Historical development of General Meetings from 10th Century to 21st Century
First mention of the name Bizkaia in the Chronicles of Alfonso III.
1043: First reference to a political authority in Bizkaia: Iñigo Lopez Ezkerra, Lord of Bizkaia.
1053 and 1075: First references to meetings or assemblies of Biscayan people.
Incorporation of Encartaciones and Duranguesado to the Lordship.
First documented testimony of the holding of Juntas (Assemblies).
1452: Drawing up of the Old Fuero.
1526: Drawing up of the New Fuero.
1630 Concord: Puts an end to the rivalry between towns and parishes.
1717: First tensions between Bourbon centralism and the foral system.
1876: Abolition of the Fueros and suppression of foral institutions.
1979 (18th April): The General Assemblies are re-established.v
1979–1983: 1st Legislature.
1983–1987: 2nd Legislature.
1987–1991: 3rd Legislature.
1991–1995: 4th Legislature.
1995–1999: 5th Legislature.
1999–2003: 6th Legislature.
2003–2007: 7th Legislature.
2004: Commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the reestablishment of the General Assemblies.
2005 (25 February): Planting of the former Gernika Tree.
2007–2011: 8th Legislature.
2011–2015: 9th Legislature.
2015: Planting of present days Oak Tree of Gernika.
2015–2019: 10th Legislature.