Battle of Megiddo

608 BC

Necho of Egypt and josiah of Judah; Egyptians victorious

Battle of Marathon

490 BC

Athenians and Persians. King Darius of Persia defeated

Battle of Thermoplyae

480 BC

Spartans led by Leonidas and Persians led by Xerxes. Greeks defeated

Battle of Salamis

480 BC

Athenian feet and Persian feet in Bay of Salamis; Persian fleet defeated

Battle of Platae

479 BC

Greek and Persian forces; Persian forces defeated

Battle of Mycale

479 BC

Greek and Persian fleets; Persian fleet defeated

Spartan War I

459 BC

Sparta and Athens, also called Peloponesian War, lasted for 30 years

Spartan War II

431 BC

Sparta and Athens; Spartans victorious


421 BC

Sparta and Athens; Spartans victorious

Battle of Arabia

331 BC

Greek and Persian forces; Greeks victorious

Battle of Magnesia

190 BC

Syrian and Roman forces; Syrian forces defeated (north-west  Lydia)

Hundred-Year War


France and England

War of the Roses


Civil War in England

Anglo-Spanish War


Spanish and English fleets fought in the English Channel, defeat of the Spanish Armada

Thirty-Year War


Started as religious-cum-political war between the Lutherans and Catholics in Germany and developed into an international war

Civil War in England


England; between Cavaliers (King Charles I supporters) and forces of Parliament led by Oliver Cromwell, King Charles I executed

Battle of Gibraltar Bay


The Dutch defeated the Spaniards and the Portuguese

War of Austrian


Queen of Austria, Maria Theresa (daughter of Charles VII) was challenged by King Frederick II of Prussia-England supported the queen and Frederick was helped by France. Ended with a Treaty which recognised the Queen's right to the throne after the death of King Frederick

Seven-Year War


Britain and France Against Austria and Prussia; the British alliance won

Battle of the Nile


British and French fleets, Britain victorious

Battle of Trafalgar


British fleet defeated fleets of France and Spain. British fleets were commanded by Admiral Nelson, who was dilled during the battle

Battle of Austerlitz    


Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia on one side and France on the other

Battle of Borodino


France and Russia

Battle of Leipzig


Germany and combined forces of Austria, Prussia and Russia,defeated Napolean

Battle of Waterloo


British forces led by Duke of Wellington defeated French forces led by Napolean Bonaparate

First China War


China and Britain, Chinese yielded, also known as the first opium war. It was trade war

American Civil war


Northern and Southern states of America for the abolition of slavery, Abraham Lincoln defeated the Southern states

Boer War


The revolt of Transvaal Boers was suppressed by the British forces. Boers belonged to Dutch Protestant stock who opposed Britishers because of abolition of slavery by Britain

Russo-Japanese war


Russia and Japan in the Sea of Japan. Russia defeated; also called battle of Port Arthur and Battle of Yalu

Balkan War I


 Turkey and Balkan countries (Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece), Turkey defeated

Balkan War II


Invasion of Serbia and Greece by Bulgaria-Bulgaria defeated by combined forced of Serbia, Greece, Rumania, Montenegro who stripped Turkey of most of its European territories

World War I


Germany (with Austria, Hungary, and Turkey) against Britain (with France, USA, Russia, Japan, Canada, Australia and Belgium); Germany and its allies were defeated

Battle of Jutland


During World War I-naval battle between Germany and England, Germany was defeated

World War II


Axis powers (Germany, Italy and Japan) against the Allies (Britain, USSR, USA, France and several other countries); Axis powers were defeated

Desert War


Italian Army from Libya invaded Egypt in order to attack British forces

Israel-Arab War


Six-day war, shortest war in history; Arab forces led by Egypt,Syria and Jordan were defeated

Pakistan-Bangladesh War


Mukti Bahini forces aided by India against the Pakistani forces stationed in Bangladesh (former East Pakistan)

Gulf War


US-led multinational force attacked Iraq to oust Iraqi troops from Kuwait

Kargil War


India defeated Pakistan force at Kargil

US – Afghanistan War


US led coalition force attack Afghanistan to bring down the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in retaliation to the September 11 terrorist attack in USA

Gulf War II


US led coalition forces dethroned the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein