The symbol designating the Rebellion era

The Rebellion era, sometimes referred to as the Classic era, takes place between 0 BBY (the Battle of Toprawa) and 4 ABY (the Battle of Endor), and into events after the battle until 5 ABY.[1]

The events of the original trilogy (Episode IV A New Hope, Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI Return of the Jedi) take place during this era.

Rebellion era[]

0 BBY[]

"The Force will be with you. Always."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi — (audio) Listen (file info)[2]

The destruction of the first Death Star in 0 BBY

0 BBY1 ABY[]

0 BBY11 ABY[]

1 ABY[]

2 ABY[]

3 ABY[]

"If you only knew the power of the dark side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father."
"He told me enough! He told me you killed him!"
"No. I am your father."
―Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker — (audio) Listen (file info)[3]

0 ABY4 ABY[]

4 ABY[]

"I am a Jedi, like my father before me."
Luke Skywalker — (audio) Listen (file info)[4]

The destruction of the second Death Star in 4 ABY

5 ABY[]

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