Battles 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
394 96
Sieges of Constantinople is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

2
355 113
Siege of Leningrad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Saint Petersburg, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

3
132 83
Siege of Tyre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Phoenicia, Tyre

4
211 86
Siege of Vienna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Vienna, Holy Roman Empire

5
144 86
Siege of Sparta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

6
249 120
Battle of the Alamo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
San Antonio

7
191 86
Siege of Malta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

8
99 15
Siege of Troy (Trojan War) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
qbar added Siege of Troy (Trojan War) 9 year siege of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks).  The war is one of the most important events in Greek mythology and has been narrated through many works of Greek literature, most notably ...

9
203 101
Masada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

10
147 73
Battle of Alesia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

11
171 83
Siege of Yorktown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

12
84 56
Great Siege of Gibraltar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

13
79 11
Siege of Stalingrad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
gary-ray added Siege of Stalingrad

14
80 15
Siege of Kőszeg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Polar Bear added 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.

15
175 65
SEIGE of KHE SANH is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
RobertMcLane added 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.

16
106 54
Sack of Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Jerusalem

17
134 52
Battle of Dien Bien Phu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
sebbzor added Dien Bien Phu

18
95 73
Fall of Tenochtitlan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Mexico City, Tenochtitlan

19
68 13
Siege of Eger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Polar Bear added Eger - 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.

20
71 16
Battle of Penfui is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Polar Bear added 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 ...

21
87 68
Siege of Acre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

22
83 63
Siege of Antioch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

23
74 40
Siege of Tobruk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
sebbzor added Tobruk, Italian Libya

24
48 30
Siege of Szigetvár is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
mrlaszlovoros added Baranya, Kingdom of Hungary, Szigetvár

25
66 56
Siege of Boston is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

26
38 12
Siege of Vicksburg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
slaft added Warren County

27
52 64
Siege of Calais is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
France, Calais

28
63 46
Siege of Antwerp is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

29
45 57
Siege of Breda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

30
34 62
Siege of Leiden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Holland, Leiden

31
29 10
Siege of Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
slaft added Petersburg

32
53 60
Siege of Damascus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

33
37 59
Battle of Xiangyang is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

34
55 53
Siege of Sarajevo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
mido added Sarajevo

35
41 50
Siege of Belgrade is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Belgrade, Kingdom of Hungary

36
40 57
First Siege of Zaragoza is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

37
37 49
Siege of Galway is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

38
39 53
Siege of Jaffa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

39
32 57
Siege of Ostend is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

40
35 55
Siege of Cádiz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

41
40 54
Siege of Madrid is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

42
36 63
Battle of Beijing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

43
33 47
Siege of Numantia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Numantia, Iberian Peninsula

44
30 56
Siege of Dapur is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

45
35 50
Siege of Delhi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

46
30 49
Siege of Bangkok is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time

47
20 31
Siege of Chittorgarh is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Yahya added Agra

48
9 4
Siege of Bastogne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
Jim_In_Texas added Bastogne

49
5 2
Battle of the Bulge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time
OfficialZqta added Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg