Most Important/Decisive Battles in History

*Limited to one battle per war, with an unfortunate but inevitable western bias.

Time Periods

~1500 BC - 600 BC
600 BC - 600
600 - 1450
1450 - 1750
1750 - 1900
1900 - Present

Europe

490 BC
216 BC
31 BC
9 AD
9 August 378
October 732
August 10, 955
14 October 1066
26 August 1346
15 July 1410
6 April 1453 - 29 May 1453
April 1491 - January 2, 1492
8 August 1588
16 November 1632
14 July 1683 - 12 September 1683
13 August 1704
8 July 1709
20 September 1792
18 June 1815
5 September 1914 - 12 September 1914

Asia

1457 BC
331 BC
15 August 636 - 20 August 636
August 26, 1071
June 7 1099 - July 15 1099
27 May 1905 - 28 May 1905
23 August 1942 - 2 February 1943
6 November 1948 - 10 January 1949
13 March 1954 - 7 May 1954
January 30, 1968 - March 28, 1968

Americas

May 26 1521 - August 13, 1521
November 16, 1532
13 September 1759
October 7, 1777
July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863