List of Important Battles and Wars in the World History


Hundred Years of War (1338-1453): Battle of Agincourt fought and resulting in the defeat of the French at the hands of Henry V of England was the chief event.

Battle of England (1588): Spanish Armada was defeated by the British. It put an end to the power of the Spaniards over the seas and gives rise to the British Navy.

Battle of Gibralter Bay (1606-1607): The Dutch defeated the


Spaniards and the Portuguese.

Battle of Blenheim (1704): The English under Marlborough defeated the French and Bavarians.

Seven Years of War (1756-63): England and Germany defeated France and Russia.

American War of Independence (1776-83): The British defeated by the Americans under Washington. America became independent.


Battle of Nile (1798 A.D.): Between the English under Nelson and the French Fleet.

Battle of Yafalgar (1805): Fought between the French Fleet and the English Fleet led by Nelson. The English defeated the French.

Battle of Austerlitz (1805): Napolean defeated Russia and Austria.

Battle of Leipzig (1813): Napolean defeated by the English and their Allies.


Battle of Waterloo (1815): The British defeated French under Napoleon.

Crimean War (1854-56): Between the combined forces England and France and Russian forces. Florence Nightingale is the heroine of this war.

It ended with the treaty of Paris.

American Civil War (1861-65): The Eleven Southern States defeated by the Northern States under Abraham Lincoln.


Sino-Japanese War (1894-95): China was defeated by Japan and occupied Formosa now Taiwan and Korea.

World War I (1914-18): England, Japan, France and other countries helped by the U.S.A. defeated Germany and her allies. Treaty of Versailles put Germany on a very low level.

Abyssinian War (1935): Italy attacked Abyssinia which was captured, Abyssinian King fleeing to England.

World War II (1939-45): The Allies defeated the Axis powers. Important Events of Second World War


September 1, 1939: Britain and France declared war against Germany.

September 10, 1939: Germany’s invasion of Luxembourg, Belgium and Holland.

April 6, 1941: Invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece by Germany.

June 22, 1941: Germany invaded Russia.

December 7, 1941: Japan attacked Pearl Harbour.

February 15, 1941: Fall of Singapore.

June 6, 1944: Allied Forces landed in Normandy.

August 6, 1945: Atom Bomb dropped in Hiroshima.

October 24, 1945: U.N.O. founded.

Arab-Israel War (June 5-9, 1967) : Fought between Israel on one side and the U.A.R., Syria and Jordan on the other. Israel achieved victory within 80 hours before all hostilities ceased on June 10 in response to repeated cease-fire calls by U.N. Security Council.

Arab-Israel War (Fourth) Oct. 6-23, 1973: Fought between Israel on one side and the U.A.R. and Syria on the other.

Iran-Iraq War (Sept. 22, 1980): The War between Gulf countries started when Iraq suddenly invaded Iran on September 22, 1980. Though Iraq gained some initial advantages, but lost them with Iran mobilising its forces effectively. Despite several appeals by U.N and N.A.M. no effective cease-fire could be brought forward.

Gulf War (1991): The United States and its allies on January 16, 1991, launched a Gulf war sending in waves of fighter planes to blast Iraqi targets in a bid to ‘liberate’ kuwait. The war ended in March 1991.

Disintegration of USSR: The Union of Socialist Soviet Republics which came into being in 1917 after the Russian revolution became super power and leader of the Communist Bloc. It aimed to overthrow the capitalist governments through a world-wide communist revolution. However, the communist systems proved inefficient, and uncompetitive. Soviet President Gorbachov started reforms in 1988 in the political and economic systems. But he could not keep control over the events. Therefore, in 1991 the USSR disintegrated into 15 independent States.

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