History Hop Tags - Siege

Siege - Notable Historical Events

Julius CaesarOct 3, -52

TiberiusNov 16, 13

SaladinSep 20, 1187

Joan of ArcMay 7, 1429

James WolfeJun 27, 1759

Arthur WellesleyJan 19, 1812

Ulysses S. GrantMay 22, 1863

longstreetDec 3, 1863

General ShermanDec 10, 1864

Albert CamusOct 27, 1948

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Siege - Historical Events
Date Event
588

Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.

52

Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.

BC
AD
13-11-16

General Tiberius' (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany

73-04-16

Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.

537-03-11

Goths lay siege to Rome

538-03-12

Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius.

550-01-16

Gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.

626-07-29

Avaren/Slaves under khagan Bajan begin siege of Constantinople

911-10-01

During a siege in Constantinople, the Theotokos (Mary, the mother of Jesus) appeared at the church in Blachernae holding her veil over the praying faithful, among them St. Andrew of Constantinople.

1098-06-03

After 5-month siege in First Crusade, the Crusaders seize Antioch (now in modernTurkey)

1099-01-28

1st Crusaders begins siege of Hosn-el-Akrad Syria

1148-07-24

Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.

1156-07-11

Siege of Shirakawa-den in Japan.

1187-09-20

Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.

1189-08-28

Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan

1189-10-01

Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.

1203-07-17

Siege of Constantinople begins during the fourth Crusade, Crusaders aboad a Venetian fleet attack the city

1270-10-30

The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis ended by agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.

1390-09-11

Lithuanian Civil War (1389-1392): the Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius.

1429-05-07

English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army

1453-04-02

Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (İstanbul), which would fall on May 29.

1476-12-24

400 Burgundian soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy

1491-11-25

The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.

1536-09-08

Earl of Nassau disbands siege of Peronne

1544-07-19

Italian War of 1542: The Siege of Boulogne began.

1552-10-31

Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege of Metz

1565-06-23

Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.

1565-09-08

Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese & Knights of St John

1572-11-11

Duke of Alva's son Don Fredrik begins siege of Haarlem

1572-12-11

Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem

1573-10-09

Don Frederik disbands siege of Alkmaar

1574-02-09

Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht

1574-10-03

The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen and the forces of Admiral Boisot

1585-08-17

Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma

1590-09-05

Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris.

1594-05-22

Earl Mauritius & Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen

1601-11-24

Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy

1615-06-04

Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.

1627-08-10

Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle

1661-04-30

Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa

1669-09-06

The siege of Candia ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans.

1689-04-20

The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.

1707-08-22

Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon

1723-06-26

After a lasting siege and bombardment by cannons, Baku surrenders to the Russians.

1759-06-27

General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

1761-12-16

Seven Years' War: After four-month siege, Russian army under Pyotr Rumyantsev takes Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg (German: Kolberg).

1775-04-20

British begin siege of Boston

1779-06-16

Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the siege of Gibraltar begins.

1781-09-28

9,000 American forces & 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown

1781-10-06

Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of American Revolutionary War

1799-05-04

Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.

1804-02-26

Vice-admiral William Bligh (of Bounty fame) ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad

1806-10-08

British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve

1809-02-13

French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege

1812-01-19

Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.

1816-01-22

Lord Byron completes "Parisina" & "Siege of Corinth"

1826-04-10

The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.

1848-03-24

State of siege proclaimed in Amsterdam

1849-08-28

Venice under Daniele Manin surrenders to Austrians under Radetsky, having been under siege since July 20 after proclaiming independence

1854-10-09

The siege of Sebastopol begins (Crimean War)

1862-02-13

-Feb 16th) Siege of Ft Donelson TN

1862-03-03

Union forces under General Pope lay siege to New Madrid, Missouri (US Civil War)

1862-04-05

Siege of Yorktown VA

1863-05-18

Siege of Vicksburg, MS

1863-05-19

Siege of Vicksburg, investment of city complete

1863-05-21

Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, begins

1863-05-22

General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg

1863-05-27

Siege of Port Hudson LA

1863-09-06

-7] After 59 day siege Confederate troops vacate Fort Wagner SC (1700 casualties)

1863-09-23

Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins

1863-12-03

longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN

1864-06-16

Union General Ulysses S. Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Va

1864-10-27

Siege of Petersburg, VA

1864-12-10

General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins

1865-03-27

Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals

1865-06-19

Siege of Richmond, VA

1870-09-19

Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871)

1883-05-31

French fleet under Pierre begins siege of Tamatave, Madagascar

1884-03-13

Siege of Khartoum Sudan begins

1899-11-02

Boers begin siege of Ladysmith, Natal

1900-02-15

British troops relieve Kimberly, South Africa, a city under siege by the Boers since October 1899, during the Boer War.

1900-06-20

In China, most foreigners in the Peking legations now accept that they are under siege by Boxers

1900-06-23

British Governor Frederick Hodgson and some of his British supporters flee Fort Coomassie, Gold Coast, Africa, where they have been under siege since 6 April

1905-09-23

Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken

1906-02-09

Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising

1906-02-10

State of siege proclaimed in Zululand

1909-03-26

In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz

1913-04-10

During the Montenegrin siege of Scutari, the Montenegrin coastline is blockaded

1919-01-05

Spartacus uprising in Berlin: state of siege

1922-03-10

State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg South Africa

1923-09-15

Gov Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of KKK terror

1924-05-29

AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.

1932-01-04

State of siege proclaimed in Honduras

1939-10-01

After a one-month Siege of Warsaw, hostile forces entered the city.

1940-04-19

Dutch prime minister De Geer declares state of siege

1940-05-10

Dutch-Indies Gov Van Starkenborch proclaims end to state of siege

1941-08-30

Siege of Leningrad by Nazi troops began during WW II

1941-12-07

German siege of Tobruk after 8 months ends

1941-12-17

World War II: Beginning of the Siege of Sebastopol.

1941-12-28

State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia

1942-01-07

WW II siege of Bataan starts

1942-05-27

Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim

1943-01-18

Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad

1945-02-24

Nazi occupiers begin state of siege

1948-10-27

Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege" premieres in Paris

1949-05-02

Bolivian state of siege proclaimed

1954-05-07

French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu

1955-06-29

Argentine state of siege ends

1961-07-20

French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.

1963-06-05

State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested

1964-03-25

Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)

1971-04-26

Turkey state of siege proclaimed

1973-09-26

Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2½ years)

1975-09-28

The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London.

1975-12-06

Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England

1977-03-09

Hanafi Muslims invade 3 buildings in Wash DC, siege ended Mar 11th

1977-05-23

Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren & 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Neth, children released May 27, siege ends June 11

1980-05-05

Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British SAS & police storm the building

1981-01-17

Philippino president Marcos ends state of siege

1985-11-07

Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice

1986-08-28

Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege

1987-07-15

State of siege ends in Taiwan

1992-04-06

Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo

1992-08-22

FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.

1993-04-19

After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)

2002-04-02

Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.

2002-10-23

Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen rebels seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.

2002-10-26

Moscow Theatre Siege: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before.

2004-11-08

War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

2007-11-29

The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.

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Siege - Birthdays
Date Event
1891-01-01

Alessandro De Stefani, The Siege of the Alcazar

1893-03-06

Kathleen Smoothy, housewife (last link to Siege of SIdney Street)

1899-12-06

Harry Buller Siege Willis, son of South Africa boer in Ladysmith

1909-07-20

Mireille Balin, The Siege of the Alcazar

1909-08-13

Robert Musel, The Siege of Sidney Street

1909-10-14

Bernd Rosemeyer, Deutsche Siege in drei Erdteilen

1910-07-01

Ulrich Bigalke, Deutsche Siege in drei Erdteilen

1911-02-08

Vladislav Bush, The Siege of Venice

1912-07-07

Richard Erdoes, Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee

1913-12-20

Vincenzo Seratrice, The Siege of the Alcazar

1917-10-08

Kort Falkenberg, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

1920-04-09

Jurica Dijakovic, The Siege

1927-01-24

Stan Brooks, The Siege

1927-9-26

Patrick O'Neal, Under Siege

1933-04-27

Leonid Roshal, The Beslan Siege

1937-02-22

Goranka Vrus, The Siege

1937-05-06

Jack B. Bernstein, Under Siege

1938-08-06

Peter Bonerz, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

1939-04-22

Juan Guzmán Tapia, State of Siege

1940-02-14

Midori Isomura, Shinobi No Mono 4: Siege

1941-08-08

Carter Camp, Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee

1945-01-17

Mark Whalen, The Siege

1946-06-13

Geoff Murphy, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

1946-10-09

Nancy E. Barr, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

1948-11-12

Warren Tabata, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

1950-07-27

Kevan Lind, The Siege of Firebase Gloria

1950-10-11

Mark J. Goodman, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

1951-01-10

Elliot M. Kaplan, The Siege

1952-04-10

Steven Seagal, Under Siege

1953-02-22

Gary Chang, Under Siege

1953-08-17

Judith Regan, The Siege at Ruby Ridge

1953-10-05

Robert Devine, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

1954-9-26

Mary Crow Dog, Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee

1955-9-11

Hiram Bullock, Under Siege

1959-06-02

Jeffrey R. Neuman, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

1959-10-04

Henry Eshelman, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1959-11-27

Charlie Burchill, The Siege

1960-9-15

Jack Gwaltney, The Siege

1961-9-16

Donald McKay, Dark Force Renegade Vigilante Siege V: Code Name - Delta Lollipop

1962-11-17

Brian Seeman, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

1963-08-06

Tim Card, Under Siege

1963-10-29

Damian Chapa, Under Siege

1964-12-24

Mark Valley, The Siege

1965-04-09

Jack Slater, Private Gold 24: Operation Sex Siege

1965-11-12

Mathias Neumann, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1966-05-12

Sami Bouajila, The Siege

1966-05-23

K. Lee Johnson, Under Siege

1966-08-10

Hansi Kürsch, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1967-05-03

Andre Olbrich, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1968-04-01

Mike Baird, Sydney Siege

1968-08-23

Greg Vernon, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1968-11-27

Lilas Lane, Alien Siege

1970-03-28

Hideki Okugawa, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege

1970-05-20

Holly Black, Private Gold 24: Operation Sex Siege

1970-12-16

Amro Salama, The Siege

1971-12-15

Ben Brown, Amphipolis Under Siege

1972-06-06

Daniel Andrews, Sydney Siege

1972-08-20

Jean François Larche, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1972-12-22

Billy James, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1973-02-25

Daniel Boileau, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1973-03-02

Ivy Crystal, Private Gold 24: Operation Sex Siege

1974-06-14

Sacha Bertram, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1974-9-02

Gabriella Boda, Private Gold 24: Operation Sex Siege

1975-12-05

Brandon Baker, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1976-06-26

Viviann, Private Gold 24: Operation Sex Siege

1976-06-26

Sofianne, Private Gold 24: Operation Sex Siege

1977-02-28

Martin T. Askamp, Detention: The Siege at Johnson High

1977-10-18

Carsten Raabe, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1977-11-02

Natalia Pelevine, Moscow Siege

1977-12-20

Eleanor Katz, Dungeon Siege II

1978-01-14

Sage Brocklebank, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1978-12-31

Benny Nordberg, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1979-04-02

Jacob Hair, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1981-05-23

E.J. Roberts, House Under Siege

1981-12-11

John Seagle, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

1982-9-03

Dani Lachuk, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Siege - Deaths
Date Event
1218-06-25

Simon de Montfort the elder, 5th Earl of Leicester, French crusader dies in the siege of Toulouse

1509-09-28

Siwara/Sjoerd Aylva, Fries army leader (siege of Franeker)

1676-10-30

Ahmed Koprulu, Turkish great vizer (siege of Candia, Kreta), dies

1718-11-30

Charles XII, king of Sweden (1697-1718), dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway at 36

1864-12-02

Archibald Gracie III, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at Siege of Petersburg, Virginia aged 32

1938-01-28

Bernd Rosemeyer, Deutsche Siege in drei Erdteilen

1940-08-12

Ulrich Bigalke, Deutsche Siege in drei Erdteilen

1970-05-13

Alessandro De Stefani, The Siege of the Alcazar

1993-05-24

Francesco Izzarelli, The Siege of the Alcazar

1993-08-20

Jurica Dijakovic, The Siege

1994-09-09

Patrick O'Neal, Under Siege

1999-09-11

Robert Musel, The Siege of Sidney Street

2000-10-27

Vladislav Bush, The Siege of Venice

2006-03-13

Kort Falkenberg, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

2008-07-16

Richard Erdoes, Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee

2008-07-25

Hiram Bullock, Under Siege

2008-11-17

Donald McKay, Dark Force Renegade Vigilante Siege V: Code Name - Delta Lollipop

2011-08-26

John McAleese, British SAS Trooper, Team leader during 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege (b. 1949)

2013-02-14

Mary Crow Dog, Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee

2013-12-23

Stan Brooks, The Siege

2013-12-27

Carter Camp, Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee

2016-01-20

Leila Alaoui, Photographer Wounded in Burkina Faso Siege, Dies at 33


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