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Historic Battles of the World

Battles are decided by various factors. The number and quality of combatants and equipment, the skill of the commanders of each army, and the terrain advantages are among the most prominent factors. A unit may charge with high morale but less discipline and still emerge victorious. This tactic was effectively used by the early French Revolutionary Armies.


Vietnam War (1955–1975)

Vietnam War (1955–1975) | Stories Preschool

The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China and other communist allies and the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. View Historic Battles »


Korean War 한국전쟁 (1950-1953)

Korean Wars (1950-1953) | Stories Preschool

The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. View Historic Battles »


World War II (1939-1945)

World War2 - Stories Preschool

World War II (WWII or WW2), was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. View Historic Battles »


Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

Spanish Civil War (1936 to 1939) | Stories Preschool

Was fought between the Republicans versus the Nationalists, a falangist, Carlist and a largely aristocratic conservative group led by General Francisco Franco. View Historic Battles »


World War I (1914-1918)

World War1 - Stories Preschool

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. View Historic Battles »


World War

World War - Stories Preschool

A world war is a war involving many or most of the world's most powerful and populous countries. World wars span multiple countries on multiple continents, with battles fought in multiple theatres. View Historic Battles »


Russo-Japanese War 日露戦争 (1904–1905)

Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905) | Stories Preschool

The Russo-Japanese War (8 February 1904 – 5 September 1905) was fought between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Shiroyama 城山の戦い (1877)

Battle of Shiroyama (1877) | Stories Preschool

The final battle of the Satsuma Rebellion, where the heavily outnumbered samurai under Saigō Takamori made their last stand against Imperial Japanese Army troops under the command of Generals Yamagata Aritomo and Kawamura Sumiyoshi. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Tabaruzaka (1877)

Battle of Tabaruzaka (1877) | Stories Preschool

Battle of Tabaruzaka was a major battle of the Satsuma Rebellion. It took place in March 1877, on the island of Kyushu, Japan, concurrently to the Siege of Kumamoto Castle. View Historic Battles »


Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871)

Franco-Prussian War (1870 to 1871) - Stories Preschool

Often referred to in France as the War of 1870, was a conflict between the Second French Empire of Napoleon III and the German states of the North German Confederation led by the Kingdom of Prussia. View Historic Battles »


Boshin War 戊辰戦争 (1868-1869)

Boshin War (1868-1869) - Stories Preschool

Boshin War sometimes known as the Japanese Revolution, was a civil war in Japan, fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa shogunate and those seeking to return political power to the Imperial Court. View Historic Battles »


French campaign against Korea 병인양요 (1866)

French campaign against Korea (1866) - Stories Preschool

The French campaign against Korea was an 1866 punitive expedition undertaken by the Second French Empire in retaliation for the earlier Korean execution of several French Catholic missionaries. The encounter over Ganghwa Island lasted nearly six weeks. View Historic Battles »


First Carlist War (1833-1839)

First Carlist War (1833 to 1839) - Stories Preschool

Was a civil war in Spain, fought between factions over the succession to the throne and the nature of the Spanish monarchy. It was fought between supporters of the regent, Maria Christina and those of the late king's brother, Carlos de Borbón. View Historic Battles »


Portuguese Civil War (1828-1834)

Portuguese Civil War (1828-1834) - Stories Preschool

The Portuguese Civil War was a war between progressive constitutionalists and authoritarian absolutists in Portugal over royal succession that lasted from 1828 to 1834. View Historic Battles »


Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815)

Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) - Stories Preschool

The Napoleonic Wars were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions. View Historic Battles »


War of the Second Coalition (1798–1802)

War of the Second Coalition (1798–1802) - Stories Preschool

The second war on revolutionary France by the European monarchies, led by Britain, Austria and Russia, and including the Ottoman Empire, Portugal and Naples. View Historic Battles »


War of the First Coalition (1792–1797)

War of the First Coalition (1792–1797) - Stories Preschool

Was the first attempt by the European monarchies to defeat the French First Republic. France declared war on the Habsburg Monarchy of Austria on 20 April 1792. View Historic Battles »


Battles of Saratoga (1777)

Battles of Saratoga (1777) - Stories Preschool

Marked the climax of the Saratoga campaign, giving a decisive victory to the Americans over the British in the American Revolutionary War. View Historic Battles »


American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)

American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) - Stories Preschool

Also known as the American War of Independence, was a global war that began as a conflict between Great Britain and her Thirteen Colonies, which declared independence as the United States of America. View Historic Battles »


Seven Years' War (1756-1763)

Seven Years' War (1756-1763) - Stories Preschool

Was a war fought between 1754 and 1763, the main conflict occurring in the seven-year period from 1756 to 1763. It involved every European great power of the time. View Historic Battles »


French and Indian War (1754–1763)

French and Indian War (1754–1763) - Stories Preschool

The war pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France, with both sides supported by military units from their parent countries of Great Britain and France, as well as by Native American allies. View Historic Battles »


War of the Polish Succession (1733–1738)

War of the Polish Succession (1733–1738) - Stories Preschool

A major European war sparked by a Polish civil war over the succession to Augustus II, which the other European powers widened in pursuit of their own national interests. View Historic Battles »


War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718–1720)

War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718–1720) - Stories Preschool

Ambitions of King Philip V of Spain, his wife, Elisabeth Farnese, and his chief minister Giulio Alberoni to retake territories in Italy and to claim the French throne. View Historic Battles »


Ottoman–Venetian War (1714–1718)

Ottoman–Venetian War (1714–1718) - Stories Preschool

Fought between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire between 1714 and 1718. It was the last conflict between the two powers, and ended with an Ottoman victory. View Historic Battles »


Queen Anne's War (1702–1713)

Queen Anne's War (1702–1713) - Stories Preschool

Was the second in a series of French and Indian Wars fought between France and England, later Great Britain, in North America for control of the continent. View Historic Battles »


War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1715)

War of the Spanish Succession (1702–1715) - Stories Preschool

The War of the Spanish Succession (1702–1715) was a major European conflict of the early 18th century, triggered by the death in 1700 of the last Habsburg King of Spain, the infirm and childless Charles II. View Historic Battles »


47 Ronin 四十七士 (1701-1703)

47 Ronin 四十七士 (1701-1703) - Stories Preschool

Is an 18th-century historical event and a legend in Japan in which a band of ronin (leaderless samurai) avenged the death of their master. One noted Japanese scholar described the tale as the best known example of the samurai code of honor, bushidō, and as the country's "national legend". View Historic Battles »


Nine Years' War (1688–1697)

Nine Years' War (1688–97) - Stories Preschool

Often called the War of the Grand Alliance – was a major conflict between Louis XIV of France and a European-wide coalition of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire, the Dutch Republic, Spain, Britain, and Savoy. View Historic Battles »


Second Northern War (1655–1660)

Second Northern War (1655–1660) - Stories Preschool

The Second Northern War (1655–60, also First or Little Northern War) was fought between Sweden and its adversaries the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Russia, Brandenburg-Prussia, the Habsburg Monarchy and Denmark–Norway. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Myeongnyang 명량대첩 (1597)

Battle of Myeongnyang (1597) - Stories Preschool

In the Battle of Myeongnyang, on October 26, 1597, the Korean Joseon kingdom's navy, led by Admiral Yi Sun-sin, fought the Japanese navy in the Myeongnyang Strait, near Jindo Island, off the southwest corner of the Korean peninsula. View Historic Battles »


Siege of Busanjin (1592)

Siege of Busanjin (1592) - Stories Preschool

The Siege of Busanjin was a battle fought at Busan on April 13–14, 1592, between Japanese and Korean forces. Along with Dadaejin, Busanjin of Dongnae-bu was the site of the first battle in the Imjin War. This battle marked the beginning of a long war on the Korean Peninsula. View Historic Battles »


Spanish Armada (1588)

Spanish Armada (1588) - Stories Preschool

Spanish Armada was a Spanish fleet of 130 ships that sailed from La Coruña in August 1588, under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia with the purpose of escorting an army from Flanders to invade England. The strategic aim was to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I and her establishment of Protestantism in England. View Historic Battles »


Invasion of Shikoku (1585)

Invasion of Shikoku (1585) - Stories Preschool

Despite the overwhelming size of Hideyoshi's army, and the suggestions of his advisors, Chōsokabe chose to fight to defend his territories. The battles culminated in the siege of Ichinomiya Castle, which lasted for 26 days. Chōsokabe made a half-hearted attempt to relieve his castle from the siege, but surrendered in the end. View Historic Battles »


Siege of Takamatsu 備中高松城の戦い (1582)

Siege of Takamatsu (1582) - Stories Preschool

Toyotomi Hideyoshi laid siege to Takamatsu Castle, which was controlled by the Mōri clan. He diverted a nearby river with dikes to surround and flood the castle, leading to a relatively speedy surrender. He also constructed towers on barges from which his arquebusiers could keep up a constant rate of fire and be unhindered themselves by the flooding. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Nagashino 長篠の戦い (1575)

Battle of Nagashino (1575) - Stories Preschool

Battle of Nagashino took place in 1575 near Nagashino Castle on the plain of Shitarabara in the Mikawa Province of Japan. Takeda Katsuyori attacked the castle when Okudaira Sadamasa rejoined the Tokugawa, and when his original plot with Oga Yashiro for taking Okazaki Castle, the capital of Mikawa, was discovered. View Historic Battles »


Eighty Years' War (1568–1648)

Eighty Years' War (1568–1648) - Stories Preschool

Eighty Years' War was a revolt of the Seventeen Provinces of what are today the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, as well as the French region of Hauts-de-France against the political and religious hegemony of Philip II of Spain, the sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands. View Historic Battles »


Siege of Inabayama Castle 稲葉山城の戦い (1567)

Siege of Inabayama Castle (1567) - Stories Preschool

Siege of Inabayama Castle was the final battle in Oda Nobunaga's campaign to defeat the Saitō clan in their mountaintop castle and conquer Mino Province, Japan. The siege ended in a decisive battle and victory of Nobunaga's combined forces, and resulted in the subjugation of the Saitō clan, their vassals, and allies. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Okehazama 桶狭間の戦い (1560)

Battle of Okehazama (1560) - Stories Preschool

Battle of Okehazama took place in June 1560. Imagawa Yoshimoto, with an army of about 25,000 men, set forth on a march to Kyoto. In this battle, Oda Nobunaga defeated Imagawa Yoshimoto and established himself as one of the front-running warlords in the Sengoku period. View Historic Battles »


Battles of Kawanakajima 川中島の戦い (1553-1564)

Battles of Kawanakajima (1553-1564) - Stories Preschool

The battles were fought after Shingen conquered Shinano, expelling Ogasawara Nagatoki and Murakami Yoshikiyo, who subsequently turned to Kenshin for help. The battles became one of the most cherished tales in Japanese military history, the epitome of Japanese chivalry and romance, mentioned in epic literature, woodblock printing and movies. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Formigny (1450)

Battle of Formigny (1450) - Stories Preschool

Battle of Formigny was a major battle of the Hundred Years' War between England and France. The destruction of England's last army in Normandy in the battle and the decisive French victory paved the way for the capture of the remaining English strongholds in Normandy. View Historic Battles »


Siege of Orléans (1428–1429)

Siege of Orléans (1428–1429) - Stories Preschool

It was the French Royal army's first major military victory while Joan of Arc was with the army and the first to follow the crushing defeat at Agincourt in 1415. The siege took place at the pinnacle of English power during the later stages of the war. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Shijōnawate 四條畷の戦い (1348)

Battle of Shijōnawate (1348) - Stories Preschool

Battle of Shijōnawate was a battle of the Nanboku-chō period of Japanese history, and took place in Yoshino, Nara. It was fought between the armies of the Northern and Southern Emperors of Japan. The Southern army, led by Kusunoki Masatsura was attacked at Yoshino, the temporary palace of the Imperial residence. View Historic Battles »


Genkō War 元弘の乱 (1331-1333)

Genkō War (1331-1333) - Stories Preschool

Genkō War was a civil war in Japan which marked the fall of the Kamakura shogunate and end of the power of the Hōjō clan. The war thus preceded the Nanboku-chō period and the rise of the Ashikaga shogunate. Genkō is the name of the Japanese era corresponding to the period 1331-1334. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Worringen (1288)

Battle of Worringen (1288) - Stories Preschool

Fought near the town of Worringen, which is now the northernmost borough of Cologne. It was the decisive battle of the War of the Limburg Succession, fought for the possession of the Duchy of Limburg between Archbishop Siegfried II of Cologne and Duke John I of Brabant, and one of the largest battles in Europe in the Middle Ages. View Historic Battles »


Battle on the Marchfeld (1278)

Battle on the Marchfeld (1278) - Stories Preschool

The opponents were a Bohemian (Czech) army led by the Přemyslid king Ottokar II of Bohemia and the German army under the German king Rudolph I of Habsburg in alliance with King Ladislaus IV of Hungary. Although both sides also had infantry in their armies, the battle itself was primarily a great collision of heavy knights. View Historic Battles »


Ninth Crusade (1271–1272)

Ninth Crusade (1271–1272) - Stories Preschool

Commonly considered to be the last major medieval Crusade to the Holy Land. It is arguable that the Crusading spirit was nearly "extinct" by this period as well. It also foreshadowed the imminent collapse of the last remaining crusader strongholds along the Mediterranean coast. View Historic Battles »


Eighth Crusade (1270)

Eighth Crusade (1270) - Stories Preschool

The Eighth Crusade was a crusade launched by Louis IX of France against the city of Tunis in 1270. The crusade is considered a failure after Louis died shortly after arriving on the shores of Tunisia, with his disease-ridden army dispersing back to Europe shortly afterwards. View Historic Battles »


Seventh Crusade (1248–1254)

Seventh Crusade (1248–1254) - Stories Preschool

A crusade led by Louis IX of France. His troops were defeated by the Egyptian army led by the Ayyubid Sultan Turanshah and Louis was captured. Approximately 800,000 bezants were paid in ransom for his return. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Taillebourg (1242)

Battle of Taillebourg (1242) - Stories Preschool

The Battle of Taillebourg was a 1242 battle between the Capetian troops of Louis IX and his brother Alphonse of Poitiers, against the rebel followers of Hugh X of Lusignan and Henry III of England. View Historic Battles »


Sixth Crusade (1228–1229)

Sixth Crusade (1228–1229) - Stories Preschool

The diplomatic maneuvering of the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick II, resulted in the Kingdom of Jerusalem regaining some control over Jerusalem for much of the ensuing fifteen years (1229–39, 1241–44) as well as over other areas of the Holy Land. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Muret (1213)

Battle of Muret (1213) - Stories Preschool

At the Battle of Muret on 12 September 1213 the Crusader army of Simon IV de Montfort defeated the Catharist, Aragonese and Catalan forces of Peter II of Aragon, at Muret near Toulouse. View Historic Battles »


Fifth Crusade (1213–1221)

Fifth Crusade (1213–1221) - Stories Preschool

The Fifth Crusade (1213–1221) was an attempt by Western Europeans to reacquire Jerusalem and the rest of the Holy Land by first conquering the powerful Ayyubid state in Egypt. View Historic Battles »


Fourth Crusade (1202–04)

Fourth Crusade (1202–04) - Stories Preschool

Originally intended to reconquer Muslim-controlled Jerusalem by means of an invasion through Egypt. Instead, a sequence of events culminated in the Crusaders sacking the city of Constantinople, the capital of the Christian-controlled Byzantine Empire. View Historic Battles »


Third Crusade (1189–1192)

Third Crusade (1189–1192) - Stories Preschool

Also known as The Kings' Crusade, was an attempt by European leaders to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin. The campaign was largely successful in capturing the important cities of Acre and Jaffa, and reversing most of Saladin's conquests, but it failed to capture Jerusalem, the emotional and spiritual motivation of the Crusade. View Historic Battles »


Genpei War 源平合戦 (1180–1185)

Genpei War (1180–1185) - Stories Preschool

Genpei War was a conflict between the Taira and Minamoto clans during the late-Heian period of Japan. It resulted in the fall of the Taira clan and the establishment of the Kamakura shogunate under Minamoto no Yoritomo in 1192. View Historic Battles »


Heiji Rebellion 平治の乱 (1160)

Heiji Rebellion (1160) - Stories Preschool

Heiji Rebellion was a short civil war between rival subjects of the cloistered Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan in 1159 fought in order to resolve a dispute about political power. It is also seen as a precursor of a broader civil war. View Historic Battles »


Hōgen Rebellion 保元の乱 (1156)

Hōgen Rebellion (1156) - Stories Preschool

Hōgen Rebellion was a short civil war fought in order to resolve a dispute about Japanese Imperial succession. The dispute was also about the degree of control exercised by the Fujiwara clan who had become hereditary Imperial regents during the Heian period. View Historic Battles »


Second Crusade (1147–1149)

Second Crusade (1147–1149) - Stories Preschool

The second major crusade launched from Europe as a Catholic ('Latin') holy war against Islam. The Second Crusade was started in response to the fall of the County of Edessa in 1144 to the forces of Zengi. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Fraga (1134)

Battle of Fraga (1134) - Stories Preschool

The battle was fought between the forces of the Kingdom of Aragon, commanded by Alfonso the Battler and a variety of Almohad forces that had come to the aid of the town of Fraga which was being besieged by King Alfonso I. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Tinchebray (1106)

Battle of Tinchebray (1106) - Stories Preschool

Fought on 28 September in Normandy, between an invading force led by King Henry I of England, and his older brother Robert Curthose, the Duke of Normandy. Henry's knights won a decisive victory, capturing Robert and imprisoning him in England and then Wales until Robert's death. View Historic Battles »


First Crusade (1095–1099)

First Crusade (1095–1099) - Stories Preschool

The first of a number of crusades that attempted to capture the Holy Land, called for by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095. Urban called for a military expedition to aid the Byzantine Empire, which had recently lost most of Anatolia to the Seljuq Turks. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Hastings (1066)

Battle of Hastings (1066) - Stories Preschool

The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Stamford Bridge (1066)

Battle of Stamford Bridge (1066) - Stories Preschool

The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place at the village of Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, in England on 25 September 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada and the English king's brother Tostig Godwinson. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Edington (878)

Battle of Edington (878) - Stories Preschool

At the Battle of Edington an army of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex under Alfred the Great defeated the Great Heathen Army led by Guthrum on a date between 6 and 12 May AD 878, soon resulting in the Treaty of Wedmore later the same year. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Châlons (451 AD)

Battle of Châlons (451 AD) - Stories Preschool

Also called the Battle of Châlons or the Battle of Maurica, took place on June 20, 451 AD between a coalition led by the Roman general Flavius Aetius and the Visigothic king Theodoric I against the Huns and their vassals commanded by their king Attila. View Historic Battles »


Roman Civil War (193-197 AD)

Roman Civil War (193-197 AD) - Stories Preschool

The Year of the Five Emperors refers to the year 193 AD, in which there were five claimants for the title of Roman Emperor. The five were Pertinax, Didius Julianus, Pescennius Niger, Clodius Albinus and Septimius Severus. View Historic Battles »


Marcomannic Wars (166-180 AD)

Marcomannic Wars (166-180 AD) - Stories Preschool

The Marcomannic Wars were a series of wars lasting over a dozen years from about 166 until 180 AD. These wars pitted the Roman Empire against, principally, the Germanic Marcomanni and Quadi and the Sarmatian Iazyges. View Historic Battles »


Second Dacian War (105-106 AD)

Second Dacian War (105-106 AD) - Stories Preschool

The Second Roman–Dacian War was fought in 105 to 106 AD because the Dacian King Decebalus had broken his peace terms with the Roman Emperor Trajan from the First Dacian War. View Historic Battles »


First Dacian War (101-102 AD)

First Dacian War (101-102 AD) - Stories Preschool

The Kingdom of Dacia, under King Decebalus, had become a threat to the Roman Empire, and defeated several of Rome's armies during Domitian's reign (81-96). View Historic Battles »


Roman Civil War (68-69 AD)

Roman Civil War (68-69 AD) - Stories Preschool

The Year of the Four Emperors was a year in the history of the Roman Empire, AD 69, in which four emperors ruled in succession: Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian. View Historic Battles »


Roman–Parthian War (58–63 AD)

Roman–Parthian War (58–63 AD) - Stories Preschool

The Roman–Parthian War of 58–63 or the War of the Armenian Succession was fought between the Roman Empire and the Parthian Empire over control of Armenia, a vital buffer state between the two realms. View Historic Battles »


Roman conquest of Britain (43-96 AD)

Roman conquest of Britain (43-96 AD) - Stories Preschool

The Roman conquest of Britain was a gradual process, beginning effectively in AD 43 under Emperor Claudius, whose general Aulus Plautius served as first governor of Roman Britain. View Historic Battles »


Cantabrian Wars (29–19 BC)

Cantabrian Wars (29–19 BC) - Stories Preschool

Also referred to as the Cantabrian and Asturian Wars, were the final stage of the two-century long Roman conquest of Hispania, in what today are the provinces of Cantabria, Asturias and León, in northwestern Spain. View Historic Battles »


Final War of the Roman Republic (32-30 BC)

Final War of the Roman Republic (32-30 BC) - Stories Preschool

The Final War of the Roman Republic, also known as Antony's Civil War or The War between Antony and Octavian, was the last of the Roman civil wars of the republic, fought between Cleopatra (assisted by Mark Antony) and Octavian. View Historic Battles »


Great Roman Civil War (49–45 BC)

Great Roman Civil War (49–45 BC) - Stories Preschool

Also known as Caesar's Civil War, was one of the last politico-military conflicts in the Roman Republic before the establishment of the Roman Empire. View Historic Battles »


Gallic Wars (58–50 BC)

Gallic Wars (58–50 BC) - Stories Preschool

Military campaigns waged by the Roman proconsul Julius Caesar against several Gallic tribes. Rome's war against the Gallic tribes lasted from 58 BC to 50 BC and culminated in the decisive Battle of Alesia in 52 BC. View Historic Battles »


Social War (91–88 BC)

Social War (91–88 BC) - Stories Preschool

The War of the Allies or the Marsic War, was a war waged from 91 to 88 BC between the Roman Republic and several of the other cities in Italy, which prior to the war had been Roman allies for centuries. View Historic Battles »


Jugurthine War (112-105 BC)

Jugurthine War (112-105 BC) - Stories Preschool

The Jugurthine War took place in 112–105 BC, between Rome and Jugurtha of Numidia, a kingdom on the north African coast approximating to modern Algeria. The Romans defeated Jugurtha. View Historic Battles »


Cimbrian War (113-101 BC)

Cimbrian War (113-101 BC) - Stories Preschool

Fought between the Roman Republic and the Germanic tribes of the Cimbri and the Teutones. The Cimbrian War was the first time since the Second Punic War that Italia and Rome itself had been seriously threatened. View Historic Battles »


Third Punic War (149–146 BC)

Third Punic War (149–146 BC) - Stories Preschool

Was the third and last of the Punic Wars fought between the former Phoenician colony of Carthage and the Roman Republic. This war was a much smaller engagement than the two previous Punic Wars and focused on Tunisia. View Historic Battles »


Fourth Macedonian War (150-148 BC)

Fourth Macedonian War (150-148 BC) - Stories Preschool

Fought between the Roman Republic and a Greek uprising led by the Macedonian pretender to the throne Andriscus. Andriscus sought to re-establish the old Macedonian Kingdom. View Historic Battles »


Third Macedonian War (171–168 BC)

Third Macedonian War (171–168 BC) - Stories Preschool

In 179 BC King Philip V of Macedon died and was succeeded by his ambitious son Perseus. He was anti-Roman and stirred anti-Roman feelings around Macedonia. View Historic Battles »


Galatian War (189 BC)

Galatian War (189 BC) - Stories Preschool

The Galatian War was a war between the Galatian Gauls and the Roman Republic supported by their allies Pergamum in 189 BC. The war was fought in Galatia in central Asia Minor, in present-day Turkey. View Historic Battles »


Aetolian War (191–189 BC)

Aetolian War (191–189 BC) - Stories Preschool

Was fought between the Romans and their Achaean and Macedonian allies and the Aetolian League and their allies, the kingdom of Athamania. The Aetolians had invited Antiochus III the Great to Greece, who after his defeat by the Romans had returned to Asia. View Historic Battles »


Roman-Spartan War (195 BC)

Roman-Spartan War (195 BC) - Stories Preschool

The War against Nabis, or the Laconian War, of 195 BC was fought between the Greek city-state of Sparta and a coalition composed of Rome, the Achaean League, Pergamum, Rhodes, and Macedon. View Historic Battles »


Second Macedonian War (200–197 BC)

Second Macedonian War (200–197 BC) - Stories Preschool

Fought between Macedon, led by Philip V of Macedon, and Rome, allied with Pergamon and Rhodes. The result was the defeat of Philip who was forced to abandon all his possessions in southern Greece, Thrace and Asia Minor. View Historic Battles »


Roman-Gallic War (225-200 BC)

Roman-Gallic wars (225-200 BC) - Stories Preschool

Series of conflicts between the forces of Ancient Rome and various groups identified as Gauls. Broadly, the Gauls crossed the Alps and tried to expand south through Etruria toward Rome. View Historic Battles »


First Macedonian War (214–205 BC)

First Macedonian War (214–205 BC) - Stories Preschool

Was fought by Rome, allied (after 211 BC) with the Aetolian League and Attalus I of Pergamon, against Philip V of Macedon, contemporaneously with the Second Punic War (218–201 BC) against Carthage. View Historic Battles »


Second Punic War (218-201 BC)

Second Punic War (218-201 BC) - Stories Preschool

The Second Punic War, also referred to as The Hannibalic War and (by the Romans) the War Against Hannibal, lasted from 218 to 201 BC and involved combatants in the western and eastern Mediterranean. View Historic Battles »


Second Illyrian War (220-219 BC)

Second Illyrian War (220-219 BC) - Stories Preschool

Leading this fleet of 90 ships, Demetrius sailed south of Lissus, violating his earlier treaty and starting the war. Demetrius' fleet first attacked Pylos, where he captured 50 ships after several attempts. View Historic Battles »


First Illyrian War (229-228 BC)

First Illyrian War (229-228 BC) - Stories Preschool

Were a set of wars fought in the period 229–168 BC between the Roman Republic and the Ardiaei kingdom. Rome's concern was that the trade across the Adriatic Sea increased after the First Punic War at a time when Ardiaei power increased under queen Teuta. View Historic Battles »


First Punic War (264-241 BC)

First Punic War (264-241 BC) - Stories Preschool

The first of three wars fought between Ancient Carthage and the Roman Republic. For more than 20 years, the two powers struggled for supremacy, primarily on the Mediterranean island of Sicily and its surrounding waters, and also in North Africa. View Historic Battles »


Pyrrhic War (280–275 BC)

Pyrrhic War (280–275 BC) - Stories Preschool

The Pyrrhic War (280–275 BC) was a war Pyrrhus, the king of Epirus, in Greece, fought in southern Italy and Sicily. Pyrrhus was asked by the people of the Greek city of Tarentum in southern Italy to go to Italy to help them in their war with the Roman Republic. View Historic Battles »


Third Samnite War (298 to 290 BC)

Third Samnite War (298 to 290 BC) - Stories Preschool

The wars extended over half a century and the peoples to the east, north and west of Samnium as well as the peoples of central Italy north of Rome and the Senone Gauls got involved to various degrees and at various points in time. View Historic Battles »


Second Samnite War (326 to 304 BC)

Second (or Great) Samnite War (326 to 304 BC) - Stories Preschool

The second one was the result of Rome's intervention in the politics of the city of Naples and developed into a contest over the control of much of central and southern Italy. The Samnites were one of early Rome's most formidable rivals. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC)

Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC) - Stories Preschool

The Battle of Gaugamela, also called the Battle of Arbela, was the decisive battle of Alexander the Great's invasion of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. In 331 BC Alexander's army of the Hellenic League met the Persian army of Darius III near Gaugamela. View Historic Battles »


Siege of Tyre (332 BC)

Siege of Tyre (332 BC) - Stories Preschool

Orchestrated by Alexander the Great during his campaigns against the Persians. The Macedonian army was unable to capture the city through conventional means because it was on an island and had walls right up to the sea. View Historic Battles »


Battle of the Granicus River (334 BC)

Battle of the Granicus River (334 BC) - Stories Preschool

Fought in Northwestern Asia Minor, near the site of Troy, it was here that Alexander defeated the forces of the Persian satraps of Asia Minor, including a large force of Greek mercenaries led by Memnon of Rhodes. View Historic Battles »


Second Latin War (340-338 BC)

Second Latin War (340-338 BC) - Stories Preschool

A conflict between the Roman Republic and its neighbors the Latin peoples of ancient Italy. It ended in the dissolution of the Latin League, and incorporation of its territory into the Roman sphere of influence. View Historic Battles »


First Samnite War (343-341 BC)

First Samnite War (343-341 BC) - Stories Preschool

The Samnite Wars were fought between the Roman Republic and the Samnites. The first of these wars was the result of Rome's intervening to rescue the Campanian city of Capua from a Samnite attack. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Salamis (480 BC)

Battle of Salamis (480 BC) - Stories Preschool

Battle of Salamis was a naval battle fought between an alliance of Greek city-states under Themistocles and the Persian Empire under King Xerxes in 480 BC which resulted in a decisive victory for the outnumbered Greeks. View Historic Battles »


Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC)

Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC) - Stories Preschool

The battle was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Greece. View Historic Battles »


Latin War (498–493 BC)

Latin War (498–493 BC) - Stories Preschool

A war fought between the Roman Republic and the Latin League. According to the historical chronicles, the beginnings of this war between the Romans and Latins can be seen as early as 501 BC. View Historic Battles »


Battle of the 300 Champions (546 BC)

Battle of the 300 Champions (546 BC) - Stories Preschool

Was a battle fought in roughly 546 BC between Argos and Sparta. Rather than commit full armies both sides agreed to pitting 300 of their best men against each other. View Historic Battles »


Trojan War (1194–1184 BC)

Trojan War (1194–1184 BC) - Stories Preschool

In Greek mythology, the Trojan War (1194–1184 BC) was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta. View Historic Battles »


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