List Of Arauco War Battles

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List of every major Arauco War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Arauco War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Arauco War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Arauco War 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 Arauco War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

This list has a variety of battles, like Disaster of Curalaba and Battle of Peteroa, in it.
Battle of Andalien

The battle of Andalien, fought in early February 1550, was a night action between 20,000 Mapuche under the command of their toqui Ainavillo and Pedro de Valdivia's 200 Spaniards on horse and afoot with a large number of yanakuna including 300 Mapochoes auxiliaries under their leader Michimalonco. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Andalién River, Chile

Part of: Arauco War

Battle of Angol

Battle of Angol was a battle fought between the Mapuche and the Spanish conquerors in March 1564. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Angol, Chile

Part of: Arauco War

Battle of Catirai

The Battle of Catirai on January 7, 1569 between the Mapuche army of Toqui Llanganabal and the Spanish army led by Martín Ruiz de Gamboa that resulted in a Mapuche victory. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Catirai

Part of: Arauco War

Battle of Lagunillas

The Battle of Lagunillas was a battle in the Arauco War on November 8, 1557 between the army of García Hurtado de Mendoza and the Mapuche army near some shallow lakes a league south of the Bio-Bio River. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Bío Bío River, Chile

Part of: Arauco War