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"In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire for a safe and secure society."
Emperor Palpatine during the Declaration of a New Order — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

The following events took place in 19 BBY.

This year was known as Year 981 after the Ruusan Reformation and Year 3,634 after the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant. The Clone Wars came to an end, the Great Jedi Purge began, and the Galactic Republic was transformed into the Galactic Empire.

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Battles[edit | edit source]

Clone Wars:

Imperial era/Great Jedi Purge:

Births[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

16:4 (35 months ABG)[edit | edit source]

16:5 (36 months ABG)[edit | edit source]

16:6[edit | edit source]

16:7[edit | edit source]

16:8[edit | edit source]

16:9[edit | edit source]

16:11[edit | edit source]

16:12[edit | edit source]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 1.48 1.49 1.50 1.51 1.52 1.53 1.54 1.55 1.56 1.57 1.58 1.59 1.60 1.61 1.62 1.63 1.64 1.65 1.66 1.67 1.68 1.69 1.70 1.71 1.72 1.73 1.74 1.75 1.76 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  2. The Essential Guide to Warfare and The New Essential Chronology establish the endpoints of this era as 19 BBY and 4 ABY.
  3. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Book Two—Prisoner of Bogan establishes the year 36,453 BBY as the date of the Tho Yor Arrival, which is the zero point of the Tho Yor Arrival dating system, meaning the difference between the calendar based on the Battle of Yavin and the TYA year-notation system is 36,453 years. This date is derived from simple math based upon other confirmed dates.
  4. The New Essential Chronology states that the Great Hyperspace War began in 5000 BBY, which is 1,347 BTC in Star Wars: The Old Republic's Galactic Timeline, so the difference between the calendar based on the Battle of Yavin and the calendar based on the Treaty of Coruscant is 3,653 years. This date is derived using simple math based upon other confirmed dates.
  5. The New Essential Chronology states that the Ruusan Reformation occurred in 1000 BBY, which is the zero point of the calendar based on the Ruusan Reformation, so the difference between the calendar based on the Battle of Yavin and the Ruusan Reformation's year-notation system is 1,000 years. This date is derived using simple math based upon other confirmed dates.
  6. The Essential Atlas places the Battle of Yavin, the zero point in the Galactic Standard Calendar, in 35:3 under the Great ReSynchronization dating system. The Essential Atlas also places the Battle of Selaggis on 43:2:28 and the Battle of Dathomir on 43:3:21. The Essential Guide to Warfare and The Essential Atlas both place the Battle of Dathomir in 8 ABY. The Essential Guide to Warfare also places the Battle of Selaggis in 7 ABY, confirming the placement of the division between each Galactic Standard Calendar year as the third month in the Great ReSynchronization year. Thus, there is a two-month gap between the two dating systems, and the first two months of a GrS year are the last two of the preceding Galactic Standard Calendar year. The Great ReSynchronization was instituted in 35 BBY, so there is a total difference of 35 years and 2 months between the two systems. This article's date is therefore derived from simple math based on this reference explanation.
  7. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (DS version only)
  8. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  9. SWInsider.png "Republic HoloNet News Special Inaugural Edition 16:5:241"—Star Wars Insider 84
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 Star Wars: Purge
  11. 11.0 11.1 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare Author's Cut, Part 4: The Rise of the Republic on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  12. HyperspaceIcon.png Evil Never Dies: The Sith Dynasties on Hyperspace (content removed from StarWars.com; backup link)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 Star Wars: Dark Times: The Path to Nowhere
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 Imperial Commando: 501st
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 In His Image
  17. 17.00 17.01 17.02 17.03 17.04 17.05 17.06 17.07 17.08 17.09 17.10 Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 Star Wars: Dark Times: Parallels
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Star Wars: Dark Times: Vector
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Star Wars: Dark Times: Blue Harvest
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Star Wars: Dark Times—Out of the Wilderness
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Star Wars: Dark Times—Fire Carrier
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 Star Wars: Dark Times—A Spark Remains
  25. 25.00 25.01 25.02 25.03 25.04 25.05 25.06 25.07 25.08 25.09 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Star Wars: Purge: The Hidden Blade
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 Star Wars: Purge: The Tyrant's Fist
  29. 29.00 29.01 29.02 29.03 29.04 29.05 29.06 29.07 29.08 29.09 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 The Essential Guide to Warfare
  30. The New Essential Guide to Characters
  31. SWGsmall.jpg "Rebel Bass"—Star Wars Gamer 6
  32. The Essential Guide to Characters
  33. SWAJsmall.jpg "Ringers"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 6
  34. 34.0 34.1 StarWarsDotComBlogsLogoStacked.png "Major Character Birth Years" – Keeper of the Holocron's Blog, Leland Chee's StarWars.com Blog (content now obsolete; archived from the original)
  35. Databank title.png Starkiller (Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice) in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  36. 36.00 36.01 36.02 36.03 36.04 36.05 36.06 36.07 36.08 36.09 36.10 Star Wars: Republic: Hidden Enemy
  37. In I, Jedi, chapter 1, Mirax is said to be the same age as Leia Organa Solo, who was born in 19 BBY according to Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force, p. xxi.
  38. Dark Force Rising Sourcebook, p. 18
  39. The Truce at Bakura Sourcebook, p. 54
  40. SWAJsmall.jpg "Uhl Eharl Khoeng"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 8, p. 71
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 SWInsider.png "Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous"—Star Wars Insider 86
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 CloneWarsLogoMini.jpg Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 25"
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 Star Wars: Republic: Siege of Saleucami
  44. 44.0 44.1 Labyrinth of Evil
  45. Millennium Falcon
  46. Databank title.png Bees, Nem in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  47. CWACite.png "The Order of Outcasts"—Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 5
  48. 48.0 48.1 Star Wars: Republic: Into the Unknown
  49. CWACite.png "Orders"—Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 4
  50. 50.0 50.1 Reversal of Fortune
  51. 51.0 51.1 SWInsider.png "Order 66: Destroy All Jedi"—Star Wars Insider 87
  52. Databank title.png Chion, Olana in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith video game
  54. Star Wars: Rebellion: The Ahakista Gambit
  55. Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
  56. The Last of the Jedi: Underworld
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 The Last of the Jedi: Secret Weapon
  58. 58.0 58.1 58.2 58.3 Republic 78: Loyalties
  59. The Last of the Jedi: Dark Warning
  60. 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 The Last of the Jedi: Death on Naboo
  61. 61.0 61.1 The Last of the Jedi: Return of the Dark Side
  62. Savage Spirits
  63. 63.0 63.1 The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission
  64. HyperspaceIcon.png Death in the Slave Pits of Lorrd on Hyperspace (content removed from StarWars.com and unavailable)
  65. The Last of the Jedi: Against the Empire
  66. The Essential Guide to Characters establishes that Baas was killed by Emperor Palpatine in the Great Jedi Purge, before Palpatine obtained the Tedryn Holocron. As Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force places both the beginning of the Purge and Palpatine obtaining the Holocron in 19 BBY, Baas' death must have occured in the same year.
Clone Wars
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Years of the Imperial Period
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11 BBY · 10 BBY · 9 BBY · 8 BBY · 7 BBY · 6 BBY · 5 BBY · 4 BBY · 3 BBY
2 BBY · 1 BBY · 0 BBY · 0 ABY · 1 ABY · 2 ABY · 3 ABY · 4 ABY
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