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War Death

range Date Combatants Location Notes

Italian Wars 300,000–400,000 1494–1559 Holy Roman Empire, Spain, and some Italian States vs. France, Ottoman Empire, and some Italian states Southern Europe [23] – Also known as the Great Wars of Italy

Spanish conquest of Yucatán 1,460,000+ 1519–1595 Spanish Colonial Empire vs. Mayan States North America [23] – Part of the European colonisation of the Americas, includes deaths due to European disease

Campaigns of Suleiman the Magnificent 200,000+ 1521–1566 Ottoman Empire vs. several Balkan, African, and Arabian States Eastern Europe / Middle East / North Africa [24]

German Peasants' War 100,000+ 1524–1525 German Peasants vs. Swabian League Germany [25] – Also known as the Great Peasants War

French Wars of Religion 2,000,000–4,000,000 1562–1598 Protestants vs. France vs. Catholics France [26] – Also known as the Huguenot Wars

Eighty Years' War 600,000–700,000 1568–1648 Dutch Republic, England, Scotland, and France vs. Spanish Empire Worldwide [23] – Also known as the Dutch War of Independence

Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604) 138,285+ 1585–1604 Spanish Empire and allies vs. Kingdom of England and allies Europe / Americas English

88,285[27]

Scots/Irish

50,000

Japanese invasions of Korea 1,000,000+ 1592–1598 Kingdom of Great Joseon and Ming China vs. Japan Korea [28]

Wars of the Three Kingdoms 876,000+ 1639–1651 Royalists vs. Covenanters vs.Union of the Irish vs. Scottish Protestants vs. Parliamentarians British Isles [32][33][34] – Also known as the British Civil Wars

Franco-Dutch War 220,000+ 1672–1678 France and allies vs. Dutch Republic and allies Western Europe [24] – Also known as the Dutch War

Great Turkish War 380,000+ 1683–1699 Ottoman Empire vs. European Holy League Eastern Europe [24] – Also known as the War of the Holy League

Great Northern War 350,000+ 1700–1721 Russia and allies vs. Swedish Empire Eastern Europe Sweden, the Swedish Baltic provinces, and Finland, together, with a population of…
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