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Timeline of Central Asian History, 1800-1899

"The Great Game"


Timeline of Central Asian history in the nineteenth century, at the height of the "Great Game" - competition between Russia and Britain for influence and control in the region.

1826 Barakzai Dynasty founded in Afghanistan

1820s-1840s Kazakhs revolt against Russian "protection"

1842 Stoddart and Conolly imprisoned and executed by Emir of Bukhara

1855 British defeat Russians in Crimean War

1865-1876 Russians capture Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva and Kokand

1884 Russians conquer Merv, occupation of Central Asia complete

1898 Andijan uprising against Russians

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