Wars of The 19th Century - 1890–1899


Start Finish Name of conflict Belligerents
Victorious party (if applicable) Defeated party (if applicable)
1890 1890 First Franco-Dahomean War Kingdom of Porto-Novo

French Third Republic

Kingdom of Dahomey
1890 1891 Pine Ridge Campaign United States Sioux tribes
1891 1891 Chilean Civil War Congressist Junta

Navy of Chile

Republic of Chile
Army of Chile
1892 1894 Second Franco-Dahomean War French Third Republic Kingdom of Dahomey
1892 1894 1892–1894 war in the Eastern Congo Congo Free State Zanzibari Arab Slave traders
1893 1897 War of Canudos Brazil Canudos inhabitants
1893 1894 Revolta da Armada Brazil Brazilian Rebels Navy
1893 1893 Franco-Siamese War France

French Indochina

1893 1893 Conquest of the Bornu Empire Rabih az-Zubayr's Empire Bornu Empire
1893 1894 First Melillan campaign Kingdom of Spain Rif tribes
Kingdom of Morocco
1893 1894 First Matabele War British South Africa Company
Ndebele (Matabele) people
1894 1896 Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War United Kingdom Ashanti Empire
1894 1894 Donghak Peasant Revolution Joseon Dynasty
Empire of Japan
Donghak army
1894 1895 First Sino-Japanese War Empire of Japan Qing Empire of China
1894 1895 Second Madagascar expedition French Third Republic Merina Kingdom
1895 1896 First Italo-Ethiopian War Ethiopia

Eritrean Rebels/Remnants of army

Kingdom of Italy
1895 1898 Cuban War of Independence Cuba

United States

Kingdom of Spain
1895 1895 Japanese invasion of Taiwan (1895) Empire of Japan Republic of Formosa
Various militia forces
1896 1896 Anglo-Zanzibar War

The shortest war in history

British Empire Zanzibar
1896 1898 Philippine Revolution Katipunan

Sovereign Tagalog Nation
United States

Kingdom of Spain
1896 1897 Second Matabele War British South Africa Company Ndebele (Matabele) people
Shona (Mashona) people
1897 1897 Greco-Turkish War (1897)

The Thirty Days' War

Ottoman Empire Kingdom of Greece
1897 1897 Benin Expedition British Empire Kingdom of Benin
1897 1898 Tirah Campaign India

United Kingdom

Pathans of Afghanistan
1898 1898 Spanish–American War United States

Republic of Cuba
First Philippine Republic

Kingdom of Spain
1898 1900 Voulet-Chanoine Mission French Third Republic Rabih az-Zubayr's Empire
1899 1901 Boxer Rebellion Eight-Nation Alliance

Empire of Japan
Russian Empire
British Empire
French Third Republic
United States
German Empire
Kingdom of Italy

Righteous Harmony Society

Qing Empire of China

1899 1902 Second Boer War British Empire
  • Cape Colony
  • Natal Colony
  • British India
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
Orange Free State

South African Republic
Foreign volunteers

1899 1902 Thousand Days' War Colombian Conservative Party Colombian Liberal Party
1899 1902
(Malvar surrender)
(Irreconcilables active)
Philippine–American War United States

Philippine Constabulary
Philippine Scouts

First Philippine Republic

Sultanate of Sulu
Moro people

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