List of conflicts in Europe

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"War in Europe" redirects here. For the board game, see War in Europe (game).

This is a list of conflicts in Europe ordered chronologically, including wars between European nations, civil wars within European nations, wars between a European nation and a non-European nation 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 significant dispute about the eastern and southeastern boundaries, specifically about how to define the countries of the former Soviet Union and break-away nations of the Russian Federation. This list is based on a wide definition that includes much of the interface between Europe and Southwest Asia.


Pre-500 BC[edit]

500 BC onwards[edit]

1st–10th century AD[edit]

Appletons' John Adams engraving.jpg

11th century[edit]

Battle of Hastings (1066)

12th century[edit]

Monument of Didgori Battle, Georgia

13th century[edit]

14th century[edit]

15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

Explosion of the Hawthorn Ridge mine, 1 July 1916, marked the beginning of the Battle of the Somme.
Republican International Brigadiers 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 Third 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
UN 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[edit]

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