"Northern Wars" is a term used for a series of wars fought in northern and northeastern Europe from the 16th to the 18th century. An internationally agreed-on nomenclature for these wars has not yet been devised.[1] While the Great Northern War is generally considered to be the last of the Northern Wars, there are different scholarly opinions on which war constitutes the First Northern War.[2]

Conflicts of the Northern Wars

Depending upon what date is chosen for the starting point, the Northern Wars comprise:

See also



  1. ^ Frost (2000), pp. 12–13
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Frost (2000), p. 13
  3. ^ "Second Northern War". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 23 October 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2014.