The following is a list of events as they take place in the world of One Piece, starting from the past and heading toward the present storyline.
Note, however, that aside from the dates of "402", "1120", "1122", and "1127", all dates on this page are either estimates or non-precise time units and therefore are subject to change as the story progresses on.
Before the Great Age of Pirates Edit
|When did it happen? (Years Ago)|
|~5000 years ago|
|The Tree of Knowledge was planted by the ancient Oharans.|
|~4000 years ago|
|The Palace of Alubarna was built.|
|~1100 years ago|
|Kaienreki 402: The City of Gold, Shandora, is built and prospers.|
|~1000 years ago|
|The earliest known sighting of the elephant island Zou is recorded. The Mink Tribe isolate themselves from the outside world on Zou.|
|~900 years ago|
|The Void Century begins.
A great civilization dominates the planet from one corner to the next, and great weapons of mass destruction are built. In the same century, they also disappear under mysterious circumstances. The only traces left behind of their civilization are the Poneglyphs.Joy Boy attempts to raise Noah with Poseidon's aid, but he breaks his end of the bargain to Fishman Island and Noah is never raised, leaving it to await the day it could be used.
|~800 years ago|
|After a great war, Shandora is destroyed.
The Void Century ends.An organization of twenty kings comes together to create an alliance known as the World Government. As they come to power, they control and censor everything that has happened in the last 100 years, at the same time outlawing worldwide the ability to research and read the Poneglyphs.
|~700 years ago|
|A bridge begins construction somewhere in East Blue on the island of Tequila Wolf, with an unknown purpose.|
|~500 years ago|
|Oars, a ruler over a nation of brigands from around the world, dies of frostbite traveling through the Northern Lands and remains preserved in the ice.|
|~460 years ago|
|A cure is found for the Tree Fever that had plagued the land of Lvneel, almost wiping out a majority of the inhabitants.|
|~400 years ago|
|Kaienreki 1120, June 21: Noland departs from Vira with his crew. Following the Log Pose, they happen upon a merchant selling an unusual artifact from Skypiea called a "waver".
Kaienreki 1127, November 16: Noland brings the King of Lvneel to Jaya to show him the treasures of the people there. He sets sail with 3 ships; however, due to a storm, two are sacrificed to protect the King. When they arrive on Jaya (November 16th), there is no one living there and the City of Gold is gone.6 months later, Noland is executed for his "lies" about the city of Gold. He dies claiming the city fell into the ocean.
|~200 years ago|
|The St. Briss leaves from the Briss Kingdom carrying a crew towards the Grand Line. The crew makes it to Skypiea but then vanishes without a trace.
The World Government makes an alliance with Fishman Island after centuries of discrimination.The Fighting Fish appear near Green Bit.
|160 years ago|
|Dorry is born. Brogy is born.|
|141 years ago|
|Dr. Kureha is born.|
|~100 years ago|
|Dorry and Brogy begin their Duel on Little Garden. The disease-carrying Kestia is believed to be extinct.|
|90 years ago|
|Brook is born.|
|81 years ago|
|Hajrudin is born.|
|79 years ago|
|Sengoku is born.|
|78 years ago|
|Silvers Rayleigh is born. Monkey D. Garp is born.|
|77 years ago|
|Gol D. Roger is born.|
|76 years ago|
|Tsuru is born.|
|74 years ago|
|Edward Newgate is born.|
|73 years ago|
|Crocus is born.|
|70 years ago|
|Lao G is born.|
|61 years ago|
|Jora is born.|
|58 years ago|
|Borsalino is born.|
|55 years ago|
|Sakazuki is born.|
|52 years ago|
|Laboon arrives at Reverse Mountain with the Rumbar Pirates. He is left behind with Crocus at the Twin Capes to wait for them. Machvise is born.|
|50 years ago|
|Gekko Moriah is born.|
|49 years ago|
|Kuzan is born.
The Rumbar Pirates are annihilated by an unknown assailant in the Florian Triangle, leaving no survivors.Trebol is born.
|48 years ago|
|Brook's soul (thanks to the Yomi Yomi no Mi) finds his body, only to realize that it has rotted away, leaving only his skeleton and afro intact.|
|47 years ago|
|Bartholomew Kuma is born. Urouge is born.|
|46 years ago|
|Crocodile is born. Senor Pink is born.|
|45 years ago|
|Diamante is born.|
|44 years ago|
|Kyros is born. Krieg is born. |
|43 years ago|
|Dracule Mihawk is born.|
|42 years ago|
|Capone Bege is born. Shakuyaku gives up pirating to open a bar on the Sabaody Archipelago.|
|41 years ago|
|Spandam is born.
Arlong is born.Vergo is born.
|40 years ago|
|Iceburg is born. Pica is born.|
|39 years ago|
|Shanks is born.
Donquixote Rosinante is born.Buggy is born. 
|38 years ago|
|Doctor Hiluluk returns to Drum Island and begins his research into finding a cure for the sickness that plagues his homeland. Foxy is born. |
|37 years ago|
|Jabra is born.|
|36 years ago|
|Cutty Flam is born. Kumadori is born.|
|35 years ago|
|Kuro is born.  Scarlett is born.|
|34 years ago|
|Hina is born.|
|33 years ago|
|X Drake is born. Gladius is born.|
|32 years ago|
|Blueno is born. Borsalino, age 26, and Sakazuki age 23, join the Marines.|
|31 years ago|
|Basil Hawkins is born.
Fukuro is born.Donquixote Doflamingo kills his father.
|30 years ago|
|Nico Robin is born.
Hody Jones is born.Buffalo is born.
|29 years ago|
|Wapol is born.  Viola is born.|
|28 years ago|
|Sai is born. Penguin is born. |
|27 years ago|
|In the midst of a journey that has already taken them to Skypiea, Water 7, and all the way to the New World, the Roger Pirates face off against pirate Shiki. Roger escapes, while Shiki suffers massive losses and gets a steering wheel implanted into his head.
Kalifa is born.Shachi is born. 
|26 years ago|
|Cavendish is born. Gol D. Roger is shown the Road Poneglyph residing on Zou.|
|25 years ago|
|After completing a journey that takes them all the way to Raftel at the end of the Grand Line, Gol D. Roger disbands his pirate crew, allowing them to return to peaceful lives of their choosing.
Perona is born.
Kaku is born.
Upon hearing of the capture of Roger, and that Roger will be executed within a week, Shiki goes on a rampage throughout Marineford before being brought down by Sengoku and Monkey D. Garp. He is sent to Level 6 of Impel Down for his actions.Shyarly predicts the coming of the great pirate era that comes a year later.
Great Age of Pirates Edit
|When did it happen? (Years Ago)|
|24 years ago|
|The great pirate Gol D. Roger is sentenced to death. Roger's speech before his death leads pirates to the Grand Line to seek out his hidden treasure, dubbed 'One Piece'. This event marks the beginning of an era called "The Great Age of Pirates" (大海賊時代 Daikaizokujidai?).
Shanks begins his journey as a pirate captain by asking Buggy to join his crew. Buggy declines, and this is the last time the pair meets for the next 22 years until reuniting during the Marineford War.
Duval is born.
Bartolomeo is born.Vinsmoke Reiju is born. 
|23 years ago|
|Eustass Kid is born.
Tashigi is born.Koala is born.
|22 years ago|
|Portgas D. Ace is born as "Gol D. Ace". His mother, Portgas D. Rouge, dies shortly after his birth.
Ohara Incident: Ohara is burned to the ground by a Buster Call summoned by the CP9. Professor Clover, Olvia and all Oharan citizens are killed. Nico Robin, the sole survivor, begins her life on the run from the World Government with a 79,000,000 bounty. Jaguar D. Saul presumably dies when he is frozen by Aokiji.
Shiki escapes from Impel Down.
Nojiko is born.
Sabo is born.Bepo is born. 
|21 years ago|
|Vinsmoke Ichiji is born. Roronoa Zoro is born.|
|20 years ago|
|Nami is born.
Bell-mère, a Marine, is caught in a battle between Marines and pirates. She survives and takes two orphans she finds, Nami and Nojiko, back to Cocoyasi Village; she later adopts both girls as her daughters.
Stelly is born.Kyuin is born.
|19 years ago|
|Boa Hancock and her sisters are kidnapped and become slaves of the Celestial Dragon. Usopp is born.|
|18 years ago|
|Nefeltari Vivi is born.|
|17 years ago|
|Tony Tony Chopper is born on Drum Island. He becomes an outcast of his herd because of his blue nose.
An incident on an island leaves five hundred soldiers being held hostage by pirates. The pirates demand their captain be made king of the island in exchange for the release of the five hundred captives. The World Government sends in one thirteen year old boy to end the hostage situation; he kills the five hundred soldiers and then the pirates when they open fire on him. The boy later goes on to become the top killing machine of the secret CP9: Rob Lucci.
An unnamed King of an unnamed kingdom visited Kamabakka Kingdom on Momoiro Island. After he returned, he was an okama. This incident tore the kingdom and the family apart, and they were later exiled. Bellett, son of this unnamed king, became a pirate and would later blame Emporio Ivankov for this incident.Otohime begins her campaign of gathering signatures from her fellow fishmen and merfolk in order to appease the World Government so that fishmen and humans can coexist together in peace.
|16 years ago|
|Princess Shirahoshi is born.
Rebecca is born.
Fisher Tiger, who was enslaved by the Celestial Dragons for several years, breaks free and heads back to Fishman Island. He talks with King Neptune about deciding to go back to Mariejois and free all of the slaves that he regretfully left behind.Flevance occurs. Trafalgar Law is recruited into the Donquixote Pirates.
|15 years ago|
|A year after escaping, the adventurer Fisher Tiger goes back and scales the Red Line in order to attack Mariejois, starting a rebellion that ultimately frees all of the slaves of the Celestial Dragons, including Boa Hancock and her sisters. Donquixote Doflamingo, Vergo joins the Marines.|
|14 years ago|
|Bepo left Zou and chased his elder brother. He then got on board the ship which was heading for North Blue.|
|13 years ago|
|Vivi becomes the vice leader of the Suna Suna Clan.
Donquixote Rosinante and Trafalgar Law travel to Minion Island to steal the Ope Ope no Mi to save Law's life; but are discovered by the Donquixote family after accidentally giving an intelligence letter to Vergo, a member of Donflamingo's crew undercover as a Marine. Rosinate is killed by his brother and the island undergoes the Birdcage, which kills everyone except a boy that was a member of a local pirate crew.
Sanji is expelled from the Vinsmoke Family at the age of 8 by his father Vinsmoke Judge, and he's allowed to leave the Germa Kingdom while they're invading a country in the East Blue. He boards a nearby cruise ship called the Orbit and works there as a trainee chef for the next 2 years. While wandering in Swallow Island, Bepo was bullied by Shachi and Penguin. When Law witnessed the beating, the bad boys wanted to pick a fight with him, but were defeated. Shachi, Penguin, and Bepo were attracted by him. 
|12 years ago|
|Sugar, aged 10, eats the Hobi Hobi no Mi. As a side effect of the Devil Fruit, she remains biologically ten years old forever.
Red-Haired Shanks, then twenty seven years old, arrives at Luffy's hometown and decides to stay there. Luffy accidentally eats the Gomu Gomu no Mi, giving him rubber powers and an inability to swim. Higuma is eaten by a Sea King in an incident involving Luffy and Shanks. Shanks leaves Luffy's hometown after staying there for almost a year.
Shortly after Shanks' departure, Luffy is taken by his grandfather Monkey D. Garp to train with Curly Dadan and meets his adopted brother Portgas D. Ace. Luffy soon forms a brotherhood with Ace and Sabo based on their shared desire to become pirates.
The Celestial Dragons come to visit the Goa Kingdom on Dawn Island. The Bluejam Pirates set fire to the Gray Terminal in preparation for their arrival, but most who reside there are saved from being burnt to death by Monkey D. Dragon and the Revolutionaries.
The pirate captain Montblanc Cricket arrives at Jaya. He stays to search for the truth about whether his ancestor was a liar so that he may be liberated from his family curse. His crew abandons him shortly afterwards.
The Sun Pirates meet Koala, a young girl who was a slave of the Celestial Dragons. Fisher Tiger rebrands her slave mark into the mark of the sun, making her the first human to bear the Sun Pirates' emblem.
Upon returning Koala to her home island, Fisher Tiger is ambushed by a group of Marines led by Rear Admiral Strawberry. After barely escaping the island with a Marine ship stolen by his crew, Tiger chooses to die rather than receive a transfusion of the human blood on the ship.Angered by Tiger's death, Arlong heads back to Foolshout Island to get revenge on the humans who betrayed Tiger, only to be defeated and captured by Vice Admiral Borsalino. He is then imprisoned in Impel Down.
|11 years ago|
|Jinbe agrees to the World Government's terms and becomes one of the Shichibukai, which allows Arlong to be released from prison. Unfortunately, this led to a massive disagreement between Jinbe and Arlong that caused the Sun Pirates to disband into three factions: The Arlong Pirates, the Macro Pirates, and Jinbe's crew.
Zeff returns from the Grand Line. A storm sinks the Orbit and Zeff's pirate ship. Zeff and Sanji end up stranded on an island with very little food for 85 days and are eventually saved. Baratie is opened.
Ninjin is born.
Piiman is born.Tamanegi is born.
|10 years ago|
|After capturing ships holding Heavenly Tribute for the Celestial Dragons and blackmailing the World Government for the position, Donquixote Doflamingo becomes a Shichibukai.
Queen Otohime is assassinated, causing an uproar on Fishman Island.Shirahoshi is locked inside Hard-Shell Tower of Ryugu Palace to protect her from Decken's projectile gifts and threats.
|9 years ago|
|A violent war occurs on Kuraigana Island, coating the island in blood and dead bodies and ingraining a violent personality into the Humandrills of the island.|
|8 years ago|
|Dr. Hiluluk finds Tony Tony Chopper and saves his life. He takes Chopper in as his assistant and surrogate son. Momonosuke is born.|
|7 years ago|
|The Usopp Pirates are formed.
Rob Lucci, Kaku and Kalifa from CP9 go undercover and join the Galley-La Company in order to learn more about Pluton's blueprints. Blueno goes to Water 7 with them but gets work as a bartender instead.Brook is captured on Thriller Bark, where his shadow is taken by Gekko Moriah and transferred to the corpse of the samurai Ryuma. Brook manages to escape after wreaking havoc on Thriller Bark and creating his legacy among its inhabitants as "The Humming Swordsman".
|6 years ago|
|Cutty Flam shows up alive at Water 7. He receives Pluton's blueprints from Iceburg. Cutty Flam assumes the name 'Franky'. |
Nico Robin is hired by Crocodile into Baroque Works as his partner.
|5 years ago|
|Captain Kuro fakes his own death and takes on the name Klahadore. He becomes the butler for Kaya's family.
The Franky Family begins to collect 200,000,000.Pedro, then the captain of the Nox Pirates, infiltrates Whole Cake Island in an attempt to steal poneglyphs from the Big Mom Pirates. They are defeated and forced to spin Big Mom's punishment wheel; Zepo subsequently lands on the "100 years" panel and Big Mom, using the powers of the Soru Soru no Mi, steals his remaining 30 years, killing him. She initially plans to take the remaining 70 from Pedro, though she agrees to Pekom's pleas to reduce the punishment by a decade. Pedro then gouges out his own eye in an effort to further quell her anger, and impressed by this, she removes only 50 years from his lifespan.
|4 years ago|
|Vivi and Igaram join Baroque Works to find out information on who runs it. Caesar Clown performs an experiment involving chemical weaponry on Punk Hazard. The experiment destroys the island's entire ecosystem and leaves many prisoners paralyzed.|
|3 years ago|
|Blackbeard and his crew raid Drum Island. Wapol flees in fear. Cavendish appears in the New World as a powerful new Super Rookie.|
|2 years ago|
|Luffy leaves Foosha Village on his quest to become the Pirate King. He subsequently frees Coby from Alvida by defeating her.
Zoro saves Rika from Soro, Helmeppo's dog. For defying him and killing Soro, Helmeppo has Zoro crucified for nine days without food or water. Luffy rescues Zoro and recruits him as his first crew member. Coby joins the Marines.
Klahadore plans to kill Kaya and inherit her fortune, but the Straw Hats help Usopp defeat him and his crew. They receive the Going Merry from Merry, and Usopp joins their crew. The Straw Hat Pirates' jolly roger is born.
A coup leads to Vira being taken over.
The Straw Hats befriend Nefeltari Vivi, defeat Wapol, recruit Tony Tony Chopper, meet Dorry and Brogy, and head to Alabasta. Dalton is appointed as ruler of the renamed Sakura Kingdom. When they dismantle Baroque Works and take down Crocodile, the government covers it up. Crocodile is arrested by Tashigi and Smoker in Alabasta, both of whom are promoted for their efforts. The drought ends and peace returns to the country. Princess Vivi returns after having disappeared a few years prior. Nico Robin joins the Straw Hats.
CP9 leader Spandam accidentally summons a Buster Call to Enies Lobby, annihilating the island of justice. The destruction is blamed on the Straw Hats, all of whom are assigned bounties. Franky joins them.
A small time Mafia thug known as Duval is hunted down by bounty hunters as a result of his striking resemblance to Sanji's new bounty poster. Marines from the Marine HQ are also deployed after him at the behest of Vinsmoke Judge.
Shanks makes contact with Whitebeard. Despite Marine efforts, the two meet with each other. Two days prior to their meeting, "Fire Fist" Ace was defeated by Blackbeard. He is handed in to the Marines, who set a date for his execution. The World Government summons the Shichibukai to rally together with the Marines for a war against Whitebeard. Blackbeard is appointed to the position of Shichibukai for his role in bringing in Ace.
Over a thousand shadows abducted by Shichibukai Gekko Moriah are returned to their original owners. Most suspect Moriah was defeated; however, Moriah retains Shichibukai status and no reports are released on any such defeat. Brook joins the Straw Hats.
Monkey D. Luffy, captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, breaks into Impel Down, from which Buggy happens to be trying to escape. 241 prisoners successfully escape the prison, marking the first mass breakout in its history.
The Battle of Marineford takes place. Both Luffy's and Ace's heritages' are revealed to the public. Portgas D. Ace dies when Admiral Akainu's magma fist goes through his chest. Blackbeard reveals that he invaded Impel Down in order to liberate and recruit several convicts from the apocryphal Level 6: Vasco Shot, Catarina Devon, Sanjuan Wolf, Avalo Pizarro, and the former chief jailer of Impel Down, Shiliew. Edward Newgate dies standing up at Marineford. Marshall D. Teach somehow steals and assimilates Whitebeard's Devil Fruit power, making him the only human known to wield the power of two Devil Fruits. The battle is brought to an end with the arrival of Shanks and the Red Hair Pirates.
Luffy, Jinbe, and Silvers Rayleigh return to Marineford. They sailed around the island once, Luffy rang the Ox Bell sixteen times and gave a silent prayer, and they left once again on the Kuja Pirates' ship.
The original childhood lab of Dr. Vegapunk on Karakuri Island explodes after Franky presses a self-destruct button in the lab. This event becomes known to the world as the "Nightmare of Baldimore". Soon after that, Franky causes another incident, which would become known as The Legend of the Sacred Burning Beast of Baldimore.
Monkey D. Luffy decides to disband the Straw Hat Pirates for two years in order to allow the crew to train and become stronger.Buggy is invited into the Shichibukai and accepts.
|1 year ago|
|A great battle takes place between the Marines and the combined forces of Duval and his Rosy Life Riders, Hatchan, and Bartholomew Kuma, over the Straw Hat Pirates' ship, the Thousand Sunny. In the end, the Marines were forced to retreat, with the Rosy Life Riders, Hatchan, and Kuma sustaining serious damage. The Thousand Sunny was left unharmed.
An argument occurs between Admirals Aokiji and Akainu for the vacant position of Fleet Admiral. The two engage in a duel to the death on Punk Hazard, which lasted for ten days and left both men severely wounded. In the end, Sakazuki wins and is promoted to the position of fleet admiral. This results in the transfer of Marineford to the New World, the relocation of the G-1 branch, the resignation of Aokiji from the Marines, and the reconstruction of the Marines. The battle causes one side of Punk Hazard to be permanently embroiled in flames, leaving the other half permanently frozen over. The World Military draft is held, and the two vacant Admiral positions are filled by Issho (Fujitora) and Ryokugyu.
After defeating the remnants of the Whitebeard Pirates in the Payback War, Marshall D. Teach acquires great notoriety in the New World by conquering Whitebeard's former sphere of influence, attacking and murdering Devil Fruit users, and stealing their abilities to increase the abilities of his crew, resulting in him usurping Whitebeard's previous status as one of the Yonko.
Bartolomeo appears in the New World as a powerful new Super Rookie.Trafalgar Law obtains a bounty of 440,000,000 for unknown reasons. After sending the disembodied (but living) hearts of 100 pirates to Marineford, he is appointed to a Shichibukai position.
|The Impostor Straw Hat Pirates recruit famous pirates but are unmasked by Sentomaru, who has been promoted into the Marines. The real Straw Hat Pirates reunite at Sabaody Archipelago and word gets out that they're back in action. Upon pursuit by marines, they escape with their coated ship into the sea. With help from various groups of people, the Straw Hats set off for Fishman Island.
Madam Shyarly of the Mermaid Cafe predicts the destruction of Fishman Island at the hands of Straw Hat Luffy. Meanwhile, Hody Jones, captain of the New Fishman Pirates, and Vander Decken IX, captain of the Flying Pirates, form an alliance and initiate a rebellion against the Ryugu Kingdom. Princess Shirahoshi manifests her ability to summon Sea Kings in order to stop Noah from falling onto Fishman Island. She is revealed to be the ancient weapon, Poseidon. Jinbe donates blood to Luffy in the very first human-fishman blood transfusion since it was outlawed.
The Straw Hat Pirates are targeted by Big Mom after Luffy challenges her and declares himself as the future protector of Fishman Island. Jinbe promises to join the Straw Hats once he finished taking care of his duties. The Straw Hats enter the New World.
The Straw Hats form an alliance with the Heart Pirates in order to dethrone Kaido. The group defeats and kidnaps Caesar Clown at Punk Hazard before continuing to Dressrosa in order to take down Donquixote Doflamingo. Vergo dies. Monet dies. An alliance between the Kid, On Air and Hawkins Pirates to depose the Yonko Shanks is formed.
All toys on the island of Dressrosa return to their original forms after Sugar loses consciousness. Sabo, the second-in-command of the Revolutionary Army, consumes the Mera Mera no Mi, which previously belonged to his late brother, Portgas D. Ace. Donquixote Doflamingo is defeated, his crew is arrested, and reign over Dressrosa is returned to the Riku Family. Doflamingo's fall sends many nations that depended on him into chaos, allowing the Revolutionaries to increase their victories.
Seven crews pledge their allegiance to the Straw Hat Pirates, forming the Straw Hat Grand Fleet, which consists of over 5000 members. Due to the events from their reunion at Sabaody Archipelago until Dressrosa, all of the Straw Hats receive new bounties, with updated pictures on their posters, and Sanji's status is changed to "Wanted Only Alive".
Jack attacks Doflamingo's escort. He sinks two of the ships, but is ultimately defeated. He survives, and the newspapers falsely report him as dead.
The Blackbeard Pirates attack the Revolutionaries' island base of Baltigo, resulting in the base being completely destroyed and the whereabouts and status of the Revolutionaries unknown.Brook of the Straw Hat Pirates creates copies of Charlotte Linlin's Road Poneglyph after infiltrating her storeroom, making the Straw Hats one of the few factions in the world to have possession of one at the time.
|One Piece World Year||When did it happen? (Years Ago)|
|239 Age of Heaven (天暦 Tenreki?)||???|
|Kahira falls to Alabasta (Alabasta's history. Information supplied by Nico Robin)|
|The Bitein Dynasty of Taymar begins its rule (Alabasta's history. Information supplied by Nico Robin)|
|Great Taph Temple completed in Erumalu (Alabasta's history. Information supplied by Nico Robin)|
|The Hero of Oltea, Mamudin... (Alabasta's history. Information supplied by Nico Robin, however she is not allowed to finish the sentence.)|
- Using Noland's Log book as a guide, it is possible to work out that the current storyline of One Piece takes place in the sixteenth century with the Kaienreki reference.