The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time Events
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The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

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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    96
  2. 2
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    Saint Petersburg, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic More
    81
  3. 3
    Up 36
    Down 34

    the people's #1 &often listed
    Siege of Tyre

    Phoenicia, Tyre More
    67
  4. 4
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    67
  5. 5
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    Down 32
    Malta More
    63
  6. 6
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    Down 27
    Yorktown More
    53
  7. 7
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Siege of Sparta

    Sparta More
    52
  8. 8
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    Alesia More
    52
  9. 9
    Up 24
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    Acre More
    50
  10. 10
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    ranked low on reranks
    Battle of the Alamo

    San Antonio More
    50
  11. 11
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    Mexico City, Tenochtitlan More
    49
  12. 12
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    France, Calais More
    47
  13. 13
    Up 24
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    Gibraltar More
    46
  14. 14
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    Xiangfan More
    45
  15. 15
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    Antioch More
    43
  16. 16
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    ranked low on reranks
    Siege of Vienna

    Vienna, Holy Roman Empire More
    43
  17. 17
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    Breda More
    41
  18. 18
    Up 15
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    Holland, Leiden More
    40
  19. 19
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    Zaragoza More
    40
  20. 20
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    Cádiz More
    38
  21. 21
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    ranked low on reranks
    Sack of Jerusalem

    Jerusalem More
    38
  22. 22
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    Damascus More
    37
  23. 23
    Up 12
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    Dapur More
    37
  24. 24
    Up 11
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    Ostend More
    37
  25. 25
    Up 18
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    Beijing More
    36
  26. 26
    Up 14
    Down 23
    Madrid More
    33
  27. 27
    Up 13
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    Galway More
    32
  28. 28
    Up 12
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    Jaffa More
    32
  29. 29
    Up 11
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    Numantia, Iberian Peninsula More
    32
  30. 30
    Up 12
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    Belgrade, Kingdom of Hungary More
    30
  31. 31
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    Sarajevo More
    28
    added by: mido
  32. 32
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    Boston More
    26
  33. 33
    Up 14
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    Antwerp More
    26
  34. 34
    Up 13
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    Delhi More
    24
  35. 35
    Up 12
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    Bangkok More
    24
  36. 36
    Up 13
    Down 11
    Dien Bien Phu More
    22
    added by: sebbzor
  37. 37
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    Tobruk, Italian Libya More
    20
    added by: sebbzor
  38. 38
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    SEIGE of KHE SANH

    19
    added by: RobertMcLane
    5,000 MARINES & SPECIAL FORCES SURROUNDED BY 40,000 NORTH VIETNAMESE REGULAR TROOPS, ... more
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