Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > Themes in History > War and Military History
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read

War and Military History War and Military History Forum - Warfare, Tactics, and Military Technology over the centuries


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 18th, 2013, 07:28 AM   #1

emperor of seleucid's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Feb 2012
From: Arche Seleukeia
Posts: 2,374
Battles in which the Winning Side's commanders die


Give a brief description of the battle as well.


Battle of Quebec: It was the decisive battle in the French and Indian Wars. The English found a way to Quebec. During the battle, both commanders died, including James Wolfe.

Battle of Mantinea: Epamanondas, father of tactics, decisively crushed an army of Sparta, Athens, Ellis, and the Mantinea League, but died during the process while fighting for the front lines. His intended successors were also killed. Having no great leader left, this paved way for the Invasion of Macedon.
emperor of seleucid is offline  
Remove Ads
Old February 18th, 2013, 08:04 AM   #2

Sandels's Avatar
Academician
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 93

Battle of Lutzen, 1632 Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus died while leading cavalry charge. One of the Thirty Years Wars general on Catholic side, Pappenheim got killed too.

Last edited by Sandels; February 18th, 2013 at 08:41 AM.
Sandels is offline  
Old February 18th, 2013, 08:14 AM   #3
Scholar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 799

Battle of Trafalgar, 1805: Nelson was killed and took 22 French and Spanish ships with him.
delta1 is offline  
Old February 18th, 2013, 08:16 AM   #4

Salah's Avatar
Baltimorean
Blog of the Year
 
Joined: Oct 2009
From: Maryland
Posts: 23,286
Blog Entries: 182

Battle of Clontarf, 1014; both the Irish high king Brian Boru and his son are killed while defeating the Norse invaders.
Salah is offline  
Old February 18th, 2013, 08:39 AM   #5
Archivist
 
Joined: Feb 2013
From: Minot Airforce base
Posts: 145

battle of pelennor fields.....wait a second

i blame salah's avatar
KommandantPerry is offline  
Old February 18th, 2013, 11:39 AM   #6

f0ma's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Sep 2012
From: 咸亨酒店
Posts: 1,045
Blog Entries: 9

The battle of Noryang in 1598 where Admiral Yi met his end. He was killed whilst pursuing the retreating Japanese fleet and famously had his death obscured to prevent a loss of moral.
f0ma is offline  
Old February 18th, 2013, 11:44 AM   #7

Viperlord's Avatar
Scalawag
 
Joined: Aug 2010
From: VA
Posts: 7,686
Blog Entries: 22

The Battle of Salzbach, where Turenne was killed in 1675.
Viperlord is offline  
Old February 18th, 2013, 12:44 PM   #8

Toltec's Avatar
Fiddling as Rome Burns
 
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Hyperborea
Posts: 7,923

Isaac Brock Battle of Queenston Heights 1812

[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Queenston_Heights]Battle of Queenston Heights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
Toltec is offline  
Old February 18th, 2013, 12:58 PM   #9

redcoat's Avatar
Hiding behind the sofa
 
Joined: Nov 2010
From: Stockport Cheshire UK
Posts: 6,922

Sir John Moore at the Battle Of Corunna [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Corunna"]Battle of Corunna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
redcoat is offline  
Old February 18th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #10

Von Ranke's Avatar
Stress not!
 
Joined: Nov 2011
From: Thistleland
Posts: 6,375

The Battle of Killiekrankie (1689) where the leader of the Jacobite faction John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee, and known to history as Bonnie Dundee was mortally wounded. Dundee's forces were arrayed on the high ground on the Braes of Killiekrankie where they swept down on King William's forces led by General MacKay and routed them despite taking severe casualties.
Von Ranke is offline  
Reply

  Historum > Themes in History > War and Military History

Tags
battles, commanders, die, winning



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Small armies winning a war Kimptonite War and Military History 59 November 3rd, 2011 05:49 AM
What was the key to Greece winning independence? Jake10 European History 15 April 26th, 2011 06:15 AM
T-34, war winning tank SPERRO War and Military History 45 March 19th, 2011 06:40 PM
Battles in which both commanders died JohnFarson War and Military History 10 December 22nd, 2010 01:48 PM
Winning War with with power tedkaw War and Military History 12 November 4th, 2006 11:38 PM

Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.