List of battles 1401–1800


List of battles 1401–1800


List of battles: before 601 - 601-1400 - 1401-1800 - 1801-1900 - 1901-2000 - 2001-current
See also: List of American Revolutionary War battles


Early 15th Century (1401 - 1450)

* 1402
**Battle of Casalecchio - January 26 - Alberico da Barbiano for Milan defeats Bolognese-Florentine army under Muzio Attendolo
**Battle of Angora or Battle of Ankara - July 20 - Timur defeats and captures Ottoman sultan Bayezid I in Anatolia
**Battle of Homildon Hill - Scottish raiding force is defeated in Northern England.
* 1403 Battle of Shrewsbury - July 21 - Lancastrians defeat rebel army led by Henry Percy, "Hotspur".
* 1406 Cluain Immorrais. The King of Ui Falighe defeats the Galls of Meath.
* 1406 Battle of Tuiteam Tarbhach - Scottish clan battle fought between the Clan MacLeod of Lewis against the Clan MacKay
* 1408
**Battle of Bramham Moor - The Percy Rebellion is finally crushed by King Henry IV of England
**Battle of Othee - Duke of Burgundy defeats rebels from the city of Liege.
* 1409 Battle of Sanluri - Aragona defeats the giudicato di Arborea, last independent kingdom of Sardinia
* 1410 Battle of Grunwald (also known as Battle of Tannenberg) on July 15 Polish and Lithuanian army under Władysław II Jagiełło break the spine of the Teutonic Knights under Ulrich von Jungingen
*1411 Battle of Harlaw - July 24 - Highlanders versus Lowland Scots ends in draw
* 1415 -
** Battle of Agincourt - October 25 - English longbowmen under Henry V defeat French under Charles d'Albret
** Battle of Ceuta - Ceuta is captured by the Portuguese on August 14
* 1418 Siege of Rouen - July 31 ? January 19, 1419 - Henry V of England gains a foothold in Normandy.
*1419 Battle of la Rochelle - A Castilian fleet defeats an English-Hanseatic coalition fleet.
* 1420 -
** Battle of Sudomer - March 25 - Hussites led by Jan Žižka defeat Catholics.
** Battle of Vitkov Hill - June 12-July 14 - Hussite victory over the Crusaders of the Holy Roman Emperor
** Battle of Vysehrad Series of engagements between the Hussite forces and the Holy Roman Emperor's Crusaders.
* 1421 -
** Battle of Bauge - The French and Scottish forces of Charles VII commanded by the Earl of Buchan defeat the forces of Henry V commanded by the Duke of Clarence.
** Battle of Kutna Hora - December 21 - Hussites escape Royalist forces of Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund
* 1422
** Battle of Nebovidy - January 6 - Jan Žižka leads the Hussites to victory over an Imperial army.
** Battle of Německý Brod - January 10 - Hussites sack town.
** Battle of Arbedo - June 30 - Milanese led by Francesco Bussone vs. Swiss.
** Siege of Meaux English led by Henry V vs. French.
* 1423
** Battle of Horic - April 27 - Taborites defeat Utraquists, ending the Hussite Civil War.
** Battle of Cravant - July 31 - English victory during Hundred Years' War
** Battle of Verneuil - August 17 - English defeat French, killing two French Earls.
** Siege of Salonika (Thessaloniki) - Venice vs. the Ottoman Empire
* 1424
**Battle of L'Aquila - Jacopo Caldora and Micheletto Attendolo for the Kingdom of Naples defeat Braccio da Montone for Alfonso V of Aragon.
** Battle of Zagonara - The Florentines defeated by Filippo Maria Visconti's Milanese army under Count of Carmagnola.
* 1426
** Battle of Brouwershaven - January 13 - Burgundian troops defeat combined Zeelander and English forces.
** Battle of St. James - March 6 - An English force defeats the French under Arthur de Richemont.
** Battle of Usti nad Labem - June 16 - Hussites defeat Imperial forces in modern-day Czech-Republic.
** Battle of Khirokitia - July 7 - Mamelukes defeat intoxicated Cypriots.
* 1427 - Battle of Maclodio - October 4 - Part of the Wars in Lombardy.
* 1429 -
** Siege of Orléans (1428 - 1429) English forces commanded by the Earl of Suffolk besiege French city and are driven off by Joan of Arc.
** Battle of Jargeau - June 11-June 12 - Joan of Arc captures a bridge over the Loire River. Her helmet saves her from a projectile.
** Battle of Meung-sur-Loire - June 11-June 12 The forces of Joan of Arc capture a second bridge over the Loire River.
** Battle of Beaugency - June 16-June 17 - Joan of Arc's forces capture a third Loire River bridge.
** Battle of Patay - June 18 - First major field victory of the French in the Hundred Years' War, recognized as the war's turning point.
* 1430 Siege of Compiègne - May 23 - Joan of Arc is captured by Burgundians.
* 1431
**Battle of Soncino - May 17 - Count of Carmagnola, for Venice, is defeated by the Visconti.
**Battle of Pavia - May 22 - The Venetian fleet is destroyed by the Milanese.
** Battle of Domažlice
** Battle of Inverlochy - Royal English forces routed by Scottish Highlanders
* 1432
**November 18-19 - Battle of Delebio - Duchy of Milan and Valtellina against the Republic of Venice.
**Battle of San Romano - Florence vs. Siena
* 1434 Battle of Lipany - May 30 - Catholic Crusaders destroy Taborite army
* 1435
**Battle of Gerbevoy, La Hire defeats English.
**Battle of Ponza, a Genoese fleet sent by Filippo Maria Visconti defeats the Aragonese of Alfonso V of Naples
* 1439 Battle of Grotniki, Poland Polish army defeats Hussite Protestants
* 1440 Battle of Anghiari - June 29 - Niccolò Piccinino, overlord of Bologna, defeats Milanese Filippo Maria Visconti and is then opposed by Cosimo de Medici
* 1443 Battle of Zlatica - December - Crusader advance stopped by the Ottoman army
* 1444 Battle of Varna November 10 Ottoman Murad II defeats Hungarians and Wallachians, king Władysław III of Poland killed
* 1445 Battle of Gomit Emperor Zara Yaqob of Ethiopia defeats and kills Sultan Arwe Badlay of Adal
* 1448
**October 23, 1448 - Battle of Sark - Also known as Battle of Lochmabenstone - Anglo-Scottish Conflicts.
**September 15 - Battle of Caravaggio
**Battle of Kosovo - October 7/10 - Roman Catholic coalition defeated by Turkish and Orthodox forces.
* 1449
** Battle of Alfarrobeira - May 20, Afonso V of Portugal defeats rebels of Pedro, Duke of Coimbra
** Battle of Tumu Fortress
* 1450 Battle of Formigny The Count of Clermont and the Earl of Richmond use cannon to break up archers and defeat the English under Kyriell.

Late 15th century (1451 - 1500)

* 1453 -** ** Battle of Constantinople - May 29 - Ottomans destroy Byzantine Empire
Battle of Castillon The Valois use cannon to defeat the Lancastrians to end the Hundred Years' War
** Battle of Constantinople - May 29 - Ottomans destroy Byzantine Empire
* 1454 Battle of Chojnice - September 18 - Polish defeated by Teutonic Knights
* 1455 First Battle of St Albans - May 22 - first battle of the Wars of the Roses
* 1456 Siege of Belgrade July 22 Hungarian forces lift Ottoman siege, Sultan Mehmet II wounded.
* 1457 Battle of Direptatea April Ştefan cel Mare, helped by Wallachian prince Vlad III the Impaler, defeated Petru Aron and became Voivod of Moldavia
* 1459 -
** Battle of Blore Heath - 23 September - Yorkist knights defeat Lancastrians
** Battle of Ludford Bridge - 12 October - King Henry routs Yorkists
* 1460 -
** Battle of Sandwich (1460) Yorkists land at Sandwich, rout Lancastrians
** Battle of Sarno - Angevin victory over Ferrante I of Naples
** Battle of Northampton - 10 July - Warwick attacks royal camp, captures King Henry
** Battle of Wakefield - 30 December - Queen Margaret's Lancastrians defeat Duke of York, who is killed in the fight
* 1461 -
** Battle of Mortimer's Cross - 2 February - Yorkists defeat Lancastrians in the west
** Second Battle of St Albans - 17 February - Lancastrians storm the town, chase out Yorkists
** Battle of Ferrybridge - 28 March - Lancastrians ambush the Earl of Warwick, and kill his second-in-command.
** Battle of Towton - 29 March - Edward IV of England defeats Lancastrian forces
* 1462 -
** The Night Attack - June 17 - Vlad III Dracula versus Mehmed II
** Battle of Świecino (or Schwetzin, or Żarnowiec) September 7 during the Thirteen Years' War, Poles defeated the Teutonic Order
* 1463
** Battle of Zatoka Świeża - September 15 - Polish navy defeats Teutonic navy.
* 1464 -
** Battle of Hedgeley Moor - 25 April - Lancastrian rebels defeated
** Battle of Hexham - 15 May - Yorkists under Montagu annihilate Lancastrians in a surprise attack
* 1467 -
**Battle of Molinella - July 25 - Bartolomeo Colleoni for Venice is defeated
** Battle of Baia - December 15 - Ştefan cel Mare defeated Mathias Corvinus
** Battle of Brustem - October 28
* 1469 Battle of Edgecote Moor (or Banbury) - 26 July - Warwick the Kingmaker triumphs over Edward IV
* 1470 -
** Battle of Lipnic Ştefan cel Mare defeated the Tatars
** Battle of Negropont Venetian fleet fails to relieve colony of Negropont under Turkish attack
** Battle of Lose-coat Field - 12 March - Yorkists chase disrobing Lancastrians from the field
* 1471 -
** Battle of Ravenspur - 14 March
** Battle of Barnet - 14 April - Confusion in the fog, Earl of Warwick killed.
** Battle of Tewkesbury - 4 May - Edward IV of England's final victory over the House of Lancaster
** Battle of Brunkeberg - October 10 - Denmark vs. Sweden.
* 1473 -
** Battle of Otlukbeli - Mehmed II decisively defeats Uzun Hasan.
* 1474 -
** Siege of Neuss Charles the Bold leads unsuccessful siege during Burgundy Wars.
** Battle of Héricourt Burgundy is defeated.
* 1475 -
** Battle of Vaslui - January 10 - Ştefan cel Mare defeated a huge Ottoman army
** Battle on the Planta (November) Burgundy Wars.
* 1476 -
** Battle of Grandson - March 2 - A Swiss army defeats the Burgundians under Charles the Bold
** Battle of Morat - June 22 - The Swiss defeat Charles the Bold again.
** Battle of Valea Albă - July 26 - Mehmed II defeated Ştefan cel Mare
* 1477 Battle of Nancy - January 5 - Swiss pikemen defeat cavalry of Burgundy's Charles the Bold, who was killed
*1478 Battle of Macomer - Sardinian rebellers are defeated by the Aragonese
* 1479 Battle of Câmpia Pâinii - October - Pavel Chinezul, comite of Timişoara, defeated the Ottomans
* 1480 - Battle of Bloody Bay
* 1480 - Siege of Rhodes (1480)
* 1480/1481 - Battle of Otranto
* 1481 Battle of Yenişehir - June 22 - The forces of Sultan Beyazit II defeat the supporters of his brother and rival, Cem
*1482 Battle of Campomorto - August 21 - Papal army under Roberto Malataesta defeats Neapolitan troops led by Alfonso, Duke of Calabria
* 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field - August 22 - Ends Wars of the Roses fought since 1460, Henry VII becomes King.
* 1486 Battle of Auldicharish - Scottish clan battle
* 1487 Battle of Stoke - 16 June - Henry VII of England finally defeats internal opposition
* 1488 Battle of Sauchieburn - 11 June - King James III Defeated by Scottish nobles.
* 1492 Battle of Granada - January 2 - Ferdinand II of Aragon defeated the last Muslim kingdom in al-Andalus, the emirate of Granada of sultan Boabdil
* 1493 Battle of Krbava field - September 9 - Ottoman-Croatian Wars Ottomans defeat Croatians
* 1495 Battle of Fornovo - July 6 - Francesco II Gonzaga of the Italian Holy League defeated Charles VIII of France
* 1497 Battle of Codrii Cosminului Ştefan cel Mare defeated John I of Poland
* 1499 -Battle of Zonchio (also known as Battle of Sapienza or 1st Battle of Lepanto) - 25 August- The Ottoman fleet defeated the Venetian fleet.
* 1500 -
**Battle of Hemmingstedt - February 17 - Peasant rebellion defeats much larger ducal army by opening dykes and drowning them
**Battle of Lepanto (1500) Ottoman fleet defeats Venetian fleet
**Battle of Vedrosha - July 14 - Russians beat the Lithuanians

Early 16th century (1501 - 1550)

* 1503 -
**Battle of Cerignola - April 21 - Spain defeats France during Second Italian War.
**Battle of Garigliano - December 27 - Spain defeats France during Second Italian War.
* 1507 Battle of Vouilile
* 1509 -
** Battle of Diu February 3 - Portuguese Viceroy destroys Moslem fleet off the coast of India, wrests control of spice trade.
**Battle of Polesella - A fleet of the Republic of Venice is destroyed on the Po River by the Ferrarese artillery.
** Battle of Agnadello (also known as Battle of Vaila) May 14 - Italian Wars
** Siege of Padua - September 15 - September 30 Venice captures Padua.
* 1512 Battle of Ravenna - April 11 - Gaston de Foix defeats the Spanish, but is killed in the battle.
* 1513
** Battle of Novara - June 6 - Holy League defeats France.
** Battle of Guingate (of the Spurs) - August 16 - Henry VIII and Emperor Maximilian I crush French.
** Battle of Flodden Field - September 9 - Henry VIII's army under Earl of Surrey killed James IV of Scotland
** Battle of La Motta - October 7 - Spain defeats Venice.
* 1514
**Battle of Orsha - September 8 - Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the mighty army of Muscovy
**Battle of Chaldiran - Ottoman Empire defeats Persian Safavids
* 1515 Battle of Marignano - September 13-September 14 - France defeats Milan.
* 1516
**War of Urbino - Francesco I Maria della Rovere reconquers shortly Urbino.
** Siege of Arai - July 11 - In Japan, the Hōjō Clan captures Arai castle.
** Battle of Yaunis Khan - October 28 - Ottoman Empire defeats the Mamelukes.
* 1521
** Battle of Tenochtitlán - Fall of the Aztec Empire
** Battle of Pampeluna - French take city from Spanish, Ignatius of Loyola wounded.
* 1522
** Battle of Bicocca - April 22 - Spanish victory during Habsburg-Valois Wars
** Siege of Rhodes - Ottoman Empire expel the Knights of Rhodes
* 1524 Siege of Edo - Edo Castle falls from Uesugi control to Hōjō control.
* 1525
** Battle of Punta Quemada - January - Pizarro defeats the Quitians, but is wounded seven times.
** Battle of Frankenhausen - End of the Peasants' War
** Battle of Pavia - February 23 - Spain and Germany defeat France, Francis I of France is captured
* 1526
** First battle of Panipat - April 21 - The Mughal king Babur defeats sultan Ibrahim Lodhi
** Battle of Mohács - August 29 - Ottoman Empire defeats kingdom of Hungary; King Louis II killed
** Siege of Kamakura - Uesugi clan defeats Hōjō clan, inflicting a major psychological blow.
* 1527 Sack of Rome - May 6 - Unpaid Spanish and Imperial troops attack the city in protest.
* 1529
** Battle of Shimbra Kure - March 7 or 9 - Imam Ahmad Gragn, withstands the assault of the numerically superior army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia.
** Siege of Vienna - Ottoman reach limit of empire, can't capture Vienna and settle in Buda
* 1530 Battle of Gavinana - August 3 - Florence crushed by the Holy Roman Empire.
* 1531
** Battle of Antukyah - February or March - The Ethiopian army panics and flees before Imam Ahmad Gragn's seven cannons and matchlockmen.
** Battle of Puná - April - Pizarro's forces defeat much larger forces of natives on the island of Puná.
** Battle of Kappel - October 11 - Victory of Swiss Catholics over the followers of Zwingli.
** Battle of Amba Sel - October 28 - Imam Ahmad Gragn again defeats Emperor Lebna Dengel, and crosses the Walaqa River unchecked into Bet Amhara.
* 1532 Battle of Cajamarca - Pizarro captures king Atahuallpa.
* 1533 Battle of Cuzco - Capital of the Inca empire taken by the Spanish
* 1536 Battle of Un no Kuchi - Takeda family forces defeat Hiraga Genshin.
* 1538 -
** Battle of Las Salinas - Pizarro brothers defeat Diego de Almagro.
** Battle of Preveza - Ottoman fleet defeats Spanish-Venetian fleet
* 1541 Battle of Sahart - April 24 - Ethiopian Emperor Gelawdewos defeated by Garad Emar, driving the Emperor south into Shewa and away from the advancing troops of Portuguese commander Christovão da Gama
* 1542 -
** Battle of Baçente - February 2 - Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia
** Battle of Sezawa - March 9 - Takeda Shingen defeats four enemy forces to begin his conquest Shinano Province.
** Battle of Jarte - April 4-16 The Portuguese under Christovão da Gama encounter the army of Imam Ahmad Gragn in two successive victories.
** Battle of the Hill of the Jews - August - During the rainy season, Christovão da Gama captures a strategic position and many badly-needed horses
** Battle of Wofla - August 28 - Reinforced with at least 600 arquebusiers and cavalry, Imam Ahmad Gragn attacks the Portuguese camp. The Portuguese are scattered, Christovão da Gama captured and executed.
** Battle of Solway Moss - November 25 - England vs. Scotland
** Battle of Azukizaka - Oda Nobuhide defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
** Siege of Uehara - Takeda Shingen captures Uehara Castle from Suwa Yorishige.
** Siege of Kuwabara - One day after Uehara, Shingen defeats Yorishige again. Yorishige then commits suicide.
** Siege of Fukuyo - Shingen captures Fukuyo fortress.
* 1542 Battle of Alltan-Beath - Scottish clan battle
* 1543 -
** Battle of Wayna Daga - February 11 - Ethiopian/Portuguese troops decisively defeat their Muslim opponent; Imam Ahmad Gragn killed.
** Siege of Nagakubo - Shingen defeats Oi Sadataka.
* 1544 -
** Battle of Ceresole - April 11 - French forces defeat Holy Roman Empire in Italy.
** Siege of Kojinyama - Takeda Shingen continues his conquest of Ima Valley, Shinano Province.
* 1545 -
** Siege of Takatō Takeda Shingen defeats Takatō Yoritsugu, taking his castle.
** Siege of Ryūgasaki The Takeda family defeats Tozawa Yorichika.
** Battle of the Solent - July 18 - Indecisive naval battle between France and England, English flagship "Mary Rose" sinks.
** Battle of Kawagoe Hōjō forces defeat the Uesugi, foiling a siege.
* 1547 -
** Battle of Mühlberg - April 24 - Emperor Charles V captures elector of Saxony and lays siege to Wittenberg in the Schmalkaldic War.
** Battle of Pinkie - September 10 - Earl of Hertford guardian of Edward VI crushes Scottish resistance
* 1548 -
** Battle of Uedahara - February 14 - Takeda Shingen defeats Murakami Yoshikiyo.
** Battle of Shirojiritoge - Takeda Shingen surprises and defeats Ogasawara Nagatoki in a dawn attack.
* 1549 Siege of Fukashi Takeda Shingen captures several of Nagatoki's castles, forcing him to flee to Kyoto.

Late 16th century (1551 - 1600)

* 1551 Sieges of Toishi Takeda Shingen takes castle after besieging it multiple times starting in 1550.
* 1552 Siege of Kazan - Ivan the Terrible defeats Kazan Khanate
* 1552 Siege of Eger - Austrian victory over Ottoman Turks
* 1553 First Battle of Kawanakajima (June) indecisive battle between Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin.
* 1554 Battle of Renty August 12 - Francis, Duke of Guise repels an Imperial invasion of Picardy.
* 1555 Second Battle of Kawanakajima Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin.
* 1555 Battle of Garbharry - battle fought between Clan MacKay and Clan Sutherland
* 1556 Second battle of Panipat November 5 - Akbar the Great defeats the Sultan of Bengal
* 1557 -
** Third Battle of Kawanakajima Takeda Shingen repelled by Uesugi Kenshin.
** Battle of St. Quentin August 10 - Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy defeats Anne de Montmorency during the Habsburg-Valois War.
* 1558 Battle of Gravelines July 13 Spain defeats France
* 1560 -
** Battle of Djerba - May 9-14 - Ottoman fleet defeats Holy League
** Battle of Norada In Japan, the Azai clan gains its independence from the Rokkaku.
** Battle of Okehazama Oda Nobunaga's small forces ambush and slay Warlord Imagawa Yoshimoto
* 1561 Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima September 10 Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts
* 1562 Battle of Dreux December 19 Catholics versus Huguenots in France. Both leaders captured.
* 1564 -
** Fifth Battle of Kawanakajima Indecisive battle between Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin.
** Battle of Kōnodai Hōjō clan forces defeat the forces of Satomi Yoshihiro.
** Battle of Azukizaka Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats the Ikkō-ikki.
*1565 Siege of Malta Knights of Malta defeats Turkish forces
*1566 Battle of Szigetvár August 6 - September 8 2,300 Hungarian defenders are annihilated by an army of 90,000 soldiers of the Ottoman Empire.
* 1567 Battle of Carberry Hill - Mary Queen of Scots forces defeated by James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton and James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray
* 1568 -
** Battle of Langside May 13 James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray defeats the forces of his half-sister, Mary Queen of Scots, forcing her to flee to England
** Battle of Heiligerlee May 23 Dutch army ambushes Spanish army
** Battle of Jemmingen July 21 Spanish army under the Duke of Alva defeats the Dutch army
** Battle of Jodoigne Spain defeats Dutch army
** Siege of Hachigata Takeda Shingen is unable to take a Hōjō fortress.
* 1569 -
** Siege of Odawara Takeda Shingen's forces burn the Hōjō clan controlled town.
** Battle of Mimasetoge Takeda Shingen escapes a trap set for him by the Hōjō clan.
** Battle of Jarnac March 13, French Catholic forces defeat French Huguenots.
** Battle of La Roche-l'Abeille June 25, French Huguenots defeat French Catholic forces.
** Battle of Moncontour October 30, French Catholic forces defeat French Huguenots decisively.
* 1570 -
** Siege of Chōkō-ji Unsuccessful attempt to retake a castle captured by Oda Nobunaga.
** Battle of Anegawa Nobunaga joins forces with Tokugawa Ieyasu to defeat the Asakura and Azai.
* 1571 -
** Siege of Mount Hiei Nobunaga defeats the Tendai Warrior Monks and razes their temple complex.
** Battle of Lepanto October 7 Spain and Venice's fleets defeat Ottoman fleet
** First Siege of Nagashima Unsuccessful attempt by Nobunaga to take the fortress
* 1572 -
** Battle of Molodi The Crimean Tatars and Ottoman Janissaries are routed by Russians near Moscow
** Siege of Futamata Takeda Shingen captures one of Tokugawa Ieyasu's fortresses.
* 1573 -
** Battle of Mikatagahara Tokugawa Ieyasu is forced to retreat from Takeda Shingen
** Siege of Iwamura Takeda Shingen's forces led by Akiyama Nobutomo capture Iwamura castle.
** Siege of Odani Nobunaga defeats Azai Nagamasa, effectively destroying the Azai family.
** Siege of Ichijo ga dani Nobunaga effectively destroys the Asakura.
** Siege of Noda Takeda Shingen is killed.
** Siege of Haarlem July 13 - Spanish capture city following a seven-month siege.
* 1574 -
** Battle of Mookerheyde April 14 Dutch army crumbles at Spanish army presence
** Battle of Takatenjin Takeda Katsuyori, son of Takeda Shingen, captures Tokugawa Ieyasu's fortress of Takatenjin.
** Second Siege of Nagashima Nobunaga's second attempt is foiled by a counter-attack.
** Siege of Itami Nobunaga defeats Araki Murashige who had rebelled.
* 1575 -
** Battle of Nagashino June 28 Nobunaga repels the forces of Takeda Katsuyori.
** Third Siege of Nagashima Nobunaga finally captures Nagashima fortress.
* 1576 -
** Siege of Mitsuji (May) Honganji forces defeat Nobunaga's army, killing Harada Naomasa.
** First Battle of Kizugawaguchi (August) Unsuccessful naval blockade by Nobunaga.
* 1577 Battle of Tedorigawa Nobunaga launches an unsuccessful attack on the forces of Uesugi Kenshin.
* 1578 -
** Battle of Gembloux January 31 Don John of Austria crushes Protestant army.
** Battle of Alcazarquivir August 4 Moors defeat Portuguese army, kill King Sebastian of Portugal
** Second Battle of Kizugawaguchi Nobunaga defeats the naval forces of the Mori clan.
** Siege of Kozuki Hideyoshi is defeated by the Mori clan.
* 1579 -
** Siege of Itami Hideyoshi captures Itami castle from Araki Murashige.
* 1580 -
** Battle of Alcântara Spanish candidate to the Portuguese throne defeats national candidate
** Siege of Ishiyama Honganji (August) Kōsa surrenders to Nobunaga after a ten-year siege.
** Siege of Miki Hideyoshi captures Miki castle from Nagaharu.
* 1581 -
** Siege of Takatenjin Oda Nobunaga captures Takeda controlled castle.
** Siege of Tottori Hideyoshi captures Tottori Castle. The castle's lord commits suicide.
* 1582 -
** Battle of Temmokuzan Tokugawa Ieyasu and Oda Nobunaga destroy the forces of Takeda Katsuyori, who commits suicide.
** Siege of Takamatsu Hideyoshi captures Takamatsu Castle. The lord of this castle also commits suicide.
** Battle of Honnō-ji June 21 Nobunaga is defeated by Akechi Mitsuhide, who forces him to commit suicide.
** Battle of Yamazaki Hideyoshi defeats the murderer of his master Oda Nobunaga.
** Battle of Uchide-hama Hideyoshi again defeats Nobunaga's murderer, Akechi Mitsuhide.
* 1583 Battle of Shizugatake (May) Hideyoshi relieves one of his allies who was under siege.
* 1584 Battle of Komaki and Nagakute Hideyoshi is defeated by Tokugawa Ieyasu.
* 1585 Invasion of Shikoku Hideyoshi conquers the island.
* 1586 Battle of Zutphen September 22, Spanish defeat Dutch rebels.
* 1587
** Battle of Coutras 20 October, Huguenot forces defeat the French Royal Army.
** Battle of Vimory 26 October, French Royalist forces defeat foreign Huguenot forces.
* 1588 Battle of Gravelines July 29 Spanish Armada fights indecisive battle with the English fleet
* 1590 -
** Battle of Ivry March 14 Henri IV of Navarre defeats Catholic League in War of the Three Henries
** Siege of Odawara May - August 4 Hideyoshi defeats the Hōjō clan.
** Siege of Shimoda Hideyoshi's forces vs. Hōjō clan
*1592 -
** Siege of Busan April 13 - April 14 Japanese defeat Koreans.
** Battle of Sangju April 24 Japanese defeats the Koreans under Yi Il.
** Battle of Ch'ungju April 28 Japanese forces decisively defeat the Koreans.
** Battle of Okpo May 7 Hideyoshi's fleet defeat by Admiral Yi Sun-sin.
** Battle of Sacheon May 29 First appearance of Turtle Ships.
** Battle of Hansan Island August 14 Admiral Yi Sun-sin defeats the Japanese.
** Battle of Busan November 1 Admiral Yi defeats Hideyoshi in a naval battle.
** Siege of Pyongyang Korean and Chinese defeat Japanese
** Siege of Jinju (1592) Siege of Jinju Fortress. Commander Kim Si-min repulse the Japanese, due to the arrival of a Korean relief force lead by Gwak Jae-u.
* 1593 -
**Battle of Haengju The Korean army under commander Gwon Yul defenders were successful in repelling the Japanese forces.
* 1594 Battle of Glenlivet
* 1596 Battle of Keresztes (October 24 - 26) Ottoman Empire defeats Austria-Hungary and Germany
* 1597 -
** Battle of Turnhout January 24 Dutch troops defeat Spanish cavalry
** Battle of Chilchonryang August 28 Japanese navy defeats Korean forces under Won Kyun, killing him.
** Siege of Namwon (August) Japanese defeat Korean and Chinese alliance force.
** Siege of Ulsan
** Battle of Myeongnyang October 26 Yi Sun-sin defeats Hideyoshi's navy.
* 1598 -
** Battle of the Yellow Ford - Irish under Hugh O'Neill, earl of Tyrone, destroy English force
** Battle of Stångebro September 25 Sigismund loses the Swedish crown to his uncle, Duke Charles
** Battle of Noryang Point December 16 Admiral Yi Sun-sin of Korea defeats the Japanese, but is killed in the battle.
* 1600 -
** Battle of Sekigahara - Japanese General Ieyasu defeats three regents of son of Hideyoshi in the most important battle in Japanese history - he later establishes Tokugawa Shogunate
** Battle of Nieuwpoort July 2 Battle between Dutch (led by Prince Maurits) and Spanish army, led by Albrecht, archduke of Austria.

Early 17th century (1601 - 1650)

* 1605 -
** Battle of Dobrynichi January 21 Pretender to the Russian throne defeated, but escapes.
** Battle of Kircholm September 27, Lithuanian-Polish cavalry defeated numerically superior Swedes
* 1607 Battle of Gibraltar April 25 Dutch fleet destroys anchored Spanish fleet
* 1610 -
** Siege of Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra (ended January 12) sixteen month siege of Trinity Monastery fails.
** Battle of Kluszyn July 4, during Time of Troubles in Russia.
* 1611 Siege of Smolensk (ended in June) - Poland captures city after two-year siege.
* 1612 November 30 - English East India Company fleet defeats Portuguese off the coast of Surat, India
* 1614 Battle of Imafuku (November) Tokugawa Ieyasu attacks and captures the village of Imafuku by defeating Toyotomi clan forces.
* 1615 -
** Battle of Kashii April 29 Tokugawa forces defeat Toyotomi forces during the conflict over Osaka.
** Battle of Tennoji Final defeat of Toyotomi Hideyori, son of Hideyoshi.
* 1617 Second Battle of Playa Honda - Spanish victory in the Philippines during Eighty Years' War.
* 1618 Siege of Plzen Protestants defeat Catholics in the Thirty Years' War.
* 1619 -
** Battle of Sablat June 10, called Battle of Záblatí in Czech, during the Thirty Years' War.
** Battle of Sarhū the Manchus defeat Ming
** Battle of Wisternitz August 5 Battle of the Thirty Years' War, Bohemians defeat Austrians
* 1620 Battle of the White Mountain November 8 Battle deciding fate of Prague in Thirty Years' War
* 1622 -
** Battle of Wiesloch April 25 Protestants under Count Mansfield defeat Catholics under Count von Tilly in Thirty Years' War
** Battle of Wimpfen May 6
** Battle of Höchst June 22
** Battle of Fleurus August 29 Protestant victory during Thirty Years' War.
* 1623 Battle of Stadtlohn August 6 The Count of Tilly leads Catholic forces to victory over the Protestants.
* 1626 Battle of Lutter am Berenberge Danish defeated during Thirty Years' War.
* 1631 -
** Battle of Magdeburg (ended May 20) Imperial Soldiers capture and pillage town.
** Battle of Breitenfeld September 17 Saxons and Swedes defeat Catholics under Tilly
* 1632 -
** Battle of Rain April 5 Count of Tilly killed in battle with the Swedes.
** Battle of Lützen Protestant Swedish forces defeat Catholics but King Gustavus Adolphus is killed
* 1634 Battle of Nordlingen
* 1636 Battle of Wittstock - Sweden defeats an army of Saxony and the Holy Roman Empire
*1637 Battle of Mombaldone - Victor Amadeus I of Savoy defeats a Spanish army.
* 1639 Battle of the Downs - Spanish navy defeated by Dutch in English Channel.
* 1642 -
** Battle of Honnecourt - May 26 - Spanish victory against a French army
** Battle of Edgehill - October 23 - First battle of English Civil War, a draw
** Second Battle of Breitenfeld - October 23 - Swedish victory over Holy Roman Empire.
** Battle of Brentford - November 12 - Royalist cavalry defeats Roundheads, but have to retreat later
** Battle of Lostwithiel (1642)
* 1643 -
** Battle of Rocroi May 19 French under Duc d'Enghien destroy Spanish military supremacy in Europe.
** Battle of Adwalton Moor June 30 Royalists beat Roundheads near York
** Battle of Lansdowne July 5 Royalists and Roundheads tie near Bath
** Battle of Roundway Down July 13 Royalists crush Roundheads in West Country
** Battle of Newbury September 20 Roundheads save London from Royalists
** Battle of Tuttlingen November 24
* 1644 -
** Battle of Cropredy Bridge June 29Charles defeats Roundheads under William Waller.
** Battle of Marston Moor July 2 Oliver Cromwell Roundheads defeat king Charles I of England's Cavaliers securing the North for the Puritans
** Battle of Freiburg (August) - French and Bavarians defeat Austrians
** Battle of Tippermuir September 1 Montrose's Royalists defeat Elcho's Covenanters
** Battle of Lostwithiel September 2 Royalists surround Roundheads west of Plymouth
** Battle of Aberdeen September 13 Royalist victory during Scottish Civil War.
** Battle of Newbury October 27 Roundheads block Charles' return to London
** Battle of Jüterbog - Sweden defeats Holy Roman Empire
** Battle of Lagoscuro - Allied Castro (city), Republic of Venice, Modena, and Tuscany forces defeat the papal army
* 1645 -
** Battle of Inverlochy February 2 Highlanders defeat covenanters
** Battle of Jankau February 23
** Battle of Auldearn May 9 Royalist victory during Scottish Civil War.
** Battle of Naseby June 14 Cromwell's Ironsides defeat Charles' Cavaliers
** Battle of Alford July 2 Covenanters defeated by Royalists under Montrose
** Second Battle of Nördlingen August 3 French victory during Thirty Years' War.
** Battle of Kilsyth August 15 James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose defeats Covenanters in decisive battle
** Battle of Philiphaugh September 13 Covenanters under General David Leslie surprise Montrose in camp, Montrose runs away
* 1646 battle of Benburb Irish Ulster army under Owen Roe O'Neill defeat Scots
** La Naval de Manila Two quickly fitted out Spanish-Filipino crewed Manila galleons repel a Dutch invasion fleet in 5 separate battles
* 1647 -
** Battle of Dungans Hill, Irish Leinster army destroyed by Parliamentarians
** Battle of Knocknanuss, Irish Munster army destroyed in Cork by Inchiquin
** Battle of Puerto de Cavite June 10 Spanish defenders defeat Dutch invasion in the Philippines during Eighty Years' War
* 1648 -
** Battle of Maidstone
** Battle of St. Fagans
** Siege of Pembroke
** Battle of Zusmarshausen May 7 French and Swedish defeat Holy Roman Empire
** Battle of Prague
** Battle of Preston August 17 Cromwell defeats William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton
** Battle of Lens August 20
** First Battle of Guararapes
* 1649-
** Second Battle of Guararapes, Portuguese forces defeat the Netherlands and conquer Pernambuco
** Battle of Rathmines, an army composed of Irish and Royalist soldiers is destroyed, paving the way for the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland
* 1650 Battle of Dunbar

Late 17th century (1651 - 1700)

* 1651 -
** Battle of Worcester September 3 Cromwell defeats Royalists, Charles King of Scots escapes disguised as a servant
** Battle of Beresteczko Ukrainian rebels clash with the Polish army, in the largest battle of XVII century.
* 1652 -
** Battle of Goodwin Sands (or Dover) May 29 Blake's fire without DoW on Tromp's fleet, initiates First Anglo-Dutch War
** Battle of Plymouth First Anglo-Dutch War August 26 De Ruyter's 36 MoW hold of Ayscue's 45 MoW, driving them away.
** Battle of the Kentish Knock (or Dover) October 8 Blake beats back de With
** Battle of Dungeness December 10 Tromp defeats Blake during the First Anglo-Dutch War
** Battle of Bléneau (La Fronde) April 7. Conde commands Fronds against French under Marshall Turenne, but the outcome is inconclusive.
* 1653 -
** The Battle of Portland February 28 - March 2 Dutch admiral Tromp, outnumbered, loses a dozen man of war and 50 merchant man to Blake
** Battle of Livorno March 13 Johan van Galen's ships defeat Bodley
** Battle of Leghorn [March 14 [Dutch naval victory over the English
** Battle of the Gabbard (or North Foreland) June 12 - June 13, English victory during the First Anglo-Dutch War
** Battle of Scheveningen (or Texel) August 8 - August 10 English victory during the First Anglo-Dutch War, Tromp killed
* 1654 Battle of Arras French defeat Spanish
* 1656 -
** Battle of Częstochowa (Winter, continued from 1655) Failed Swedish attack on Jasna Góra monastery.
** First Battle of Warsaw June 30 Poland retakes capital from Sweden.
** Second Battle of Warsaw July 18 - July 20 Charles X Gustavus of Sweden defeats Poland and is declared war upon by every country of significance in the Northern War
** Battle of Prostki October 8 Prince Bogusław Radziwiłł defeated by loyal Polish.
* 1658 -
** Battle of the Dunes June 14 English and French defeat Spanish at Dunkirk
** Battle of Kolding December 25 Poland and Denmark defeat Sweden.
* 1659 -
** Battle at Elvas January 14 Portuguese defeat Spain.
* 1664 Battle of Saint Gotthard - Austrians defeat Ottoman Empire
* 1665 -
** Battle of Ambuila (or Mbwila) Portuguese forces defeat and kill king Antonio I of Kongo, ending native rule of that kingdom.
** Battle of Villaviciosa - Portuguese forces defeat Spain.
* 1671 -
** Battle of Saraighat - Ahoms, led by Lachit Borphukan defeats Mughals, led by rajput Raja Ramsingh I, successfully defending Guwahati in the last major Mughal invasion of Assam in its history.
* 1672 Battle of Solebay June 7 - Naval battle between Dutch and English, England forced to abandon plans for a blockade.
* 1673 -
** Battle of Khotyn - Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces defeat Ottoman Empire.
** First Battle of Schooneveld June 7 - Dutch naval victory
** Second Battle of Schooneveld June 14 - June 15 - Dutch win naval battle, poor fighting on both sides.
** Battle of Texel August 21 Dutch defeat English and French attempt at naval invasion
* 1674 Battle of Seneffe August 11 - French defeat the Dutch.
* 1675 -
** Battle of Lwów Jan Sobieski defeats Turkish and Crimean Tatar forces
** Battle of Fehrbellin June 28 Swedes invade Brandenburg and loose
** Battle of Turckheim
** Great Swamp Fight December 16 English colonial forces in New England destroy the headquarters of the Narragansett during Metacom's or King Philip's War.
* 1676 -
**Battle of Öland June 1 - Danish-Dutch fleet defeats Swedish fleet in Baltic Sea.
**Battle of Lund December 4 Swedish troops defeat the Danish ones in the bloodiest battle in Scandinavian history with over 9,000 dead (about 50 % losses on both sides).
* 1678 Battle of Saint Denis August 15 - Last battle of the Franco-Dutch war.
* 1679 Battle of Drumclog June 1 - Part of the Scottish Covenanter Wars.
* 1679 Battle of Bothwell Brig June 22 - Part of the Scottish Covenanter Wars.
* 1683 Battle of Vienna September 12 - Polish King Jan Sobieski defeats Ottomans, lifts siege of Vienna
* 1685 Battle of Sedgemoor - James II of England's forces defeat those of the Duke of Monmouth, ending the Monmouth Rebellion
* 1687 Second Battle of Mohács August 12 Charles of Lorraine defeats Ottomans
* 1688 Battle of Reading - William III of England's forces defeat those of James II in the only battle of the Glorious Revolution
* 1690 -
** Battle of Beachy Head July 10 French defeat the English fleet under command of Admiral Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington in War of League of Augsburg
** Battle of Fleurus Louis XIV's marshal Montmorency
** Battle of the Boyne William of Orange defeats James II of England
* 1691 -
** Battle of Aughrim The bloodiest battle in Irish history and a Jacobite defeat.
** Battle of Slankamen August 19 - Louis of Baden defeats Ottoman Turks
** Battle of Quebec - British attack during King William's War
* 1692 Battle of La Hougue May 29 - French lose 15 ships to England
* 1693 -
** Battle of Lagos June 27 - Near Portugal Comte de Tourville avenges La Hougue
** Battle of Neerwinden July 29 - duc de Luxembourg defeats English
* 1697 Battle of Zenta - Prince Eugene of Savoy defeats Ottoman Turkish forces
* 1700 Battle of Narva - November 30 - Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russians.

Early 18th century (1701 - 1750)

* 1702 -
** Battle of Cremona February 1 - Indecisive action between Austria and France.
** Battle of Friedlingen - France defeats Holy Roman Empire during War of the Spanish Succession.
** Battle of Vigo Bay October 23 - English and Dutch forces capture defended harbor and part of the silver from a treasure fleet.
* 1704 -
** Battle of Schellenberg July 2 - Duke of Marlborough defeats French and Bavarian forces during War of the Spanish Succession
** Battle of Blenheim August 14 - Duke of Marlborough defeats French and Bavarian forces during War of the Spanish Succession
* 1706 -
** Battle of Fraustadt February 3 - Sweden defeats Saxony
** Battle of Ramilles or Battle of Ramillies May 23 - Duke of Marlborough defeats the French in the War of Spanish Succession
** Battle of Turin September 7 - French siege fails during War of the Spanish Succession.
* 1707 Battle of Almanza April 25 French forces defeat Portuguese
* 1708 -
** Battle of Holowczyn July 4 Swedish defeat two Russian forces.
** Battle of Oudenarde July 11 Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy defeat French and besiege Lille
** Battle of Lesnaya September 28 Swedish routed after snowstorm starts.
** Battle of Wijnendale September 28 General Webb defeats the French near Torhout who wanted to stop the siege of Rijsel.
* 1709 -
** Battle of Poltava June 28 - Peter the Great of Russia soundly defeats Charles XII of Sweden
** Battle of Malplaquet September 11 - Prince of Savoy and Duke of Marlborough defeat the French in the largest battle of the 18th century, though at a terrible cost.
* 1710 -
** Battle of Almenara July 27 - Austrian-British-Dutch allies defeat the Spanish in the War of Spanish Succession.
** Battle of Saragossa August 20 - Important allied victory in the War of Spanish Succession.
** Battle of Brihuega December 9 - The duke of Vendome surprises and defeats a British force.
** Battle of Villaviciosa December 10 - Indecisive battle between retreating Austrian-Dutch forces and a Franco-Spanish army .

* 1711 Battle of Quebec - British attack during Queen Anne's War
* 1712 -
** Battle of Denain July 24 - French defeat Austrians and Dutch.
** Battle of Gadebusch December 9 - Sweden defeats Denmark and Saxony.
* 1714 Battle of Gangut July 27 - Swedish fleet defeated by much larger Russian fleet.
* 1715 -
** Battle of Preston (November 9 - 14) - Rebel victory during First Jacobite Rising
** Battle of Sheriffmuir Duke of Argyll defeated, but manages to withdraw.
* 1716 -
**Battle of Dynekilen July 8 - Swedish fleet defeated by Danish and Norwegian naval forces.
**Battle of Petrovaradin - August 3 - Austria defeats the Ottomans
* 1719 Battle of Glen Shiel June 10
* 1728 Battle of Palkhed February 28 Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao I defeats Mughal Governor of Deccan, Nizam-ul-Mulk
* 1729 Battle of Damghan - Nadir Shah defeats the Afghans.
* 1734
**Battle of Bitonto - May 25
**Battle of Guastalla - September 19 - Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia defeats the Spanish
* 1739 Battle of Grocka - July 22/23 - Ottoman Empire defeats Austria
* 1739 Battle of Stavuchany - Russians defeat Ottoman Empire
* 1741 -
** Battle of Cartagena de Indias March-May - Spanish decisive victory. One of the biggest British naval defeats.
** Battle of Mollwitz April 10 - Prussia under Frederick the Great fights and beats the Austrians under FM Neipperg in Silesian War
** Battle of Milan April 20
** Battle of Colachel August 10 Hindu ruler of Travancore, Marathanda Raja defeats Dutch East India Company at Colachel, off the southern coast of India.
* 1742 Battle of Chotusitz May 17 - Frederick the Great of Prussia beats the Austrians for a second time under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine
* 1743 Battle of Dettingen June 16 - French defeat during War of the Austrian Succession.
* 1744 -
** Battle of Toulon (1744) February 22 - draw between British and Franco-Spanish fleets
** Battle of Villafranca April 20 - France and Spain defeat Britain and Sardinia.
** Battle of Casteldelfino July 19 - French troops victorious against Sardinians at bayonet-point despite several orders to retreat.
** Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo September 30 - Franco-Spanish victory over Sardinian forces, Prince of Conti wounded twice.
* 1745 -
** Battle of Fontenoy May 11 - French victory during War of the Austrian Succession
** Battle of Hohenfriedberg June 4 - Frederick the Great of Prussia beats an Austro-Saxon army under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine
** Battle of Prestonpans September 21 - Jacobite Stuarts under Charles Edward StuartBonnie Prince Charlie defeat English
** Battle of Soor September 30 - Frederick the Great of Prussia defeat a superior Austro-Saxon forces under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine
** Battle of Kesselsdorf December 14 - Prussians defeat Austro-Saxon force.
* 1746 -
** Battle of Falkirk (1746) January 17 - Jacobites defeat English dragoons
** Battle of Culloden Moor (or Battle of Culloden) April 16 - Jacobites lose to government forces

** Battle of Piacenza June 16 - Austrian victory during War of the Austrian Succession, Montcalm present on French side.
** Battle of Rottofreddo August 12 - French army defeats small Austrian force during French retreat to Genoa.
** Battle of Rocoux - France defeats Austria over Netherlands
* 1747 Battle of Assietta - Savoy defeats a French Army
* 1748 Battle of Havana - British minor naval victory during War of the Austrian Succession.
* 1750 Battle of Kathio - Chippewas defeat Sioux and gain control of Minnesota

Late 18th century (1751 - 1800)

* 1754 -
** Battle of Jumonville Glen May 28 - British victory, Washington's troops massacre prisoners.
** Battle of Fort Necessity July 3 - French take the fort
* 1755 -
** Battle of Fort Beauséjour - British capture fort
** Battle of the Monongahela Valley - also called the Braddock Expedition, British expedition to capture fort Duquense is slaughtered by French and Indian allies.
* 1756 -
** Battle of Fort Oswego - French and Indian allies take and raze the only British trading post on Lake Ontario, thus re-establishing French sovereignty.
** Battle of Lobositz October 1 Opening battle of the Seven Years' War.
* 1757 -
** Battle of Reichenberg April 21 - Prussian victory over Austria in the Seven Years' War.
** Battle of Fort William Henry August 4-9 - British defeated by French then Indians slaughter prisoners
** Battle of Prague May 6 Prussians beat the Austrians, though at a terrible cost during the Seven Years' War
** Battle of Kolin June 18 - Frederick the Great of Prussia loses, for the first time, to Austria in Seven Years' War
** Battle of Plassey June 23 - Robert Clive consolidates English rule over India
** Battle of Hastenbeck July 26 - French army defeats Hanoverian Army of Observation
** Battle of Gross-Jägersdorf 30 August - Russians under Stepan Fedorovich Apraksin defeat the Prussians
** Battle of Moys September 7 - Prussian-Austrian battle during the Seven Years' War
** Battle of Rossbach November 5 - Frederick crushes French, Louis XV says "After me, the Deluge"
** Battle of Breslau November 22 - Battle fought during the Seven Years' War, Austrians briefly re-conquer Silesia.
** Battle of Leuthen December 5 - Frederick the Great crushes Austrians under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine; considered Frederick's greatest victory
* 1758 -
** Battle of Cuddalore April 29 - Indecisive naval battle of Seven Years' War.
** Battle of Luisbourg June 8-July 26 - also Louisburg, British capture fort controlling entrance to St. Lawrence River
** Battle of Krefeld June 23 - Ferdinand son of duke of Brunswick drives French across the Rhine
** Battle of Domstadtl June 30 - Seven Years' War: Ernst Gideon von Laudon and Joseph von Siskovits routed a convoy with supplies for the Prussians besieging Olomouc, protected by forces of Hans Joachim von Zieten
** Battle of Bernetz Brook July 6 - A sharp engagement in the Carillon campaign between the British and an isolated party of Frenchmen
** Battle of Carillon (1758) July 8 - also called Battle of Ticonderoga, A far superior British force badly mauled after foolishly attacking entrenched French head on.
** Battle of Negapatam August 3 - Britain and France fight indecisive naval battle off the coast of India.
** Battle of Zorndorf August 25 - Frederick battles Russians under Fermor in Prussia to a bloody draw.
** Battle of Fort Duquesne September 14 - French repel British attack, but realize they can't hold fort. Fort abandoned by French in November.
** Battle of Fort Ligonier October 12 - French attack on fort fails.
** Battle of Hochkirk October 14 - Austrians mildly defeat Prussians
* 1759 -
** Battle of Ticonderoga (1759) - British capture French fort
** Battle of Bergen (Seven Years' War) April 13 - French repulse Ferdinand's drive on Frankfurt-am-Main.
** Battle of Kay July 23 - battle fought during the Seven Years' War.
** Battle of Fort Niagara (July 6 - 26) - British take fort, but Brigadier General John Prideaux is killed.
** Battle of Beauport July 31 - French stop British attempt to land near Quebec city; notable naval bombardment with British ships and batteries firing 4000 rounds in 8 hours on French shoreline entrenchments
** Battle of Minden August 1 - Ferdinand defeats French.
** Battle of Lagos (August 18 - 19) - British naval victory near Portugal.
** Battle of Kunersdorf August - Russia and Austria smash Frederick's Prussian army.
** Battle of Pondicherry September 10 - Indecisive naval battle near India.
** Battle of the Plains of Abraham, September 13 - English defeat French outside Quebec
** Battle of Quiberon Bay November 20
** Battle of Maxen November 21 - Battle during the Seven Years' War.
** Battle of Meissen December 4 - Battle during the Seven Years' War.
* 1760 -
** Battle of Sainte-Foy April 28 - French defeat British but fail to re-take Quebec city; entrenched French forced to retreat when British naval re-enforcements arrive in May
** Battle of Landeshut June 23 - in Bavaria, Austria captures a Prussian army
** Battle of Warburg August 1 - Battle during the Seven Years' War.
** Battle of Liegnitz August 15 - Frederick defeats Austrians
** Battle of the Thousand Islands-August 16-24
** Battle of Torgau November 3 - Prussian pyrrhic victory over Austria during the Seven Years' War.
** Battle of Montreal - Three British armies converge on Montreal forcing general capitulation of Canadian portion of New France.
** Battle of Wandiwash
* 1761 -
** Third Battle of Panipat January 14 - Afghans defeat the Marathas, helping the British.
** Battle of Villinghausen - Large French force defeated during Seven Year's War.
* 1762 -
** Battle of Burkersdorf July 21 - Battle during the Seven Years' War.
** Battle of Manila (September 24 - October 6) - British capture Philippines from Spanish.
* 1763 Battle of Bushy Run (August 4-5) - British defeat Indians in Pennsylvania backcountry
* 1764 Battle of Buxar - Mughal emperor with his combined forces attacks British to drive British out of Bengal, British successful.
* 1767 Battle of Bang Rajan
* 1768 Battle of Borgo
* 1769 Battle of Ponte Novu
* 1770 -
** Battle of Golden Hill January 19 - in New York the first bloodshed between the rebels and their colonial masters.
** Battle of Chesme July 6 - Russian fleet defeats Ottoman fleet
** Battle of Larga July 7 - Russian army defeats Crimean Tatars and Ottoman janissaries
** Battle of Kagul July 21 - Russian army under Rumyantsev attacks and puts to flight 150,000 Turks
* 1771 Battle of Alamance May 16 - Colonial oppressors crush North Carolina patriots Regulators
* 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant October 10- Frontiersmen defeat Shawnees
* 1775 -
** Battle of Lexington and Concord April 19 - Patriots lose 8 and with guerrilla action kill British
** Battle of Ticonderoga - Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold capture fort.
** Battle of Crown Point May 12 - Seth Warner captures garrison
** Battle of Bunker Hill June 17 - British win, this outcome increases Rebellious activity.
** Battle of Longue Pointe September 24 - American attack on Montreal led by Ethan Allen fails.
** Battle of Fort St. Jean August 21 - November 3 - Americans capture fort near Montreal.
** Battle of Great Bridge December 9 - American victory seals the fate of the British colonial government in Virginia.
** Battle of Quebec December 31 - Arnold and Richard Montgomery driven from city
* 1776 -
** Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge NC February 27 - NC patriots defeat Scottish Loyalists
** Battle of the Rice Boats (March 2 - 3) - British ships set on fire
** Battle of Fort Charlotte (February 20 - March 9) - Spanish victory near Mobile, Alabama.
** Battle of Cedars (May 15 - 16) - British victory in Canada during American Revolutionary War.
** Battle of Trois-Rivières June 8 - American counterattack during retreat to Montreal fails.
** Battle of Long Island August 27 - William Howe crushes George Washington
** Battle of Harlem Heights September 16 - Washington repels Howe
** Battle of Valcour Island October 11 - Benedict Arnold escapes the British fleet under Guy Carleton
** Battle of Pell's Point October 18 - British forces defeat Colonel John Glover's forces.
** Battle of White Plains October 28 - Howe inflicts casualties on George Washington's army
** Battle of Fort Lee November 19 - Cornwallis forces Greene to evacuate
** Battle of Trenton December 26 - Washington surprises Hessian force
** Battle of Fort Cumberland (November 22 - December 28) - American attack on Fort in Nova Scotia fails.
* 1777 -
** Second Battle of Trenton - January 2 - After winning during the day, Washington slips away by night.
** Battle of Princeton - January 3
** Battle of Bound Brook - April 13 - Successful British attack during American Revolution.
** Battle of Ticonderoga -Americans abandon fort to avoid British artillery
** Battle of Oriskany - August 6 - General Herkimer killed in British ambush.
** Battle of Bennington - August 16 - John Stark eradicates detachment sent by Burgoyne
** Battle of Brandywine - September 11 - Howe drives George Washington's troops to Philadelphia
** Battle of 1st Saratoga Freeman's Farm - September 19 - Morgan defeats Burgoyne
** Battle of Germantown - October 4 - Howe kills 700 patriots while losing 534
** Battle of 2nd Saratoga - October 7 - Gates (Benedict Arnold) defeats Burgoyne
** Battle of Stillwater
* 1778 -
** Battle of Crooked Billet - May 1 - American contingent forced to abandon their supplies.
** Battle of Monmouth - June 28 - George Washington stands off Clinton, Clinton continues retreat to NY, Charles Lee order of retreat leads to court-martial
** Battle of Alligator Bridge - June 30 - American attack thwarted because of terrain, including ditch dug by British.
** First Battle of Ushant - Indecisive naval battle.
** Battle of St. Lucia - December 15 - British naval victory.
* 1779 -
** Battle of Kettle Creek - February 14 - Pickens defeats loyalist brigade
** Battle of Vincennes - February 23 - February 25 - Americans capture fort.
** Battle of Briar Creek - March 3 - Ashe loses 350 men near Augusta to British
** Battle of Grenada - July 6 - French naval victory.
** Battle of Stony Point - July 16 - Wayne takes 700 prisoners in bayonet attack with only 15 patriot casualties
** Battle of Paulus Hook - August 19 - Henry Lee drives British from New Jersey
** Battle of Newtown - August 29 - Americans defeat Iroquois
** Battle of Fort Bute - September 7 - Spanish victory over British forces.
** Battle of Baton Rouge (1779) - September 20 - September 21 - Spanish capture city.
** Siege of Savannah - September 16 - October 18 - American siege fails.
* 1780 -
** Battle of Cape St. Vincent (1780) - January 16 - British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney destroys a smaller Spanish fleet under Don Juan de Lángara
** Battle of Martinique - April 17 - Indecisive naval battle between British and French.
****Battle of Pollilur - Tipu Sultan routs British.
** Siege of Charleston - May 12 - British take South Carolina city.
** Battle of Saint Louis - May 26 - British unable to take town from Spanish.
** Battle of Springfield - June 23 - Greene defeats British
** Battle of Camden - August 16 - Cornwallis crushes Gates, 900 patriots killed
** Battle of Fishing Creek - August 18 - Tarleton defeats Sumter
** Battle of King's Mountain - October 7 - Patriots capture loyalists
* 1781 -
** Battle of Mobile - British unable to retake city.
** Battle of Cowpens - January 17 - Morgan defeats Tarleton
** Battle of Guilford Courthouse - March 15 - Cornwallis achieves a Pyrrhic victory over Greene and Morgan
** Battle of Porto Praya - April 16 - French admiral Suffren damages English naval squadron
** Battle of Hobkirk's Hill - April 25 - Greene defeats Lord Rawdon.
** Battle of Fort Royal - April 29 - April 30 - Indecisive naval battle.
** Battle of Pensacola - March 9 - May 8 - Spanish victory in Florida.
** Battle of Dogger Bank - Indecisive naval battle between Britain and the Netherlands.
** Battle of the Chesapeake - September 5 - French Admiral Comte de Grasse blocks British fleet under Admiral Thomas Graves, seals Cornwallis' fate
** Battle of Groton Heights - September 6 - British seize fort, Benedict Arnold triggers a gunpowder explosion.
** Battle of Eutaw Springs - September 8 - Greene defeated
** Battle of Yorktown - September 28 - October 19 - American siege of Cornwallis begins
** Second Battle of Ushant - December 12 - French convoy destroyed by British before escort ships can react.
* 1782 -
** Battle of St. Kitts - January 25 - January 26 - British outmaneuver French but unable to save island.
** Battle of Sadras - February 17 - French admiral Suffren (12 ships)) meets a British squadron of 9 ships under Admiral Sir Edward Hughes
** Battle of the Saintes - April 12 - Admiral Sir George Rodney defeats the Comte de Grasse by breaking through the French line
** Battle of Providien - April 12 - French and English squadrons clash in an indecisive engagement
** Battle of Negapatam - July 6 - Indecisive engagement between British and French fleets
** Battle of Blue Licks - August 19 - Decisive British victory.
** Battle of Trincomalee - September 3 - British fleet under Hughes damages French fleet under Suffren but withdraws
** Battle of Chillicothe - November 10 - George Rogers Clark defeats Shawnees in last battle of war
* 1783 Battle of Cuddalore - June 20 - French fleet drives British fleet off shore of Cuddalore. Last of the five battles between Suffren and Hughes
* 1788 Battle of Karansebes - Austrian army defeated by imaginary Turks
* 1789 Battle of Turnhout - October 27 - Belgian rebels defeat Austrian army
* 1790 -
** Battle of Kepaniwai - King Kamehameha I unites Hawaii
** Battle of Fort Wayne - October 18 - Little Turtle and Miamis defeat federal generals Joseph Harmar and Saint-Clair
* 1791 Battle of Wabash River - Arthur St Clair defeated by Indians.
* 1792-
** Battle of Zieleńce - June 18 - Josef Poniatowski win battle against Russian army group under command of general Markov
** Battle of Verdun (1792) - August 20 - Prussians defeat French Revolutionaries
** Battle of Valmy - September French win and proceed to declare war on Europe
* 1793 -
** Battle of Neerwinden - Austrians defeat French army
** Siege of Toulon (1793) - Napoleon's first battle - the French Republicans defeat a combined Allied force in a crucial siege
** Battle of Méribel - Combined Savoy, Piedmont and Valdot forces fought the French occupying Savoy.
** Battle of Hondschoote - French beat British and Hanoverian.
* 1794 -
** Battle of Racławice - April 4 - Polish forces under Tadeusz Kościuszko defeat larger Russian force but are unable to give chase.
** Warsaw Uprising of 1794 - April 17 - April 19 - Polish drive Russians out of city.
** Wilno Uprising of 1794 - April 22 - Russians expelled from city.
** Battle of Boulou - April 30 - French victory during War of the First Coalition.
** The Glorious First of June - May 28 - June 1 - British Admiral Lord Howe defeats a French squadron under Villaret
** Battle of Szczekociny - June 6 - Tadeusz Kościuszko defeated by Russo-Prussian army.
** Battle of Fleurus (1794) - June 26 - Austro-German army under Saxe-Coburg relieves Charleroi French Revolutionary Wars
** Battle of Fallen Timbers - August 20 - Wayne defeats Indians, ends menace
** Battle of Maciejowice - October 10 - Koscuiszko defeated by two Russian forces, wounded, and captured.
** Battle of Praga - November 4 - Russian forces retake Warsaw, massacre of the civilian and devastating the city.
** Battle of San-Lorenzo de la Muga - November 20 - French victory during War of the First Coalition.
* 1795 -
** Battle of Krtsanisi - Persians annihilate the Georgian army and proceed to massacre Tbilisi.
* 1796 -
**Battle of Montenotte - April 12 - first Napoleon's victory over Austrians at Italians Campaign
**Battle of Lodi - May 10 - gen. Napoleon Bonaparte defeats Austrians under ge. Beaulieu
**Battle of Derbent - May 10 - Russians storm the Persian citadel of Derbent.
**Battle of Castiglione - August 5 - Napoleon defeats Austrians under gen. Wurmser
**Battle of Wurzburg - September 3 - Karl Habsburg defeats French under gen. Jourdan
**Battle of Bassano - - September 8 - Napoleon's battle in Italy.
** Battle of the Bridge of Arcole - November 17 - Napoleon's battle in Italy.
** Battle of Millesimo - Napoleon defeats Austrians in Italy
** Battle of Mondovi - Napoleon defeats Piedmontese
* 1797 -
** Battle of Rivoli - January 14 - Napoleon's first decisive victory over Austria
** Battle of Cape St. Vincent - February 14 - British admiral Jervis defeats Spanish fleet
** Battle of Camperdown - British fleet under Admiral Duncan defeats a Dutch fleet
* 1798 -
** Battle of Ballymore-Eustace - May 24 - Rebels unable to take stronghold during Irish Rebellion of 1798
** Battle of Naas - May 24 - Rebel attack barely thwarted during Irish Rebellion of 1798.
** Battle of Kilcullen - May 24 - Government cavalry charge defeats rebels.
** Battle of Carlow - May 25 - Rebels defeated by two ambushes after believing they had won.
** Battle of Tara Hill - May 26 - British victory, spread of rebellion halted.
** Battle of Oulart Hill - May 27 - Wexford militia annihilated by Rebels.
** Gibbet Rath massacre - May 29 - Unprovoked British attack.
** Battle of Three Rocks - May 30 - Rebel victory during Irish Rebellion of 1798.
** Battle of Bunclody - June 1 - British surprise counterattack after apparent Irish victory routs rebels.
** Battle of Tuberneering - June 4 - Rebel victory in Ireland.
** Battle of New Ross - June 5 - British victory, spread of rebellion into two counties halted.
** Battle of Antrim - June 7 - British victory, Lord O'Neill mortally wounded.
** Battle of Arklow - June 9 - British victory, Wexford rebels forced onto the defensive.
** Battle of Prosperous - May 23 - June 19 - settlement changes hands twice, ultimately controlled by Government forces
** Battle of Foulksmills - June 20 - British victory during Irish Rebellion of 1798.
** Battle of Vinegar Hill - June 21 - British retake Wexford.
** Battle of Ballyellis - June 30 - British charge into a disaster, thinking they were attacking the rearguard of fleeing forces.
** Battle of the Pyramids - July 21 - Napoleon defeats Mameluks in Egypt
** Battle of the Nile - August 1 - French fleet in Abukir Bay destroyed by Horatio Nelson
** Battle of Castlebar - August 27 - Franco-Irish army defeats British forces.
** Battle of Ballinamuck - September 8 - British forces defeat Ireland and France.
** Battle of Civita Castelana - December 4 - French and Poles under Gen. Macdonald defeat Neapolitans under Gen. Mack
* 1799 -
** Siege of El Arish - February 19 - French capture Ottoman fort.
** Siege of Jaffa - March 7 - Napoleon captures city.
** Siege of Acre - March 20 - May 10 - Unsuccessful attempt by Napoleon to capture city.
** First Battle of Zürich - June 4 - 7 - Austrians defeat French, later driven out
** Battle of Trebia - June 17 - 19 - Russians and Austrians defeat French during War of the Second Coalition.
** Battle of Abukir (1799) - July 25 - Napoleon and Joachim Murat defeat Turks
** Battle of Novi - August 15 - Austrian and Russian beat French, Joubert is defeated and killed
** Battle of Bergen - September 19 - French beat English and Russians
** Second Battle of Zürich - September 25 - French defeat Russians under Alexander Korsakov
* 1800 -
** Battle of Stokasch - May 3 - French victory over Austrians
** Battle of Möerskirch - May 15 - General Moreau beats Austrians
** Battle of Marengo - June 14 - Napoleon defeats Austrians under Baron von Melas
** Battle of Hochstadt (1800) - June 19 - French victory under General Moreau against the Austrians
** Battle of Hohenlinden - December 3 - General Moreau defeats Archdick John
** Battle of Pozzolo - December 25 - French victory over Austrians

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