List of wars and anthropogenic disasters by death toll

List of wars and anthropogenic disasters by death toll

This is a list of wars and anthropogenic disasters by death toll. It covers the lowest estimate of death as well as the highest estimate, the name of the event, the location, and the start and end of each event. Some events overlap categories.


Wars and armed conflicts

These figures of one million or more deaths include the deaths of civilians from diseases, famine, etc., as well as deaths of soldiers in battle and possible massacres and genocide.

Where only one estimate is available, it appears in both the low and high estimates. This is a sortable table. Click on the column sort buttons to sort results numerically or alphabetically.

Lowest estimate Highest estimate Event Location From To See also Percentage of the world population[1]
&1000000004000000000000040,000,000[2] &1000000007200000000000072,000,000[3] World War II Worldwide 1939 1945 World War II casualties and Second Sino-Japanese War[4] &100000000000000017000001.7%–3.1%
&1000000003300000000000033,000,000[5] &1000000003600000000000036,000,000[6] An Lushan Rebellion China 755 763 Medieval warfare &1000000000000001400000014.0%–15.3%
&1000000003000000000000030,000,000[7] &1000000006000000000000060,000,000[8] Mongol Conquests East Asia, Eastern Europe, West Asia 1207 1472 Mongol invasions and Tatar invasions &100000000000000075000007.5%–17.1%
&1000000002500000000000025,000,000[9] &1000000002500000000000025,000,000 Qing dynasty conquest of the Ming Dynasty China 1616 1662 Qing Dynasty &100000000000000047999994.8%
&1000000002000000000000020,000,000[10] &1000000006000000000000060,000,000[11][12] Taiping Rebellion China 1851 1864 Dungan revolt &100000000000000016000001.6%–2.1%
&1000000001500000000000015,000,000[13] &1000000006500000000000065,000,000 World War I (High estimate includes Spanish flu deaths)[14] Worldwide 1914 1918 World War I casualties &100000000000000008000000.8%–3.6%
&1000000001500000000000015,000,000[15] &1000000002000000000000020,000,000[15] Conquests of Timur West Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, Russia 1369 1405 [16] &100000000000000033999993.4%–4.5%
&100000000080000000000008,000,000[17][18] &1000000001200000000000012,000,000 Dungan revolt China 1862 1877 Panthay Rebellion &100000000000000006000000.6%–0.9%
&100000000050000000000005,000,000[citation needed] &100000000090000000000009,000,000[19] Russian Civil War Russia 1917 1921 Russian Revolution (1917), List of civil wars &100000000000000002800000.28%–0.5%
&100000000038000000000003,800,000[20] &100000000054000000000005,400,000[21] Second Congo War Democratic Republic of the Congo 1998 2003 First Congo War &100000000000000000600000.06%–0.09%
&100000000035000000000003,500,000[citation needed] &100000000065000000000006,500,000[citation needed] Napoleonic Wars Europe, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean 1804 1815 Napoleonic Wars casualties &100000000000000004000000.4%–0.7%
&100000000030000000000003,000,000 &1000000001150000000000011,500,000[22] Thirty Years' War Holy Roman Empire 1618 1648 Religious war &100000000000000005000000.5%–2.1%
&100000000030000000000003,000,000[23] &100000000070000000000007,000,000[23] Yellow Turban Rebellion China 184 205 Part of Three Kingdoms War &100000000000000013000001.3%–3.1%
&100000000030000000000003,000,000[24] &100000000040000000000004,000,000[24] Deluge Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1655 1660 Second Northern War &100000000000000006000000.6%–0.7%
&100000000025000000000002,500,000[citation needed] &100000000035000000000003,500,000[25] Korean War Korean Peninsula 1950 1953 Cold War &100000000000000001000000.1%
&100000000024950000000002,495,000[citation needed] &100000000060200000000006,020,000[26] Vietnam War Southeast Asia 1955 1975 Indochina War &100000000000000000800000.08%–0.19%
&100000000020000000000002,000,000 &100000000040000000000004,000,000[27] French Wars of Religion France 1562 1598 Religious war &100000000000000004000000.4%–0.8%
&100000000020000000000002,000,000[28] &100000000020000000000002,000,000 Shaka's conquests Africa 1816 1828 Ndwandwe–Zulu War &100000000000000002000000.2%
&100000000010000000000001,000,000[29] &100000000020000000000002,000,000 Second Sudanese Civil War Sudan 1983 2005 Religious war &100000000000000000200000.02%
&100000000010000000000001,000,000[30] &100000000090000000000009,000,000[31] Crusades Holy Land, Europe 1095 1291 Religious war &100000000000000003000000.3%–2.3%
&10000000000500000000000500,000[32] &100000000020000000000002,000,000[33] Mexican Revolution Mexico, United States 1911 1920 Pancho Villa and Columbus Raid &100000000000000000300000.03%–0.1%
&10000000000500000000000500,000[34][35] &100000000020000000000002,000,000[36] Iran–Iraq War Iran, Iraq 1980 1988 Al-Anfal Campaign and Invasion of Kuwait &100000000000000000100000.01%–0.04%
&10000000000300000000000300,000[37] &100000000012000000000001,200,000[38] War of the Triple Alliance South America 1864 1870 Military history of South America and Duke of Caxias &100000000000000000200000.02%–0.08%

Genocides and Alleged Genocides

The United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) defines genocide in part as "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group".

Determining what historical events constitute a genocide and which are merely criminal or inhuman behavior is not a clear-cut matter. In nearly every case where accusations of genocide have circulated, partisans of various sides have fiercely disputed the interpretation and details of the event, often to the point of promoting wildly different versions of the facts. An accusation of genocide, therefore, will almost always be controversial. Determining the number of persons killed in each genocide can be just as difficult, with political, religious and ethnic biases or prejudices often leading to downplayed or exaggerated figures.

The following list of genocides and alleged genocides should be understood in this context and not necessarily regarded as the final word on the events in question.

Lowest estimate Highest estimate Event Location From To Notes
&100000000041942000000004,194,200[39] &1000000001050000000000010,500,000[40] Holocaust Europe 1941 1945 With around 6 million Jews murdered as well as the genocide of the Romani: most estimates of Romani deaths are in the 200,000–500,000 range but some estimate more than a million.[41] A broader definition includes political and religious dissenters, 200,000 handicapped, 2 to 3 million Soviet POWs, 5,000 Jehovah's Witnesses, 15,000 homosexuals and small numbers of mixed-race children (known as the Rhineland bastards), bringing the death toll to around 10.5 million. See Holocaust, Porajmos, Consequences of German Nazism
&100000000025820000000002,582,000[42][43][44] &100000000080000000000008,000,000.[45] Holodomor (and Soviet famine of 1932-1933) Ukrainian SSR 1932 1933 Holodomor was a famine in Ukraine caused by the government of Joseph Stalin, a part of Soviet famine of 1932–1933. Holodomor is claimed by contemporary Ukrainian government to be a genocide of the Ukrainians.

As of March 2008, Ukraine and nineteen other governments[46] have recognized the actions of the Soviet government as an act of genocide. The joint statement at the United Nations in 2003 has defined the famine as the result of cruel actions and policies of the totalitarian regime that caused the deaths of millions of Ukrainians, Russians, Kazakhs and other nationalities in the USSR. On 23 October 2008 the European Parliament adopted a resolution[47] that recognized the Holodomor as a crime against humanity.[48]

On January 12, 2010, the court of appeals in Kiev opened hearings into the "fact of genocide-famine Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932–33", in May 2009 the Security Service of Ukraine had started a criminal case "in relation to the genocide in Ukraine in 1932–33".[49] In a ruling on January 13, 2010 the court found Stalin and other Bolshevik leaders guilty of genocide against the Ukrainians.[50]

&100000000020000000000002,000,000[51] &1000000001000000000000010,000,000[52] European colonization of the Americas The Americas 1492 1900 Many historians consider the deaths caused by disease, displacement, and conquest of Native American populations during European settlement of North and South America as constituting an act of genocide (or series of genocides). The genocidal aspects of this event are entwined with loss of life caused by the lack of immunity of Native Americans to diseases carried by European settlers and their livestock (see Population history of American indigenous peoples).[53][54]
&100000000016710000000001,671,000[55] &100000000030000000000003,000,000[56] Cambodian Genocide Cambodia 1975 1979 As of September 2010, no one has been found guilty of participating in this genocide, but on 16 September 2010 Nuon Chea, second in command of the Khmer Rouge and its most senior surviving member, was indicted on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He will face Cambodian and United Nations appointed foreign judges at the special genocide tribunal.[57][58]
&10000000000500000000000500,000[59] &100000000030000000000003,000,000[60] Expulsion of Germans after World War II Europe 1945 1950

With at least 12 million[61][62][63] Germans directly involved, it was the largest movement or transfer of any single ethnic population in modern history[62] and largest among the post-war expulsions in Central and Eastern Europe (which displaced more than twenty million people in total).[61] The events have been usually classified as population transfer,[64] or as ethnic cleansing.[65] Martin Shaw (2007) and W.D. Rubinstein (2004) describe the expulsions as genocide.[66] Felix Ermacora writing in 1991, (in line with a minority of legal scholars) considered ethnic cleansing to be genocide[67][68] and stated that the expulsion of the Sudeten Germans was genocide.[69]

&10000000000500000000000500,000[70] &100000000010000000000001,000,000[70] Rwandan genocide Rwanda 1994 1994 Hutu killed unarmed men, women and children. Some perpetrators of the genocide have been found guilty by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, but most have not been charged due to no witness accounts.
&10000000000480000000000480,000[71] &10000000000600000000000600,000[71] Massacres in Zunghar Khanate Western China, Kazakhstan, northern Kyrgyzstan, southern Siberia 1755 1758 Qianlong emperor moved the remaining Zunghar people to the mainland and ordered the generals to kill all the men in Barkol or Suzhou, and divided their wives and children to Qing soldiers.[72][73] Qing officials wrote about 30–50% of the Dzungar people were massacred, 30–40% killed by smallpox, and 20–30% ran to Russia or Kazakh.[74][75] and no people in the several thousands li area. Clarke wrote 80%, or between 480,000 and 600,000 people, were killed between 1755 and 1758 in what "amounted to the complete destruction of not only the Zunghar state but of the Zunghars as a people."[71][76] Historian Peter Perdue has shown that the decimation of the Dzungars was the result of an explicit policy of extermination launched by Qianlong.[77] Although this "deliberate use of massacre" has been largely ignored by modern scholars,[78]
&10000000000400000000000400,000[79] &10000000000400000000000400,000[79] Russian conquest of the Caucasus Caucasus 1817 1864 During the last decade or so, especially after the two First and Second Chechen Wars, pro-Chechen groups started to investigate the history of the Caucasian War and came to label the Caucasian exodus as a "Circassian ethnic cleansing", although the term had not been in use in the 19th century. They point out that the exodus was not really voluntary but rather was a matter of what is today called ethnic cleansing – the systematic emptying of villages by Russian soldiers[80] and was accompanied by Russian colonisation.[81] They estimate that some 90 percent of the Circassians estimated at more than three million[82] had relocated from the territories conquered by Russia. During these events, and the preceding Caucasian War, at least tens of thousands of Circassians perished in a "programme of forced expulsion, deportation and massacre at the hands of the Russian government".[83] See also: Muhajir (Caucasus)
&10000000000300000000000300,000[84] &100000000015000000000001,500,000[85] Armenian Genocide Anatolia 1915 1923 Usually called the first genocide of the 20th century. Despite recognition by some twenty one countries as a genocidal act, the accused, Turkey, disputes allegations of genocide by the Ottoman Empire
&10000000000300000000000300,000[86] &10000000000500000000000500,000[86] Decossackization Don River area, Soviet Union 1919 1920 In the Russian Civil War that followed the October Revolution, the Cossacks found themselves on both sides of the conflict. Many officers and experienced Cossacks fought for the White Army, and some for the Red Army. Following the defeat of the White Army, a policy of Decossackization (Raskazachivaniye) took place on the surviving Cossacks and their homelands since they were viewed as a potential threat to the new regime. This mostly involved dividing their territory amongst other divisions and giving it to new autonomous republics of minorities, and then actively encouraging settlement of these territories with those peoples. This was especially true for the Terek Cossacks land. According to Michael Kort, "During 1919 and 1920, out of a population of approximately 3 million, the Bolshevik regime killed or deported an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 Cossacks".[86]
&10000000000275000000000275,000[87] &10000000000750000000000750,000[87] Assyrian genocide Anatolia 1915 1918 Disputed, but some consider it a genocide.
&10000000000270000000000270,000[88] &10000000000655000000000655,000[89] Ustashe massacres of Serbs, Jews, Roma and Croats Croatia 1941 1945 Genocide during period of Independent State of Croatia, with official policy of extermination similar to that of Nazi Germany. See also The Holocaust in Croatia.
&10000000000200000000000200,000[90] &100000000010000000000001,000,000[90] Greek genocide Anatolia 1915 1918 Disputed, but some consider it a genocide.
&10000000000178258000000178,258[91] &10000000000400000000000400,000[92] Darfur conflict Sudan 2003 2010 See International response to the Darfur conflict
&10000000000100000000000100,000 &10000000000340000000000340,000 Nanking Massacre Nanking, China 1937 1938 The Nanking Massacre, commonly known as the Rape of Nanking, was an infamous genocidal war crime committed by the Japanese military in Nanjing, then capital of the Republic of China, after it fell to the Imperial Japanese Army on 13 December 1937.
&10000000000100000000000100,000[93][94] &10000000000250000000000250,000[95][96] War in the Vendée France 1793 1796 Described as genocide by some historians[94] but this claim has been widely discounted.[97] See also French Revolution
&10000000000100000000000100,000 [98] &10000000000200000000000200,000[99] Massacres of Mayan Indians Guatemala 1962 1996 Genocide according to the Historical Clarification Commission.[100][101]
&10000000000100000000000100,000[102] &10000000000120000000000120,000 Manila Massacre Manila, Philippines 1945 1945 During the Battle of Manila, at least 100,000 civilians were killed.
&1000000000005000000000050,000[103] &10000000000200000000000200,000[104] Al-Anfal Campaign Iraq 1986 1989 Ba'athist Iraq destroys over 2,000 villages and commits genocide on their Kurdish population.[105]
&1000000000005000000000050,000[106] &10000000000100000000000100,000[106] Massacres of Hutus Burundi 1972 1972 Tutsi government massacres of Hutu, part of the Burundi genocide.
&1000000000005000000000050,000[citation needed] &1000000000005000000000050,000[citation needed] Massacres of Tutsis Burundi 1993 1993 Hutu government massacres of Tutsi, part of the Burundi genocide.
&1000000000002600000000026,000[107] &100000000030000000000003,000,000[107] 1971 Bangladesh atrocities East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) 1971 1971 Atrocities in East Pakistan by the Pakistani Armed Forces, leading to the Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, are widely regarded as a genocide against Bengali people, but to date no one has yet been indicted for such a crime.
&1000000000002400000000024,000[108] &1000000000007500000000075,000[109] Herero and Namaqua genocide Namibia 1904 1908 Generally accepted. See also Imperial Germany
&1000000000002000000000020,000[110] &1000000000008000000000080,000[111] Dictatorship and political repression in Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 1969 1979 Francisco Macías Nguema led a brutal dictatorship in his country, most notably against the minority of Bubi. It is estimated that his regime killed at least 20,000 people, while around 100,000 (one third of the population) fled the country.[110] On a trial, Nguemu was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. He was executed in 1979.
&1000000000001860000000018,600 [112] &10000000000183000000000183,000[113] Political repression of East Timorese East Timor 1975 1990s Referred to as genocide by some scholars.[114][115]
&1000000000001316000000013,160[116] &1000000000007000000000070,000[117] Dersim Massacre Dersim, Turkey 1937 1938 Tens of thousands of Kurds were killed and thousands more forced into exile, depopulating the province.
&100000000000090000000009,000[118] &1000000000003000000000030,000[119] Dirty War Argentina 1976 1983 At least 9,000 people were tortured and killed in Argentina from 1976 to 1983, carried out primarily by Jorge Rafael Videla's military dictatorship.
&100000000000080000000008,000[120] &1000000000001700000000017,000[121] Massacres during Zanzibar Revolution Zanzibar (now Tanzania) 1964 1964 Thousands of Arabs and Indians were massacred during the revolution.
&100000000000075000000007,500[122] &100000000000080000000008,000[123] Srebrenica massacre Srebrenica, Bosnia 1995 1995 A genocidal massacre according to the ICTY. Currently, it is the last genocide committed in modern Europe after World War II. On 31 March 2010, the Serbian Parliament passed a resolution condemning the Srebrenica massacre and apologizing to the families of Srebrenica for the deaths of Bosniaks.[124] See also: War in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian genocide.
&100000000000020000000002,000[125] &1000000000007000000000070,000[126] Persecution of Falun Gong China 1999 ongoing A campaign initiated by the Chinese Communist Party against practitioners of Falun Gong since July 1999, aimed at eliminating the practice in the People's Republic of China.[127] It is estimated that since 1999, hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have been detained in "re-education through labor" camps for refusing to renounce the spiritual practice,[128][129][130] while at least 2,000 Falun Gong adherents have been tortured to death amidst the persecution campaign.[131]

Individual extermination camps and concentration camps


Note: Some of these famines may be caused or partially caused by nature.
This section includes famines that were caused or exacerbated by the policies of the ruling regime.

Lowest estimate Highest estimate Event Location From To Notes
&1000000004300000000000043,000,000[147] Great Chinese Famine People's Republic of China 1959 1961 Great Leap Forward famine under the Chinese Communist Party led by Mao Zedong. Between the spring of 1959 and the end of 1961 some 30 million Chinese starved to death and about the same number of births were lost or postponed.[148] State violence during this period further exacerbated the death toll, and some 2.5 million people were beaten or tortured to death in connection with Great Leap policies.[149]
&100000000090000000000009,000,000 &1000000001300000000000013,000,000[150] Northern Chinese Famine of 1876–79 China 1876 1879
&100000000060000000000006,000,000 &1000000001700000000000017,000,000[151] Soviet famine of 1932–1933, including Holodomor Soviet Union 1932 1939 As of November 2006, the Ukraine government was trying to get this mass starvation recognised by the United Nations as an act of genocide, with Russian government and many members of the Ukrainian parliament opposing such a move.[151]
&100000000052500000000005,250,000 &1000000001030000000000010,300,000[17] Great Famine of 1876–78 British-ruled India 1876 1878 See also: Famine in India
&100000000040000000000004,000,000 &100000000040000000000004,000,000 Bengal famine of 1943 British-ruled India 1943 1943
&100000000012500000000001,250,000[17] &1000000001000000000000010,000,000[17] Indian famine of 1899–1900 British-ruled India 1899 1900
&10000000000750000000000750,000[152][153] &100000000015000000000001,500,000[154] Great Irish Famine[155] British-ruled Ireland 1846 1849 Although blight ravaged potato crops throughout Europe during the 1840s, the impact and human cost in Ireland—where a third of the population was entirely dependent on the potato for food—was exacerbated by a host of political, social and economic factors which remain the subject of historical debate.[156][157]

Floods and landslides

Note: Some of these floods and landslides may be partially caused by humans, for example, the dams, levees, seawalls and retaining walls failure.

Rank Death toll Event Location Date
1. 2,500,000–3,700,000[158] 1931 China floods China 1931
2. 900,000–2,000,000 1887 Yellow River (Huang He) flood China 1887
3. 500,000–700,000 1938 Yellow River (Huang He) flood China 1938
4. 231,000 Banqiao Dam failure, result of Typhoon Nina. Approximately 86,000 people died from flooding and another 145,000 died during subsequent disease. China 1975
5. 145,000 1935 Yangtze river flood China 1935
6. more than 100,000 St. Felix's Flood, storm surge Netherlands 1530
7. 100,000 Hanoi and Red River Delta flood North Vietnam 1971
8. 100,000 1911 Yangtze river flood China 1911
9. 50,000–80,000 St. Lucia's flood, storm surge Netherlands, England 1287
10. 10,000–50,000 Vargas Tragedy, landslide Venezuela 1999
11. 2,400 North Sea flood, storm surge Netherlands, Scotland, England, Belgium 31 January 1953

Human sacrifice and ritual suicide

This section lists deaths from the systematic practice of human sacrifice or suicide. For notable individual episodes, see Human sacrifice and mass suicide.

Lowest estimate Highest estimate Description Group Location From To Notes
&10000000000300000000000300,000[citation needed] &100000000015000000000001,500,000[citation needed] Human sacrifice Aztecs Mexico 14th century 1521 Human sacrifice in Aztec culture
&1000000000001300000000013,000[159] &1000000000001300000000013,000 Human sacrifice Shang dynasty China BC1300 BC1050 Last 250 years of rule
&100000000000079410000007,941[160] &100000000000079410000007,941 Ritual suicides Sati Bengal, India 1815 1828
&100000000000039120000003,912 &100000000000039120000003,912 Kamikaze suicide pilots, see note [161] Imperial Japanese air forces Pacific theatre 1944 1945
&10000000000000913000000913 &10000000000000913000000913 Jonestown murder-suicide Followers of The Peoples Temple cult Jonestown November 18, 1978 November 19, 1978 The event was the largest loss of American civilian life in a non-natural disaster until the September 11, 2001 attacks.

African genocides

Including the African Holocaust

Lowest estimate Highest estimate Description Location From To Notes
&100000000080000000000008,000,000 [162] &1000000001000000000000010,000,000[163] Tropical diseases, including sleeping sickness and smallpox,[164][165] and the exploitation of the Congo Free State under the rule of King Leopold II of Belgium Congo Free State 1885 1908 In 1885, King Leopold II of Belgium created his own privately owned state that included today's Democratic Republic of the Congo. His goal was to enrich himself by exploiting the country's natural resources like ivory and rubber. Adam Hochschild estimates that the population of the Congo region had been halved during Leopold’s rule, but determining precisely how many people died is next to impossible as no accurate records exist. Louis and Stengers state that population figures at the start of Leopold's control are only "wild guesses", while E.D. Morel's attempt and others at coming to a figure for population losses were "but figments of the imagination".
&100000000012000000000001,200,000[166] &100000000024000000000002,400,000[166] African Holocaust Atlantic Ocean 16th century 19th century African slaves died in large numbers during transportation from Africa. The number could more accurate if it included deaths during the acquisition of slaves in Africa and subsequent deaths in America. Before the 16th century the principal market for the warring African tribes that enslaved each other's populations was the Islamic world to the east.[167] Gustav Nachtigal, an eye-witness, believed that for every slave who arrived at a market three or four died on the way.[168]

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