First known notice of Međimurje was made by king Emerik. In his charter a church of Saint Mihovil is noticed, and today it is suburb of Čakovec, named Mihovljan.
Count Dimitrije Čak (Csaky) was building a viewing tower surrounded by a ditch. Thanks to him, Čakovec was called ČaksTower.
27. July 1333.
First known notice of Čakovec as defined city in king Karlo`s charte.
30. November 1350.
Duke of Erdelj, Stjepan Lacković obtain Međimurje by King Ljudevit.
27. August .1376.
In Saint Helen (nowdays Šenkovec) duke Stjepan Lacković and his brother Dionizije establish pavlin monastery dedicated to Resurrection of Holy Virgin Mary and All Saints.
4. March 1397.
King Sigismund Luxembourghian granted Međimurje to brothers Nikola, Ivan i Stjepan Kanižaj.
21. August 1405.
King Sigismund Luxembourghian granted Međimurje to count Celjski for 48 000 florins.
17. April 1406.
Herman Celjski become a landlord of Međimurje.
8. November 1420.
Herman Celjski give Šenkovec, a nearby village, to pavlin monastery in St. Helen.
20. October 1473.
King Matija Korvin sold Međimurje to Ivan Ernušt Hamp, banker and merchant from Budim.
3. March 1476.
Croatian duke and owner of Međimurje, Ivan Ernušt Hamp, died.
26. August 1479.
Turks army for the first time intruded Međimurje.
1. October 1542.
Nikola Šubić Zrinski saved king`s Ferdinad army near Budim.
Nikola Šubić Zrinski conquer Čakovec fortress.
4. February 1549.
Zrinski family permanently obtain Međimurje.
15. April 1554.
Zrinskis became counts and get their new family emblem, and get Međimurje in permanent ownership.
Oldest Croatian text known was written in Čakovec, a letter from Nikola Šubić Zrinski to Stjepan Lacković, commander of Hrvatska Krajina.
Nikola Zrinski Sigetski build mausoleum for his family near pavlin monastery St. Helen. All Zrinskis till 1670 were buried there.
Nikola Šubić Zrinski die heroic in defence of Siget town.
13. August 1574.
Thanks to Juraj IV. Zrinski, oldest book in Northern Croatia was printed in Nedelišće.
29. May 1579.
Juraj IV. Zrinski declared Čakovec as free market town, giving the inhabitants around fortress charter. Nowadays 29th of May is City Day.
First known population census in Čakovec.
1. May 1620.
Nikola Zrinski Čakovečki, Croatian duke, poetry and soldier was born in Čakovec.
6. June 1621.
Petar Zrinski Čakovečki, Croatian duke, poetry and soldier was born
Collection of poems on Hungarian in Wien Adriai Tengernek Syrenaia, by Nikola Zrinski Čakovečki, was printed. Translated into Croatian in 1660 in Venice by Petar Zrinski .
6. July 1664.
Downfall of Novi Zrin fortress on Mura river near Donja Dubrava.
18. November 1664.
Nikola Zrinski Čakovečki died in Kuršanec wood when hunting boars.
5. November 1668.
Petar Zrinski become Banus of Croatia, replacing his brother.
30. April 1671.
In Wiener Neuestadt Petar Zrinski i Fran Krsto Frankopan were executed.
27. July 1689.
Marquis Anna Maria Pignatelly became the ruler of Međimurje.
25. May 1719.
Czech Count Ivan Mihalj Althan become new ruler
5. March 1723.
Disaster earthquake stroke Međimurje.
Great fire happened in Čakovec that even melted the church bells.
Counts Althan sold Međimurje and Čakovec to Count Juraj Feštetić de Tolna for excess of 1,600.000 forints
First mill was built in Čakovec by Ivan Knaup which worked till 1866. when company Hochsinger turned it into a liqeuer factory.
11. September 1848.
Banus Jelačić entered in Čakovec, conquer Međimurje and annex it to Croatia.
A railroad between Nagykanisza and Pragersko was build. The railroad sliced Međimurje with stops in Kotoriba and Čakovec. It was the first railroad in Croatia.
12. March 1861.
Međimurje annexed to Hungary.
Brothers Moritz i Maksimilijan Graner in Čakovec establish Graner Brothers Company, today known as MTČ.
22. May 1884.
Croatian and Međimurje`s reformer Ivan Novak was born
4. September 1886.
Railroad between Čakovec and Zaprešić started to work.
9. January 1889.
A state teacher’s school was built in Čakovec.
11. January 1890.
Dr. Vinko Žganec was born
24. April 1891.
Ladislav Kralj Međimurec, first painter and graphic artist from Međimurje who entered Croatian paint hall of fame was born in Čakovec.
1. October 1893.
Čakovec was amongst several towns with first street-lights in Croatia. Čakovec had 131 lamp on 105 houses and other buildings in the centre of the town.
11. May 1896.
Josip Štolcer Slavenski, Croatian musician and writer was born.
21. September 1898.
Lujo Bezeredy, Croatian sculptor, whose numerous sculptures dots Čakovec, was born
Abbot Fabijan Peštalić brings electricity in the St. Nikola church and monastery.
19. November 1904.
Champagne factory was opened by Strahija and Company in Čakovec.
21. November 1913.
Franjo Punčec, one of the best Croatian sportsmen and world known tennis player, was born in Čakovec.
First cinema known as Čakovečki kino was opened
Rebellion against Hungary authority.
24. December 1918.
Croatian troops entered in Čakovec, after signed defeat by major Györy. Međimurje was returned under Croatian jurisdiction.
16. April 1941.
Hungarian troops again penetrate in Međimurje and annexed it.
26. April 1944.
Mass deportation of Međimurje`s Jews began. In only two days, 605 Jews was deported to Nagykanizsa and further in Auschwitz.
6. April 1945.
Čakovec was liberate from Hungarian by Bulgarian and Red army, followed by first squad of Kalnik troops.
9. May 1961.
New town market was opened in Čakovec.
Disaster flood in Međimurje.
17. September 1991.
JNA military base in Čakovec surrendered to the Croatian police and territorial defence forces.
30. December 1992.
Croatian parliament returned Čakovec status of the city, and former community Čakovec now became a countyMeđimurje.