- List of battles before 601
List of battles: before 601 - 601-1400 - 1401-1800 - 1801-1900 - 1901-2000 - 2001-current
List of Roman battles
Before 500 BC
5th century BC
4th century BC
Siege of MotyaPhoenician city Motyasacked.
Battle of MesseneIonian Greek city Messene sacked.
Battle of Catana (397 BC)Greek fleet defeated.
Battle of VeiiRomans complete conquest of Etruscans
Battle of HaliartusThe Spartan general Lysanderis killed in a Spartan defeat to the Thebans
*394 BC -
**Battle of Nemea Spartans defeat the Thebans Athenians Argives and Corinthians.
Battle of CnidusThe Spartan fleet under Peisander is utterly destroyed by the Persian-Athenian fleet of Conon
**Battle of Coronea King
Agesilaus IIof Sparta defeats the Thebans.
Battle of Lechaeum Iphicratesof Athensdefeats Spartaduring the Corinthian War.
*390 BC Battle of the Allia The Gauls defeat the Romans, leading to the Gallic sack of Rome
Battle of the Elleporus Dionysius I of Syracusedefeats the Italiote League, securing his domination of Greek Southern Italy.
Battle of Syracuse (387 BC)Battle between Syracuse and Carthage. Part of the Sicilian Wars.
Siege of Rhegium Dionysius I of Syracuseconquers the city and sells the inhabitants into slavery.
Battle of NaxosThe Athenians under Chabriasdefeat the Spartans at sea.
Battle of Tegyra Pelopidasof Thebesdefeats Sparta.
Battle of LeuctraSpartans under king Cleombrotuslose to the Thebans under Epaminondas- Cleombrotus is killed. This ends the period of Spartan domination of Greece
*364 BC Battle of Cynoscephalae The Thebans under
Pelopidasfight a drawn battle with Alexander of Pheraein Thessaly. Pelopidas is killed
*362 BC Battle of Mantinea The Thebans and their allies, under Epaminondas, defeat the Spartans and Athenians, but Epaminondas himself is killed, ending the brief period of Theban domination
Battle of Embata Atheniansunder Chares, Iphicratesand Timotheosare defeated by the Chiansat Chios, Greece.
*353 BC -
Battle of Crocus Field Philip II of Macedondefeats the Phocians in the Third Sacred War
Battle of Thermopylae (353 BC)
Battle of Guiling Tian Jiand Sun Binof Qidefeat Pang Juanof Weiat HanDanduring the Warring States periodof China.
*342 BC -
Battle of Mount GaurusRoman general Marcus Valerius Corvusdefeats the Samnites
Battle of Maling Tian Jiand Sun Binof Qiagain defeat Pang Juanof Wei, this time at Dazhangija Town, at Shen County, in Henan Province.
Battle of SuessulaThe Roman Republicbeats the Samnites, but is forced to withdraw due to the revolt of several of its Latin allies.
Battle of the Crimissus Timoleondefeats the Carthaginian invaders of Sicily
Siege of Byzantiumby Philip II of Macedonia
*339 BC -
Battle of Vesuvius- Romans under P. Decius Mus and T. Manlius Imperiosus defeat the rebellious Latins.
*338 BC -
August 2Battle of Chaeronea Philip of Macedon crushes Athens and Thebes in their struggle to maintain their independence
Battle of TrifanumRoman general T. Manlius Imperiosus decisively defeats the Latins.
Battle of the Granicus- Alexander the Greatdefeats the Persian army in Western Asia Minor
*333 BC -
Battle of Issus- Alexander the Greatdefeats the main Persian army under King Darius IIIin northern Syria.
Siege of Gordium Parmenion, in the absence of Alexander, captures the city of Gordiumfrom the Persian Achaemenid Empire, annexing all Anatoliaby Macedon.
*332 BC -
Siege of TyreAlexander the Great besieges the city.
Siege of Gaza Alexander the Great, commander of the Macedonianforces and their Greek allies, takes Gazafrom the Persian Batis, gaining Egypt.
*331 BC -
Battle of Pandosia Alexander of Epirus, the uncle of Alexander the Great, is defeated and killed in Italy by the Samnites.
Battle of Megalopolis Antipater, Alexander's regent in Macedon and Greece, defeats the Spartans under King Agis III
Battle of Gaugamela October 1 Alexander the Greatdefeats Darius IIIin Mesopotamia and conquers Persia
Battle of the Persian Gate
*327 BC -
Capture of NeapolisThe Samnitestake the city of Neapolisfrom Rome.
Siege of the Sogdian Rock Alexander the Greatof the now Macedonian Empiretakes the fortress of the Sogdian Rockor Rock of Ariamazesfrom the Sogdians, gaining all Sogdiana.
Siege of Aornos Alexander the Greattakes the fortress of Aornosin the gorges of the Upper Indus.
Battle of the HydaspesAlexander defeats the Indian King Porus
Battle of Crannon Lamian War
Battle of the Caudine ForksThe Romans under Spurius Postumius and T. Verturius Calvinus are defeated by the Samnitesunder Gaius Pontius.
Battle of Paraitacene Antigonus Monophthalmusvs. Eumenes
Battle of LautulaeThe Romans are defeated by the Samnites.
Battle of GabieneAntigonus Monophthalmus vs. Eumenes
*312 BC Battle of Gaza Ptolemy I of Egypt vs. Demetrius I Poliorcetes
*311 BC Battle of Himera The Carthaginian general Hamilcar defeats the tyrant
Agathoclesof Syracuse, which is then besieged.
*310 BC Battle of Lake Vadimo The Romans defeat the Etruscans.
Battle of Salamis in Cyprus (306 BC) Demetrius I Poliorcetesdefeats the fleet of Menelaeus, brother of Ptolemy I
Battle of BovianumThe Roman consuls M. Fulvius and L. Postumius decisiviely defeat the Samnites to end the Second Samnite War.
Siege of Rhodes Rhodiancommander Ares, alongside with his Seleucidand Ptolemaicallies, repells a siege of the Antigonids, led by Demetrius Poliorcetes.
Battle of Ipsus Antigonus Monophthalmusis defeated and killed by Seleucusand Lysimachus
3rd century BC
Battle of Camerinum- The Samnites defeat the Romans under Lucius Cornelius Scipioin the first battle of the Third Samnite War.
Battle of Sentinum- The Romans under Fabius Rullianus and Publius Decimus Mus defeat the Samnites and their Etruscan and Gallic allies, forcing the Etruscans, Gauls, and Umbrians to make peace
*293 BC -
Battle of Aquilonia- The Romans decisively defeat the Samnites.
Battle of Yique
Battle of ArretiumA Roman army under Lucius Caecilius is destroyed by the Gauls
*283 BC Battle of Lake Vadimo A Roman army under P. Cornelius Dolabello defeats the Etruscans and Gauls.
Battle of PopuloniaEtruscan resistance to Roman domination of Italy is finally crushed.
Battle of Corupedium- Last battle in the wars of the Diadochi. Seleucus defeats and kills Lysimachus.
Battle of HeracleaFirst engagement of Roman and Greek armies, the latter led by Pyrrhus of Epirus, who is victorious.
*279 BC -
Battle of Asculum- Pyrrhus again defeats the Romans, at a great cost.
Battle of Thermopylae (279 BC)
*275 BC Battle of Beneventum - Pyrrhus fights Rome one last time in this inconclusive draw, but elects to leave Italy afterwards.
*269 BC -
Battle of Yanyu
Battle of Agrigentum- Carthaginian forces under Hannibal Gisco and Hanno are defeated by the Romans, giving them control of most of Sicily.
*260 BC -
Battle of ChangpingMaybe the most bloody battle.Army of Qin under Bai Qi routed army of Zhao and massacred 500,000 prisoners of war. Military superiority of Qin over all other states of China. Unification became a matter of time.
Battle of the Lipara Islands- A Roman naval force is defeated by the Carthaginians
Battle of Mylae- A Roman naval force under C. Duillius defeats the Carthaginian fleet, giving Rome control of the western Mediterranean.
*258 BC -
Battle of CosNaval victory of Antigonus II Gonatasover Ptolemy II
Battle of SulciMinor Roman naval victory during First Punic War.
*257 BC -
Battle of TyndarisSicilian town captured by Rome.
Battle of Cape EcnomusA Carthaginian fleet under Hamilcar and Hanno is defeated in an attempt to stop a Roman invasion of Africa by Marcus Atilius Regulus.
*255 BC -
Battle of AdysThe Romans under Regulus defeat the Carthaginians in North Africa
Battle of TunisThe Carthaginians under Xanthippus, a Greek mercenary, defeat the Romans under Regulus, who is captured.
Battle of Panormus- Carthaginian forces under Hasdrubalare defeated by the Romans under L. Caecilius Metellus.
Battle of Drepana- Carthaginians under Adherbal defeat the fleet of Roman admiral Claudius Pulcher.
Battle of Andros
*241 BC -
Battle of the Aegates IslandsRoman sea victory over the Carthaginians, ending the First Punic War
Battle of Suessula
*239 BC -
Battle of the Bagradas River (239 BC)
Battle of "The Saw"
Battle of UticaRebellious Carthaginian mercenaries are defeated by the loyal troops of Hamilcar Barca
Battle of Dyme
*225 BC -
Battle of FaesulaeThe Romans are defeated by the Gauls of Northern Italy.
Battle of TelamonThe Romans under Aemilius Papus and Caius Atilius Regulus defeat the Gauls.
*222 BC -
Battle of ClastidiumThe Romans under Marcus Claudius Marcellusdefeat the Gauls.
Battle of SellasiaDefeat of Cleomenes IIIof Spartaby Antigonus Dosonof Macedonand the Achaean League
*218 BC -
Siege of Saguntum
Battle of Lilybaeum
Battle of Rhone Crossing
Battle of the Ticinus(November) Hannibaldefeats the Romans under Publius Cornelius Scipiothe elder in a small cavalry fight.
Battle of the Trebia Hannibaldefeats the Romans under Tiberius Sempronius Longus, who had foolishly attacked.
Battle of Cissa
*217 BC -
Battle of Lake Trasimene June 24- In an ambush, Hannibal destroys the Roman army of Gaius Flaminius, who is killed.
Battle of Ebro River
Battle of Ager Falernus
Battle of Geronium
Battle of Raphia June 22- Antiochus III the Greatis defeated by Ptolemy IV
* 216 BC -
Battle of Cannae August 2- Hannibaldestroys the Roman army of Lucius Aemilius Paulus and Publius Terentius Varro in what is considered one of the great masterpieces of the tactical art.
First Battle of NolaThe Roman general Marcus Claudius Marcellusholds off an attack by Hannibal.
*215 BC -
Battle of Dertosa
Second Battle of NolaMarcellus again repulses an attack by Hannibal.
Battle of Cornus
*214 BC -
Third Battle of NolaMarcellus fights an inconclusive battle with Hannibal.
**Battle of Beneventum -
Tiberius Gracchus' slave legions defeat Hanno(son of Bomlicar) and, therefore, deny Hannibalhis reinforcements.
Siege of Syracuse (214–212 BC)begins, with the forces Roman general Marcellus being kept at bay by the inventions of Archimedes.
*212 BC -
Battle of Tarentum (212 BC)
** First Battle of Capua Hannibal defeats the consuls Q. Fulvius Flaccus and Appius Claudius, but the Roman army escapes
Battle of Beneventum (212 BC)
Battle of the SilarusHannibal destroys the army of the Roman praetor M. Centenius Penula.
Battle of HerdoniaHannibal destroys the Roman army of the praetor Gnaeus Fulvius.
*211 BC -
Battle of the Upper BaetisPublius and Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio are killed in battle with the Carthaginians under Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal Barca
Second Battle of CapuaHannibal is unable to break the Roman siege of the city.
*210 BC -
Second Battle of HerdoniaHannibal destroys the Roman army of Fulvius Centumalus, who is killed
Battle of NumistroHannibal defeats Marcellus once more
*209 BC -
First Battle of Lamia Philip V of Macedondefeats an Aetolian force under Phyrrhias.
Second Battle of LamiaPhilip V of Macedon again defeats Phyrrhias.
Battle of the AriusAntiochus III defeats the Parthians
**Battle of Asculum Hannibal once again defeats Marcellus, in an indecisive battle
Battle of Tarentum (209 BC)
Battle of BaeculaThe Romans in Spain under P. Cornelius Scipio the Younger defeat Hasdrubal Barca
*207 BC -
Battle of GrumentumThe Roman general Gaius Claudius Nerofights an indecisive battle with Hannibal, then escapes north to confront Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal Barca, who has invaded Italy
Battle of Julu- Xiang Yudestroys the main Qin army for control of China
Battle of the Metaurus- Hasdrubal is defeated and killed by Nero's Roman army.
Battle of Cartagena (207 BC)
**Battle of Mantinea
Philopoemenof the Achaean Leaguedefeats the Spartans under Machanidas, who is killed
Battle of IlipaScipio again decisively defeats the remaining Carthaginian forces in Spain.
*205 BC -
Battle of Jingxing- Han Xin, with an army of 30,000 levies, defeats a numerically larger army of the Zhaonear Jingxing( Jing Gorge)
Battle of Tao River- Han Xin, positioning his army with a river behind them to make them fight to the death, defeats a Zhao army, killing Chen Yuand capturing Zhao Xie, the Prince of Zhao.
*204 BC -
Battle of Crotona- Hannibal fights a drawn battle against the Roman general Sempronius in Southern Italy.
Battle of Utica (204 BC)
Battle of Wei River- Han Xindefeats a joint Qi and Western Chu army by building a temporary dam, luring his enemies into the river, and opening the dam to drown them.
*203 BC -
Battle of Utica (203 BC)
Battle of BagbradesThe Romans under Scipio defeat the Carthaginian army of Hasdrubal Giscoand Syphax. Hannibal is sent to return to Africa.
Battle of Cirta
Po Valley Raid
*202 BC -
Battle of Zama October 19- Scipio Africanus Majordecisively defeats Hannibalin North Africa, ending the Second Punic War
Battle of Gaixia
*201 BC -
Battle of Chios Philip V of Macedonis defeated at sea by the Egyptians, Rhodians, and Pergamese
Battle of Lade (201 BC)
*200 BC -
**Battle of Cremona Roman forces defeat the Gauls of
Battle of Baideng
2nd century BC
*198 BC -
Battle of Panium Antiochus III the Greatsecures the conquest of Syria and Israel from Egypt with this victory
Battle of the AousRoman forces under Titus Quinctius Flamininusdefeat the Macedonians under Philip V
Battle of CynoscephalaeRomans under Flamininus decisively defeats Philip in Thessaly
*194 BC -
**Battle of Mutina Roman victory over the Gauls
Battle of GythiumWith some Roman assistance, Philopoemenof the Achaean Leaguedefeats the Spartans under Nabis
*191 BC Battle of Thermopylae Romans under Manius Acilius Glabrio defeat
Antiochus III the Greatand force him to evacuate Greece
*190 BC -
**Battle of the Eurymedon Roman forces under
Lucius Aemilius Regillusdefeat a Seleucid fleet commanded by Hannibal, fighting his last battle.
Battle of MyonessusAnother Seleucid fleet is defeated by the Romans
Battle of Magnesia(December) (near Smyrna) Romans under Lucius Cornelius Scipio and his brother Scipio Africanus Majordefeat Antiochus III the Greatin the decisive victory of the war.
Battle of Mount Olympus
Battle of Callicinus Perseus of Macedondefeats a Roman army under Publius Licinius Crassus.
Battle of Pydna June 22- Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicusdefeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War
Battle of Wadi Haramia
*166 BC -
Battle of Beth HoronThe Jewish rebel leader Judas Maccabaeusdefeats the Seleucids.
Battle of EmmausJudas Maccabeus again defeats the Seleucids
Battle of Beth ZurAnother victory of Judas Maccabaeus over the Seleucids, leading to the recapture of Jerusalemby the rebels
Battle of Beth ZachariahThe Seleucid regent Lysias defeats the Jewish rebels
Battle of AdasaIn his last victory, Judas Maccabaeus defeats the Seleucid general Nicanor.
Battle of ElasaJewish leader Judas Maccabaeusis defeated and killed by the Selucid army of Bacchides
*148 BC Battle of Pydna - The forces of the Macedonian pretender
Andriscusare defeated by the Romans under Quintus Caecilius Metellusin the decisive engagement of the Fourth Macedonian War
*146 BC -
Battle of Carthage (c.149 BC)ends - Scipio Africanus Minorcaptures and destroys Carthage, ending the Third Punic War
**Battle of Corinth - The Romans under
Lucius Mummiusdefeat the Achaean League forces of Critolaus, who is killed. Greece comes under direct Roman rule.
*145 BC Battle of Antioch Ptolemy VI Philometor defeats the Seleucid usurper
Alexander Balas, but is killed in the fighting
*133 BC -
Siege of Numantia
Battle of Mayi
Battle of EcbatanaThe SeleucidKing Antiochus VII Sidetesis defeated and killed by the Parthians under Phraates II, ending any pretense of Seleucid control over Media or Mesopotamia.
Battle of Mobei
Battle of NoreiaCimbrian victory during Cimbrian War.
*108 BC -
Battle of the MuthulRoman forces under Caecilius Metellus defeat the forces of Jugurthaof Numidia
Battle of Loulan
Battle of Arausio October 6- Cimbriinflict a major defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus
Battle of Aquae SextaeThe Romans under Gaius Mariusdefeat Teutons
Battle of VercellaeThe Romans under Marius defeat the Cimbri, who are entirely annihilated.
1st century BC
*89 BC -
Battle of Fucine LakeRoman forces under Lucius Porcius Cato are defeated by the Italian rebels in the Social War
**Battle of Asculum The Roman army of C. Pompeius Strabo decisively defeats the rebels in the Social War.
*88 BC -
Battle of the River AmniasMithridatic forces defeat Nicomedes IV of Bithynia.
Battle of Mount ScorobasMithridatic forces under Archelaus defeat the Romans under Manius Aquilius.
*86 BC -
Battle of TenedosNaval victory for Lucius Licinius Lucullus during the First Mithridatic War.
** Battle of Chaeronea The Roman forces of
Lucius Cornelius Sulladefeat the Pontic forces of Archelaus in the First Mithridatic War
Battle of OrchomenusSulla again defeats Archelaus in the decisive battle of the First Mithridatic War.
Battle of Mount TifataSulla defeats the popular forces of Caius Norbanus in the First Roman Civil War.
Battle of the Colline Gate(November) - Sulla defeats Samnitesallied to the popular party in Rome in the decisive battle of the Civil War.
Battle of the Baetis RiverRebel forces under Quintus Sertoriusdefeat the legal Roman forces of Lucius Fulfidias in Spain.
*74 BC Battle of Cyzicus Roman forces under
Lucius Lucullusdefeat the forces of Mithridates VI of Pontus
Battle of CabiraLucullus again defeats Mithridates, overrunning Pontus
Battle of TigranocertaLucullus defeats the army of Tigranes II of Armenia, who was harboring his father-in-law Mithridates VI of Pontus
Battle of ArtaxataLucullus again defeats Tigranes.
*67 BC -
Battle of Korakesion
Battle of Jushi
Battle of the Lycus Pompey the Greatdecisively defeats Mithridates VI, effectively ending the Third Mithridatic War
Battle of Pistoria(January) - The forces of the conspirator Catilineare defeated by the loyal Roman armies under Gaius Antonius.
*58 BC -
Battle of the Arar(Saone) (June) - Caesar defeats the migrating Helvetii
Battle of Bibracte(July) - Caesar again defeats the Helvetii, this time decisively.
**September Caesar decisively defeats the forces of the
Germanic chieftain Ariovistusnear modern Belfort
Battle of Vosges (58 BC)
*57 BC -
Battle of the Axona(Aisne) Caesar defeats the forces of the Belgaeunder King Galba of Suessiones.
Battle of the Sabis(Sambre) Caesar defeats the Nervii.
Battle of Octodurus
Battle of CarrhaeThe Roman Triumvir Crassusis defeated and killed by the Parthians
Battle of Bovillae
Battle of GergoviaCaesar is defeated by Vercingetorix
Battle of AlesiaCaesar defeats the Gallic rebel Vercingetorix, completing the Roman conquest of Transalpine Gaul.
*49 BC -
Siege of Massilia
Battle of Ilerda
Battle of Utica (49 BC)
**Battle of the Bagradas River
August 24- Caesar's general Gaius Curio is defeated in North Africa by the Pompeians under Attius Varus and King Juba I of Numidia. Curio commits suicide.
*48 BC -
Battle of Dyrrhachium (48 BC) July 10Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia
Battle of Pharsalus August 9Caesar decisively defeats Pompey, who flees to Egypt
Battle of Nicopolis (48 BC)
*47 BC -
**February Battle of the Nile Caesar defeats the forces of the Egyptian king
Battle of ZelaCaesar defeats Pharnaces II of Pontus. This is the battle where he famously said "Veni, vidi, vici." (I came, I saw, I conquered.)
*46 BC -
Battle of Ruspina January 4- Caesar loses perhaps as much as a third of his army to Titus Labienus.
Battle of Thapsus February 6- Caesar defeats the Pompeian army of Metellus Scipio in North Africa.
Battle of Munda March 17- In his last victory, Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Gnaeus Pompey the Younger in Spain. Labienus is killed in the battle and the Younger Pompey captured and executed.
*43 BC -
Battle of Forum Gallorum April 14- Antony, besieging Caesar's assassin Decimus Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is killed, but is then immediately defeated by the army of the other consul, Hirtius
Battle of Mutina April 21- Antony is again defeated in battle by Hirtius, who is killed. Although Antony fails to capture Mutina, Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly thereafter.
*42 BC -
First Battle of Philippi October 3- The Triumvirs Mark Antonyand Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Marcus Brutusand Cassius. Although Brutus defeats Octavian, Antony defeats Cassius, who commits suicide.
Second Battle of Philippi October 23- Brutus's army is decisively defeated by Antony and Octavian. Brutus escapes, but commits suicide soon after.
Battle of PerugiaMark Antony's brother Lucius Antonius and his wife Fulvia are defeated by Octavian. Fulvian is exiled.
*36 BC -
Battle of NaulochusOctavian's fleet, under the command of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippadefeats the forces of the rebel Pompey.
Battle of Zhizhi
Battle of Actium September 2- Octavian decisively defeats Antony and Cleopatra in a naval battle near Greece
*30 BC Battle of Alexandria
July 31- Mark Antonyachieves a minor victory over Octavian's forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide.
Battle of the Lupia RiverRoman forces under Augustus's stepson Drusus win a victory in Germany.
Battle of the Teutoburg ForestThe German leader Arminiusdefeats the Roman legions of Publius Quinctilius Varus
Battle of the Weser RiverLegions under Germanicusdefeat German tribes of Arminius
Battle of KunyangAfter being sieged for 2 months, 9000 insurgents under Liu Xiu defeat 450,000 of Wang Mang's troops, ushering in the fall of Wang Mang and restoration of Han Dynasty.
Battle of the Medway Claudiusand general Aulus Plautiusdefeat a confederation of British Celtic tribes. Roman invasion of Britainbegins.
Battle of Caer CaradockThe British chieftain Caractacus is defeated and captured by the Romans under Ostorius Scapula.
Massacre of the Ninth Legion
Battle of Watling StreetThe uprising of the British queen Boudicaagainst the Romans is defeated by Suetonius Paullinus
62 Battle of RhandeiaRomans under Lucius Caesennius Paetus are defeated by a Parthian-Armenian army under King Tiridates of Parthia.
Battle of Beth Horon (66)
April 14 Battle of Bedriacum Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Othoand seizes the throne.
October 24 Second Battle of BedriacumForces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal to Vespasian, defeat the forces of Emperor Vitellius.
Battle of Locus Castrorum
Siege of Jerusalem (70)
Battle of Stanwick
Battle of Yiwulu
Battle of Mons GraupiusThe Romans under Agricola defeat the Caledonians.
First Battle of Tapaebetween Domitian and Dacia
Battle of Ikh Bayan
Second Battle of Tapae- Trajandefeats Decebalus, ending the Dacian Wars.
Battle of Adamclisi
Battle of Sarmisegetusa
Battle of Ctesiphon (165)
Battle of Xingyang- Dong Zhuoemerges victorious against Cao Cao
Battle of Jieqiao- Yuan Shao's infantry repulses a cavalry charge by rival warlord Gongsun Zan
Battle of Yangcheng- Yuan Shao was beaten back by Sun Jian
Battle of Xiangyang (191)- Liu Biaoemerges victorious against Sun Jian
**Battle of Cyzicus -
Septimius Severus, the new Emperor, defeats his eastern rival Pescennius Niger
Battle of Nicaea- Severus again defeats Niger
Battle of Fengqiu- Cao Cao emerges victorious against Yuan Shu
**Battle of Issus - Severus finally defeats Niger.
Battle of Yan Province- Cao Cao and Lü Bubattle for control of the region
Battle of Lugdunum- February 17Emperor Septimius Severusdefeats and kills his rival Clodius Albinus, securing full control over the Empire.
Battle of Wancheng- Cao Cao flees after Zhang Xiuattack
Battle of Ctesiphon (198)
Battle of Xiapi- Cao Cao and Liu Beiemerges victorious against Lü Bu
Battle of Yijing- Yuan Shao emerges victorious against Gongsun Zan
Battle of Guandu- Cao Caodefeats Yuan Shao's numerically superior army and secures domination of the North China plain.
Battle of Bowang- Liu Bei emerges victorious against Xiahou Dun
Battle of Xiakou- Sun Quanemerges victorious against Huang Zu
Battle of Changban- Cao Cao's cavalry catch Liu Bei's forces, disperse his army and capture most of his baggage train.
Battle to the Southwest of Xiakou
Battle of Red Cliffs- War of Three Kingdoms
Battle of Yiling (208)- Sun Quan emerges victorious against Cao Cao
Battle of Jiangling- Sun Quan & Liu Bei emerge victorious against Cao Cao
Battle of Tong PassCao Cao emerges victorious against Ma Chao
Siege of Jicheng- Ma Chao emerges victorious against Cao Cao
Battle of Licheng- Yang Fu emerges victorious against Ma Chao
Battle of Yangping- Cao Cao emerges victorious against Zhang Lu
Battle of Baxi- Zhang Feiemerges victorious against Zhang He
Battle of Nisibis (217)
Battle of Ruxukou- Sun Quan emerges victorious against Cao Cao
Battle of Antioch (218)- Varius Avitus defeats Emperor Macrinusto claim the throne under the name Elagabalus.
Battle of Mount Dingjun- Liu Bei emerges victorious against Cao Cao
Battle of Han River- Liu Bei emerges victorious against Cao Cao
Battle of Fancheng- Cao Renemerges victorious against Guan Yu
Battle of Xiaoting- Liu Bei's invasion of Wu is repulsed by Sun Quan's commander Lu Xun.
Battle of Hormizdegan
Battle of Xincheng- Sima Yiemerges victorious against Meng Da
Battle of Tianshui- Shu emerges victorious against Wei
Battle of Jieting- Part of the First Northern Expedition.
Battle of Shiting- Wu emerges victorious against Wei
Siege of Chencang- Wei emerges victorious against Shu
Battle of Wuzhang Plains- Part of the Fifth Northern Expedition, Zhuge Liangdies.
*238 Battle of Carthage - Troops loyal to the Roman Emperor
Maximinus Thraxdefeat and kill the usurper Gordian II.
Battle of Resaena- Roman forces under Gordian IIIdefeat the Persians under Shapur I. Gordian is murdered before he can exploit his victory.
Battle of Misiche
Battle of Xingshi- Shu emerges victorious against Wei
Battle of Philippopolis- King Cuiva of the Gothsdefeats a Roman army.
Battle of Abrittus- The Goths defeat and kill the Roman Emperor Trajan Decius
Battle of Barbalissos
Battle of Didao- Wei emerges victorious against Shu
Battle of Edessa- King Shapur I of Persia defeats and captures the Roman Emperor Valerian
Battle of Mediolanum
Battle of Thermopylae (267)
Battle of Lake Benacus- The Romans under Claudius IIdefeat the Alamanni
Battle of Naissus- Claudius II decisively defeats the Goths, earning the surname "Gothicus".
Battle of Placentia- The Emperor Aurelianis defeated by the Alemanniforces invading Italy
Battle of Fano- Aurelian defeats the Alemanni, who begin to retreat from Italy
**Battle of Pavia - Aurelian destroys the retreating Alemanni army.
Battle of Immae- Aurelian defeats the army of Zenobiaof Palmyra
Battle of Emesa- Aurelian decisively defeats Zenobia.
*274 Battle of Chalons - Aurelian defeats the Gallic usurper Tetricus, reestablishing central control of the whole empire.
Battle of the Margus- The usurper Diocletiandefeats the army of the Emperor Carinus, who is killed.
Battle of Callinicum- The Romans under the Caesar Galeriusare defeated by the Persians under Narseh.
Battle of Lingones- The Caesar Constantius Chlorusdefeats the Alemanni
Battle of Vindonissa- Constantius again defeats the Alemanni
* 312 -
**Battle of Turin Constantine defeats forces loyal to
**Battle of Verona Constantine again defeats Maxentius.
October 28 Battle of Milvian BridgeConstantine defeats Maxentius and takes control of Italy.
Battle of TzirallumIn the eastern part of the Empire, the forces of Liciniusdefeat Maximinus Daia.
314- October 8 Battle of CibalaeConstantine defeats Licinius
* 316 -
Battle of MardiaConstantine again defeats Licinius, who cedes Illyricumto Constantine.
* 324 -
July 3Battle of Adrianople Constantine defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium
Battle of the HellespontFlavius Julius Crispus, son of Constantine defeats the naval forces of Licinius
September 18 Battle of ChrysopolisConstantine decisively defeats Licinius, establishing his sole control over the empire.
Battle of SingaraEmperor Constantius IIfights an indecisive battle against the Persian King Shapur II(approximate date)
Battle of Mursa MajorEmperor Constantius II defeats the usurper Magnentius
Battle of Mons SeleucusFinal defeat of Magnentius by Constantius II
* 356 -
Siege of Autun
Battle of DurocortorumCaesar Julian is defeated by the Alemanni
Battle of Brumath
Siege of Senonae
Battle of StrasbourgJulian expels the Alamanni from the Rhineland
Battle of AmidaSassanids capture Amidafrom Romans
* 363 -
May 29- Battle of Ctesiphon Emperor Julian defeats Shapur IIoutside the walls of the Persian capital, but is unable to take the city, leading to an ultimate disaster on the retreat back to Roman territory.
Battle of Samarra
* 366 -
Battle of Thyatria- The army of the Roman Emperor Valensdefeats the usurper Procopius.
Battle of SoliciniumRomans under Emperor Valentinian Idefeat yet another Alemanni incursion.
Battle of the Tanais RiverThe Hunsdefeat the Alansnear the Don, beginning the great period of the Germanic migrations.Fact|date=March 2007
Battle of the WillowsRoman troops fight an inconclusive battle against the Goths.
* 378 -
Battle of ArgentovariaThe Western Emperor Gratianusis victorious over the Alamanni, yet again.
August 9Battle of Adrianople The Thervingsunder Fritigern defeat and kill the Eastern Emperor Valens
Battle of Thessalonica (380)
Battle of Feishui- Fu Jiānis defeated by the Jin commander Xie An. The kingdom of the Former Qincollapses shortly thereafter.
Battle of the SaveEmperor Theodosius Idefeats the usurper Magnus Maximus.
Battle of the Frigidus September 6The Christian Roman Emperor Theodosius Idefeats and kills the last Pagan-tolerant usurper Eugeniusand his Frankish general Arbogast.
Battle of Canhe Slope
Battle at Lake VænirVikar king of Agder defeatet king Sisar from Kiev.
April 6 Battle of Pollentia Stilichostymies the Visigothsunder Alaric
Battle of VeronaStilicho again defeats Alaric, who withdraws from Italy.
Battle of Verona
*406 Battle of Mainz, army of
Vandals, Sueviand Alansagainst the Frankishfoederati.
*410 Sack of Rome
August 24. The Visigoths under Alaric sack Rome.
*425 The Roman general Aëtius defeats the Visigoths under Theodoric I.
*432 Battle of Ravenna The Roman general Aëtius defeats his rival
Count Boniface, who is killed.
*436 Battle of Narbonne Aëtius again defeats the Visigoths under Theodoric I.
Battle of the Utus Attila the Hunis defeated by the East Romans in an indecisive battle
Battle of AvarayrMay - Forces of Yazdegerd IIannihilate the Armenian army led by Saint Vartan(hence the name of the battle)
Battle of ChalonsJune - Forces of the Visigothic king Theodoric Iand Romans under Aëtius repulse the attack of Attila the Hun. Theodoric is killed in the battle.
Sack of Aquileia Aquileiais razed to the ground by the forces of Attila the Hun.
Battle of NedaoA Germanic alliance under the leadership of the Ostrogothsand the Gepidsbreaks Hunnic power in Europe
Battle of Aylesford
Sack of Rome (455)
Battle of Campi CaniniRoman General Majoriandefeats an Alemanni invasion of Italy.
Battle of the UrbicasTheodoric II, king the Visigothsdefeats the Suevi, and conqueres Spain
Battle of CartagenaA Vandal fleet surprises and destroys the Roman fleet.
Battle of Wippedesfleot
*486 Battle of Soissons -
Clovis Idefeated Syagriusand gained the Domain of Soissons.
Battle of Isonzo (489)
Battle of Tolbiac Franksunder Clovis Idefeat Alamanni
500 Battle of Mons Badonicusor "Battle of Mynydd Baddon" Later connected to King Arthur
Battle of Vouillé Franksunder the lead of Clovis Idefeat the Visigothsunder Alaric II
Battle of Vézeronce June 25 Burgundiansbeat Franks.
Battle of DaraJustinian's commander Belisariusdefeats Persians in his first major battle of the campaign to regain Eastern empire
Battle of Nisibis (530)
* c 530
Battle on the Ice of Lake Vänern? between Eadgilsand his uncle king Onelaof Sweden with the help of Beowulf. This event appears in several Norse sagasand in the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf.
Battle of Callinicum
13 September Battle of Ad Decimum(or "Battle of Carthage (533)") Belisariusdefeats Vandalsnear Carthage
15 December Battle of TricamarumBelisarius defeats again the Vandals near Carthage.
Battle of Camlann King Arthurkilled, perhaps mythical
Siege of Rome (537-538)
Battle of Sena Gallica
Battle of Taginae Narsesreplaces Belisariusand defeats Ostrogothsunder Totila
Battle of Asfeld Longobardsunder king Audoindefeat the Gepids
Battle of Mons Lactarius Narsesdefeats the Ostrogothsunder Teia
Battle of the Volturnus (554) Narsesdefeats the Franks
Battle of Arfderydd
Battle of DeorhamWest Saxons vs Celtsin Wiltshire, England
Battle of Solachon Byzantine Empiredefeats Persia
*598 Battle of Yodong region
Korean Goguryeokingdom repulse the Chinese Sui Dynasty
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