The Japods, the first known inhabitants of Krk are expelled by the other Illyrian tribe – the Liburnians.
Around 9 A.D
The arrival of the Romans.
5th and 6th centuries
The arrival of Christianity and the first Bishop of Krk.
6th and 7th centuries
The arrival of Croats on the island of Krk. During this period the Christian basilica in Sepen bay and Krk cathedral are constructed.
9th and 10th centuries
The Greek visitors Ćiril and Metod came to the island and spread literacy in the ancient Slav Glagolitic script.
The Venetians conquered Krk for the first time and for the next seven centuries the history of Krk was intertwined with Venice’s history.
The Venetians conquered Krk for the second time, and took over the local tribe Dujam in a feudal contract who thus became the closest relatives of the Krk Viceroys.
End of the 12th century
This was the time when the famous Krk Viceroys, the Frankopans, formed the Vinodol Act (1288) and 100 years later (1388) introduced the Vrbnik Statute. The first famous Frankopan was Dujam 1 (1118) and the last was Fran Krsto who in 1671 ordered the death of King Leopold Hapsburg and the fall of the Empire. The Krk Frankopan viceroys developed power at European level, and because of their economic power and social position, rival sides fought for their affection. They were so strong that no power, until Ottoman times, could threaten them.
A period of Venetian rule. The island of Krk fell into Venetian hands in 1480, the last island in the Adriatic to fall.
Austrian rule started after the fall of Venice, which for a short period of time (1806–1813) stopped during the time of Napoleon’s Illyrian province.
The Austrian government separated the island from the Dalmatian system and joined it to the Imperial system, together with Cres and Lošinj. This status stimulated the renaissance of the Croatian nation and during this time in the town of Krk, as well as Kastav, Croatian education and culture spread.
After the fall of the Frankopans Krk had many governors, from the Venetians, the French, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Germany, and Yugoslavia all the way to the independent Republic of Croatia in 1991.