The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time Events

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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  1. 1
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    99
  2. 2
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    Saint Petersburg, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic More
    82
  3. 3
    Up 28
    Down 29

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

    Phoenicia, Tyre More
    75
  4. 4
    Up 45
    Down 28
    71
  5. 5
    Up 46
    Down 28
    Malta More
    65
  6. 6
    Up 47
    Down 25

    ranked low on reranks
    Battle of the Alamo

    San Antonio More
    57
  7. 7
    Up 20
    Down 25

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Siege of Sparta

    Sparta More
    54
  8. 8
    Up 30
    Down 25
    Yorktown More
    54
  9. 9
    Up 16
    Down 23

    often listed
    Siege of Calais

    France, Calais More
    52
  10. 10
    Up 20
    Down 27
    Mexico City, Tenochtitlan More
    52
  11. 11
    Up 33
    Down 25

    ranked low on reranks
    Battle of Alesia

    Alesia More
    52
  12. 12
    Up 13
    Down 22

    often listed
    Battle of Xiangyang

    Xiangfan More
    51
  13. 13
    Up 12
    Down 22

    ranked high on reranks
    Siege of Leiden

    Holland, Leiden More
    51
  14. 14
    Up 15
    Down 22

    ranked high on reranks
    Siege of Saragossa

    Zaragoza More
    51
  15. 15
    Up 37
    Down 28

    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Siege of Vienna

    Vienna, Holy Roman Empire More
    51
  16. 16
    Up 18
    Down 23
    Acre More
    50
  17. 17
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    ranked low on reranks
    Great Siege of Gibraltar

    Gibraltar More
    49
  18. 18
    Up 14
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    often listed &controversial
    Siege of Antioch

    Antioch More
    48
  19. 19
    Up 9
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    ranked high on reranks
    Siege of Ostend

    Ostend More
    48
  20. 20
    Up 14
    Down 20

    ranked low on reranks
    Siege of Breda

    Breda More
    47
  21. 21
    Up 11
    Down 20

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Siege of Dapur

    Dapur More
    47
  22. 22
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    Down 21

    ranked low on reranks
    Siege of Damascus

    Damascus More
    42
  23. 23
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    ranked high on reranks
    Siege of Jaffa

    Jaffa More
    41
  24. 24
    Up 15
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    ranked low on reranks
    Battle of Beijing

    Beijing More
    41
  25. 25
    Up 17
    Down 21

    ranked low on reranks
    Sack of Jerusalem

    Jerusalem More
    41
  26. 26
    Up 12
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    often listed
    Siege of Cádiz

    Cádiz More
    40
  27. 27
    Up 12
    Down 19

    ranked low on reranks
    Siege of Madrid

    Madrid More
    38
  28. 28
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    ranked high on reranks
    Siege of Numantia

    Numantia, Iberian Peninsula More
    38
  29. 29
    Up 10
    Down 8

    ranked low on reranks
    Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    Dien Bien Phu More
    33
    added by: sebbzor
  30. 30
    Up 11
    Down 18

    often listed
    Siege of Galway

    Galway More
    33
  31. 31
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    Tobruk, Italian Libya More
    32
    added by: sebbzor
  32. 32
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    often listed
    Siege of Belgrade

    Belgrade, Kingdom of Hungary More
    31
  33. 33
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    SEIGE of KHE SANH

    30
    added by: RobertMcLane
    5,000 MARINES & SPECIAL FORCES SURROUNDED BY 40,000 NORTH VIETNAMESE REGULAR TROOPS, ... more
  34. 34
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    Sarajevo More
    29
    added by: mido
  35. 35
    Up 11
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    Bangkok More
    29
  36. 36
    Up 12
    Down 18
    Boston More
    28
  37. 37
    Up 11
    Down 17
    Delhi More
    28
  38. 38
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    Antwerp More
    28
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