List of wars involving Hungary

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This is a list of military conflicts in which Hungarian armed forces participated in or took place on the historical territory of Hungary.

Middle Ages[edit]

Wars under the Árpád-dynasty's rule[edit]

Date Conflict Allies Enemies Result
around 830 Hungarian–Khazar War Hungarian tribes Khazars Hungarian victory
894 Byzantine-Bulgarian War (894)  Byzantine Empire
Hungarian tribes
First Bulgarian Empire
around 895 – 902 Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin Hungarian tribes East Francia
Great Moravia
First Bulgarian Empire
South Slavic tribes
Vlachs
Hungarian occupation of the Carpathian Basin
(836) 862 – 970 Hungarian invasions of Europe Hungarian tribes Kingdom of Italy
East Francia
West Francia
Middle Francia
Great Moravia
 Byzantine Empire
Al-Andalus
First Bulgarian Empire
Principality of Serbia
Stalemate
960 Hungarian-Serbian War (960) Hungarian tribes Principality of Serbia Hungarian victory
997 Koppány's revolt Principality of Hungary
 Holy Roman Empire
Koppány's army Koppány's defeat
1003 Stephen I's military campaign against Gyula transilvanian ruler Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Hungarian royal army Successful campaign
1008 (?) Stephen I's military campaign against Ajtony, a tribal leader in the Banat Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Hungarian army Ajtony's army Successful campaign, Ajtony's defeat
1017–1018 Hungarian – Polish war Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary POL Przemysł II 1295 COA.svg Duchy of Poland Stalemate
around 1018 Pecheneg attack against Hungary Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Pecheneg tribes Hungarian victory
1018 Hungarian – Bulgarian war Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary
 Byzantine Empire
First Bulgarian Empire Hungarian-Byzantine victory
1030–1031 Conrad II's military campaign against Hungary Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Holy Roman Empire Hungarian victory
1041 Uprising against Peter king Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Hungarian Army Hungarian nobles Suppression of Peter king
1042–1043 German – Hungarian wars Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Holy Roman Empire Hungarian defeat
1044 Henry III's military campaign against Hungary Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Aba Sámuel kings army  Holy Roman Empire
Peter king and his allies
Defeat of Aba Sámuel, restoration of Peter
1046 War between Peter king and prince Andrew Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Peter king's army
 Holy Roman Empire
Andrew I's army
Kievan Rus
Andrew's victory
1046 Vata pagan uprising Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Peter king, later Andrew I king paganic rebels Andrew's victory
1051–1052 Henry III's military campaigns against Hungary Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Holy Roman Empire
Duchy of Bohemia
Hungarian victory
1056–1058 German – Hungarian border war Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Holy Roman Empire Stalemate, treaty of Marchfeld
1060 Civil war between Andrew I king and his brother, Béla Andrew I's army
 Holy Roman Empire
Béla I's army
POL Przemysł II 1295 COA.svg Kingdom of Poland
Béla I's victory
1061 Second paganic uprising Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Hungarian army paganic rebels Uprising suppressed
1068 Pecheneg attack against Hungary Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary pecheneg tribes Hungarian victory
1071–1072 Hungarian – Byzantine war Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Byzantine Empire Hungarian victory
1074 Civil war between Solomon king and his cousins Géza and Ladislaus Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Solomon's army
 Holy Roman Empire
Duchy of Bohemia
Géza's army
POL Przemysł II 1295 COA.svg Kingdom of Poland
Solomon's suppression
1075 Henry IV's military campaign against Hungary Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Holy Roman Empire
Solomon's army
Hungarian victory
1085 Pecheneg invasion of Hungary Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary pecheneg tribes
Solomon's army
Hungarian victory
1091 Pecheneg attack against Hungary Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary pecheneg tribes Hungarian victory
1091 Hungarian occupation of Croatia Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Kingdom of Croatia Hungarian victory
1093–1097 Petar Svačić's Croatian uprising against the Hungarian rule Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Kingdom of Croatia Hungarian victory
1094–1095 Ladislaus I's intervention in the polish and bohemish internal conflicts
1096 Coloman king's defensive operations against the different armys of the Peoples crusade Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary crusaders Hungarian victories
1098–1099 Coloman's war against the Kievan Rus' Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Davyd Ihorevych's army
Mstyslav Sviatopolkovych's army
pecheneg tribes
Hungarian defeat
1105 Siege of Zara and occupation of Dalmatia Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Dalmatian cities
Venice
Hungarian victory
1108 Hungarian war with the Holy Roman Empire Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Holy Roman Empire
Duchy of Bohemia
Hungarian victory
1108–1126 Hungarian – Bohemian wars Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Duchy of Bohemia Peace agreement
1115–1119 Hungarian – Venetian wars Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Republic of Venice Hungarian defeat
1123 Stephen II's intervention in the Kievan Rus' internal conflict Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Iaroslav from Vladimir
Kievan Rus' Hungarian retreat
1124–1125 Hungarian – Venetian war Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Republic of Venice Hungarian defeat
1127–1129 Byzantine-Hungarian War (1127–29) Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Serbian Grand Principality
 Byzantine Empire Peace agreement
1132 Hungarian – Polish war Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Duchy of Austria
POL Przemysł II 1295 COA.svg Kingdom of Poland Hungarian victory
1136–1137 Béla II's balcanic campaigns (against Venice and the Byzantine Empire) Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Byzantine Empire
 Republic of Venice
Hungarian victory
1146 German – Hungarian war Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Duchy of Bavaria
Duchy of Austria
Hungarian victory
1149–1152 Géza II's intervention in the conflict between the Principality of Halych and Kievan Rus' Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Kievan Rus'
Principality of Halych Peace agreement
1148–1155 Hungarian – Byzantine wars Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Serbian Grand Principality
 Byzantine Empire ceasefire
1162–1165 Hungarian civil war between Stephen III and his uncles Ladislaus and Stephen Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary
 Holy Roman Empire
Ladislaus and Stephen's army
 Byzantine Empire
Stephen III's victory
1167 Battle of Sirmium Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Banate of Bosnia
 Byzantine Empire
Serbian Grand Principality
Decisive Byzantine victory
1180–1184 Hungarian – Byzantine war Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Byzantine Empire Hungarian victory
1188–1189 Béla III's military campaign against Halych Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Principality of Halych Hungarian victory
1197–1199 Civil war between Emeric king and his brother Andrew Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Emeric's army Andrew's army Emeric's victory
1201–1205 Emeric's balcanic wars Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Coat of arms of the Second Bulgarian Empire.svg Second Bulgarian Empire
Grand Principality of Serbia
Bosnia
Hungarian victories
1202 Siege of Zara Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary soldiers of the fourth crusade
 Republic of Venice
Hungarian defeat
1213–1214, 1219, 1233–1234 Andrew II's military campaigns against Halych Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Principality of Halych Hungarian retreat
1217–1218 Andrew II's participation in the Fifth crusade Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Archduchy of Austria
Blason Empire Latin de Constantinople.svg Latin Empire of Constantinople
Flag of Ayyubid Dynasty.svg Ayyubids Hungarian retreat
1237 Bosnian Crusade Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Coloman of Galicia-Lodomeria "heretics" within the Banate of Bosnia Hungarian retreat
1241–1242 Mongol invasion of Hungary Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary mongols decisive mongol victory
1243 Siege of Zara Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Republic of Venice Hungarian defeat
1246 Battle of Leitha Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Archduchy of Austria Austrian retreat
1250–1278 Hungarian – Bohemian wars Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary
 Holy Roman Empire
Small coat of arms of the Czech Republic.svg Kingdom of Bohemia
Duchy of Austria
Bohemian defeat
1264–1265 Internal conflict between Béla IV and his son, Stephen Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Béla I's army Stephen's army Stephen's victory, he got eastern Hungary as a duchy
1268 Mačva War Béla IV of Hungary  Kingdom of Serbia (medieval), Stefan Uroš I Peace
1272–1279 Feudal anarchy Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Ladislaus IV king
Csák noble family
Kőszegi noble family
Gutkeled noble family
Royal victory
1277 Stefan Dragutin-Stefan Uroš I conflict Stefan Dragutin
Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary
 Kingdom of Serbia (medieval) Stefan Uroš I Stefan Dragutin
1277 Hungary's war with the vlach ruler, Litovoi Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Coat of Arms of the Bulgarian-Wallachian Empire.jpg Litovoi's army Hungarian victory
1282 Cumanic uprising Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary cumanic tribes Hungarian victory
1285 Mongol attack against Hungary Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Golden Horde flag 1339.svg Golden Horde mongol retreat
1291 German – Hungarian war Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Holy Roman Empire Hungarian victory
1292–1300 Andrew III's war with the Kőszegi Hungarian noble family Flag of Hungary (11th c. - 1301).svg Kingdom of Hungary Kőszegi family Andrew's victory

Wars between 1301 and 1526[edit]

Date Conflict Allies Enemies Result
1301–1308 Hungarian interregnum, fightings for the country's throne Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Charles of Anjou
Duchy of Austria
Máté Csák's army
László Kán's army
Small coat of arms of the Czech Republic.svg Kingdom of Bohemia
Duchy of Bavaria
Kőszegi Hungarian noble family
Charles became Hungarian king
1310–1321 Charles I's wars for the centralized power against the Hungarian aristocracy Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Kingdom of Hungary Máté Csák
Aba family
Borsa family
Apor family
Kőszegi family
Royal victory, centralization of the Hungarian Kingdom
1317 Belgrade and Banate of Mačva Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Charles I of Hungary  Kingdom of Serbia (medieval), Stefan Milutin Charles I
1322–1337 Hungarian–Austrian War Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Kingdom of Hungary Duchy of Austria
Holy Roman Empire
Kőszegi family
Babonić Croatian noble family
status quo ante bellum
1321–1324 Hungarian–Serbian War Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Bosnia
Stephen Vladislav II of Syrmia
 Kingdom of Serbia (medieval) Hungarian defeat
1330 Hungarian-Wallachian War Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Kingdom of Hungary Coa Romania Country Wallachia History 2 (14th century).svg Wallachia Hungarian defeat in the battle of Posada
1347–1349, 1350–1352 Hungarian-Naples Wars Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Kingdom of Hungary Flag of the Kingdom of Naples.svg Kingdom of Naples First campaign: temporary Hungarian victory
Second campaign: status quo ante bellum
1345–1358 Hungarian–Venetian War Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Kingdom of Hungary Republic of Venice Treaty of Zadar
1345 Hungary's war with the Golden Horde Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Kingdom of Hungary Golden Horde flag 1339.svg Golden Horde Hungarian victory, liberation of Moldavia under mongol rule
1360–1369 Louis I's balcanic wars (against Serbia, Bulgaria, Wallachia and Bosnia) Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Kingdom of Hungary  Serbian Empire
Coat of arms of the Second Bulgarian Empire.svg Second Bulgarian Empire
Bosnia
Wallachia Wallachia
Temporary Hungarian victories
1366–1367 Hungarian–Osman War Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Blason duche fr Savoie.svg Duchy of Savoya
Wappen Padua.png Padova
Flag of Most Serene Republic of Venice.svg Republic of Venice
France Ancient.svg Kingdom of France
Palaiologos-Dynasty-Eagle.svg Byzantine Empire
Zulfikar flag.svg Ottoman Empire
BG-gerb1483.png Second Bulgarian Empire
Christian victory
1372–1381 War of Chioggia Wappen Padua.png Padua
Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Hungarian Kingdom
Flag of Genoa.svg Republic of Genoa
Armoiries Habsbourg.svg Duchy of Austria
Flag of Most Serene Republic of Venice.svg Republic of Venice
Flag of Milan.svg Milan
Zulfikar flag.svg Ottoman Empire
Armoiries Chypre.svg Kingdom of Cyprus
Venetian victory
1375–1377 Hungarian–Osman War Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Kingdom of Hungary Zulfikar flag.svg Ottoman Empire
BG-gerb1483.png Second Bulgarian Empire
Wallachia Wallachia
Hungarian victory
1384–1394 Civil war between a part of the Hungarian nobility and Mary, Queen of Hungary and Sigismund king Coa Hungary Country History Charles I (1310-1342).svg Kingdom of Hungary Horváti family
Flag of the Kingdom of Naples.svg Kingdom of Naples
Sigismund's victory
1391–1396 Hungarian–Osman War  Holy Roman Empire
Kingdom of France Kingdom of France[1]
Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary
Wallachia Wallachia
Sovereign Military Order of Malta Knights Hospitaller
 Republic of Venice
 Republic of Genoa
Coat of Arms of the Emperor of Bulgaria (by Conrad Grünenberg).png Second Bulgarian Empire
Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Moravian Serbia
Christian defeat in the Battle of Nicopolis
1409-1411 Polish–Lithuanian–Teutonic War Teuton flag.svg Teutonic Knights
Coa Hungary Country History (15th century).svg Kingdom of Hungary
POL Przemysł II 1295 COA.svg Kingdom of Poland
Coat of arms of Lithuania.svg Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Polish victory
1411–1433 Hungarian–Venetian War Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary
Flag of Milan.svg Milan
Republic of Venice Dalmatia became part of Venice
1415–1419 Hungarian–Osman War Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary  Ottoman Empire Stalemate
1419–1434 Hussite Wars Holy Roman Empire
Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary
hussites defeat of radical hussites
1428–1432 War of the South Danube Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary
Wallachia Wallachia
Alex K Grundwald flags 1410-03.svg Grand Duchy of Lithuania
 Ottoman Empire Armistice
1437 Budai Nagy Antal revolt Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary transilvanian peasants Defeat of the rebels
1437–1442 Hungarian–Ottoman border conflicts, Ottoman raids in South-Hungary and Transylvania Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary  Ottoman Empire Hungarian victory
1440–1442 Civil war between Wladyslaw I and Ladislaus Coat of Arms of the Polish Crown.svg Kingdom of Poland
Hungarian nobles
Cillei family and other Hungarian nobles Peace agreement, Wladyslaw is accepted as Hungarian king
1443–1444 Long campaign Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary  Ottoman Empire Hungarian retreat
1444–1448 Hungarian–Ottoman War
(1444, Crusade of Varna)
Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary
Wallachia Wallachia
 Ottoman Empire
Moravian Serbia
Hungarian retreat
1456 Siege of Belgrade Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary  Ottoman Empire Hungarian victory
1458–1459 Matthias I's war with Ján Jiskra Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary Jiskra's soldiers Royal victory
1458–1465 War in Bosnia Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary  Ottoman Empire A part of Bosnia is occupied by the Ottoman Empire
1465–1471 Hussite uprising in North-Hungary Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary Czech hussite rebels Hungarian victory
1467 Hungarian - Moldavian war Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary Moldavia Hungarian defeat in the battle of Baia
1468–1478 Bohemian War (1468-1478) Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary Kingdom of Bohemia Treaty of Olmütz, Matthias became king of Bohemia
1471–1476 Matthias's intervention in the Moldovian – Osman War Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary
Moldavia
 Ottoman Empire After initial Hungarian-moldavian victories Hungary stopped the advocating of Moldavia, so Stephen III moldavian ruler became vasal of the Ottoman Empire.
1479 Battle of Breadfield Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary  Ottoman Empire
Wallachia Wallachia
Hungarian victory
1480–1481 Battle of Otranto Flag of the Kingdom of Naples.svg Kingdom of Naples
Aragon Arms.svg Kingdom of Aragon
Coa Hungary Country History Mathias Corvinus (1458-1490) big.svg Kingdom of Hungary
 Ottoman Empire Christian victory
1482–1488 Austrian-Hungarian War (1477-1488) Coa Hungary Country History Mathias Corvinus (1458-1490) big.svg Kingdom of Hungary Holy Roman Empire Hungarian victory, capture of Wien in 1485
1490–1491 War of Hungarian succession Kingdom of Bohemia Holy Roman Empire
Kingdom of Poland (the two countries were not allies)
The bohemian king, Wladislaus won over the polish army and get the Hungarian throne, but is defeated by the Holy Roman Empire's army, which conquested back Wien and the other parts of Austria.
1491–1495 Hungarian – Osman war Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary  Ottoman Empire Stalemate
1492–1493 The Black Army's uprising Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary Black Army Destruction of the black army
1499–1504 Hungarian – Osman war Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary  Ottoman Empire Stalemate
1512–1520 Hungarian – Osman war Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary  Ottoman Empire Successful defensive operations against the ottomans
1514 Peasants revolt, led by György Dózsa Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary Peasants Revolt suppressed
1521–1526 Hungarian – Osman war (ended with the Battle of Mohács) Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Kingdom of Hungary  Ottoman Empire Hungarian defeat, destruction of the medieval Hungarian kingdom

Wars between 1526 and 1699[edit]

Wars between 1700 and 1900[edit]

Wars in the 20th century[edit]

Date Conflict Allies Enemies Result
1914-1918 World War I Central Powers
 Austria-Hungary
 German Empire
 Ottoman Empire
 Bulgaria
Allied Powers
 Russian Empire
 France
 British Empire
 Kingdom of Serbia
 Kingdom of Montenegro
 Belgium
 Japan
 Italy
 Portugal
 Romania
 United States
 Hejaz
 Greece
 Brazil
Thailand Siam
Allied Victory
1919 Hungarian–Romanian War  Hungarian Soviet Republic  Romania Romanian Victory
1921 Uprising in West Hungary  Austria
Hungary Hungary
(disarmament of the rebels in 1921)
Flag of Hungary.svg Rongyos Gárda
Lajtabánság zászlaja.jpg Lajtabánság
Islam symbol plane2 green.png Bosnian and Albanian Muslim volunteers
Sopron and its area remained in Hungary
1939 Slovak-Hungarian War Hungary Hungary  Slovakia Hungarian Victory
1941 Invasion of Yugoslavia Nazi Germany Germany
 Italy
Hungary Hungary
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Axis Victory
1941-1945 World War II Axis Powers
Nazi Germany Germany
 Italy
 Empire of Japan
 Romania
Hungary Hungary
 Slovakia
 Bulgaria
 Thailand
 Croatia
 Manchukuo
 Mengjiang
 Albania
 Finland
Allied Powers
 United Kingdom
 Soviet Union
 United States
 France
 China
 Poland
 Canada
 India
 Australia
 Greece
Yugoslavia
 Netherlands
 Belgium
 New Zealand
 South Africa
Norway
 Denmark
Luxembourg
Czechoslovakia
 Ethiopia
Brazil
 Mexico
 Colombia
Cuba
Philippines
Mongolia
Allied Victory
1956 Hungarian Revolution of 1956 Hungarian revolutionaries  Soviet Union
Hungarian People's Republic People's Republic of Hungary
Revolution crushed
1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia Warsaw Pact
Soviet Union Soviet Union
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Poland Poland
 East Germany
Hungary Hungary
 Czechoslovakia Prague Spring crushed

21st century[edit]

  • 2003–2004  : Iraq War (1 soldier, 3 civilian killed, 12 soldier wounded)
  • 1 August 2004 – today : Afghanistan War (7 killed, 14 wounded)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tuchman, 548

Sources[edit]