List of conflicts in Europe
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This is a list of conflicts in Europe ordered chronologically, including wars between European states, civil wars within European states, wars between a European state and a non-European state that took place within Europe, and global conflicts in which Europe was a theatre of war.
There are various definitions of Europe and in particular, there is a significant dispute about the eastern and southeastern boundaries, specifically about how to define the countries of the former Soviet Union. This list is based on a wide definition that includes much of the interface between Europe and Western Asia.
This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items with reliable sources.
Pre-500 BC
500–200 BC
200 BC onwards
1st–10th century AD
Battle of the Milvian Bridge, 312
Battle of the Hellespont, 324
11th century
Battle of Hastings (1066)
Battle of Gvozd Mountain, 1097
12th century
Monument of Didgori Battle, Georgia
13th century
Battle of Muret, 1213
14th century
Battle of Sluys, 1340, from a manuscript
Battle of Nájera, 1367
15th century
Battle of Formigny, 1450
16th century
Battle of Marignano, 1515
Siege of Narva, 1558
Siege of Szigetvar, 1566
St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, 1572
Battle of Sisak, 1593
17th century
Relief of Genoa, 1625
Action at La Hogue, 1692
18th century
Battle of Denain, 1712
Battle of Fontenoy, 1745
Great Siege of Gibraltar, 1779–83
19th century
Battle of Marengo, 1800
Napoléon at the Battle of Austerlitz (1805), by François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard
Scene from the Finnish War (1808), by Albert Edelfelt
Battle of Akhalzic (1828), by January Suchodolski
Napoleon III at the Battle of Solferino (1859), by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
The Sea Battle of Lissa by Carl Frederik Sørensen, 1868
20th century
Explosion of the Hawthorn Ridge mine, 1 July 1916, marked the beginning of the Battle of the Somme.
Republican International Brigadiers on a Soviet T-26 tank at the Battle of Belchite, 1937
German Stuka dive bombers in the Eastern Front (World War II) 1941–45
A Soviet IS-2 tank in Leipzig during the 1953 East Germany Uprising
Icelandic patrol ship ICGV Odinn and British frigate HMS Scylla clash during the Second Cod War
A "Sniper at work" sign in Crossmaglen, a symbol of the IRA sniper campaign in South Armagh during the last stages of the Northern Ireland Troubles
UNPROFOR troops on their way up "Sniper Alley" in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War
A Russian helicopter downed by Chechen militants, during the First Chechen War
The Russian Army's Vostok Battalion in South Ossetia
21st century
Damaged building during the Donbas War, in Lysychansk, Ukraine, 4 August 2014
Ongoing conflicts
Ongoing conflicts in Europe
ConflictIncludesDate startedDurationCasualties
Abkhaz–Georgian conflict198932 years4,000 to 15,000 killed
Georgian–Ossetian conflict198932 years2,000+ killed
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict20207 months, 1 week and 1 day7,000+ killed
Dissident Irish Republican campaign10/04/199823 years, 3 weeks and 4 daysUnknown
Chechen–Russian conflict1785236 years33,000 to 240,000 killed in Second Chechen War
Russo-Ukrainian War2014-02-207 years, 2 months, 2 weeks and 1 day12,800 to 13,000 killed, 27,000 to 30,000 wounded, as of December, 2018
See also
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa abLevy, Jack S. (July 15, 2014). War in the Modern Great Power System: 1495--1975. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 9780813163659 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Urlanis, B.Ts. (1960). Wars and population. p. 55.
  3. ^ Schmid, Carol L. (1981). Conflict and Consensus in Switzerland. University of California Press. p. 127.
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