List of battles and other violent events by death toll

List of battles and other violent events by death toll

This page lists mortalities from battles and other individual military operations or acts of violence, sorted by death toll. For wars and events more extensive in scope, see "List of wars and disasters by death toll". For natural disasters, see "List of natural disasters by death toll".

Battles and sieges

"Many of the entries in this section are currently for total casualties rather than deaths. Until this notice is removed, check the individual links to confirm what the figure represents."

Air raids

* 100,000 - Tokyo firebombing by the USAAF, 1945 [ [ Tokyo firebombing victims plan to sue government] ]

Wartime ship disasters

Prior to World War I

Post World War II


"See also List of massacres"

# 5,000-17,000 [ [ Country Histories - Empire's Children] ] - Massacre and ethnic cleansing of Indians and Arabs by the descendants of black African slaves during the Zanzibar Revolution (Zanzibar, Tanzania, 1964)

Terrorist attacks

"See also List of terrorist incidents and List of assassins"

Human sacrifice and mass suicide

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

Riot or political demonstration


See also

"Other lists organized by death toll"
* List of wars and disasters by death toll
* List of natural disasters by death toll
* List of accidents and disasters by death toll
* List of United Kingdom disasters by death toll
* Most prolific murderers by number of victims"Other lists with similar topics"
* List of wars | List of battles | List of invasions
* List of disasters | List of historic fires
* List of earthquakes | List of notable tropical cyclones
* List of famines | Famine | Infectious diseases
* List of massacres | List of riots
* List of terrorist incidents
* List of rail accidents
* Lists of accidents and incidents on commercial airliners"Topics dealing with similar themes"
* Mass murder | Genocide | Democide
* Genocide in history
* Most lethal battles in world history
* United States casualties of war
* Invasion and occupation of Iraq casualties

External links

* [ Bloodiest Battles of the 20th Century]
* [ Death Tolls for Battles of the 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries]
* [ Wars of the 20th Century]
* [ The world's worst massacres Whole Earth Review]
* [ War Disaster and Genocide]
* [ Killers of the 20th Century]
* [ Soviet Prisoners of War: Forgotten Nazi Victims of World War II]
* [ Top 100 aviation disasters] on
* [ Maritime disasters of World War II]

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