Jayavarman VI died he was succeeded by Dharanindravarman I. The only contribution that Jayavarman VI mage to the Khmer Epire was building the Phimai Temple.
  • Nov 23, 1113

    Dharanindravarman dies.

    Dharanindravarman dies.
    Dharanindravarman died, possibly murdered by his great nephew King Suryavarman II who was the greatest king throughout the history of the Khmer Empire.
  • Nov 24, 1125

    Angkor Wat starts to be constructed.

    Angkor Wat starts to be constructed.
    The great temple of Angkor Wat begins construction and was completed in 1150 by Suryavarman the II in dedication the he Hindu god Vishnu.
  • Nov 23, 1132

    Invasion fails

    Invasion fails
    An attempted invasion of Vietnam fails.
  • Nov 23, 1150

    The great King Suryavarman II dies

    The great King Suryavarman II dies
    The great King Suryavarman II dies and King Dharanindravarman II succeeded him. Suryavarman may have died during a military campaign against the Cham's of Central Vietnam.
  • Nov 23, 1177

    Cham's invasion

    Cham's invasion
    Cham invaders seize control of the capital city of Yasodharapura and executed the King (Yasovarman II).
  • Period: Nov 26, 1181 to Nov 26, 1219

    Chams are defeated

    Jayavarman VII defeats the Chams and expands the empire to the furthest extent to incorporate much of present day Laos, Thailand and Burma.
  • Nov 23, 1238

    Thai chieftains declare independence.

    Thai chieftains declare independence.
    Two Thai chieftains in the city of Sukhothai declared the establishment and independence of the Sukhothai Kingdom.
  • Period: Nov 26, 1243 to Nov 26, 1298

    Hinduism becomes the dominate religion

    Jayavarman VIII renounces Buddhism and orders Buddhist temples and images to be destroyed and Hinduism become the main religion.
  • Nov 28, 1300

    Buddhism grows

    Buddhism grows
    Busshism grows in importance and becomes the main religion of the Khmer Kings.
  • Nov 24, 1351

    Angkor sacked

    Angkor sacked
    The Ayutthayan sack Angkor in 1351.
  • Nov 23, 1431

    The Khmer Empire Ends

    The Khmer Empire Ends
    When the he newly emerged Ayutthaya, a Thai kingdom in the West, became stronger they invaded and attacked the heart of Angkor and finally sacked the empire in 1431. The glory of the Angkor Civilization was never the same since that time.
  • Jayavarman the II died

    Jayavarman the II died
    Jayavarman the II died and his son Jayavarman the III succeeded him. Little historical information remains about either leader.
  • Jayavarman the III died

    Jayavarman the III died
    Jayavarman the III died and was succeeded by his cousin Indravarman the I who was the builder of the first Angkor reservoir, Preah Ko and Bakong .
  • Indravarman the I died.

    Indravarman the I died.
    Indravarman died. His son Yasovarman the I succeeded him and then moved the capital to Ankgor and built Lolei and Phnom Bakheng.
  • Rajendravarman the II died.

    Rajendravarman the II died.
    Jayavarman V succeeded Rajendravarman II as ruler of the Khmer Empire.Jayavarman V builds a temple called Ta Keo dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
  • Bakheng Temple begins Construction

    Bakheng Temple begins Construction
    Construction of the Bakheng Temple was commenced in 893 AD and finished in 925 AD.
  • Banteay Srei Construction

    Banteay Srei Construction
    The Banteay Srei Temple was constructed by Raja Guru Yajnavaraha. It was constructed in dedication to the Hindu god 'Shiva'.
  • Period: to Nov 23, 1431

    Timeline of the Khmer Empire