4500 years of Battles in 5 minutes

Man is an aggressive being. According to Wikipedia, there have been about 10,624 battles in the history of mankind. The animated map below shows the history of the wars in every battle.

The term “battle” referred to the meeting of two armies on a single battlefield and fought each other for anywhere from one to several days. The bloodiest battle in history is the battle of Changping that took place during the Warring States period in ancient China (260 BCE). Below is a ranking of the bloodiest battles in the history of mankind.

Top 20 bloodiest battles by casualties
RankBattleYearWar conflictCasualties
1Battle of Changping260 BCEQin’s wars of unification700,000
2Battle of Salsu612Goguryeo–Sui War302,300
3Battle of Kalinga262 BCEMaurya Empire vs. the state of Kalinga250,000
4Tumu Crisis1449Ming–Mongol War200,000
5Battle of the Catalaunian Plains451Hunnic Invasion165,000
6Battle of Fei River383The war between Qin dynasty and the Eastern Jin dynasty150,000
7Battle of Nhu Nguyet river1077Lý–Song War150,000
8Battle of Kulikovo1380Mongol raids against Rus’136,000
9Siege of Alesia52 BCEGallic Wars125,000
10Battle of Leipzig1813The Coalition of Austria, Prussia, Sweden, and Russia vs. French Emperor Napoleon I124,000
11Third Battle of Panipat1761Marathas vs. Afghans175,000
12Battle of Chamkaur1705Mughal-Sikh Wars112,500
13Battle of Red Cliffs208The Coalition of the southern warlords: Sun Quan, Liu Bei, and Liu Qi against the northern warlord Cao Cao100,000
14Battle of the Terek River1395Tokhtamysh–Timur war100,000
15Battle of Thymbra547 BCELydian–Persian War100,000
16Battle of Yamen1279Mongol conquest of the Song dynasty100,000
17Conquest of Delhi1398Timur’s Indian campaign100,000
18Battle of Malplaquet1709War of the Spanish Succession95,000
19Battle of Gwiju1019Third conflict in the Goryeo–Khitan War90,000
20The third battle of Bach Dang river1288Mongol invasion of Vietnam85,000

The most significant number of victories in battles were won by the mighty empires, which took part in many wars.

Which countries have won the most battles?
RankCountryWon battles
1France1115
2The United Kingdom / England1105
3United States833
4Russia491
5Germany425
6Spain387
7Poland344
8Rome259
9China244
10Turkey210

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Ganpati23
Ganpati23
4 months ago

The Somme in WW1 had about 1m casualties, and Stalingrad in WW2 had getting on for 2m. And that’s just the ones off the top of my head. Verdun and Passchendaele would prob beat that 700k figure at the top.

Bet this page is written by a Yank.

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Ganpati23

They said Battle, not war you dumb f***.

Javier
Javier
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

Stalingrad , Verdun , Passchendaele and The Somme were all battles and should at the top of this list

대한민국
대한민국
5 months ago

China was ruled by Manchu and Mongolians. North East China ruled by Korean Kingdoms.

Chaplin
Chaplin
3 years ago

What battles were inside the US in the last century?

Chaplin
Chaplin
3 years ago
Reply to  Chaplin

American Civil War (1861 – 1865)

Alex E
Alex E
3 years ago
Reply to  Chaplin

That was over 100 years ago. I’m wondering about the US battles that appeared in that video in last 50-100 years.

Russell Psota
Russell Psota
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex E

i WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE ONE IN IOWA AND FLORIDA IN 2017 ARE ALL ABOUT?

Yum
Yum
18 days ago
Reply to  Russell Psota

Battle for florida man supremacy.

Jeroen Rademakers
Jeroen Rademakers
4 months ago
Reply to  Chaplin

The attack on Pearl harbor. Short battle, but still a battle. If you mean by last century the 20th that is.

Amr Tamer
Amr Tamer
2 months ago

Pearl Harbor was an overseas colony, not an American state.

Gerald Dixon John Cummings
Gerald Dixon John Cummings
8 months ago
Reply to  Chaplin

Just the battle to get Donald Trump’s useless ass from the White House in 2021.

Chris Greaves
Chris Greaves
30 days ago

This author lazily copied one section of the Wikipedia entry for lists of battles by casualties ignoring pretty much all of modern history, including 5 battles in WW2 alone that exceeded 700,000 deaths

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