Famous Battles

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The battle in 1071 is featured on Age of Empires
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1274 BC
Egyptians and Hittites sign the first recorded peace treaty
Battle of Qadesh
480 BC
300 Spartans (and some 6000 other Greeks) hold the Achaemenid invasion
Battle of Thermopylae
331 BC
Alexander's greatest victory
Battle of Gaugamela
31 BC
Rome becomes an Empire
Battle of Actium
9
Germanic tribes under Ariminius smash three Roman legions
Battle of Teutoburg Forest
486
France wouldn't exist if Clovis had lost this one against Syagrius
Battle of Soissons
732
Franks under Charles Martel halt the Umayyad advance
Battle of Tours
1066
Everyone knows this one: Normans defeat Anglo-Saxons
Battle of Hastings
1071
Seljuks defeat the Byzantines and capture their emperor
Battle of Mazinkert
1291
Crusaders are expelled from the Holy Land for good
Fall of Acre
1415
A great English victory against the French, immortalized by Shakespeare
Battle of Agincourt
1453
Ottomans conquer their capital
Fall of Constantinople
1565
Jean Parisot de Valette holds this island against the Ottomans, which earns him having the capital named after him
Great Siege of Malta
1683
Ottomans' advance is halted
Second Siege of Vienna
1805
Napoleon's greatest victory
Battle of Austerlitz
1815
Napoleon's final defeat
Battle of Waterloo
1915-6
England and France fail to invade the Ottomans through this peninsula
Battle of Gallipoli
1920
Poland avoids conquest at their last stand
Battle of Warsaw
1942-3
Bloodiest battle in history, over 2 million deaths
Battle of Stalingrad
1992-6
This city is under siege from the first day of the war to the last
Siege of Sarajevo
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