1100s & 1200s Military History Timeline

1101-1300

Battle of Montgisard. Public Domain

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1000s

  • November 27, 1001 - Muslim Invasion of India: Muslim forces win the Battle of Peshwar

1010s

  • April 23, 1014 - Irish Wars: The forces of King Brian Boru win the Battle of Clontarf
  • July 29, 1014 - Bulgarian-Byzantine Wars: The Byzantines triumph at the Battle of Kleidion
  • October 18, 1016 - Britain: Canute defeats Edmund Ironside at the Battle of Ashingdon

    1050s

    • February 1054 - France: Norman forces defeat the French at the Battle of Mortemer

    1060s

    • September 25, 1066 - Invasions of England: Harold Godwinson defeats the Norwegians at the Battle of Stamford Bridge
    • October 14, 1066 - Invasions of England: William the Conqueror defeats and killed Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings

    1070s

    • August 26, 1071 - Byzantine-Seljuk Wars: The Seljuks defeat the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert and take most of Asia Minor
    • June 9, 1075 - Germany: German King Henry IV subjugates the Saxons following the Battle of Homburg

    1080s

    • October 115, 1080 - Germany: Henry IV wins the Battle of Hohenmölsen over Rudolf of Swabia who is killed in the fighting
    • October 18, 1081 - Byzantine-Norman Wars: Norman forces win the Battle of Dyrrhachium

    1090s

    • Fall 1092-May 1094 - Reconquista: El Cid besieges and captures Valencia
    • May 14-June 19, 1097 - First Crusade: The Crusaders successfully besiege Nicaea
    • July 1, 1097 - First Crusade: The Seljuks are defeated at the Battle of Dorylaeum
    • October 20, 1097-June 28, 1098 - First Crusade: The Crusaders besiege and captured Antioch
    • June 7-July 15, 1099 - First Crusade: The Crusaders besiege and take Jerusalem fulfilling the Crusade's goal
    • August 12, 1099 - First Crusade: Crusaders win the Battle of Ascalon

      1100s

      • May 7, 1104 - Crusades: The forces of the County of Edessa are beaten at the Battle of Harran
      • September 28, 1106 - Invasion of Normandy: Henry I of England defeats the Duke Robert of Normandy at the Battle of Tinchebray

      1120s

      • June 11, 1125 - Crusades: The Crusader states win the Battle of Azaz over the Seljuks
      • July 1-October 24, 1147 - Second Crusade: Portuguese and Crusader troops capture Lisbon
      • July 23-28, 1148 - Second Crusade: A Crusader army fails in its attempt to take Damascus

      1130s

      1140s

      • February 2, 1141 - The Anarchy in England: King Stephen I is beaten and captured at the First Battle of Lincoln

      1150s

      • September 8, 1157 - The Crusades: Richard I the Lionheart of England is born
      • October 27, 1157 - Northern Europe: Valdemar I defeats Sweyn III at the Battle of Grathe Heath to become King of Denmark

      1160s

      • May 29, 1167 - Wars of Frederick Barbarossa: The forces of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa win the Battle of Monte Porzio outside Rome
      • May 1, 1169-1177 - Ireland: Norman troops invade Ireland from England

      1170s

      • May 29, 1176 - Wars of the Guelphs and Ghibellines: Frederick I Barbarossa is beaten at the Battle of Legnano
      • September 17, 1176 - Byzantine-Seljuk Wars: Byzantine forces are prevented from recovering central Anatolia at the Battle of Myriokephalon
      • November 25, 1177 - The Crusades: King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem triumphs at the Battle of Montgisard

      1180s

      • April 25, 1185 - Gempei Wars: The naval Battle of Dan-no-ura is fought between rival clans
      • July 4, 1187 - Crusades: Saladin defeats the Crusaders at the Battle of Hattin
      • September 18-October 2, 1187 - The Crusades: Saladin captures Jerusalem from Balian of Ibelin
      • August 28, 1189-July 12, 1192 - The Crusades: Crusader forces successfully conduct the Siege of Acre

      1190s

      • May 6, 1191 - Third Crusade: Richard the Lionheart begins his conquest of Cyprus
      • September 7, 1191 - Third Crusade: Crusaders led by Richard the Lionheart defeat Saladin at the Battle of Arsuf
      • 1191 & 1192 - India: Mohammed of Ghur defeats the Rajputs at the two Battles of Taraori (Tarain)
      • September 27, 1198 - War Between Richard I & Philip II: Richard defeats Philip at the Battle of Gisors

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