Mustafa born in Salonika. 

Mustafa enters the Military Preparatory School in Salonika and is 
given the second name "Kemal" by his teacher. 

Mustafa Kemal enters the Military High School at Manastir. 

Mustafa Kemal enters the infantry class of the Military Academy in 

Mustafa Kemal graduates from the Military Academy and goes on to the 
General Staff College. 

January 11, 1905 
Mustafa Kemal graduates from the General Staff College with the rank of 
Staff Captain and is posted to the Fifth Army, based in Damascus. 

October 1906 
Mustafa Kemal and his friends from the secret society 
"Fatherland and Freedom." in Damascus. 

September 1907 
Mustafa Kemal transferred to Third Army and goes to Salonika. 

September 13, 1911 
Mustafa Kemal transferred to General Staff in İstanbul. 

January 9, 1912 
Mustafa Kemal successfully leads the Tobruk offensive in Libya. 

November 25, 1912 
Mustafa Kemal appointed Director of Operations. Mediterranean Straits 
Special Forces. 

October 27, 1913 
Mustafa Kemal appointed Military Attache in Sofia. 

April 25, 1915 
Allies land at Arıburnu and Mustafa Kemal stops their progress with his 

August 9, 1915 
Mustafa Kemal appointed Commander, Anafartalar Group. 

April 1, 1916 
Mustafa Kemal promoted Brigadier-General. 

August 6-7, 1916 
Mustafa Kemal wins Bitlis and Muş back from the enemy. 

October 31, 1918 
Mustafa Kemal becomes Commander, Lightning Group of Armies. 

April 30, 1919 
Mustafa Kemal appointed Inspector of 9th . Army based in Erzurum with wide 

May 16, 1919 
Mustafa Kemal leaves İstanbul. 

May 19, 1919 
Mustafa Kemal lands in Samsun. 

July 8, 1919 
Mustafa Kemal resigns from the post of Inspector of 3rd . Army and from 
the army. 

July 23, 1919 
Mustafa Kemal elected Chairman of Erzurum Congress. 

September 4, 1919 
Mustafa Kemal elected Chairman of Sivas Congress. 

December 27, 1919 
Mustafa Kemal arrives in Ankara with the Excutive Committee. 

April 23, 1920 
Mustafa Kemal opens the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara. 

May 11, 1920 
Mustafa Kemal is condemned to death by the government in İstanbul. 

August 5, 1921 
Mustafa Kemal appointed Commander-in-Chief by the Grand National Assembly. 

August 23, 1921 
The battle of Sakarya begins with Turkish troops led by Mustafa Kemal. 

September 19, 1921 
The Grand National Assembly gives Mustafa Kemal the rank of Marshal and 
the title Gazi (Victor). 

August 26, 1922 
Gazi Mustafa Kemal begins to lead the Great Offensive from the hill of 

August 30, 1922 
Gazi Mustafa Kemal Paşa wins the battle of Dumlupınar. 

September 10, 1922 
Gazi Mustafa Kemal enters İzmir. 

November 1, 1922 
The Grand National Assembly accepts Gazi Mustafa Kemal's proposal to 
abolish the Sultanate. 

January 14, 1923 
Mustafa Kemal's mother Zübeyde Hanım dies in İzmir. 

October 29, 1923 
Proclamation of the Turkish Republic and Gazi Mustafa Kemal is elected 
First President. 

August 24, 1924 
Gazi Mustafa Kemal wears a hat for the first time at Sarayburnu in 

August 9, 1928 
Gazi Mustafa Kemal speaks at Sarayburnu on the new Turkish Alphabet. 

April 12, 1931 
Gazi Mustafa Kemal founds the Turkish Historical Society. 

July 12, 1932 
Gazi Mustafa Kemal founds the Turkish Linguistic Society. 

June 16, 1934 
The Grand National Assembly passes a law granting Gazi Mustafa Kemal the 
surname "Atatürk". 

November 10, 1938 
Atatürk dies.