Friday, July 26, 2013

List of wars and anthropogenic disasters by death toll

This is a list of wars and anthropogenic disasters by death toll. It covers the lowest estimate of death as well as the highest estimate, the name of the event, the location, and the start and end of each event.

These figures of one million or more deaths include the deaths of civilians from diseases, famine, etc., as well as deaths of soldiers in battle and massacres and genocide. Where only one estimate is available, it appears in both the low and high estimates. This is a sortable table. Click on the column sort buttons to sort results numerically or alphabetically.

Event Location From To See also Percentage of the world population
700740000000000000040,000,000 700772000000000000072,000,000 World War II Worldwide 1939 1945 World War II casualties and Second Sino-Japanese War 70001700000000000001.7%–3.1%
700730000000000000030,000,000 700770000000000000070,000,000 Mongol conquests Eurasia 1206 1368 Mongol Empire 700117100000000000017.1%
700730000000000000030,000,000 700730000000000000030,000,000 Late Yuan warfare and transition to Ming Dynasty China 1340 1368 Ming Dynasty 70006700000000000006.7%
700725000000000000025,000,000 700725000000000000025,000,000 Qing dynasty conquest of the Ming Dynasty China 1616 1662 Qing Dynasty 70004800000000000004.8%
700720000000000000020,000,000 7008100000000000000100,000,000 Taiping Rebellion China 1851 1864 Dungan revolt 70001600000000000001.6%–8%
700715000000000000015,000,00 700765000000000000065,000,000 World War I (High estimate includes Spanish flu deaths) Worldwide 1914 1918 World War I casualties 69998000000000000000.8%–3.6%