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As you can see, the definitive timeline shows how the Clone Wars series starts at the end of Episode II: Attack of the Clones and concludes when it catches up to the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Clone Wars creator Dave Filoni previously said that the plan was always for the series to reach its climax at the end of the Galactic War, and to show where fan-favorite characters like Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex were during pivotal events like the Battle of Coruscant and Order 66. He also said the final season was going to move a bit past the end of Revenge of the Sith, showing where those characters ultimately end up.
This timeline may have been useful for viewers when The Mandalorian was released given how many people were confused about when it was set. The surprise appearance of a “Baby Yoda” left some under the impression that the show took place hundreds of years before the Skywalker Saga when Jedi Master Yoda would have been a child.
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Also of note is Star Wars Rebels, which does take place over the course of a few years before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, but also has a small epilogue that takes place after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
You also have to appreciate how Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set just a smidge before A New Hope, as the final events of that movie lead directly into the opening sequence where Darth Vader boards Princess Leia’s ship in search of the freshly-stolen Death Star plans.
And then of course Star Wars Resistance starts just before Episode VII: The Force Awakens and wraps up just before the start of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.
This timeline may be of use to those who want to watch the whole saga in chronological order, although the “proper” order to watch the movies has long been the subject of fan debate.
If you want to catch up on the whole saga, we have a handy video that recaps the whole Star Wars saga: