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List of sieges

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A chronological list of sieges follows.

Military sieges

A military siege is a prolonged military assault and blockade on a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition.

Ancient

Before 1000 BC

10th century BC

9th century BC

8th century BC

7th century BC

6th century BC

5th century BC

4th century BC

A naval action during the siege of Tyre (332 BC), by Andre Castaigne (1898–1899)
A naval action during the siege of Tyre (332 BC), by Andre Castaigne (1898–1899)
Siege of Rhodes (305 BC) (1882 illustration).
Siege of Rhodes (305 BC) (1882 illustration).

3rd century BC

Archimedes Directing the Defenses of Syracuse (213-212 BC), by Thomas Ralph Spence
Archimedes Directing the Defenses of Syracuse (213-212 BC), by Thomas Ralph Spence

(1895)

The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire (149-146 BC) by J. M. W. Turner, oil on canvas (1817)
The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire (149-146 BC) by J. M. W. Turner, oil on canvas (1817)

2nd century BC

1st century BC

1st century

The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans Under the Command of Titus, A.D. 70 by David Roberts, 1850
The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans Under the Command of Titus, A.D. 70 by David Roberts, 1850

2nd century

3rd century

4th century

The walls of Amida, besieged 359 AD
The walls of Amida, besieged 359 AD

5th century

Medieval

6th century

Totila razes the walls of Florence: 14th century illustration from Giovanni Villani's Nuova Cronica
Totila razes the walls of Florence: 14th century illustration from Giovanni Villani's Nuova Cronica
The capture of Pavia by the Lombard King, Alboin: Siege of Pavia, 572 AD
The capture of Pavia by the Lombard King, Alboin: Siege of Pavia, 572 AD
  • Siege of Beroea (540) – Lazic War
  • Siege of Antioch (540) – Lazic War
  • Siege of Dara (540) – Lazic War
  • Siege of Petra (541) – Lazic War
  • Siege of Sisauranon (541) – Lazic War
  • Siege of Verona (541) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Florence (542) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Naples (542–543) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Sergiopolis (542) – Lazic War
  • Siege of Edessa (544) – Lazic War
  • Siege of Otranto (544) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Auximum (544) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Pesaro (544) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Fermo (544) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Ascoli (544) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Spoleto (545) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Assisi (545) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Perugia (545) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Piacenza (545) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Rome (546–547) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Septem (547)
  • Siege of Rossano (548) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Petra (549) – Lazic War
  • Siege of Rome (549–550) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Centumcellae (549) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Reggio (549) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Messina (549) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Topeiros (549)
  • Siege of the Abasgian fortress (549)
  • Siege of Petra (550–551) – Lazic War
  • Siege of Archaeopolis (550) – Lazic War
  • Siege of Ancona (551) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of the Sicilian forts (551) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Caranalis (551) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Crotone (551) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Rome (552) – Gothic War (535–554)
  • Siege of Centumcellae (552–553) – Gothic War (535–554)

7th century

The Siege of Constantinople by the combined Sassanid, Avar, and Slavic forces in 626. A 1537 depiction on the murals of the Moldovița Monastery, Romania
The Siege of Constantinople by the combined Sassanid, Avar, and Slavic forces in 626. A 1537 depiction on the murals of the Moldovița Monastery, Romania

8th century

Greek fire, used by the Byzantine navy to destroy the Arab fleets at the 717–718 Siege of Constantinople. Illustration from a 12th-century illuminated manuscript (Madrid Skylitzes)
Greek fire, used by the Byzantine navy to destroy the Arab fleets at the 717–718 Siege of Constantinople. Illustration from a 12th-century illuminated manuscript (Madrid Skylitzes)
Carolingian-era siege warfare. Illustration of Psalm 60 from the Golden Psalter of St. Gallen, c. 890.
Carolingian-era siege warfare. Illustration of Psalm 60 from the Golden Psalter of St. Gallen, c. 890.

9th century

Count Odo defends Paris against the Normans (885-886) by Jean-Victor Schnetz. Oil on canvas (1834–1836)
Count Odo defends Paris against the Normans (885-886) by Jean-Victor Schnetz. Oil on canvas (1834–1836)

10th century

Fall of Antioch to the Byzantines under Michael Bourtzes on 28 October 969. Chronicle of John Skylitzes, 12th century illustration.
Fall of Antioch to the Byzantines under Michael Bourtzes on 28 October 969. Chronicle of John Skylitzes, 12th century illustration.
Depiction of the siege of Chandax (960-961) from the history of John Skylitzes
Depiction of the siege of Chandax (960-961) from the history of John Skylitzes

11th century

Siege of Valenciennes in 1006, illustration (1885).
Siege of Valenciennes in 1006, illustration (1885).
The Byzantine army of George Maniakes defends the towers of Edessa against an Arab counterattack (1031). Illustration from the chronicle of John Skylitzes
The Byzantine army of George Maniakes defends the towers of Edessa against an Arab counterattack (1031). Illustration from the chronicle of John Skylitzes
Prince Bohemond of Taranto scales the walls of Antioch in 1098. 19th century engraving by Gustave Doré.
Prince Bohemond of Taranto scales the walls of Antioch in 1098. 19th century engraving by Gustave Doré.
Taking of Jerusalem by the Crusaders, 15 July 1099 by Émile Signol. Oil on canvas, 1850.
Taking of Jerusalem by the Crusaders, 15 July 1099 by Émile Signol. Oil on canvas, 1850.
  • Siege of Pavia (1004)
  • Siege of Multan (1005–1006)
  • Siege of Bhera (1006)
  • Siege of Valenciennes (1006–1007)
  • Siege of Nairn (1009)
  • Siege of Bari (1010–1011)
  • Siege of Montbazon (1011)
  • Siege of Lebusa (1012)
  • Siege of Makrievo (1014) – Byzantine conquest of Bulgaria
  • Siege of Montbazon (1015)
  • Siege of Pernik (1016) – Byzantine conquest of Bulgaria
  • Siege of Uflach (1016)
  • Siege of Tours (1016)
  • Siege of Glogau (1017)
  • Siege of Niemcza (1017)
  • Siege of Montboyau (1021)
  • Siege of Capua (1024–1026)
  • Siege of Pavia (1026)
  • Siege of Montboyau (1026)
  • Siege of Saumur (1026)
  • Siege of Somnath (1026)
  • Siege of Amboise (1027)
  • Siege of Le Lude (1027)
  • Siege of Seville (1091)
  • Siege of Alamut (1092) – Nizari–Seljuk conflicts
  • Siege of Dara (1092) – Nizari–Seljuk conflicts
  • Siege of Breval (1092)
  • Siege of Monteveglio (1092)
  • Siege of Valencia (1093–1094) – Reconquista
  • Siege of Huesca (1094) – Reconquista
  • Siege of Chernigov (1094)
  • Siege of Cuarte (1094) – Reconquista
  • Siege of Nogara (1094)
  • Siege of Tynemouth Castle (1095)
  • Siege of Morpeth Castle (1095)
  • Siege of Newcastle (1095)
  • Siege of Bamburgh Castle (1095)
  • Siege of Amalfi (1096)
  • Siege of Xerigordos (1096) – part of the People's Crusade
  • Siege of Wieselburg (1096)
  • Siege of Huesca (1096) – Reconquista
  • Siege of Lamasar – Nizari uprising
  • Siege of Nicaea (1097) – part of the First Crusade
  • Siege of Antioch (1097–1098) – part of the First Crusade
  • Siege of Capua (1098)
  • Siege of Jerusalem (1098)

12th century

  • Siege of Haifa (1100) – Crusades
  • Siege of Le Mans (1100)
  • Second Siege of Arsuf (1101) – Crusades
  • Siege of Caesarea (1101) – Crusades
  • Siege of Latakia (1101–1103)
  • Siege of Acre (1102) – Crusades
  • Siege of Arundel (1102)
  • Siege of Bridgnorth (1102)
  • Siege of Jaffa (1102) – Crusades
  • Siege of Tripoli (1102–1109) – Crusades
  • Siege of Acre (1103) – Crusades
  • Siege of Al-Rahba (1103)
  • Siege of Acre (1104) – Crusades
  • Siege of Takrit (sometime between 1105-1107) – Nizari–Seljuk conflicts
  • Siege of Alamut (sometime between 1106-1109) – Nizari–Seljuk conflicts
  • Siege of Shahdez (1107) – Nizari–Seljuk conflicts
  • Siege of Nuremberg (1105)
  • Siege of Cologne (1106)
  • Siege of Apamea (1106) – Crusades - conflicts with the Assassins
  • Siege of Apamea (September 1106) – Crusades - conflicts with the Assassins
  • Siege of Malatya (1106)
  • Siege of Castellum Arnaldi (1106) – Crusades
  • Siege of Al-Rahba (1107)
  • Siege of Hebron (1107) – Crusades
  • Siege of Douai (1107)
  • Siege of Dyrrhachium (1107–1108) – Byzantine–Norman wars
  • Siege of Uclés (1108) – Reconquista
  • Siege of Bratislava (1108)
  • Siege of Sidon (1108) – Crusades
  • Siege of Jableh (1109) – Crusades
  • Siege of Nakło (1109)
  • Siege of Głogów (1109)
  • Siege of Baalbek (1110)
  • Siege of Beirut (1110) – Crusades
  • Siege of Novara (1110)
  • Siege of Sidon (1110) – Norwegian Crusade
  • Siege of Atarib (1110) – Crusades
  • Siege of Le Puiset (1111)
  • Siege of Vetula (1111) – Crusades
  • Siege of Tyre (1111–1112) – Crusades
  • Siege of Nicaea (1113) – Byzantine–Seljuq wars
  • Siege of Hornburg Castle (1113)
  • Siege of Mousson (1113)
  • Siege of Bar (1113)
  • Siege of Cologne (1114)
  • Siege of Kafartab (1115) – Crusades
  • Siege of Jaffa (1115) – Crusades
  • Siege of Marqab (1116) – Crusades
  • Siege of Alamut (1117–1118) – Nizari–Seljuk conflicts
  • Siege of Lambsar (1117–1118) – Nizari–Seljuk conflicts
  • Siege of Laodicea (1119) – Byzantine–Seljuq wars
  • Siege of Sozopolis (1120) – Byzantine–Seljuq wars
  • Siege of Jerash (1121) – Crusades
  • Siege of Mainz (1121)
  • Siege of Tbilisi (1121–1122) – Georgian–Seljuk wars
  • Siege of Aschaffenburg Castle (1122)
  • Siege of Faulquemont Castle (1122)
  • Siege of Zardana (1122) – Crusades
  • Siege of Balis (1122) – Crusades
  • Siege of Kharput (1123) – Crusades
  • Siege of Jaffa (1123) – Crusades
  • Siege of Schulenburg Castle (1123)
  • Siege of Manbij (1124)
  • Siege of Azaz (1124) – Crusades
  • Siege of Tyre (1124) – Crusades
  • Siege of Aleppo (1124–1125) – Crusades
  • Siege of Raffaniya (1126) – Crusades
  • Siege of Al-Rahba (1127)
  • Siege of Bayonne (1130–1131)
  • Siege of De'an (1132) – Jin–Song Wars
  • Siege of Kastamone (1132)
  • Siege of Kastamone (1133)
  • Siege of Savur (1134) – Crusades
  • Siege of Gangra (1135)
  • Siege of Montferrand (1137) – Crusades
  • Siege of Anazarbos (1137) – Crusades
  • Siege of Vahka (1137) – Crusades
  • Siege of Antioch (1137) – Crusades
  • Siege of Kafartab (1138) – Crusades
  • Siege of Aleppo (1138) – Crusades
  • Siege of Shaizar (1138) – Crusades
  • Siege of Buza'a (1138) – Crusades
  • Siege of Coria (1138) – Reconquista
  • Siege of Baalbek (1139)
  • Siege of Oreja (1139) – Reconquista
  • Siege of Neocaesarea (1139–1140)
  • Siege of Weinsberg (1140)
  • Siege of Banias (1140) – Crusades
  • Siege of Coria (1142) – Reconquista
  • Siege of Li Vaux Moise (1144) – Crusades
Siege of Lisbon (1147) by Alfredo Roque Gameiro (1917)
Siege of Lisbon (1147) by Alfredo Roque Gameiro (1917)
Siege of Naples in 1191 by the forces of Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI, Peter of Eboli, Liber ad honorem Augusti, Palermo, 1196
Siege of Naples in 1191 by the forces of Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI, Peter of Eboli, Liber ad honorem Augusti, Palermo, 1196

13th century

The Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople (1204) Eugène Delacroix. Oil on canvas, 1840
The Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople (1204) Eugène Delacroix. Oil on canvas, 1840
Crusaders attack the tower of Damietta (1218). A 1625 painting by Cornelis Claesz van Wieringen.
Crusaders attack the tower of Damietta (1218). A 1625 painting by Cornelis Claesz van Wieringen.
16th century illustration of the Mongol sack of Kiev in 1240.
16th century illustration of the Mongol sack of Kiev in 1240.
The Mongol army besieging Baghdad in 1258.
The Mongol army besieging Baghdad in 1258.
The Siege of Acre. The Hospitalier Master Mathieu de Clermont defending the walls in 1291 by Dominique Papety. 1840.
The Siege of Acre. The Hospitalier Master Mathieu de Clermont defending the walls in 1291 by Dominique Papety. 1840.

14th century

Siege of Calais (1346–1347)
Siege of Calais (1346–1347)

15th century

Joan of Arc at the Siege of Orléans (1429) by Jules Eugène Lenepveu, painted 1886–1890
Joan of Arc at the Siege of Orléans (1429) by Jules Eugène Lenepveu, painted 1886–1890
Fall of Constantinople (1453)
Fall of Constantinople (1453)

Early modern

15th century

Siege of Krujë in 1466. Woodcut by Jost Amman, from Philipp Lonicer, Chronicorum Turcicorum, Frankfurt 1578
Siege of Krujë in 1466. Woodcut by Jost Amman, from Philipp Lonicer, Chronicorum Turcicorum, Frankfurt 1578
Siege of Granada (1492)
Siege of Granada (1492)

16th century

The Last Days of Tenochtitlan—Conquest of Mexico (1521) by William de Leftwich Dodge, 1899.
The Last Days of Tenochtitlan—Conquest of Mexico (1521) by William de Leftwich Dodge, 1899.
Sack of Rome of 1527 by Johannes Lingelbach, 17th century.
Sack of Rome of 1527 by Johannes Lingelbach, 17th century.
Battle of Tunis 1535 Attack on Goletta. Frans Hogenberg after Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, 16th century.
Battle of Tunis 1535 Attack on Goletta. Frans Hogenberg after Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, 16th century.
Ottoman depiction of the siege of Nice (1543) by Matrakçı Nasuh.
Ottoman depiction of the siege of Nice (1543) by Matrakçı Nasuh.
Attack on Tripoli by the Ottomans (1551)
Attack on Tripoli by the Ottomans (1551)
The Siege of Calais, 9 January 1558, by François-Édouard Picot, 1838.
The Siege of Calais, 9 January 1558, by François-Édouard Picot, 1838.
The siege of Malta—Arrival of the Turkish fleet (1565) by Matteo Pérez de Alesio, 16th century
The siege of Malta—Arrival of the Turkish fleet (1565) by Matteo Pérez de Alesio, 16th century
Spanish troops storming the city of Maastricht, 1579
Spanish troops storming the city of Maastricht, 1579
During the Cologne War (1583–89), Ferdinand of Bavaria successfully besieged the medieval fortress of Godesberg; during a month-long siege, his sappers dug tunnels under the feldspar of the mountain and laid gunpowder and a 1500-pound bomb. The result was a spectacular explosion that sent chunks of the ramparts, the walls, the gates, and drawbridges into the air. His 500 men still could not take the fortress until they scaled the interior latrine system and climbed the mountain to enter through a hole in the chapel roof.
During the Cologne War (1583–89), Ferdinand of Bavaria successfully besieged the medieval fortress of Godesberg; during a month-long siege, his sappers dug tunnels under the feldspar of the mountain and laid gunpowder and a 1500-pound bomb. The result was a spectacular explosion that sent chunks of the ramparts, the walls, the gates, and drawbridges into the air. His 500 men still could not take the fortress until they scaled the interior latrine system and climbed the mountain to enter through a hole in the chapel roof.
Henry IV of France before Amiens (1597), Anonymous
Henry IV of France before Amiens (1597), Anonymous
Joseon and Ming dynasty soldiers assault the Japanese-built fortress at Ulsan (1598)
Joseon and Ming dynasty soldiers assault the Japanese-built fortress at Ulsan (1598)
Siege of Zaltbommel by the Spanish in 1599 by Hugo Grotius

17th century

Siege of Ostend (1601-4) by Peter Snayers, oil on canvas.
Siege of Ostend (1601-4) by Peter Snayers, oil on canvas.
Monks successfully defended the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra against the Poles from September 1609 to January 1611.
Monks successfully defended the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra against the Poles from September 1609 to January 1611.
The Summer Battle of Osaka Castle (1614-15). 17th century Japanese painting.
The Summer Battle of Osaka Castle (1614-15). 17th century Japanese painting.
The Surrender of Breda (1625) by Diego Velázquez.
The Surrender of Breda (1625) by Diego Velázquez.
Cardinal Richelieu at the Siege of La Rochelle (1627–1628) by Henri-Paul Motte, 1881.
Cardinal Richelieu at the Siege of La Rochelle (1627–1628) by Henri-Paul Motte, 1881.
The Capture of Rheinfelden (1634) by Vincenzo Carducci.
The Capture of Rheinfelden (1634) by Vincenzo Carducci.
Siege of Kraków, 8 October 1655. View from 1697 by the German historian Samuel Pufendorf.
Siege of Kraków, 8 October 1655. View from 1697 by the German historian Samuel Pufendorf.
The assault of Copenhagen on the night between 10 and 11 February 1659 by Daniel Vertangen, 1659.
The assault of Copenhagen on the night between 10 and 11 February 1659 by Daniel Vertangen, 1659.
Musketeers of the Guard entering the citadel of Valenciennes (1676-77).
Musketeers of the Guard entering the citadel of Valenciennes (1676-77).
Reoccupation of Buda Castle in 1686. Gyula Benczúr (1896), oil on canvas
Reoccupation of Buda Castle in 1686. Gyula Benczúr (1896), oil on canvas
Siege of Belgrade, 1688 by Adlerschwung
Siege of Belgrade, 1688 by Adlerschwung
Siege of Namur 1692, by Jean-Baptiste Martin, 1693.
Siege of Namur 1692, by Jean-Baptiste Martin, 1693.
Siege of Namur (1695) by Jan van Huchtenburg.
Siege of Namur (1695) by Jan van Huchtenburg.

18th century

Tapestry depicting the 1702 victory of Archduke Joseph of Austria at Landau, woven for Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, between 1710 and 1718.
Tapestry depicting the 1702 victory of Archduke Joseph of Austria at Landau, woven for Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, between 1710 and 1718.
  • Siege of Tönning (1700) – Great Northern War
  • Siege of Riga (1700)Great Northern War
  • Siege of Narva (1700) – Great Northern War
  • Siege of Kaiserswerth (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Saint Donas (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Castiglione (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Landau (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Borgoforte (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Guastalla (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Venlo (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Stevensweert (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Roermond (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Nöteborg (1702) – Great Northern War
  • Siege of Liége (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Rheinberg (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Hulst (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Trarbach (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of St. Augustine (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Andernach (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Governolo (1702) – War of the Spanish Succession
Siege of Torun in 1703.
Siege of Torun in 1703.
  • Siege of Neubourg (1703) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Kehl (1703) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Bonn (1703) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Thorn (1703) – Great Northern War
  • Siege of Nago (1703) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Arco (1703) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Breisach (1703) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Huy (1703) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Limburg (1703) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Landau (1703) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Augsburg (1703) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Guadeloupe (1703) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Castello de Vide (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Wagingera (1704)
  • Siege of Barcelona (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Susa (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Portalegre (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Vercelli (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
View of Gibraltar in 1704
View of Gibraltar in 1704
  • Siege of Rain (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Narva (1704) – Great Northern War
  • Siege of Dorpat (1704) – Great Northern War
  • Siege of Villingen (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Susa (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Fort Isabella (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Gibraltar (1704) – eleventh siege of Gibraltar, by Sir George Rooke's Anglo-Dutch fleet
  • Siege of Ulm (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Twelfth Siege of Gibraltar (1704–05) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Ivree (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Landau (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Verrua (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Trarbach (1704) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Colonia del Sacramento (1704–1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of St. John's (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Valencia de Alcantara (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Albuquerque (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Huy (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Liège (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Second Siege of Huy (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Chivasso (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Mirandola (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Nice (1705–06) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Zoutleeuw (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Barcelona (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Hagenau (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Badajoz (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Zandvliet (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Diest (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
Prussian infantry breaks the French lines during the relief of Turin in 1706
Prussian infantry breaks the French lines during the relief of Turin in 1706
  • Siege of San Mateo (1705) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Alcantara (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Barcelona (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Hagenau (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Turin (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Oostende (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Menin (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Alicante (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Dendermonde (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Ath (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Pavia (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Cuenca (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Pizzigetone (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Elche (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Cartagena (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Casale (1706) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Milan (1707) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Villena (1707) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Xàtiva (1707) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Port Royal (1707) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Toulon (1707) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Gaeta (1707) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Pensacola (1707) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo (1707) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Susa (1707) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Lérida (1707) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Morella (1707) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Tortosa (1708) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Exilles (1708) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Lille (1708) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Fenestrelles (1708) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of San Felipe (1708) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Leffinghe (1708) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Denia (1708) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Saint Ghislain (1708) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Brussels (1708) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Alicante (1708–09) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Ghent (1708) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Veprik (1709) – Great Northern War
  • Siege of Tournai (1709) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Mons (1709) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Viborg (1710) – Great Northern War
  • Siege of Reval (1710) – Great Northern War
  • Siege of Douai (1710) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Béthune (1710) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Aire (1710) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Saint Venant (1710) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Port Royal (1710) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Gerona (1710–1711) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Kassa (1711) – Rákóczi's War of Independence
  • Siege of Aren fort (1711) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Bouchain (1711) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Venasque (1711) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Stralsund (1711–15) – Great Northern War
  • Siege of Castel-Leon (1711) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Cardona (1711) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Le Quesnoy (1712) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Landrecies (1712) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Marchiennes (1712) – War of the Spanish Succession
  • Siege of Douai (1712) – War of the Spanish Succession
Depiction of the siege of Barcelona: The assault on the main body of the Place (1714) by Jacques Rigaud
Depiction of the siege of Barcelona: The assault on the main body of the Place (1714) by Jacques Rigaud
Austrian land and naval bombardment puts Belgrade in flames during the siege of 1717.
Austrian land and naval bombardment puts Belgrade in flames during the siege of 1717.
British attack on Cartagena de Indias (1741) by Luis Fernández Gordillo. Oil on canvas, Naval Museum of Madrid
British attack on Cartagena de Indias (1741) by Luis Fernández Gordillo. Oil on canvas, Naval Museum of Madrid
Conquest and pillage of Bergen-op-Zoom by the French in 1747.
Conquest and pillage of Bergen-op-Zoom by the French in 1747.
Siege of Louisbourg (1758): British burning of the warship Prudent and the capturing of the Bienfaisant.
Siege of Louisbourg (1758): British burning of the warship Prudent and the capturing of the Bienfaisant.
The Capture of Havana, 1762: Storming of Morro Castle, 30 July by Dominic Serres, oil on canvas (1770–1775)
The Capture of Havana, 1762: Storming of Morro Castle, 30 July by Dominic Serres, oil on canvas (1770–1775)
Spanish grenadiers pour into Fort George (Pensacola, Florida) (1781)
Spanish grenadiers pour into Fort George (Pensacola, Florida) (1781)
Siege of Belgrade in 1789 by the Habsburg army
Siege of Belgrade in 1789 by the Habsburg army
Siege of Lille (1792) by Louis Joseph Watteau
Siege of Lille (1792) by Louis Joseph Watteau
The capitulation of Mantua on 2 February 1797, Hippolyte Lecomte, 1812
The capitulation of Mantua on 2 February 1797, Hippolyte Lecomte, 1812
The Last Effort and Fall of Tipu Sultan (1799) by Henry Singleton
The Last Effort and Fall of Tipu Sultan (1799) by Henry Singleton

Modern

19th century

Siege of Gdańsk by French forces in 1807
Siege of Gdańsk by French forces in 1807
Assault on the walls of Zaragoza by January Suchodolski
Assault on the walls of Zaragoza by January Suchodolski
The Siege of Burgos (1812) by François Joseph Heim.
The Siege of Burgos (1812) by François Joseph Heim.
American troops landing in Veracruz (1847) during the Mexican–American War
American troops landing in Veracruz (1847) during the Mexican–American War
Siege of Kars, 1839
Siege of Kars, 1839
A barricade on Rue Voltaire, after its capture by the regular army during the Bloody Week of Commune of Paris (1871)
A barricade on Rue Voltaire, after its capture by the regular army during the Bloody Week of Commune of Paris (1871)
American soldiers scale the walls of Beijing to relieve the Siege of the Legations, August 1900
American soldiers scale the walls of Beijing to relieve the Siege of the Legations, August 1900

20th century

A casemate at Maubeuge, destroyed by German bombardment, 7 September 1914
A casemate at Maubeuge, destroyed by German bombardment, 7 September 1914
Anti-aircraft fire near St. Isaac's Cathedral during the defense of Leningrad in 1941.
Anti-aircraft fire near St. Isaac's Cathedral during the defense of Leningrad in 1941.

21st century

Coalition airstrike in Kobanî on Islamic State position, October 2014
Coalition airstrike in Kobanî on Islamic State position, October 2014

Police sieges

A police siege is a standoff between law enforcement officers and armed criminals, suspects, or protesters.

Other

References

  1. ^ Daftary, Farhad (1992). The Isma'ilis: Their History and Doctrines. Cambridge University Press. p. 429. ISBN 978-0-521-42974-0.
  2. ^ "Siege Watch". Archived from the original on 30 September 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
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