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1400s & 1500s Military History Timeline

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1400s & 1500s Military History Timeline

Henry VII by Michel Sittow

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1400s

  • July 20, 1402 - Ottoman-Timurid Wars: Timur wins the Battle of Ankara

  • July 21, 1403 - Britain: Henry IV wins the Battle of Shrewsbury

    1410s

  • July 15, 1410 - Polish-Lithuanian-Teutonic War: Battle of Grunwald (Tannenberg) sees the Teutonic Knights defeated

  • August 18-September 22, 1415 - Hundred Years' War: Henry V besieges and captures Harfleur

  • October 25, 1415 - Hundred Years' War: French forces are beaten by Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt

  • January 19, 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V

  • July 30, 1419 - Hussite Wars: Fighting begins with the First Defenestration of Prague

    1420s

  • March 21, 1421 - Hundred Years' War: Scottish and French forces defeat the English at the Battle of Baugé

  • July 31, 1423 - Hundred Years' War: The English win the Battle of Cravant

  • August 17, 1424 - Hundred Years' War: The Duke of Bedford wins the Battle of Verneuil

  • September 5, 1427 - Hundred Years' War: French forces break the siege of Montargis

  • October 12, 1428-May 8, 1429 - Hundred Years' War: The Siege of Orleans is fought, with Joan of Arc eventually saving the city

  • February 12, 1429 - Hundred Years' War: Sir John Fastolf wins the Battle of the Herrings

  • June 18, 1429 - Hundred Years' War: The French win the Battle of Patay

    1430s

  • May 30, 1431 - Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc is executed at Rouen

  • August 14, 1431 - Hussite Wars: The Hussites win the Battle of Taus

  • May 30, 1434 - Hussite Wars: The conflict effectively ends following the Battle of Lipany

    1450s

  • April 15, 1450 - Hundred Years' War: Comte de Clermont defeats the English at the Battle of Formigny

  • April 2-May 29, 1453 - Byzantine-Ottoman Wars: The Second Ottoman Siege of Constantinople is conducted resulting in the fall of the Byzantine Empire

  • July 17, 1453 - Hundred Years' War: The English, under the Earl of Shrewsbury are beaten at the Battle of Castillon

  • May 22, 1455 - Wars of the Roses: The First Battle of St. Albans results in a victory for the Yorkist cause

  • September 23, 1459 - Wars of the Roses: The Earl of Salisbury wins the Battle of Blore Heath for the Yorkists

    1460s

  • July 10, 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Henry VI is captured during the Battle of Northampton

  • December 30, 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Richard, Duke of York is defeated and killed at the Battle of Wakefield

  • February 2, 1461 - Wars of the Roses: The Yorkists win the Battle of Mortimer's Cross and Edward IV is proclaimed king on March 4

  • February 17, 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Lancastrian forces win the Second Battle of St. Albans

  • March 29, 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Edward triumphs at the Battle of Towton

  • July 1467-1477 - Japan: A dispute between Hosokawa Katsumoto and Yamana Sōzen escalates into the Onin War

  • July 26, 1469 - Wars of the Roses: The Lancastrians win at the Battle of Edgecote Moor

    1470s

  • April 14, 1471 - Wars of the Roses: The Earl of Warwick is killed at the Battle of Barnet

  • May 4, 1471 - Wars of the Roses: Edward IV reclaims the throne after winning the Battle of Tewkesbury

  • March 1, 1476 - War of the Castilian Succession: Portugal is defeated at the Battle of Toro

  • March 2, 1476 - Burgundian Wars: Duke Charles of Burgundy is beaten at the Battle of Granson

  • June 22, 1476 - Burgundian Wars: Swiss forces defeat the Duke of Burgundy at the Battle of Murten (Morat)

  • January 5, 1477 - Burgundian Wars: Duke Charles is defeated and killed at the Battle of Nancy ending the conflict

    1480s

  • August 22, 1485 - Wars of the Roses: Henry Tudor triumphs at the Battle of Bosworth Field and becomes Henry VII

  • June 16, 1487 - Wars of the Roses: The final engagement of the war is fought at the Battle of Stoke Field

    1490s

  • January 2, 1492 - The Reconquista: Spanish forces capture Granada from the Moors ending the conflict

  • October 1494 - Italian Wars: Sixty-three years of conflict begin with the French invasion of Italy

    1510s

  • April 11, 1512 - War of the League of Cambrai: French forces win the Battle of Ravenna

  • September 9, 1513 - War of the League of Cambrai: Scottish forces are crushed at the Battle of Flodden

  • August 23, 1514 - Ottoman Empire: Ottoman forces win the Battle of Chaldiran over the Safavid Empire

  • September 13-14, 1515 - War of the League of Cambrai: The French defeat the Swiss at the Battle of Marignano

    1520s

  • February 24, 1525 - Italian Wars: Imperial and Spanish forces defeat and capture Francis I at the Battle of Pavia

  • April 21, 1526 - Mughal Conquests: Babur wins the First Battle of Panipat

  • August 29, 1526 - Ottoman-Hungarian Wars: Hungarian forces are badly defeated at the Battle of Mohacs

  • March 17, 1527 - Mughal Conquests: The forces of Babur defeat the Rajput Confederation to conquer northern India

  • May 6, 1527 - Italian Wars: Imperial troops sack Rome

  • September 27-October 14, 1529 - Ottoman-Habsburg Wars: The Ottomans besiege Vienna but are forced to retreat

    1530s

  • October 11, 1531 - Second War of Kappel: Swiss Catholics defeat the Protestants of Zurich at the Battle of Kappel

  • 1539 - Mughal Empire: Humayan is defeated by the Sher-Shah at the Battle of Benares

    1540s

  • 1540 - Anglo-Spanish War: English naval commander Sir Francis Drake is born in Tavistock, Devon

  • November 24, 1542 - Anglo-Scottish Wars: Scottish forces are beaten at the Battle of Solway Moss

  • February 21, 1543 - Ethiopian-Adal War: Emperor Galawdewos wins the Battle of Wayna Daga

  • February 27, 1545 - Anglo-Scottish Wars: Scottish troops defeat the English at the Battle of Ancrum Moor

  • April 24, 1547 - Schmalkaldic War: Protestant forces are beaten at the Battle of Mühlberg

  • September 10, 1547 - Anglo-Scottish Wars: The English win the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh over the Scots

    1550s

  • November 5, 1556 - Mughal Empire: Mughal forces defeat rebels at the Second Battle of Panipat

    1560s

  • September 10, 1561 - Japan: The Battle of Kawanakajima is fought between Takeda and Uesugi forces

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