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First posted on August 7th 2004, last revised on March 20th 2005






External Links : Links related to Bulgarian Military History

For links on general military history sources, go to History of Warfare Main Page

Bulgaria - Military History Tour, posted by Balkan Dave
Bulgarian Military Aviation, posted by Kostadinov
Bulgaria Air Force, from Aeroflight
Bulgarian Military History in the Balkan Wars, anonymous, website posted in Brazil
Bulgarian Wars 1800-1999, from ACED
Military History Encyclopedia on the Web, Bulgaria Entry
John M. Handley, Bulgaria and the 1990 Gulf War Coalition, from American Diplomacy
The Battle of Nicopolis (1396), according to Johann Schiltberger, primary source posted by De Re Militari
The Battle of Nicopolis, from NBulgaria
Chiprovitzi, from OPDA
Chronology of Events 476-1461, posted by Nikolaos Provatas
Bulgarian History, from Balcanica
Early Medieval and Byzantine Civilization: Constantine to Crusades; timeline 867-1081, posted by Kenneth W. Harl at Tulane
Stephen Lowe, The Red Kaganate
A Military History of the Ottoman Empire During the Napolonic Period, by William E. Johnson
Printed Reference

Erik Hildinger, Warriors of the Steppe, A Military History of Central Asia 500 B.C. to 1700 A.D., Da Capo (1997) 2001, pp.82-83 [G]



Wars of Bulgaria 864-1185
for a narrative History of Bulgaria click 852-893, 893-1018, 1018-1185

863
894-904
913-927
931
934
967
968-971
976-986
990-1018
998
1040-1041
1066
1072-1073

1078
1084
1088
1096
1147
War with Byzantium
War with Byzantium (Trade War; Simeon's First War with B.) and the Magyars; Bulgaria allied with Patzinaks
War with Byzantium (Simeon's Second War with B.); 924 Serbia conquered; 926 defeated in Croatia
Serbian revolt, throw off Bulgarian yoke
Magyar, Patzinak raid of Bulgaria
First Varangian invasion of Bulgaria
Second Varangian invasion of (eastern) Bulgaria; expelled by Byzantine forces
War with Byzantium; Bulgarian independence restored
War with Byzantium; decisive Byzantine victory 1014, Bulgaria annexed by Byzantium 1018
Bulgarian conquest of Serbia
Bulgarian Rebellion against Byzantine rule, lead by Peter II Delian; attempt to restore Bulgarian Kingdom
Bulgaro-Vlach Rebellion against Byzantine rule; quickly suppressed
Bulgarian Rebellion against Byzantine rule, lead by Konstantin Bodin (Peter); attempt to restore Bulgarian Kingdom, to conquer Serbia
Two separate Bulgarian Rebellions, lead by Leka (at Sredetz) and by Dobromir (at Nessebar)
First rebellion lead by Travel; rebels allied with Patzinaks
Second rebellion lead by Travel
First crusade passed through Bulgaria
Second crusade passed through Bulgaria


Wars of Bulgaria 1185-1393
for a narrative History of Bulgaria click 1185-1393

1186-1188
1190-1196
1199-1202
1202
1203
1205
1208
1210-1214
1217-1218
1230
1232
1235
1237
1238-1241
1241
1246-1256
1257-1258
1273-1277
1277-1280
1278-1280
1330
1371
1382
Bulgarian Rebellion against Byzantine Rule, caused by a raise in taxation; Reestablishment of Bulgarian Empire
War with Byzantium
Conquest of the Rhodopes, Western Thrace and Macedonia
Bulgarian victory over Serbs, occupation of Nis
Bulgarian victory over Hungarians, occupation of Belgrade
Bulgarian victory over Latin Empire (established 1204)
Bulgarian defeat at the hands of the Latin Empire, in Battle of Philippopolis (Plovdiv)
Rebellion lead by Ivan Assen II., who ousted King Boril
Bulgarian victory over Theodor Comnenus, Despot of Epirus
War with the Latin Empire
War with Hungary
Constantinople besieged by allied Bulgarian and Nicaean forces
Allied Bulgarians and Latin Empire fought Nicaeans
Bulgarians and Nicaeans allied against Latin Empire
Tatar invasion of Bulgaria
Nicaean-Bulgarian War; the Nicaeans occupied southern Thrace, Macedonia
Unsuccessful rebellion lead by Kaliman II.
Further Tatar invasions
Bulgarian Peasant Rebellion
War with Byzantium
War with Serbia
Ottoman conquest of Thrace
Ottoman conquest of Sofia


Wars affecting Bulgaria, in the Ottoman period
for a narrative History of Bulgaria click 1393-1760, 1760-1848, 1848-1879

see also : List of Wars of Rumelia

1393
1396

1397-1402
1444
1453
1521
1526-1541
1683-1699
1688
1793-1798
Ottomans occupied Trnovo, the Bulgarian capital
Battle of Nicopolis; Christian crusaders, with Serbian, Wallachian and Bulgarian allies, were defeated by the Ottomans
Ottoman Siege of Constantinople
Battle of Varna; Christian crusaders were defeated by the Ottomans
Ottoman Conquest of Constantinople
Ottoman Conquest of Belgrade
Ottoman Conquest of large parts of Hungary (Battle of Mohacs 1526)
Habsburg-Ottoman War
Bulgarian uprising against Ottoman rule, centered on Chiprovitzi
Pasvanoglu Rebellion, centered on Vidin


Wars of Bulgaria 1876-1908
for a narrative History of Bulgaria click 1848-1879, 1879-1896, 1896-1914

1876
1877-1878
1885-1886
Bulgarian Rebellion against Ottoman Rule
Russo-Ottoman War, resulted in establishmnt of Bulgarian state
Serbo-Bulgarian War


Wars of Bulgaria 1908-1945
for a narrative History of Bulgaria click 1896-1914, 1914-1918, 1918-1926, 1926-1934, 1934-1939, 1939-1944

1912-1913
1913
1914-1918
1922-1923
1923
1925-1926
1929
1931
1940-1944
1944-1945
First Balkan War
Second Balkan War
World War I
Pro-Bulgarian Macedonian separatists (IMRO) occupied Kiustendil in Serbian Macedonia
Rebellion of Bulgaria's Communists
Graeco-Bulgarian Conflict
Raids by Mcedonian separatists, coming from Bulgaria, on the Kingdom of the Serbs-Croats-Slovenes
Graeco-Bulgarian Crisis
World War II; Bulgaria a reluctant Axis ally
World War II; Bulgaria a reluctant Soviet ally


Wars in/affecting Bulgaria since 1945
.. for a narrative History of Bulgaria click 1944-1947, 1948-1969, 1969-1989

1946-1949
1968
1991
2003




Greek Civl War; Greek communist partisans operated from bases in Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Albania
Warsaw Pact forces, including Bulgarians, invaded Czechoslovakia
Second Gulf War; Bulgaria contributed to allied forces which liberated Kuwait
Third Gulf War; Bulgaria joined Coalition of the Willing which occupied Iraq



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