Battles timeline

  • The Mauta Expedition

    When Muhammad summoned the nations the message of Islam, one of his letters was addressed to the governor of Ghassan, Shurahbil bin Amr, who was... Read more

  • The Battle of Hunain

    After the conquest of Mecca, the Muslims stayed in the city for two weeks when a news soon broke out that a big army had been mobilized in the... Read more

  • Tabuk Expedition

    With the conquest of Mecca, Islam marched with galloping speed throughout the length and breath of Arabia. The neighbouring Christian states,... Read more

  • Battle of Nahavand

    The Battle of Nahāvand (also Nihāvand or Nahāwand) (Arabic:معركة نهاوند) Battle of Nahāwand was fought in 642 between Arab Muslims and Sassanid... Read more

  • Second Arab siege of Constantinople

    The Second Arab Siege of Constantinople (717-718) was a combined land and sea effort by the Arabs to take the capital city of the Byzantine Empire,... Read more

  • The Battle of the Nobles

    The Battle of the Nobles (Arabic: غزوة الأشراف‎, Ghazwat al-Ashraf) was a decisive confrontation in the Berber Revolt in c. 740 CE. It resulted in... Read more

  • Battle of the Zab

    The Battle of the Zab took place on the banks of the Great Zab river in what is now Iraq on January 25, 750. It spelled the end of the Umayyad... Read more

  • The Battle of Talas

    The Battle of Talas(怛羅斯會戰) in 751 AD was a conflict between the Arab Abbasid Caliphate and the Chinese Tang Dynasty for control of the Syr Darya.... Read more

  • Battle of Dandanaqan

    The Battle of Dandanaqan was fought between the army of the Seljuqs and the Ghaznavid Empire. The battle ended with a Seljuq victory and brought... Read more

  • The Battle of Jacob's Ford

    Jerusalem has been and is considered by many to be one of the holiest cities in the world. For this reason, Christians and Muslims fought for... Read more

  • The First Battle of Tarain

    The First Battle of Tarain, was fought in 1191 at the town of Tarain (Taraori), near Thanesar in present-day Haryana, approximately 150 kilometers... Read more

  • The Second Battle of Tarain

    The following year Sultan Muḥammad Shahābuddīn Ghorī returned to India with a large force numbering 120,000. When he reached Lahore, he sent his... Read more

  • Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, end of the Almohad rule in Spain

    The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa took place on 16 July 1212 and was an important turning point in the Reconquista and in the medieval history of... Read more

  • Battle of Ain Jalut

    The Battle of Ain Jalut (or Ayn Jalut, in Arabic: عين جالوت, the "Spring of Goliath") took place on 3 September 1260 between the Egyptian Mamluks... Read more

  • Second Battle of Hims

    The second Battle of Hims was fought, on October 29, 1281, between the armies of the Mamluk dynasty of Egypt and Ilkhanate, division of the Mongol... Read more

  • The Battle of Sluys

    The decisive naval Battle of Sluys was fought on 24 June 1340 as one of the opening conflicts of the Hundred Years' War. It is historically... Read more

  • Battle of Kosovo

    The Battle of Kosovo was a battle fought in 1389 on St Vitus' Day, June 15*, between the Serbian Empire and its allies, and the Ottoman Empire, in... Read more

  • Battle of Ankara (Battle of Angora)

    The Battle of Ankara or Battle of Angora, fought on July 20, 1402, took place at the field of Çubuk (near Ankara) between the forces of the Ottoman... Read more

  • Battle of Panipat (1526)

    The first battle of Panipat took place in Northern India, and marked the beginning of the Mughal Empire. This was one of the earliest battles... Read more

  • Battle of Mohács

    The Battle of Mohács (Hungarian: mohácsi csata or mohácsi vész, Turkish: Mohaç savaşı or Mohaç meydan savaşı) was fought on August 29, 1526 near... Read more

  • Battle of Lepanto (1571)

    The Battle of Lepanto (Greek: Ναύπακτος, Naupaktos, pron. Náfpaktos; colloquial Greek: Έπαχτος, Épahtos; Turkish: İnebahtı) took place on 7 October... Read more

  • Battle of Ticonderoga

    The 1759 Battle of Ticonderoga was a tactically minor confrontation at Fort Carillon (now known as Fort Ticonderoga) on July 26 and 27, 1759,... Read more

  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in... Read more

  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    On the night of June 16, 1775, a detail of American troops acting under orders from Artemas Ward moved out of their camp, carrying picks, shovels,... Read more

  • Battle of Longue-Pointe

    Allen and his men crossed the St. Lawrence on the night of the 24th, landing at Longue-Pointe. The inhabitants he met there were friendly, but he... Read more