The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

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These are the most epic sieges in history, ranked by history buffs worldwide. Anyone can vote on this list of sieges, making it a collaborative list. So what do you think are the greatest sieges of all time? Make sure to add your own battles to these rankings if you see anything missing. Some of these famous battles are thousands of years old, but still remembered ... not for glory, but for the story they tell of humanities' epic struggles against itself.
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    SEIGE of KHE SANH is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

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    SEIGE of KHE SANH 5,000 MARINES & SPECIAL FORCES SURROUNDED BY 40,000 NORTH VIETNAMESE REGULAR TROOPS, SOMETIMES OVER A THOUSAND INCOMING LONG RANGE ARTILLERY SHELLS IN ONE DAY. SEMPER FI.


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    Siege of Kőszeg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

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    Siege of Kőszeg

    In 1532, the Croatian hero Nikola Jurišić successfully defended the small Hungarian town Kőszeg with only 750 men against a Turkish army of over 100.000 soldiers.

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    Siege of Troy (Trojan War) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

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    Siege of Troy (Trojan War) 9 year siege of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks). 

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    Battle of Penfui is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

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    Battle of Penfui

    Great victory of the Dutch Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie against the Portuguese in 1749. The Portuguese led an army of 50.000 Topasses, Timores and Portuguese against a handful Dutch, who were allied with only some hundred

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    In 1552, the Hungarian hero István Dobó defend the small Hungarian town Eger with only 2.100 (among them were women and children) against an overwhelming Ottoman army of 150.000 men.

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    Siege of Stalingrad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

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