5th century BC - first mention of Hvar Island as a Liburnian isle
385 BC - Ionian Greeks from Paros found the city of Pharos (from whence the island
gets its name), today Stari Grad
219 BC - the Romans occupy Pharos and exile the Greek general, Demetrius of Hvar.
47 BC - Caesar and Pompei clash in a sea battle at Ščedro – Caesar's general, Vatinius, is victorious
2nd century AD - arrival of the Neretva Croats, a tribe from the River Neretva valley
9th and 10th centuries - Hvar belongs to the Neretva principality
11th century - Hvar becomes part of the Croatian kingdom
1147 - Venice occupies Hvar and establishes the Diocese of Hvar
1310 - Native aristocrats from the island's interior rebel under the leadership of Juraj and Galeša Slavogost.against Venetian rule
1331 - adoption of the Hvar Constitution
1358 - Hvar becomes part of the Croato-Hungarian kingdom – for a brief period at the end of the 14th century it is ruled by Bosnian kings.
1420. g. - Hvar opet dolazi pod vlast Venecije; Hvar je u tome razdoblju bio najbogatija, samostalna župa venecijanske Dalmacije
1510. – 1514. g. - pobuna otočkoga stanovništva pod vodstvom Vrbovljanina Matije Ivanića protiv hvarskog plemstva
1420 - Hvar comes under Venetian rule again and is one of the wealthiest independent parishes in Venetian Dalmatia
7 October 1571 - the battle of Lepant, in which the fleet of the Holy Alliance defeated the Turkish fleet – the Hvar galley Sv. Jerolim takes part in the battle, captained by Ivan Balci.
1797 - the fall of Venice – Hvar is transferred to Austrian rule
1805 - Hvar comes under French administration until 1812, when the English reach the island – they stay for only a year
1813-1918 - Hvar, along with Dalmatia, becomes part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
1918-1921 - Hvar is occupied by Italy
1921-1941 - Hvar becomes part of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Yugoslavia)
1991 Hvar becomes part of the independent Republic of Croatia