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Who won the battle of Marathon?
Greeks. According to Herodotus, an Athenian runner named Pheidippides was sent to run from Athens to Sparta (225 km, 140 miles) to ask for assistance before the battle. Then, following the battle, the Athenian army marched quickly the 40 km (25 miles) to Athens, in order to head off the Persian forces. Later these two events became confused with each other, leading to a legendary but inaccurate story (first recorded by Plutarch in 1st century AD) of Pheidippides running from Marathon to Athens after the battle, to announce the Greek victory.
Which battle prevented the Roman Empire's expansion east of the Rhine river?
Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. The battle took place in the Teutoburg Forest in 9 CE between an alliance of Germanic and tribes Roman legions and their auxiliaries. Its outcome is regarded as "Rome's greatest defeat", and as "a turning-point in world history". The Romans never again attempted to conquer the Germanic territories east of the Rhine river.
The Battle of the Somme was the biggest battle of the First World War. How many casualties were there?
Around 1 000 000. The Battle of the Somme was fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire. More than three million men fought in this battle and one million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.
Which was the largest armoured battle of the II World War?
Battle of Kursk. From July 5, 1943 until August 23, the Germans conducted their last great attempt to regain the initiative on the Eastern Front. The fight has significantly weakened both sides of the conflict, however the result was decisive and strategic victory of the Soviet Union. The Battle of Kursk is considered the largest armoured battle in the world history.
Who led the crusaders during the Battle of Tachov?
Henry Beaufort of England . The Battle of Tachov was fought on 4 August 1427 near the Bohemian towns of Tachov. The Hussites won over the armies led by the Cardinal Henry Beaufort of England. It was part of the Hussite Wars, and it was the first battle in which war wagons were used by the crusaders.
Who won in the Battle of the Little Bighorn?
Native Americans. The Battle of the Little Bighorn was an armed engagement between the combined forces of the Northern Native American tribes and the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle, which resulted in the defeat of US forces, was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
Who died in the Battle of Crécy fought on 26 August 1346?
John of Bohemia. At the outbreak of the Hundred Years' War in 1337 he allied with King Philip VI of France and was even governor of Languedoc. At the Battle of Crécy in 1346 John controlled Phillip's advanced guard along with controlling the large contingents of Charles II of Alençon and Louis I, Count of Flanders. John was killed at age 50 while fighting against the English during the battle.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the largest naval battle of World War II. What country does it belong to?
The Philippines. The battle was fought from 23–26 October 1944 between combined American and Australian forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy. It ended with decisive Allied victory and left Japanese naval capabilities crippled. It was also the first battle in which Japanese aircraft carried out organized kamikaze attacks.
Where was the Battle of the Nations fought?
In Leipzig. The Battle of Leipzig or Battle of the Nations was fought from 16 to 19 October 1813, at Leipzig, Saxony. The coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria, and Sweden decisively defeated the French army of Napoleon I. The battle involved 600,000 soldiers and 2,200 artillery pieces, making it the largest battle in Europe prior to World War I.
The fleet of which country was defeated in the Battle of Lepanto?
Ottoman Empire. The Battle of Lepanto (7 October 1571) was a naval engagement between the allied Christian forces of the Holy League and the Ottoman Empire. It was the largest naval battle in Western history since classical antiquity, involving more than 400 warships. The victory of the Holy League marked the turning-point of Ottoman expansion into the Mediterranean, although the Ottoman wars in Europe would continue for another century.