List of wars involving Austria

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This article is an incomplete list of wars and conflicts involving Austria.

  Austrian victory
  Austrian defeat
  Another result (e.g. a treaty or peace without a clear result, status quo ante bellum, result of civil or internal conflict, result unknown or indecisive)
  Ongoing conflict

Archduchy of Austria (1156-1804)[edit]

Start Finish Name of Conflict Belligerents (excluding Austria, mentioned as a state of the Holy Roman Empire) Outcome
Allies Enemies
1189 1192 Third Crusade Crusaders:

Armoiries de Jérusalem.svg Kingdom of Jerusalem
England COA.svg Kingdom of England
Arms of the Kingdom of France (Ancien).svg Kingdom of France
Holy Roman Empire Arms-single head.svg Holy Roman Empire

Flag of Ayyubid Dynasty.svg Ayyubids

Flag of Jihad.svg Zengids
Seljuk Empire
Palaiologos-Dynasty-Eagle.svg Byzantine Empire
Aragon-Sicily Arms.svg Kingdom of Sicily

Victory
1213 1221 Fifth Crusade Crusaders:

Blason Empire Latin de Constantinople.svg Latin Empire of Constantinople
Armoiries Chypre.svg Kingdom of Cyprus
Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm
Holy Roman Empire Arms-single head.svg Holy Roman Empire
Cross of the Knights Templar.svg Knights Templar
Den tyske ordens skjold.svg Teutonic Knights
Cross of the Knights Hospitaller.svg Knights Hospitaller
Coa Hungary Country History Bela III (1172-1196).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Counts of Holland Arms.svg County of Holland
Arms of the Kings of France (France Ancien).svg Kingdom of France
Emblem of the Papacy SE.svg Papal States

Egyptians:

Flag of Ayyubid Dynasty.svg Ayyubids

Defeat
1260 1260 War of Styria Blason Boheme.svg Kingdom of Bohemia
Austria coat of arms simple.svg Duchy of Austria
Coa Hungary Country History (855-1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Victory
1278 1278 Battle on the Marchfeld Holy Roman Empire Arms-single head.svg Holy Roman Empire
Gules a fess argent.svg Austrian lands
Coa Hungary Country History Bela III (1172-1196).svg Kingdom of Hungary (including Cumans and Szeklers)
& mercenaries: Swabians, Styrians, Bavarians etc.
Blason Boheme.svg Kingdom of Bohemia
& mercenaries: Brandenburgians, Meissens, Silesians, Poles etc.
Victory
1298 1298 Battle of Göllheim Austria coat of arms simple.svg Duchy of Austria
Blason Boheme.svg Kingdom of Bohemia
Arms of Nassau.svg County of Nassau
Arms of the Palatinate (Bavaria-Palatinate).svg Electoral Palatinate
Victory
1527 1528 Hungarian campaign of 1527–1528 Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor (after 1400).svg Holy Roman Empire
Flag of Cross of Burgundy.svg Spain
Wappen Königreich Böhmen.png Bohemia
CoA of the Kingdom of Croatia.svgKingdom of Croatia (Habsburg)
Flag of the Papal States (1808-1870).svg Papal States
Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Hungary (Kingdom of Ferdinand's)
Flag of Serbia 1281.svg Voivodian Serbs
 Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Moldavia Moldavia
Coat of arms of Hungary.png Hungary (Kingdom of Szapolyai's)
Victory
1529 Balkan campaign of 1529 Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor (after 1400).svg Holy Roman Empire
Flag of Cross of Burgundy.svg Spain
Wappen Königreich Böhmen.png Bohemia
Papal States
CoA of the Kingdom of Croatia.svg Croatia
Coat of arms of Hungary.png Hungary (Kingdom of Ferdinand's)
 Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Moldavia Moldavia
Coat of arms of Hungary.png Hungary (Kingdom of Szapolyai's)
Defeat
1529 Siege of Vienna Charles V Arms-personal.svg Empire of Charles V:

With German, Spanish, Czech, Polish, and Lipka Tatar mercenaries

 Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Moldavia Moldavia
Victory
1530 1552 Little War in Hungary  Holy Roman Empire
 Spain
Emblem of the Papacy SE.svg Papal States
 Bohemia
CoA of the Kingdom of Croatia.svg Kingdom of Croatia
Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Hungarian Kingdom of Ferdinand's
 Ottoman Empire
 Moldavia
Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Hungarian Kingdom of Szapolyai's
 Wallachia
Serbian Despotate
 France
Inconclusive
1593 1604 Long War (Ottoman wars)  Holy Roman Empire
Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary
CoA of the Kingdom of Croatia.svg Kingdom of Croatia
Flag of Bohemia.svg Kingdom of Bohemia

Coat of arms of Transylvania.svg Transylvania
 Wallachia
 Moldavia
Flag of the Cossack Hetmanat.svg Zaporozhian Host
 Spain
Serbian rebels
 Papal States
 Venice
 Saxony
Medici Flag of Tuscany.png Tuscany
Flag of Shah Tahmasp I.svg Persia
Cross Order of Saint Stephanus.svg Knights of St. Stephen
Bulgarian rebels
Coat of arms of the House of Este (1471).svg Duchy of Ferrara
Coat of arms of the House of Gonzaga (1433).svg Duchy of Mantua
Republic of Dubrovnik Flag.png Republic of Ragusa
 Duchy of Savoy
 Ottoman Empire
Gerae-tamga.svg Crimean Khanate
Nogai Khanate
Defeat
1618 1648 Thirty Years' War  Holy Roman Empire

Spain and its possessions
Denmark Denmark-Norway (1643-1645)

Sweden Sweden

 France
 Bohemia
Denmark Denmark-Norway (1625-1629)
 Saxony
 United Provinces
Electorate of the Palatinate
Brunswick-Lüneburg Arms.svg Brunswick-Lüneburg
 England
 Scotland
Brandenburg-Prussia
Transylvania
Hungarian Anti-Habsburg Rebels
 Ottoman Empire

Defeat
1663 1664 Austro-Turkish War (1663-1664)  Ottoman Empire Austrian military victory
Ottoman diplomatic victory
1680 Peasant Uprising Austria coat of arms simple.svg Duchy of Austria Czech Peasants Victory
1683 1699 Great Turkish War  Holy Roman Empire
Russia Tsardom of Russia
Flag of the Cossack Hetmanat.svg Cossack Hetmanate
Union Sachsen-Polen-Litauen.png Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
 Republic of Venice
War Flag of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary
Croatia CoA 1990.svg Kingdom of Croatia
Albanian rebels
Serb rebels
Greek rebels
 Spain
 Ottoman Empire
Gerae-tamga.svg Crimean Khanate
Victory
1688 1697 Nine Years' War Grand Alliance:
 Dutch Republic
 England
 Holy Roman Empire
 Spain
 Piedmont-Savoy
 Sweden (until 1691)
 Scotland
 France
 Irish Jacobites
Inconclusive
1701 1714 War of the Spanish Succession Armoiries Charles VI de Habsbourg.svg Spain loyal to Archduke Charles
 Habsburg Monarchy
 England
 Great Britain
 Dutch Republic
 Duchy of Savoy
 Prussia
Portugal Kingdom of Portugal
Escudo del Principe de Asturias 1700-1761 (sin diferencias).png Spain loyal to Philip V of Spain
 Kingdom of France
Bavaria Electorate of Bavaria
Inconclusive
1716 1718 Austro-Turkish War of 1716–1718  Ottoman Empire Victory
1718 1720 War of the Quadruple Alliance  Great Britain
 France
 Holy Roman Empire
 Dutch Republic
 Savoy
 Spain Victory
1735 1739 Russo-Austrian-Turkish War (1735–1739) Flag of Russia.svg Russian Empire

 Habsburg Empire

 Ottoman Empire Austrian defeat against the Ottomans
Russian victory over the Ottomans
16 December 1740 18 October 1748 War of the Austrian Succession  Great Britain
Province of Hanover Hanover
 Dutch Republic
 Saxony (1743–45)
 Kingdom of Sardinia
 Russia
(1741–43) (1748)
 Kingdom of Prussia
(1740–42) (1744–45)
Spain Kingdom of Spain (1740-1746)
 Kingdom of France
Bavaria Bavaria (1741–45)
 Saxony (1741–42)
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Naples and Sicily
 Republic of Genoa
Sweden Sweden (1741–43)
Defeat
1756 1763 Seven Years' War  France
Russia Russia
 Spain
 Sweden
 Saxony
 Prussia
 Great Britain
Province of Hanover Hanover
Flagge Herzogtum Braunschweig.svg Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Kingdom of Portugal
Hesse Hesse-Kassel
Schaumburg-Lippe
Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg Iroquois Confederacy
Defeat
1775 Peasant Uprising Austria coat of arms simple.svg Duchy of Austria Czech Peasants Victory
1778 1779 War of the Bavarian Succession  Kingdom of Prussia
 Electorate of Saxony
Inconclusive
1787 1791 Austro-Turkish War (1787-1791)  Ottoman Empire Inconclusive
1792 1797 War of the First Coalition  Holy Roman Empire
 Prussia
 Great Britain
Kingdom of France French Royalists
Spain Spain
Portugal
 Sardinia
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Naples and Sicily
Other Italian states
 Ottoman Empire
 Dutch Republic
France French Republic

 Spain
 Batavian Republic
Poland Polish Legions
French client states

Defeat
1798 1802 War of the Second Coalition  Russia

 Great Britain
Kingdom of France French Royalists
Portugal
 Two Sicilies
 Ottoman Empire

France French Republic

 Spain
Denmark Denmark-Norway
Poland Polish Legions
French client states

Defeat

Austrian Empire (1804-1867)[edit]

Start Finish Name of Conflict Belligerents (excluding the Austrian Empire) Outcome
Allies Enemies
1803 1806 War of the Third Coalition  Russian Empire

 United Kingdom
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Kingdom of Sicily
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Kingdom of Naples
Portugal
 Sweden

France First French Empire

French client states

Defeat
10 April 1809 14 October 1809 War of the Fifth Coalition  United Kingdom

Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Sicily
 Sardinia
Black Brunswickers

France First French Empire

French client states

Defeat
1813 1814 War of the Sixth Coalition  Russia
 Prussia
 United Kingdom
 Sweden
Spain Spain
Portugal
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Sicily
 Sardinia
France First French Empire

French client states

Victory
20 March 1815 8 July 1815 War of the Seventh Coalition Seventh Coalition:

 Russian Empire
 Prussia
 United Kingdom
Province of Hanover Hanover
Nassau
Brunswick
 Sweden
 United Netherlands
 Spain
Portugal
 Sardinia
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Sicily
Tuscany Tuscany
Switzerland Switzerland
Kingdom of France French Royalists

France First French Empire
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Naples
Victory
1820 1821 Carbonari uprisings of 1820–1821 Carbonari.svg Carbonari Victory
1839 1841 Second Egyptian-Ottoman War Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire United Kingdom British Empire
Russian Empire Russian Empire
Flag of Egypt (1844-1867).svg Egypt
France Kingdom of the French

Spain Spanish Empire

Victory
1848 November 1849 Czech Revolution  Austrian Empire Czechs Victory
15 March 1848 1849 Hungarian Revolution of 1848  Russia War Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Victory
23 March 1848 24 March 1849 First Italian War of Independence Flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia.svg Kingdom of Sardinia
Tuscany Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Briefly allied with:
Flag of the Papal States (1808-1870).svg Papal States
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
Victory
29 April 1859 11 July 1859 Second Italian War of Independence Kingdom of Sardinia Kingdom of Sardinia

France Second French Empire

Defeat
1 February 1864 30 October 1864 Second Schleswig War  Prussia  Denmark Victory
14 June 1866 23 August 1866 Austro-Prussian War Flag of the German Confederation (war).svg German Confederation:

 Saxony
 Bavaria
 Baden
 Württemberg
 Hanover
Flagge Großherzogtum Hessen ohne Wappen.svg Hesse-Darmstadt
Hesse Hesse-Kassel
Flagge Fürstentum Reuß ältere Linie.svg Reuss Elder Line
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Meiningen
Flagge Fürstentum Schaumburg-Lippe.svg Schaumburg-Lippe
Flagge Herzogtum Nassau (1806-1866).svg Nassau
Flag of the Free City of Frankfurt.svg Free City of Frankfurt

 Prussia

 Italy
Flagge Großherzogtümer Mecklenburg.svg Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Flagge Großherzogtümer Mecklenburg.svg Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Civil flag of Oldenburg.svg Oldenburg
Flagge Herzogtum Anhalt.svg Anhalt
 Brunswick
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Altenburg
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1911-1920).svg Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Flagge Fürstentum Lippe.svg Lippe
Flagge Fürstentümer Schwarzburg.svg Schwarzburg
Flag of Germany.svg Waldeck
Flag of Bremen (middle arms).svg Bremen
Flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg
Flag of the Free City of Lübeck.svg Lübeck

Defeat

Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867-1918)[edit]

Start Finish Name of Conflict Belligerents (excluding the Austro-Hungarian Empire) Outcome
Allies Enemies
September/October 1869 11 January 1870 Uprising in Krivošije Krivošije tribesmen Defeat
29 July 1878 20 October 1878 Occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Ottoman Empire Victory
2 November 1899 7 September 1901 Boxer Rebellion Eight-Nation Alliance:

 Japan
 Russia
 United Kingdom
France France
 United States
 Germany
 Italy

Righteous Harmony Society

 Qing Empire

Victory
1914 1918 World War I Central Powers

 Germany
 Ottoman Empire
 Bulgaria (1915–18)

Allies:

France France
 British Empire
 Russia (1914–17)
 Italy
 United States (1917–18)
 Serbia
and others

Defeat, the Austro-Hungarian Empire is dissolved.

First Austrian Republic (1919–1934)[edit]

Start Finish Name of Conflict Belligerents (excluding Austria) Outcome
Allies Enemies
1921 1921 Uprising in West Hungary Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg Hungary
Flag of Hungary.svg Rongyos Gárda
Flag of Banate of Leitha.svg Lajtabánság
Islam symbol plane2 green.png Bosnian and Albanian Muslim volunteers
Victory, Sopron and its area remained in Hungary.

Modern Austria[edit]

Start Finish Name of Conflict Belligerents (excluding Austria) Outcome
Allies Enemies
1939 1945 World War II Axis powers
Allies Defeat, Austria recovers independence from Germany.
2001 ongoing War in Afghanistan  Afghanistan

 United States
ISAF-Logo.svg ISAF

Afghanistan Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Fall of Taliban régime

Ongoing Taliban insurgency

See also[edit]