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(Original title: List of battles and other violent events by death toll).

This page lists mortalities from battles and other individual military operations or acts of violence, sorted by death toll. For wars and events more extensive in scope, see List of wars and disasters by death toll. For natural disasters, see List of natural disasters by death toll.

Battles and sieges[edit]

Many of the entries in this section are currently for total casualties rather than deaths. Until this notice is removed, check the individual links to confirm what the figure represents.

  1. 1,530,000 - Battle of Stalingrad (1942–1943) (figure for total casualties)[citation needed]
  2. 1,500,000 - Siege of Leningrad (1941–1944)[citation needed]
  3. 1,425,000 - Brusilov Offensive (4 June-20 September 1916) (total casualties)[citation needed]
  4. 1,338,000 - Battle of Kursk (1943) (figure for total casualties)[citation needed]
  5. 1,300,000+ - The Merv massacre 1221[citation needed]
  6. 1,200,000 - The Urgench massacre 1220[citation needed]
  7. 900,000 - Battle of Moscow (1941–1942)[citation needed]
  8. 552,000 - Battle of Gallipoli (1916)[citation needed]
  9. 500,000 - Battle of Smolensk (1941)[citation needed]
  10. 400,000 - Battle of Kiev (1941)[citation needed]
  11. 370,000 - Battle of Belarus (1941)[citation needed]
  12. 330,000 - First Battle of the Marne (1914)[citation needed]
  13. 310,000 - Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC)[citation needed]
  14. 302,300 - Battle of Salsu (612)[citation needed]
  15. 300,000 - Battle of the Somme (1916)[citation needed]
  16. 280,000 - Warsaw Uprising (1944)[citation needed]
  17. 280,000 - Second Battle of the Aisne (1917)[citation needed]
  18. 270,000 - Second Rzhev-Sychevka Offensive (1942)[citation needed]
  19. 270,000 - Battle of West Ukraine (1944)[citation needed]
  20. 260,000 - Battle of Verdun (1916)[citation needed]
  21. 260,000 - Battle of the Caucasus (1942)[citation needed]
  22. 240,000 - Third Battle of the Aisne (1918)[citation needed]
  23. 240,000(est) - Battle of Bibracte (58 BC)[citation needed]
  24. 230,000 - Battle of Berlin (1945)[citation needed]
  25. 230,000–350,000 - Battle of Kursk (1943)[citation needed]
  26. 200,000+ - Battle of Red Cliffs, China (208 AD)[citation needed]
  27. 200,000 - Battle of Carthage (c.149 BC) (149 BC–146 BC)[citation needed]
  28. 190,000 - Battle of West Ukraine (1941)[citation needed]
  29. 180,000 - Battle of France (1940)[citation needed]
  30. 175,000–350,000 - Operation Bagration (1944)[citation needed]
  31. 170,000 - Battle of the Lower Dnieper (1943)[citation needed]
  32. 170,000 - Battle of Königsberg (1945)[citation needed]
  33. 165,000–300,000 Battle of Chalons (451)[citation needed]
  34. 150,000 - Battle of Rostov (1941)[citation needed]
  35. 150,000 - Battle of Okinawa (1945)[citation needed]
  36. 150,000 - Battle of Passchendaele (1917)[citation needed]
  37. 140,000 - Battle of Vercellae (101 BC)[citation needed]
  38. 132,000 - Battle of Normandy (1944)[citation needed]
  39. 130,000 - Battle of Budapest (1945)[citation needed]
  40. 125,000 - Third Battle of Nanking (1864)[citation needed]
  41. 125,000 - Battle of Lemberg (1914)[citation needed]
  42. 120,000 - Battle of Arausio (105 BC)[citation needed]
  43. 117,000 - Battle for the Liberation of Manila (1945)[citation needed]
  44. 115,000 - Battle of the Frontiers (1914)[citation needed]
  45. 105,000 - Operation Karbala-5 (1987)[citation needed]
  46. 100,000 - Battle of Chernikov-Poltava (1943)[citation needed]
  47. 100,000 - Battle of Smolensk (1943)[citation needed]
  48. 100,000(est) - Battle of Lugdunum (197)[citation needed]
  49. 95,000(est) - Battle of Sarikamish (1915)[citation needed]
  50. 90,000+ - Battle of Gwiju (1018)[citation needed]

Air raids[edit]

Wartime ship disasters[edit]

Prior to World War I[edit]

Estimate Name Nat. Ship Type Principal victims Where sunk Date Year
900 HMS Victory GB 1st-rate Crew The Casquets Oct 3 1744
838 HMS St George UK 1st-rate Crew North Sea Dec 24 1811
800+ HMS Royal George GB 1st-rate Crew Spithead Aug 29 1782
800 HMS Association GB 2nd-rate Crew Isles of Scilly Oct 22 1707
699 HMS Ramilles GB 3rd-rate Crew Bolt Head Feb 15 1760
673 HMS Queen Charlotte GB 1st-rate Crew Livorno Mar 17 1800
566 General Lyon US Transport Discharged Union soldiers, Confederate POWs Cape Hatteras Mar 31 1865
600 HMS Hero UK 3rd-rate Crew Wadden Sea Dec 28 1811
555 HMS Defence UK 3rd-rate Crew North Sea Dec 24 1811
450 HMS Birkenhead UK Troopship Soldiers, crew Western Cape Feb 26 1852
380 Mary Rose Eng Carrack Soldiers, crew The Solent Jul 19 1545
372 Arniston Eng East Indiaman Soldiers, crew & their family Cape Agulhas May 30 1815

World War I[edit]

Estimate Name Nat. Ship Type Principal victims Where sunk Date Year
1,255 HMS Queen Mary UK Battlecruiser Crew North Sea May 31 1916
1,198 RMS Lusitania UK Ocean Liner Civilians May 7 1915
1,015 HMS Invincible UK Battlecruiser Crew North Sea May 31 1916
1,013 HMS Indefatigable UK Battlecruiser Crew North sea May 31 1916
903 HMS Defence UK Armoured cruiser Crew North Sea May 31 1916
900 HMS Good Hope UK Armoured Cruiser Crew Pacific Ocean Nov 1 1914
857 HMS Black Prince UK Armoured Cruiser Crew North Sea May 31 1916
843 HMS Vanguard UK Battleship Crew Jul 19 1917
839 SMS Pommern Ger Battleship Crew North Sea Jun 1 1916
782 SMS Blücher Ger Armoured Cruiser Crew Dogger Bank Jan 24 1915
764 SMS Scharnhorst Ger Armoured Cruiser Crew Falkland Islands Dec 8 1914
750 HMS Monmouth UK Armoured Cruiser Crew Nov 1 1914
738 HMS Bulwark UK Battleship Crew Sheerness Nov 26 1914
648 Suffren Fr Battleship Crew off Lisbon Nov 26 1916
646 SS Mendi UK Troopship Troops English Channel Feb 21 1917
600 Bouvet Fr Battleship Crew Dardanelles Mar 18 1915
501 RMS Leinster UK Mail Ship Military personnel Irish Sea Oct 10 1918
577 SMS Gneisenau Ger Armoured Cruiser Crew Falkland Islands Dec 8 1918
570 HMS Goliath UK Battleship Crew Dardanelles May 13 1915
460 HMS Hawke UK Cruiser Crew North Sea Oct 15 1914

World War II[edit]

Estimate Name Nat. Ship Type Principal victims Where sunk Date Year
9,400 Wilhelm Gustloff Ger Transport Refugees Baltic Sea Jan 30 1945
6,000 Goya Ger Transport Wounded, refugees Baltic Sea Apr 16 1945
5,620 Junyō Maru Jap Transport Allied POW's Indian Ocean Sep 18 1944
5,400~ Toyama Maru Jap Transport Troops Sea of Japan Jun 29 1944
5,000 Armenia Sov Hospital Wounded, refugees Black Sea Nov 7 1941
4,650 Cap Arcona Ger Transport Concentration camp prisoners Baltic Sea May 3 1945
4,000 - 6,500
{1,738 known dead;
2,477 survived}
HMT Lancastria Brit Transport Troops, refugees Bay of Biscay Jun 17 1940
3,850 Orion Ger Aux. Cruiser Refugees Baltic Sea May 4 1945
3,000 SS General von Steuben Ger Transport Wounded, refugees Baltic Sea Feb 10 1945
3,000 Yoshida Maru Jap Transport Troops Apr 26 1944
2,750 Thielbek Ger Freighter Concentration camp prisoners Baltic Sea May 3 1945
2,571[3] MS Rigel Ger Transport Troops, Soviet POW's Nov 27 1944
2,498 Yamato Jap Battleship Crew Sea of Japan Apr 7 1945
2,097 Bismarck Ger Battleship Crew Atlantic Ocean May 27 1941
2,003 Awa Maru Jap Hospital[4] Civilians Taiwan Straits Apr 1 1945
2,000 Ural Maru Jap Transport N/A Sep 27 1944
2,000 Iosif Stalin Sov Transport Troops, crew Baltic Sea Dec 3 1941
1,932 Scharnhorst Ger Battlecruiser Crew Arctic Ocean Dec 26 1943
1,875 Arisan Maru Jap Freighter US POW's China Sea Oct 24 1944
1,650 Taihō Jap Air. Carrier Crew Philippine Sea Mar 7 1944
1,600 Roma Ita Battleship Crew Mediterranean Sep 8 1943
1,529 Tsushima Maru Jap Transport Schoolchildren, civilians Sea of Japan Aug 22 1944
1,435 Shinano Jap Air. Carrier Crew Nov 29 1944
1,414 HMS Hood UK Battlecruiser Crew Denmark Strait May 24 1941
1,400 Yamashiro Jap Battleship Crew Surigao Strait Oct 25 1944
1,400 Fusō Jap Battleship Crew Surigao Strait Oct 25 1944
1,297 SS Khedive Ismail UK Transport Troops Indian Ocean Feb 12 1944
1,263 Shōkaku Jap Air. Carrier Crew Philippine Sea Jun 19 1944
1,250 Kongō Jap Battleship Crew Formosa Strait Nov 21 1944
1,239 Unryū Jap Air. Carrier Crew Dec 19 1944
1,209 SS Conte Rosso Ita Troopship Troops, crew Mediterranean May 24 1941
1,207 HMS Glorious UK Air. Carrier Crew Norwegian Sea Jun 8 1940
1,177 USS Arizona US Battleship Crew Pearl Harbor Dec 7 1941
1,124[5] Montevideo Maru Jap Transport Australian POW's, civilians Philippine Sea? Jul 1 1942
1,023 Musashi Jap Battleship Crew Leyte Gulf Oct 24 1944
1,000 Tirpitz Ger Battleship Crew Tromso Nov 12 1944
946 Exercise Tiger UK (Military exercise) US troops South Devon Apr 28 1944
920 Blücher Ger Hvy Cruiser Troops, crew Oslofjord Apr 9 1940
883 USS Indianapolis US Hvy Cruiser Crew Philippine Sea Jul 30 1945
862 HMS Barham UK Battleship Crew Mediterranean Nov 25 1941
843 Zuikaku Jap Air. Carrier Crew Leyte Gulf Oct 25 1944
833 HMS Royal Oak UK Battleship Crew Scapa Flow Oct 14 1939
814 Kaga Jap Air. Carrier Crew Midway Jun 4 1942
718 Sōryū Jap Air. Carrier Crew Midway Jun 4 1942
655 SS Ceramic UK Passenger Civilians Atlantic Ocean Dec 6 1942
645 HMAS Sydney Aus Lt Cruiser Crew[6] Indian Ocean Nov 19 1941
631 Shōhō Jap Air. Carrier Crew Coral Sea May 7 1942
549 Ukishima Maru Jap Transport Korean forced labourers Maizuru, Japan Aug 24 1945
518 HMS Courageous UK Air. Carrier Crew Irish coast Sep 17 1939
513 HMS Repulse UK Battlecruiser Crew South China Sea Dec 10 1941
353 HMAS Perth Aus Lt Cruiser Crew Sunda Strait Mar 1 1942
338 HMS Curacoa UK Lt Cruiser Crew Atlantic? Oct 2 1942
327 HMS Prince of Wales UK Battleship Crew South China Sea Dec 10 1941
271 Ilmarinen Fin Coastal def. ship Crew Baltic Sea Sep 13 1941
159 {KIA & POW} USS Asheville (PG-21) US Gunboat crew Java Sea March 3 1942)
137 SS Caribou Can Ferry Passengers, crew Cabot Strait Oct 14 1942)

Post World War II[edit]

Estimate Name Nat. Ship Type Principal victims Where sunk Date Year
2,750 Kiangya Chi Steamship Refugees Shanghai Dec 3 1948
323 ARA General Belgrano Arg Cruiser Crew South Atlantic May 2 1982
34 USS Liberty US Tech research Crew Not Applicable Jun 8 1967

Massacres[edit]

See also List of massacres

  1. 1,300,000+ - Merv massacre, by Mongol Empire (ordered by Tolui khan), located in Merv (present Mary) in Turkestan.
  2. 1,200,000 - Kunya Urgench massacre, by Mongol Empire (ordered by Ögedei Khan), located in Kunya Urgench (then Guranj) in Uzbekistan
  3. 500,000+ - The genocide in the time of transition from Soekarno Era to Soeharto Era. the side effect of G30S or September, 30 Movement incident in Indonesia
  4. 250,000–800,000 - Sack of Baghdad by Hulagu Khan (1258)
  5. 220,000 - Massacre of the Helvetii (by Roman Empire 58 BC)
  6. 200,000+ - Sack of Moscow (by Crimean Tatars, 1571)
  7. 200,000–400,000 - Rape of Nanking (by Imperial Japan, in China, 1937)
  8. 150,000 - 300,000 - Kalmyks from east of the Volga set out to return to China but two-thirds of them were massacred on the way by theirs Kazakh enemies (Central Asia, 1770-1771)
  9. 100,000 - Ponary massacre of Jews, Poles and Russians by German SD and SS (Lithuania 1941-1944)
  10. 100,000–500,000 - Massacres of Poles in Volhynia by Ukrainian nationalists from Ukrainian Insurgent Army during the German occupation of Ukraine between 1942 and 1944
  11. 100,000–300,000 - Jews massacred in Poland by the Cossacks led by Chmielnicki, (1648 - 1649). During the Deluge, series of wars between 1648 and 1660, Poland lost an estimated one-third of its population.
  12. 100,000 - Massacre of Romans by Mithridates VI Eupator (Anatolia, 88 BC)
  13. 100,000 - Manila Massacre (Manila, Philippines, 1945)
  14. 100,000-150,000 - Sack of Carthage, (146BC)
  15. 100,000 - Siege of Antioch (1268)
  16. 100,000 - Hindu captives executed by Timur (1398)
  17. 70,000 - Sack of Merv by Genghis Khan (1221)
  18. 70,000 - St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre (France, 1572)
  19. 60,000–100,000 - Sack of Jerusalem, First Crusade (1099)
  20. 50,000-150,000 - Harki Algerians massacred by the National Liberation Front (Algeria) (1962)
  21. 50,000-100,000 - Sook Ching massacre (Singapore, 1942)
  22. 50,000 - Defenders of Somnath massacred by Mahmud of Ghazni (1026)
  23. 50,000 - Wola massacre in Warsaw (1944)
  24. 42,000 - Chios Massacre (Greek War of Independence, 1822)
  25. 36,000 - Odessa massacre (1941)
  26. 30,000 - Babi Yar Yom Kippur Jewish Massacre (Kiev, Ukraine, 1941)
  27. 30,000 - Massacre of Greeks in Constantinople (1821)
  28. 26,000 - Katyn Massacre (1940)
  29. 25,000 - Sack of Magdeburg (Thirty Years' War, Germany, 1631)
  30. 25,000 - Rumbula Forest massacre of the Riga Jews (1941)
  31. 20,000 - Sack of Baghdad by Timur (1401)
  32. 20,000 - Massacre of Praga (Poland, 1794)
  33. 14,000 - Haitians massacred by Rafael Leónidas Trujillo's government. (Dominican Republic, 1937)
  34. 12,000 - Massacre of Elphinstone's army (Afghanistan, 1842)
  35. 12,000 - La matanza (El Salvador, 1931)
  36. 10,000-30,000 228 Incident, (Republic of China (Taiwan), 1947)
  37. 10,000 Bataan Death March, (Philippines, 1942)
  38. 10,000 - Sack of Béziers (Albigensian Crusade, France, 1209)
  39. 8,000 - Sack of Antwerp (1576)
  40. 7,000-8,100 - Srebrenica massacre (Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1995)
  41. 7,000 - Kragujevac massacre, (Kragujevac, Serbia, 1941)
  42. 7,000 - Massacre in Thessalonika by Theodosius I (Byzantine Empire, 390)
  43. 7,000 - Zulus killed at the death of Nandi, mother of Shaka (1827)
  44. 5,000-17,000[7] - Massacre and ethnic cleansing of Indians and Arabs by the descendants of black African slaves during the Zanzibar Revolution (Zanzibar, Tanzania, 1964)
  45. 5,000-7,000 - Halabja poison gas attack (Halabjah, Iraq, 1988)
  46. 5,000 - Batak massacre of Bulgarian civilians by bashi-bazouk Ottoman army irregulars (1876)
  47. 5,000 - Siege of Limerick (Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, 1651)
  48. 5,000 - Massacre of Mamluks (Egypt, 1811)
  49. 4,500 - Massacre of Saxons in Verden by Charlemagne (Lower Saxony, 782)
  50. 4,000 - Prebilovci massacre 1941, NDH

Terrorist attacks[edit]

See also List of terrorist incidents and List of assassins

  1. 2,983 - September 11, 2001 attacks, (New York City, NY, Arlington, VA, Shanksville, PA, United States, 2001)
  2. 796 - 2007 Qahtaniya bombings, (Qahtaniya, Iraq, 2007)
  3. 438 - Cinema Rex fire, (Abadan, Iran, 1978)
  4. 365 - Beslan School Siege, (Beslan, Russia, 2004)
  5. 329 - Air India Flight 182 (Atlantic Ocean, south of Ireland, 1985)
  6. 307 - 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, (Beirut, Lebanon, 1983)
  7. 290- Persian Gulf Iranian Commercial Airline hit by US naval ship
  8. 270 - Pan Am Flight 103, (Lockerbie, Scotland, 1988)
  9. 257 - 1993 Mumbai bombings (Mumbai, India, 1993)
  10. 257 - 1998 United States embassy bombings (Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1998)
  11. 215 - Sadr City bombings, (Sadr City, Iraq, 2006)
  12. 209 - Mumbai train bombings, (Mumbai, India, 2006)
  13. 202 - 2002 Bali bombings, (Bali, Indonesia, 2002)
  14. 198 - 18 April 2007 Baghdad bombings, (Iraq, 2007)
  15. 191 - 11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings, (Spain, 2004)
  16. 181 - Kerbala and Baghdad attacks, (2004, see Ashoura Massacre)
  17. 171 - UTA Flight UT-772, (Niger, 1989)
  18. 170 - Moscow Theatre Siege, (Russia, 2002)
  19. 168 - Oklahoma City bombing, (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 1995)
  20. 152 - 2007 Tal Afar bombings and massacre (Tal Afar, Iraq, 2007)
  21. 136 - 2007 Karachi bombing (Karachi, Pakistan, 2007)
  22. 135 - 3 February 2007 Baghdad market bombing, (Baghdad, Iraq, 2007)
  23. 127 - 2005 Al Hillah bombing (Al Hillah, Iraq, 2005)
  24. 120 - 2007 Al Hillah bombings (Al Hillah, Iraq, 2007)
  25. 117 - 2004 Irbil bombings, (Irbil, Iraq, 2004)
  26. 116 - Superferry 14 bombing, (Philippines, 2004)
  27. 112 - 14 September 2005 Baghdad bombing, (Baghdad, Iraq, 2004)
  28. 112 - Avianca Flight 203, (Colombia, 1989)
  29. 98 - Musayyib fuel tanker bombing, (Musayyib, Iraq, 2005) (see Triangle of Death (Iraq))
  30. 91 - King David Hotel bombing, (Jerusalem, 1946)
  31. 90 - Central Bank Bombing, (Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1996)
  32. 90 - 2005 Sharm el-Sheikh attacks, (Egypt, 2005)
  33. 89 - Russian airplane bombings, (Russia, 2004)
  34. 88 - TWA Flight 841, (Ionian Sea, 1974)
  35. 88 - 22 January 2007 Baghdad bombings, (Baghdad, Iraq, 2007)
  36. 86 - AMIA Bombing, (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1994)
  37. 85 - Buratha Mosque bombing, (Baghdad, Iraq, 2006)
  38. 85 - Stazione Centrale bombing, (Bologna, Italy, 1980)
  39. 83 - Imam Ali Mosque bombing, (Najaf, Iraq, 2003)
  40. 76 - 12 February 2007 Baghdad bombings, (Baghdad, Iraq, 2007)
  41. 74 - 2005 Khanaqin bombings, (Khanaqin, Iraq, 2005)
  42. 74 - 21 April 2004 Basra bombings, (Basra, Iraq, 2004)
  43. 74 - 2004 Kufa shelling, (Kufa, Iraq, 2004)
  44. 70 - 2007 Baghdad Mustansiriya University bombing, (Baghdad, Iraq, 2007)
  45. 68 - 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings, (India, 2007)
  46. 63 - 18 February 2007 Baghdad bombings, (Baghdad, Iraq, 2007)
  47. 63 - DAS Building bombing, (Bogotá, Colombia, 1989)
  48. 63 - April 1983 US Embassy bombing, (Beirut, Lebanon, 1983)
  49. 62 - 1 July 2006 Sadr City bombing, (Sadr City, Iraq, 2006)
  50. 61 - 29 October 2005 New Delhi bombings, (New Delhi, 2005)
  51. 60 - 2005 Amman bombings, (Amman, 2005)
  52. 57 - 2003 Istanbul Bombings, (Turkey, 2003)
  53. 52 - 7 July 2005 London bombings (London, 2005)
  54. 52 - 2003 Mumbai bombings, (Mumbai, India, 2003)
  55. 46 - Casablanca Attacks, (Morocco, 2003)
  56. 42 - 2004 Moscow metro bombing, Russia, 2004)
  57. 38 - Wall Street bombing, (New York City, 1920)
  58. 34 - 2004 Sinai bombings, Taba and Nuweiba, Egypt, 2004
  59. 33 - Pan Am Flight 110, (Italy, 1973)
  60. 33 - Coimbatore blasts, (India, 1998)
  61. 33 - Dublin and Monaghan Bombings, (Ireland, 1974)
  62. 30 - Passover massacre, (Israel, 2002)

Human sacrifice and mass suicide[edit]

This section lists notable individual episodes of mass suicide or human sacrifice. For tolls arising from the systematic practice of suicide or sacrifice, see Human sacrifice and ritual suicide.

Low Estimate High Estimate Description Group Location From To See also
80,000 80,000 Mass suicide Japanese civilians Japan 1945 1945 Battle of Okinawa
8,000 8,000 Mass suicide Japanese civilians Mariana Islands 1944 1944 Battle of Saipan
3,000 80,000 Mass human sacrifice Aztecs Huitzilopochtli, Tenochtitlan 1487 1487
960 960 Mass suicide Jewish zealots Judea 73 73 Siege of Masada
913 913 Mass suicide, murder Peoples Temple Guyana 1978 1978 Jonestown
300 1000 Mass suicide Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God Uganda 2000, March 2000, March
53 53 Mass suicide Order of the Solar Temple Switzerland, Canada 1994 1994
39 39 Mass suicide Heaven's Gate California 1997 1997
16 16 Mass suicide Order of the Solar Temple France 1995, December 23 1995, December 23

Riot or political demonstration[edit]

  1. 30,000 - Nika riots (Constantinople, 532)
  2. 30,000 - La semaine sanglante (Paris, 1871)
  3. 30,000 - 228 Incident, (Taiwan, 1947)
  4. 11,000 - Romanian Peasants' Revolt, 1907
  5. 7,500 - March 1st Movement (Seoul, Korea, 1919)
  6. 3,000 - Burma 1988 demonstrations (Yangon, (a.o.) Myanmar, 1988)
  7. 2,000 - Santa María School massacre (Iquique, Chile, 1907)
  8. 1,000 - Bloody Sunday (1905) (St. Petersburg, Russia, 1905)
  9. 400 - Iranian pilgrim riot (Mecca, 1987)
  10. 300–3,000 - Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 (China, 1989)
  11. 285 - Gordon Riots (England, 1780)
  12. 249 - Riots in Palestine of 1929, (Mandate of Palestine, 1929)
  13. 200–300 - Tlatelolco massacre (Mexico, 1968)
  14. 184 - May 13 Incident (Kuala Lumpur, 1969)
  15. 139 - Cartoon Riots (2006)
  16. 100 - Napoleon's "whiff of grapeshot" (Paris, 1795)
  17. 100 - New York Draft Riots (New York City, 1863)
  18. 95 - Riots in Palestine of May, 1921 (Tel Aviv, 1921)
  19. 94 - Jerusalem Riots of 1947
  20. 84 - Riot and crushing during mass arrests (Narathiwat province, Thailand, 2004)
  21. 69 - Sharpeville Massacre (South Africa, 1960)
  22. 53 - 1992 Los Angeles riots (1992)
  23. 50 - Champ de Mars massacre (Paris, 1791)
  24. 46 - Boipatong Massacre (South Africa, 1992)
  25. 43 - Attica Prison riots (New York, 1971)
  26. 43 - 12th Street Riot (Detroit, 1967)
  27. 40–50 - Newton Rebellion (Newton, Northamptonshire, UK, 1607)
  28. 39+ - Tulsa Race Riot, Tulsa, Oklahoma,USA, the official death toll is 39, although recent investigations suggest the actual toll may be much higher.
  29. 36 - 1964 Race Riots (Singapore, 1964)
  30. 34 - Watts Riot (Los Angeles, 1965)
  31. 25 - Palingoproer (Amsterdam, 1886)
  32. 25 - Corpus Christi Massacre (Mexico City, 1971)
  33. 22 - Eureka Stockade (Ballarat, Australia, 1854)
  34. 20 - Ludlow Massacre (Ludlow, Colorado, 1914)
  35. 18 - Maria Hertogh riots (Singapore, 1950)
  36. 14 - Bloody Sunday (1972) (Derry, Northern Ireland)
  37. 13 - Socialist riot (1932) (Geneva, Switzerland)
  38. 13 - Chinese Middle School riots (Singapore, 1956)
  39. 13 - Mendiola Massacre (Philippines, 1987)
  40. 9 - Riots in Palestine of 1920 (Jerusalem, 1920)
  41. 11 - Peterloo massacre (England, 1819)
  42. 7–60 - Massacre in Côte d'Ivoire by French troops (Côte d'Ivoire, 2004)
  43. 5 - Greensboro massacre (Greensboro, North Carolina, 1979)
  44. 5 - Ådalen shootings (Sweden, 1931)
  45. 4 - Kent State shootings (Kent, Ohio, 1970)
  46. 4 - Hock Lee bus riots (Singapore, 1955)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Tokyo firebombing victims plan to sue government
  2. ^ Luke Harding, Germany's forgotten victims, Guardian
  3. ^ Maritime Disasters of WWII 1944, 1945
  4. ^ Ship was sunk in violation of a safe passage agreement, apparently in error by US submarine Queenfish.
  5. ^ Montevideo Maru
  6. ^ No survivors. Sydney was the largest vessel of any country to be lost with no survivors during the war
  7. ^ Country Histories - Empire's Children

See also[edit]

Other lists organized by death toll

Other lists with similar topics

Topics dealing with similar themes

External links[edit]


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