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The Timeline


YEAR (UC) EVENT
-5000 Dios helps Khuft found Djelebeybi. Dios is sent back in time 7000 years in Pyramids. This may be even further back because what if Djel counts 1 year as 1 rotation of the disk?
-2564 Beginning of Ankh Morpork Empire.
-1013 One Sun Mirror founds the Agatean Empire with the help of the Red Army. The Great Wall is constructed. 3000 years prior to Interesting Times.
-750 Reign of King Tyrell. AM 907. Possible ancestor of Carrot who had a ring with the same inscription as found near the Dwarf mine in Lancre. (Men at Arms)
1 Unseen University Founded by Alberto Malich - 1282 AM.
14 Albert reverses Rite of Ashkente and ends up in Death's Domain. Based on statue date 1289 AM, which is 7 great years after the Uni founded in 1282.
900
  • The institution of slavery begins in Ephebe. Discworld RPG reference to slavery having been around about 1000 years.
  • Leshp is above the sea and considered part of the Ankh-Morpork Empire.
1386 A law requiring all citizens to practice archery for at least an hour a week is passed in A-M.
1500 One of Lady Sybil's ancestors cuts off a Klatchian's head and brings it home on a pole.
1688 Stoneface Vimes executes Lorenzo the Kind. End of monarchy in Ankh-Morpork. Discworld Companion reference on monarchy and Civil War. Descendants of Lorenzo banished from A-M. Movements unaccounted for until a battle in 1971, almost 300 years later, which results in Carrot being adopted by some Dwarfs.
1689 Rule of Stoneface and Ironheads ends after people vote away democratic rights. (Discworld Companion).
1689 Beginning of the rule of the Patricians. (Discworld Companion).
1764 Codice of Chimera kills the last Dragon. 200 years before The Colour of Magic.
1785 Declaration of the Prophet Abbys (Small Gods)
1787 Birth of Vlad Magpyr.
1799 5 March. Lady Alice Venturi born. (Discworld Map)
1828 Wilhelmina Venuri dies. (Discworld Map)
1842 14 Spune. General Sir Roderick Purdeigh born.
1856 Margaret Purdeigh dies. (Discworld Map)
1857 Birth of Windle Poons. (Dies in Reaper Man, age 130)
1858 Major-General Sir Ruthven Purdeigh dies. (Discworld Map)
1864 Viscount Venturi of Pseudopolis dies. (Discworld Map)
1878 Cohen the Barbarian is born. Is 87 at time of The Light Fantastic
1881 Hwel is born. He is 102 at time of Dysk construction. (Wyrd Sisters)
1889 Cohen is chased out of village by father at age 11. (Troll Bridge)
1897 12 Ick. Lady Alice Venturi dies. (Discworld Map)
1898 25 Sektoper. Gen. Sir Roderick Purdeigh goes missing. (Discworld Map)
1900 Vincent, later "Old Vincent", is born. (Interesting Times)
1902 Caleb the Ripper is born. (Interesting Times)
1914
  • Count Magpry is killed by Arno Veyzen. (Carpe Jugulum)
  • Ridcully born. Doesn't become "The Brown" until later. (Moving Pictures)
1916 Death rescues Ysabelle and adopts her.
1932
  • Ysabelle reaches age 16 and stops growing older. She stays 16 for 35 years.
  • Rincewind born (based on Dr Rijinswand's age from alternative reality)
1935 Some Wizards start reading A'Tuin's mind. All they are able to determine is that it is looking forward to something.
1936
  • Granny meets Mustrum Ridcully. (Approx 50 Years before Lords & Ladies). Ridcully is 18 Yrs Old.
  • Granny meets Queen of Elves. [Granny is older than Ridcully when they meet. I haven't pinned her age down - but, in Witches Abroad, the suggestion is that she is around 70 or so.]
1939 Alison Weatherwax passes through Uberwald. She kills Count Magpyr. (Carpe Jugulum)
1946 Ridcully leaves Unseen University at age 27 for a rural life. He is a Level 7 Mage.
1952
  • Keli born. Age 15 at time of assassination.
  • Bethan born. 17 at age of The Light Fantastic.
1956
  • Death of Drum Billett.
  • Birth of Eskarina Smith.
  • Twoflower starts saving for his journey.
1957 Rincewind enrols at UU. He is 24. (16 years in Sourcery.)
1959 Tethys starts working at the Edge.
1961 Person later to be known as Lord Hong is born. Aged 26 in Interesting Times.
1963 Birth of Sourcerer Coin. Is 10 years old when he takes over UU.
1964
  • The Broken Drum burns down and becomes the Mended Drum.
  • The events of The Colour of Magic.
  • Esk apprenticed to Granny aged 8.
  • Events of The Light Fantastic. Librarian turned into an Orang-Utan.
  • Ysabell meets Twoflower and Rincewind.
  • Cohen discusses his age with Rincewind. He is 87.
  • Rincewind becomes Assistant Librarian.
  • Nine Turning Mirrors is the Grand Vizier. The Emperor is described as an "idealistic boy" hence isn't the Emperor of Interesting Times.
  • The Colour of Magic takes 6 months.
  • The Light Fantastic takes 3 months.
  • The Light Fantastic ends on Hogswatch.
1966 Granny arrives at Unseen University with Esk.
1967
  • Mort is apprenticed to Death. (At start of year).
  • Mort stops assassination of Keli.
  • Albert returns to UU and meets Rincewind and Librarian.
  • Mort and Death Fight. (Susan returns in time and watches)
1968 Mort and Ysabelle get engaged.
1969
  • Events in the first part of Wyrd Sisters.
  • Cohen arrives at Mica's Bridge in Lancre. (Troll Bridge).
  • Lancre and Cohen move forward in time 15 years.
  • Mort and Ysabelle get married. Become Duke and Duchess of Sto Helit.
  • Imp Y Celyn is born. Age 18 at time of Soul Music.
1970 Carrot Ironfoundersson born. Age 16 at time of Guards! Guards!.
1971 Susan Sto Helit is born. (16 years before Soul Music)
1973 Events in Sourcery (Spring in A-M). Rincewind enters Dungeon Dimensions.
1975 Cruces is a tutor at the Assassins Guild. He tutors Pteppic.
1976 Events of Pyramids. Starts in Summer, and takes 3 months. Pteppic meets Xeno of Ephebe.
1978 Last pointless Albatross from Agatean Empire arrives at A-M. Vetinari appears to be Patrician at the time.
1979
  • Events from Equal Rites.
  • Rincewind escapes from Dungeon Dimensions.
  • The Archchancellor in Eric's time was Ezrolith Churn - Eric page 10.
  • The countries of Elhab and Smale reach a ceasefire.
  • The grandmother of Piotr Hans, of Escrow in Uberwald, dies.
1980 Rincewind ends up travelling around for next few years. He runs away from many things in his search for safe boredom.
1983 Vitoller builds the Dysk.
1984
  • Lancre emerges from Timeslip.
  • Cohen after his conversation with Mica, decides to do something really big and begins his journey towards the Counterweight Continent.
  • Leonard of Quirm goes missing.
1985
  • Witches head off for Genua. (Witches Abroad)
  • Autumn: Deccan Ribobe dies, the last Keeper of the Door.
  • Grune. Carrot arrives in Ankh Morpork.
  • Events of Guards! Guards!. Based on Carrot having been in A-M almost 2 years at Feet of Clay.
  • Ridcully summoned from estate to Unseen University Archchancellorship.
  • Alchemists perfect film. Events of Moving Pictures.
  • Witches see the Elephant.
  • Events of Reaper Man. Year of Notional Serpent. Two months according to text.
  • Carrot promoted to Corporal.
  • Rincewind, after years of running every which way, ends up trapped on an island.
  • Events of Small Gods. Year of Notional Serpent.
  • Brutha meets Xeno of Ephebe. Death of Rats appears in boat.
1986
  • Events of Lords & Ladies.
  • Dr. Cruces becomes Head of Assassins Guild. Date speculative. Perhaps has been Head of Guild for a while .. but definitely before Men at Arms.
  • Mericet, also mentioned in Pyramids with Cruces, is around the Guild at this time as well. Note reference to Cruces in Discworld Companion.
  • Carrot promoted to Watch Captain at age of 17 (Men at Arms)
  • Ridcully is about 72 (Soul Music)
  • Interesting Times. Summer.
1987
  • Maskarade.
  • Grune. (Feet of Clay)
  • The Sea and Little Fishes
1988
  • Grune. 300th Anniversary of AM Civil War.
  • Jingo
  • Hogfather
  • Carpe Jugulum
  • The Last Continent
  • Wizards travel home.
1989
  • The Science of the Discworld
  • Vimes travels to Uberwald. (The Fifth Elephant).
2001 Century of the ...... Cobra? I distinctly remember someone showing me it was something else.
2015 Librarian travels back in time through lspace to 1985 to rescue books from Great Fire of Ephebe.

Anyone note the years and their correlation with a certain trilogy of movies?


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