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The 4th century B.C.

The first known Krk inhabitants, the Japods, were forced out by the Illyrian tribe of Liburni, known shipmakers and sailors.

Around 9 AD 

The Romans conquered the island.

5th and 6th century 

Christianity is introduced on the island and first Krk dioceses were built (The Early Christian basilica in the Sepen Bay as well as a part of the today's Krk Cathedral date back to that period.).

6th and 7th century 

The Croats arrived on the island and they first settled on the east coast by the old villages of Omišalj, Dobrinj, Vrbnik and Baška, and then they gradually took over the entire island. 

9th and 10th century 

Pupils of the Greek missionaries Cyril and Methodius arrived on the island and spread literacy in the Old Slavic Glagolitic script.


The Venetians took over Krk for the first time and, since then, history of Krk has been connected with Venice as well.


The Venetians took over Krk for the second time. The island was, via agreement, taken over by the local nobleman Dujam I, the first Krk Count, as his feud.


The prominent Krk Counts, the Frankopans, drew up the Vinodol Statute. 


The Frankopans proclaimed the Vrbnik Statute.  

1480. – 1797.

Period of the Venetian rule. 


The last Krk Count, Fran Krsto Frankopan, was executed.


After the fall of Venice, the Austrian rule began.


The Austrians separated the islands of Krk, Cres and Lošinj from Dalmatia and annexed them directly to the Empire.


The island of Krk was taken over by Italy until the Rapall Agreement (in 1920) when the island became a part of Croatia belonging to the then State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs, after that to the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes and then to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.


Krk was again taken over by Italy.


The Island was taken over by the Germans and it remained under their rule until the end of the Second World War.


The Partisan units disembarked on the island and it became a part of Yugoslavia. The island and tourism on the island started to develop.


A bridge connecting the island of Krk to the mainland was built.


After the fall of Yugoslavia, an independent Republic of Croatia was formed.  




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