193 Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).
1346 The Serbian Empire is proclaimed in Skopje by Dusan Silni, occupying much of the Balkans.
1878 Treaty of Berlin: the European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman empire.
1913 The Balkan States signs an armistice at Bucharest.