Updated: 5 September 2016.
History & Timeline of Barbados
Here is a brief timeline of important events that have shaped the country of Barbados; the focus here will be geared towards recent events (from 100 years ago or so), located towards the bottom, but we’ll begin with more ancient events first.
Barbados First Appears on Spanish Maps
English Settle the Island with Slaves
Divided into 6 Original Parishes
Parliament (House of Burgesses) Holds First Meeting
Sugar Plantations Begin First Cultivation
Barbados Becomes English Crown Possession
George Washington Visits
His first and only travels outside American mainland.
Largest slave uprising in the country's history.