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1400 CE - 1700 CE: The Kingdom of Kongo flourishes in west-central Africa.
1482 CE: Portuguese traders first arrive in the Kingdom of Kongo.
1491 CE: Christian missionaries first arrive in the Kingdom of Kongo.
1506 CE - 1543 CE: Reign of Affonso I in the Kingdom of Kongo.
1568 CE: Jaga warriors attack the Kingdom of Kongo.
1665 CE: The Kingdom of Kongo suffers a heavy defeat at the hands of their Angolan neighbours at the Battle of Mbwila.
1678 CE: Sao Salvador, the capital of the Kingdom of Kongo, is sacked and abandoned following civil war.
1710 CE: The Kingdom of Kongo ceases to exist as a fully independent state.
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