TREBUCHET - Historical Development

  • 400

    First Traction Trebruchet

    First Traction Trebruchet
    It is believed that the first traction trebuchets were used by the Mohists in China as early as in the 5th century BC descriptions of which can be found in the Mojing
  • 500

    Appearance in Byzantium.

     Appearance in Byzantium.
    The traction trebuchet next appeared in Byzantium.
  • Period: 500 to Oct 7, 1500

    Medieval Period

  • Oct 7, 624

    Islamic Armies Use of the Trebuchet

    Islamic Armies Use of the Trebuchet
    They were also used with great effect by the Islamic armies during the Muslim conquests.
  • Oct 7, 873

    Nordic People were introduced to Trebuchets

    Nordic People were introduced to Trebuchets
  • Oct 7, 965

    Used by Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas

    Used by Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas
  • Oct 7, 1100

    First use of the Trebuchet in Europe

    First use of the Trebuchet in Europe
    It is unknown the exact date that the trebuchet was created, however they were first seen in the 12th century during the Medieval period.
  • Oct 7, 1120

    Diffused to Crusader states, Normans of Sicily & Great Seljuqs

  • Oct 7, 1124

    The Crusaders - 2nd Siege of Tyre in Lebanon.

    The Crusaders - 2nd Siege of Tyre in Lebanon.
    It is believed that these great siege engines were counterweight driven trebuchets.
  • Oct 7, 1165

    Siege of Zevgminon

  • Oct 7, 1191

    The Siege of Acre

    The Siege of Acre
    During the siege of Acre two large trebuchets were used by Philip II
  • Oct 7, 1475

    Siege of Burgos

  • Oct 7, 1480

    Siege of Rhodes

    Siege of Rhodes
  • Used in replacement of Cannons by British to defend Gibraltar

  • Syrian Civil War

    Syrian Civil War