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1 Siege of Caffa (1346) 19613
2 Siege of Troy (c. 1200 BC) 9365
3 Siege of Stalingrad (1942–1943) – World War II 7095
4 Siege of the Alamo (1836) 6389
5 Waco Siege (1993) 3933
6 Siege of Port Arthur (1904–1905) 3881
7 Siege of Riga (1656) – in the Russo-Swedish War of 1656–1658 3397
8 Siege of Constantinople (1453) – second siege of Constantinople by the Mehmed II 3028
9 Siege of Fort Sumter (1861)Beginning of the Civil War, by Confederates, but was also later besieged later in the War by Union soldiers. 2103
10 Siege of Vienna (1683) – second siege of Vienna 2033
11 Siege of Leningrad (1941–1944) – also known as the 900-Day Siege, probably the most gruesome in history, World War II. 1849
12 Ruby Ridge Siege (1992) 1633
13 Siege of Havana (1762) British fleet headed by George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle lays siege to Spanish controlled Havana for a month. 1473
14 Siege of Ypres (1382) 1424
15 Siege of Sarajevo (1992–1996) – Bosnian War 1208
16 Siege of Malta (1565) 1029
17 Siege of Jerusalem (70 AD) – the Roman siege of Titus 980
18 Siege of Petersburg (1864—1865) 964
19 Wounded Knee Siege (1973) 948
20 Siege of Vienna (1529) – first siege of Vienna 892
21 Moscow theater hostage crisis (2002) 840
22 MOVE Siege (1978) 832
23 Iranian Embassy Siege (1980) 810
24 Siege of Cartagena (1873–1874) 788
25 Siege of Boston (1775–1776) 762
26 Siege of Smolensk (1514) 750
27 Siege of Budapest (1944–1945) 673
28 Siege of Paris and the Paris Commune (1870–1871) 594
29 Siege of Olomouc (1758) – by Frederick the Great in the Seven Years' War 500
30 Siege of Tobruk (1941) – World War II 487
31 Siege of Syracuse (878) 380
32 Siege of Tyre (332 BC) by Alexander the Great 365
33 Siege of Jerusalem (1099) – part of the First Crusade 356
34 Japanese embassy hostage crisis (1996–1997) 356
35 Siege of Jerusalem (1187) 317
36 Siege of Hara fortress (1637–1638) 312
37 Siege of La Rochelle (1627–1628) 289
38 Siege of Belgrade (1456) – part of Ottoman wars in Europe 284
39 Siege of Drogheda (1649) -Cromwellian conquest of Ireland 279
40 Siege of Gibraltar (1779–1783) – fourteenth siege of Gibraltar, by a Spanish-French army in the American Revolutionary War 273
41 Siege of Antioch (1097–1098) – part of the First Crusade 272
42 Norrmalmstorg robbery (1973) famous for the Stockholm syndrome 262
43 Montana Freemen Siege (1996) 248
44 Siege of Mafeking (1899–1900) – Second Boer War 236
45 Balcombe Street Siege (1975) 224
46 Siege of Antwerp (1914) – World War I 221
47 Siege of Harlech Castle (1461–1468) – part of Wars of the Roses. Longest siege in British history. 220
48 Siege of Kinsale (1601–1602) 213
49 Siege of Cartagena de Indias (1741) – by Edward Vernon in the War of Jenkins' Ear 210
50 Siege of Dubrovnik (1991–1992) – Croatian War of Independence 205
51 Siege of Breslau (1945) – World War II 203
52 Siege of Lucknow (1857) – The Indian Mutiny 201
53 Siege of Khartoum (1884–1885) 198
54 Siege of Cawnpore (1857) – The Indian Mutiny 192
55 Siege of Sidney Street (1911) 184
56 Palace of Justice siege (1985) 180
57 Siege of Osaka (1614–1615) 175
58 Siege of Constantinople (1204) – part of the Fourth Crusade 173
59 Siege of Derry (1689) 173
60 Siege of Madrid (1936—1939) – Spanish Civil War 161
61 Siege of Port Hudson (1863) – Union Army surrounded Confederate river stronghold for 48 days. 159
62 Siege of Rhodes (1522) – second siege of Rhodes 159
63 Siege of Plevna (1877–1878) – Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) 146
64 Siege of Veracruz (1847) – First U.S. amphibious landing 146
65 Siege of Xiangyang (1267–1273) – Mongol conquest of the city of Xiangyang in the invasion of the Southern Song. 144
66 Siege of Ladysmith (1899–1900) – Second Boer War 139
67 Siege of Beirut (1982) 131
68 Siege of Eger (1552) – part of Ottoman-Habsburg wars 131
69 Siege of Beijing (1550) 126
70 Siege of Lisbon (1147) 118
71 Turkish siege of Famagusta, Cyprus (1570–1571) 118
72 Siege of Candia (Crete) (1648–1669) – possibly the longest siege in history 116
73 Siege of Hakodate (1869) 113
74 Siege of Rhodes (1480) – first siege of Rhodes 113
75 Siege of Nicaea (1097) – part of the First Crusade 107
76 Republic of Texas Embassy Siege (1997) 103
77 Siege of Gibraltar (1704) – eleventh siege of Gibraltar, by Sir George Rooke's Anglo-Dutch fleet 97
78 Siege of Constantinople (1422) – first siege of Constantinople, by the Murad II 94
79 Siege of Jerusalem (701 BC) – the Assyrian siege of Sennacherib 94
80 Siege of Québec City (1690) – first siege of Québec City 90
81 Siege of Jerusalem (1947–1948) – 1948 Arab-Israeli War – Palestinian Arabs laid siege to the Jewish quarters of Jerusalem, but were driven back. Siege was resumed in May by regular Jordanian and Egyptian forces. Ended in armistice. 88
82 Siege of Adrianople (1913) – First Balkan War 88
83 Siege of Edessa (1144) 87
84 Siege of Saguntum (218 BC) – casus belli for the Second Punic War 86
85 Siege of Kimberley (1899–1900) – Second Boer War 82
86 Siege of Baler (1898–1899) – Philippine Revolution 79
87 Siege of Odawara (1590) 79
88 Siege of Badajoz (1812) – Peninsular War 78
89 Siege of Barcelona (1714) – during the War of the Spanish Succession 78
90 Sack of Amorium (838) 78
91 Spaghetti House siege (1975) 76
92 Siege of Breda (1624–1625) 75
93 First and Second sieges of Zaragoza (1808–1809) – Peninsular War 66
94 Siege of Maastricht (1673) 61
95 Siege of Kiev (1240) – Mongol conquest of Kiev. 59
96 Siege of Kars (1855) – Crimean War 59
97 Siege of Kamakura (1333) – end of Ashikaga shogunate. 58
98 Siege of Acre (1189) 57
99 Siege of Zara (1202) – part of the Fourth Crusade 56
100 Siege of Brussels (1746) during the War of the Austrian Succession 55
101 Siege of Constantinople (1203) – part of the Fourth Crusade 54
102 Siege of Ostend (1601–1604) 53
103 Siege of Constantinople (1235) – a joint Bulgarian-Nicaean siege on the capital of the Latin Empire. 51
104 Siege of Beijing (1215) – Genghis Khan conquers Beijing 50
105 Siege of Changchun (1948) – Chinese Civil War 48
106 Siege of Damascus (1148) 48
107 Siege of Numantia (134–133 BC) by Scipio Aemilianus Africanus 47
108 Siege of Leith (1560) 44
109 Siege of Antioch (1268) 43
110 Siege of Haarlem (1572) 42
111 Siege of Jinju (1592) 41
112 Siege of Dorostolon (971) 41
113 Siege of Clonmel (1650) 37
114 Siege of Groenlo (1627) 37
115 Siege of Lille (1708) 37
116 Siege of 's-Hertogenbosch (1629) 35
117 Siege of Maubeuge (1914) – World War I 34
118 Siege of Rouen (1418) – reopening of the Hundred Years War 33
119 Siege of Graus (Spring 1063) 33
120 Siege of Cuzco (1536–1537) 32
121 Sieges of Nagashima (1571, 1573, 1574) 30
122 Siege of Monrovia (2003) – Second Liberian Civil War 30
123 Siege of Lille (1667) 30
124 CIMIC-House (2006) – Iraq War 30
125 Siege of Pskov (1581–1582) 29
126 Siege of Nicaea (1328–1331) – part of the Byzantine-Ottoman wars 28
127 Siege of Gibraltar (1436) – seventh siege of Gibraltar, by the count of Niebla in the Reconquista 28
128 Williamite Siege of Limerick City, Ireland (1690–1691) 28
129 Siege of Oviedo (1936) – Spanish Civil War 28
130 Siege of Prague (1757), during the Seven Years' War 26
131 Siege of Nicomedia – part of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars 25
132 Siege of Lachish (c. 715 BC) 24
133 Siege of Prague (1742), dring the War of the Austrian Succession 24
134 Siege of Athlone (1691) 24
135 Siege of Groningen (1672) 24
136 Siege of Groenlo (1606) 23
137 Siege of Galway (1652) 23
138 Siege of Nuremberg (1632), Thirty Years' War 22
139 Siege of Danzig (1734) 21
140 Siege of Kamakura (1526) 21
141 Siege of Marienburg (1410) – in the aftermath of the Battle of Grunwald 20
142 Siege of Dapur (c. 1296 BC) 19
143 Siege of Groenlo (1597) 19
144 Siege of Mantua (1799) – Second Coalition, French defending 18
145 Siege of Sarai (1420) 17
146 First Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo (1810) – Peninsular War by the French Marshal Michel Ney 17
147 Siege of Limoges (1370) 16
148 Siege of Medina Fort (1857) – Toucouleurs besiege French for 97 days 16
149 Siege of Capua (1098) 16
150 Siege of Gaeta (1707) – during the War of the Spanish Succession 16
151 Siege of Groenlo (1595) 15
152 Siege of Gerona (1809) – Peninsular War 15
153 Siege of Kiev (968) 15
154 Second Siege of Neuss (July 1586) 15
155 Siege of Nara (1180) – during Genpei War 15
156 Siege of Pavia (773–774) 14
157 Siege of Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra (1609–1611) – 16 months 14
158 Siege of Waterford (1649–1650) 12
159 Siege of Solovetsky Monastery (1668–1676) – eight years 11
160 Second Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo (1812) – Peninsular War by Arthur Wellesley 9
161 Siege of Chartres (1568) 8
162 Siege of Godesberg (1583) 8
163 Siege of Weinsberg (1140) 8
164 Siege of Chartres (911) 7
165 Siege of Gibraltar (1704–1705) – twelfth siege of Gibraltar, by a Spanish-French army) 5
166 Siege of Sevastopol (1941–1942) – World War II < 5
167 Siege of Dien Bien Phu (1954) – Vietnamese Viet Minh forces besieged French forces, effecting a final defeat on France's colonial occupation. < 5
168 Siege of Paris (885–886) < 5
169 Siege of Malta (1940–1943) – World War II < 5
170 Siege of Kolberg (1761) < 5
171 Siege of Jasna Góra (1656) – during The Deluge < 5
172 Siege of Kazan (1552) – part of Russo-Kazan wars < 5
173 Siege of Carthage (149–146 BC) by Scipio Aemilianus Africanus < 5
174 Siege of Yorktown (1781) < 5
175 Siege of Ypres (1584) < 5
176 Siege of Erenköy (1964) – Turkish Cypriots holding out against attacking Greek and Greek Cypriot forces. < 5
177 Siege of Constantinople (860) < 5
178 Siege of Turin (1706) < 5
179 Siege of Szigetvár (1566) – Ottoman siege during which Suleiman the Magnificent died < 5
180 Siege of Seringapatam (1799) < 5
181 Siege of Taganrog (1855) – Crimean War < 5
182 Siege of Rhodes (305 BC) by Demetrius Poliorcetes < 5
183 Siege of Ghent (1584) < 5
184 Siege of Agrigentum (261 BC) (First Punic War between the Roman Republic and Carthage) < 5
185 Siege of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (1854) < 5
186 Siege of Antwerp (1584–1585) < 5

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