Military Battles of Macrohistorical Importance of Invasions of Europe

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

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Battle of Lepanto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Battles of Macrohistorical Importance of Invasions of Europe
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The Battle of Lepanto took place on 7 October 1571 when a fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of southern European Catholic maritime states, decisively defeated the main fleet of the Ottoman Empire in five hours of fighting on the northern edge of the Gulf of Corinth, off western Greece. The Ottoman forces sailing westwards from their naval station in Lepanto met the Holy League forces, which came from Messina, Sicily, where they had previously gathered. The victory of the Holy League prevented the Ottoman Empire expanding further along the European side of the Mediterranean. Lepanto was the last major naval battle in the Mediterranean fought entirely between galleys and has been assigned ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Ionian Sea

Part of: Battles of macrohistorical importance involving invasions of Europe, Ottoman–Habsburg wars, Ottoman–Venetian War

Combatants: Ottoman Empire, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Duchy of Savoy, Spain

Commanders: Müezzinzade Ali Pasha, Uluç Ali Reis, John of Austria

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Battle of the Catalaunian Plai... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Battles of Macrohistorical Importance of Invasions of Europe
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Battle of the Catalaunian Plains

The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, also called the Battle of Châlons or the Battle of Maurica, took place in AD 451 between a coalition led by the Roman general Flavius Aetius and the Visigothic king Theodoric I against the Huns and their allies commanded by their leader Attila. It was one of the last major military operations of the Western Roman Empire, although Visigothic soldiers formed the core of the allied Roman army. The battle was a strategic victory for the Romans, stopping the Huns' attempt to conquer Roman Gaul. The Huns were later destroyed by a coalition of Germanic peoples at the Battle of Nedao in 454. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Champagne-Ardenne, France

Part of: Battles of macrohistorical importance involving invasions of Europe

Combatants: Burgundians, Visigoths, Breton people, Franks

Commanders: Merovech

Battle of the Metaurus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Battles of Macrohistorical Importance of Invasions of Europe
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Battle of the Metaurus

The Battle of the Metaurus was a pivotal battle in the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, fought in 207 BC near the Metauro River in present-day Italy. The battle holds a chapter in the classic The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World by Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy. The Carthaginians were led by Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal Barca, who was supposed to bring the siege equipment and reinforcements needed in order for Hannibal to defeat Rome. The Roman armies were led by the consuls Marcus Livius, who would later be nicknamed the Salinator, and Gaius Claudius Nero. Claudius Nero had just fought Hannibal in Grumentum, some hundreds of kilometers south of the Metaurus river, and reached ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Marche, Italy

Part of: Battles of macrohistorical importance involving invasions of Europe, Second Punic War

Battle of Thermopylae is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Battles of Macrohistorical Importance of Invasions of Europe
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The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between alliances of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Greece. It took place simultaneously with the naval battle at Artemisium, in August or September 480 BC, at the narrow coastal pass of Thermopylae. The Persian invasion was a delayed response to the defeat of the first Persian invasion of Greece, which had been ended by the Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC. Xerxes had amassed a huge army and navy, and set out to conquer all of Greece. The Athenian general Themistocles had proposed that the allied Greeks block the ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Thermopylae, Greece

Part of: Battles of macrohistorical importance involving invasions of Europe, Greco-Persian Wars

Combatants: Thespiae, Phocis, Achaemenid Empire, Sparta, Persian Empire

Commanders: Leonidas I, Xerxes I of Persia

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