Military List Of Muslim conquests Battles

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List of every major Muslim conquests battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Muslim conquests battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Muslim conquests, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Muslim conquests list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Muslim conquests battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List includes Battles of macrohistorical importance involving invasions of Europe, Muslim conquest of Egypt and more.
Battle of al-Qādisiyyah is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Muslim conquests Battles
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The Battle of al-Qādisiyyah, fought in 636, was the decisive engagement between the Arab Muslim army and the Sassanid Persian army during the first period of Muslim expansion. It resulted in the Islamic conquest of Persia and was key to the conquest of Iraq. The battle also saw the alleged alliance of Emperor Yazdegerd III with Byzantine Emperor Heraclius, who married his granddaughter Manyanh to Yazdegerd as a symbol of alliance. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Al-Qādisiyyah, Iraq

Part of: Muslim conquests

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The Battle of Carthage was fought in 698 between a Byzantine expeditionary force and the armies of the fifth Umayyad Caliphate. Having lost Carthage to the Muslims, Emperor Leontius sent the navy under the command of John the Patrician and the droungarios Tiberius Apsimarus. They entered the harbor and successfully recaptured it, as well as the city, in a stunning surprise attack. The Arab forces fled to Kairouan. As Gibbon writes, "the Christians landed; the citizens hailed the ensign of the cross, and the winter was idly wasted in the dream of victory or deliverance." ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: South Caucasus

Part of: Muslim conquests, Arab–Byzantine wars, Muslim conquest of the Maghreb

Combatants: Umayyad Caliphate, Byzantine Empire

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Battle of Covadonga is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Muslim conquests Battles
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The Battle of Covadonga (topo) was the first major victory by a Christian military force in Iberia following the Muslim Moors' conquest of that region in 711. Taking place about a decade later, most likely in the summer of 722, the victory at Covadonga assured the survival of a Christian stronghold in northern Iberia, and today is regarded as the beginning of the Reconquista. From the perspective of the following seven centuries, this view of the battle has some validity - since the battle assured the independence of the Kingdom of Asturias, and it is that kingdom which eventually became the nucleus of new Christian rule over the entire peninsula. There is no reason to assume, however, that ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Picos de Europa, Spain

Part of: Muslim conquests

Combatants: Umayyad Caliphate

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Battle of Guadalete is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Muslim conquests Battles
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The Battle of Guadalete was fought in 711 or 712 at an unidentified location between the Christian Visigoths of Hispania under their king, Roderic, and an invading force of Muslim Arabs and Berbers under the Berber commander Ṭāriq ibn Ziyad. The battle was significant as the culmination of a series of Berber attacks and the beginning of the Islamic conquest of Hispania. In the battle Roderic probably lost his life, along with many members of the Visigothic nobility, opening the way for the capture of Visigothic capital of Toledo. The battle is sometimes referred to as the Battle of Jerez de la Frontera, Battle of La Janda, Battle of the Río Barbate, or Battle of the Transductine ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Iberian Peninsula

Part of: Muslim conquests

Combatants: Arab people, Visigoths, Umayyad Caliphate

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