Northern Wars

Northern Wars

Northern Wars is a term used for a series of wars fought in northern and northeastern Europe in the 16th and 17th century. An internationally agreed nomenclature for these wars has not yet been devised.[1] While the Great Northern War is generally considered to be the last of the Northern Wars, there are different scholary opinions on which war constitutes the First Northern War.[2]

Depending upon what date is chosen for the starting point, the Northern Wars comprise:


See also



  1. ^ Frost (2000), pp.12-13
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Frost (2000), p.13


  • Frost, Robert I (2000). The Northern Wars. War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe 1558-1721. Longman. ISBN 978-0-582-06429-4. 

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