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List of Anti-Imperial Rebellions all across the galaxy and time.

Name Period Segmentum Notes Sources
Acata Uprising 371.M41 Unknown Crushed by the Flesh Tearers. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 20
Aegisine Crusade M39 Unknown Crusade by the Black Templars directed at the rebel drift worlds of Mangdragora Sector. Imperial Armour - Apocalypse II, pg. 35
Arthos Insurrection Ended 949.M41 Unknown The rebellion was decisively put down in a single day by the Ultramarines. Codex: Space Marines (6th Edition) (E-Book Edition), pg. 102
Avignor Uprising M41 Segmentum Obscurus Pacified by the Sisters of Battle and their deployed Repressors. Imperial Armour Volume 2, pg. 233
Axonar Spirewar 830.M41 Unknown Made to surrender by the Blood Angels. Codex: Blood Angels (5th Edition), pg. 14

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Badab War 901–912.M41 Ultima Segmentum
(Maelstrom Zone)
The massed rebellion of Space Marine Chapters. Was suppressed by the Imperial forces at a high cost. Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part One, pg. 12

Imperial Armour Volume Ten - The Badab War - Part Two, pg. 99

Bastonbeil Dawn of M41 Ultima Segmentum The planet fall to Chaos. Codex: Chaos Space Marines (4th Edition), pg. 41
Battle of Knarts Landing 879.M41 Unknown Rebel army led by General Dornal was eliminated in a thirty day by Marneus Calgar and the Ultramarines. Codex: Space Marines (3rd Edition), pg. 36
Carnibales Unknown Unknown Insurgency native to the planet Solo-Baston. Flesh and Iron (Novel) [Needs Citation]
Cassell Rebellion 776.M36 Unknown Ceased by the 16th Armageddon Steel Legion. White Dwarf 287 (UK), pg. 25
Casvsarae Insurrection Unknown Unknown Abhuman rebellion against Imperium, supported by the Black Legion. Pacified by the Salamanders. Imperial Armour Volume Ten - The Badab War - Part Two, pg. 172
Chaemos Rebellion M38 Segmentum Tempestus Six Tallarn Desert Raiders regiments and three loyalist Chaemosian Royal Guard regiments overthrow the rebellion. White Dwarf 286 (UK), pg.27

Codex: Imperial Guard (5th Edition), pg. 26

Children's Crusade 666.M38 and some years before Segmentum Solar
(near Terra)
The rebellion of menials who subsequently lost in warp and return mad and mutated. Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition Rulebook, pg. 171
Constantinus Iconoclasm M41 Segmentum Pacificus A serious renegade space marine rebellion against the Imperium on the world of Nova Terra. Codex: Chaos Space Marines (4th Edition), pgs. 18-19
Cult of the Red Heresy Before and during the Plague of Unbelief Unknown Anti-Imperial Human anarchist movement aided by Cypher. Destroyed by the Silver Skulls. Dataslate: Cypher - Lord of the FallenCypher
Danik's World Unknown Unknown Downed by the Imperial Guard. Rebel Winter (Novel),[Needs Citation]
Delta Arbuthnot Rebellion Unknown Unknown Ratling rebellion. Stopped by the White Scars. Hunt for Voldorius (Novel), Chapter 12
Exogamic Uprising Unknown Unknown Ended by Knights of House Hawkshroud. Imperial Knight Companion, pg. 59
Fall of the Adamantium City 654.M37 Unknown Rebel governor of Zalos and his chaos heretics were executed by Imperial Fists. Index Astartes: CenturionsFamous Battles of the Centurions
Faze V Uprising 897.M41 Unknown Rebel of cybernetic changed humans. Suppressed by the Dark Angels. Codex: Dark Angels (4th Edition), pg. 20
Fenright Tithe Wars 760.M39 - 411.M40 Unknown Imperial Guard rebelling. Destroyed by the Fire Angels. Imperial Armour Volume Eleven - The Doom of Mymeara, pg. 92
First Savaven Crusade 555.M38 Unknown Riot of the cult of crypt-dwelling tomb-helots on the planet Savaven. Repelled by the Order of the Valorous Heart Battle Sisters Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 18
Forgotten Wars 580.M31 - 632.M32 Unknown Mysterious wars by the Dark Angels and their Successor Chapters against Chaos and (presumably) the Fallen. Codex: Dark Angels (6th Edition), pgs. 36-37

Dataslate: Cypher - Lord of the FallenA Nemesis Unveiled

Fourth Quadrant rebellion 775.M41 - 780.M41 Segmentum Solar Massive rebellion supported by raising Chaos cults, renegades and Xenos. Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part One, pg. 57, pg. 59 pgs. 100–101
Garanhir Rebellion 649.M40 Unknown Population of Garanhir rebelled due to punitive intervention of Inquisitor Malphas Kroh, who predicted the upcoming invasion of a World Eaters warband. When the World Eaters came, the uprising was already put down and Inquisitor and his allies waited for traitors to punish them. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 19
Geonide Crusade Unknown Unknown Rebellion suppressed by the Black Templars and Inquisition. Black Templars Crusades, Games Workshop UK
Gonoria Prime Rebellion Unknown Unknown Rebellion of the Imperial Army with the aid of the Chaos Space Marines. Imperium sent the army, including the Tank Companies to suppress this rebellion. Imperial Armour - Imperial Vehicles for Warhammer 40,000, pgs. 66-69
Goru Heresy Began 650.M41 Unknown Chaos-inspired nihilo-Cult usurped power and later was eliminated by the Aurora Chapter. Imperial Armour Volume Two (Second Edition), pg. 20 — Goru Heresy
Heraklion Ironclads Till 143.M41 Unknown Rebelling of General Jorun after his falling under Dark Eldar influence. Destroyed by the Howling Griffons, the Ultramarines and the Sons of Orar. Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part One, pgs. 124-131
Horus Heresy 005.M31 – 012.M31 Across entire Galaxy.
(Ended on Terra)
The greatest and bloodiest heresy in all Imperium history, when a half of the Space Marine Legions rebelled against the Emperor and nearly destroyed all Humanity. Was defeated at a great cost and Imperium was changed forever. Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness (1988), pg. 243
Hundred Planet Rebellion Unknown Segmentum Pacificus Pacified by the Dark Angels. Codex: Dark Angels (6th Edition), pgs. 36-38
Jerulas Crusade 645.M39 Unknown Suppressed by the Black Templars. Codex: Black Templars[Needs Citation]
Jopal Uprising M41 Unknown Devastated by the White Scars and Imperial Guard. Index Astartes ILightning Attack
Jorun Retaliation 143.M41 Unknown Suppressed by the Howling Griffons, Ultramarines and Sons of Orar Chapters. Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part One, pgs. 124-131

Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition: War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes, pg. 20

Khai-Zhan Uprising 968.M41 Segmentum Obscurus
(Cadian Sector)
Battles between Chaos and Imperial forces, with eventual Imperial victory. Codex: Cityfight, pgs. 74-78
Khedd 1173 Unknown Unknown Suppressed by the Jantine Patricians. First and Only (Novel), "A Memory: Khedd 1173, Sixteen Years Earlier", pgs. 175-182
Kieldar Offensive 956.M41 Unknown Put to fire in 93 days by the Imperial Guard. Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, pgs. 142-143
Killeneth Rebellion 955.M41 Unknown Suppressed by the Salamanders. Codex: Space Marines (6th Edition) (E-Book Edition), pg. 197
Komarl Revolt 3982999.M41 Unknown Uprising of the population of Komarl was suppressed by the Mordian 56th Regiment. Codex: Imperial Guard (5th Edition), pg. 25
Krandor Rebellion 795.M41 and 853.M41 Segmentum Obscurus Chaos cults rising puts down by the Cadian 23rd Regiment and three Space Marine Chapters, led by the Imperial Fists. Ended in an Exterminatus of the planet. Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition Rulebook, pg. 173
Krieg Civil War 433.M40 Segmentum Tempestus
(Krieg)
Uprising against the Imperium on the planet Krieg. The Death Korps of Krieg destroyed the rebells. Imperial Armour Volume Five, pgs. 86-88

Codex: Imperial Guard (5th Edition), pg. 21

Logicians Unknown Segmentum Obscurus
(Calixis and Ixaniad Sectors)
Still not eliminated. Dark Heresy: Edge of Darkness, pg. 28
Luxor Uprising 812.M41 Ultima Segmentum Alpha Legion-sponsored rebellion. Suppressed by the Ultramarines and Novamarines Chapters and the surviving loyal workers. Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part One, pg. 119

Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 21

Macharian Heresy Early M41 Segmentum Pacificus Rebellion after the death of Solar Macharius. It took a seventy year-long Crusade under Warmaster Solon consisting of one hundred Space Marine Chapters to finally put an end to the Heresy. Codex: Imperial Guard (5th Edition), pg. 13

Imperial Armour Volume Ten, pgs. 107-109
Codex: Imperial Guard (2nd Edition), pg. 87

Magdellan Prime Civil War 143–151.M41 Unknown Imperium authority returned by the Battle Sisters of the Order of the Ebon Chalice and Space Marines of the Fire Angels, Sons of the Kraken and Red Seraphs Chapters. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 20
Meritech Wars 211–226.M41 Segmentum Obscurus
(Calixis Sector)
Battle between the Imperium and secessionist forces ended in Imperial victory. Dark Heresy Timeline, pg. 5 (last accessed 22 June 2015)
Modren's Realm M41 Segmentum Obscurus
(Calixis Sector)
Renegade Rogue Trader Empire that was crushed by the Inquisition and the loyal Rogue Trader. Rogue Trader: Twilight Crusade, pg. 34, End Chapter
Moirae Schism M35 Unknown The civil war tore the Adeptus Mechanicus apart but eventually was destroyed by Adeptus Mechanicus Fleet sent from Mars itself. Imperial Armour Volume Ten, pg. 96
Moros Rebellion 364.M39 Unknown Chaos-inspired rebellion that was repelled by the 23rd Elysian Drop Troops Regiment and 5th Company of the Death Strike Chapter. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 18
Night of a Thousand Rebellions 992999.M41 Segmentum Pacificus Massive outbreak of anti-Imperial rebellions, carefully seeded and stoked by Chaos elements. Contact was lost with large swathes of the Segmentum as Chaos Space Marine forces moved in to take advantage of the discord they themselves orchestrated. Codex: Chaos Space Marines (6th Edition), pg. 25

Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition Rulebook, pg. 177

Nova Terra Interregnum Beginning M35– 975.M35 Segmentum Pacificus The massive rebellion that lasts nine hundred years. Eventually was eliminated in War of Faith of the Ecclesiarchy. Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, pgs. 124-125

White Dwarf 45 (2014), pg. 29
Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition Rulebook, pg. 170

Obscuran Uprising Early M35 Unknown The Sons of Vengeance and the Silver Guards Space Marine Chapters crushed the rebellion but became drunk with power and went renegade themselves. Codex: Chaos Space Marines (4th Edition), pgs. 17-18, 24
Obsus Prima Uprising M41 Unknown Chaos Cultists with the help of the Iron Warriors and the Knights of Blood fought with Imperial forces. Vostroyan 39th Regiment got a pyrrhic victory though took a heavy losses. Warhammer 40,000: Escalation - Uprising on Obsus Prima
Occlusiad War 550.M37 Segmentum Pacificus Rogue Tech Priest known as the Blind King. Suppressed by Imperium. Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, pg. 125
Orlenza Triartes 386143.M38 Unknown Destroyed by Imperial Guard and a Callidus Assassin. Dataslate: Officio Assassinorum, pg. 31
Orpheus Revolt 861–922.M39' Segmentum Tempestus
Orpheus Sector
Fought between massed forces of Chaos Space Marines, Daemons and traitors and the Imperial Sisters of Battle, Space Marines and Imperial Guard. Imperium was victorious. Imperial Armour Volume Twelve, pgs. 20-22
Pacification of Sigma-Agrius Unknown Segmentum Obscurus
(Agrippina Sector)
Uprising or Ratlings suppressed by 122nd Finreht Highlanders. GW Spain
Palacia Heresy 499.M41 Unknown Eliminated by the Space Wolves and Imperial Guard. Champions of Fenris - A Codex: Space Wolves SupplementSaga of the Great haf
Palatine Crusade Unknown Unknown Suppressed by Sisters of Battle and Inquisition. Codex: Witch Hunters (3rd Edition), pg. 47
Rasputin Uprising Unknown Unknown The rebellion was bloodily put down by the Angels of Absolution and Dark Angels. Codex: Dark Angels (6th Edition), pg.17
Red Razor Uprisings Sometime after 600.M41 Unknown High Lord Veynd was defended by Custodes Tauramacchis Ossian during these uprisings. Codex: Adeptus Custodes (8th Edition), pg. 24 - The Aquilan Shield
Relief of Hive Ferax 071.M41 Segmentum Obscurus
(Thracian Primaris)
The rebellion of cannibal cult was suppressed by several Space Marine Chapters under command of Zha'Khan of the Marauders Chapter. Imperial Armour Volume Two (Second Edition), pg. 19
Rophanon Rebellion 990.M40 Probably Segmentum Tempestus After the coming of Hive Fleet Leviathan the planet was declared Exterminatus. Tactica Imperialis, pgs. 47–70
Roxane Rebellion Unknown Segmentum Pacificus Planet Donia was pacified by Imperial Guard and Lord Macharius. White Dwarf 240, pgs. 32-33
Salem Proctor Rebbellion Unknown Unknown Cardinal World Salem Proctor rebelled but the rebellion was eliminated by the Ecclesiarchy . Codex: Witch Hunters (3rd Edition), pg. 45
Sallan's World Campaign Unknown Unknown Anti-imperial rebellion raised on the Sallan's World that was repelled by the Valhallan Imperial Guard. Imperial Armour - Imperial Vehicles for Warhammer 40,000, pg. 62
Samech Early M40M41 Ultima Segmentum
Jericho Reach
Dark Mechanicum uprising. Still not eliminated. Deathwatch: The Achilus Assault, pgs. 91-93

Deathwatch: First Founding, pg. 94

Second Kuppukin Schism M40 Unknown Arriving of the Consecrators Space Marine Chapter helped the loyalist Imperial Guard to suppress the rebellion. Codex: Dark Angels (6th Edition), pg. 26
Septius VII Uprising Unknown Unknown Raising by the shadow machinations of Cypher and puts to end by Inquisition Dataslate: Cypher - Lord of the FallenCypher
Severan Dominate M39M41 Segmentum Obscurus
Calixis Sector
The Periphery
Raised by Severus XIII and managed to withstand all of the Imperium, Orks, Dark Eldar, and Chaos forces attempted to conquer them. Only War Core Rulebook, pgs. 343-346

Only War: Enemies of the Imperium, pgs. 10-16

Shaehol Uprising M39 or later Unknown Uprising of Heretek Techpriests was suppressed by Imperium Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part One, pg. 84
Shenlong Rebelling Late M41 Ultima Segmentum Astartes and local citizens are being manipulated into believing that Marine Arkio was the reincarnation of Sanguinius. Later planet was conqueered by Chaos and declared Exterminatus The Blood Angels Omnibus,[Needs Citation]

The Flight of the Eisenstein (Novel), Chapter One, pg. 30

Siege of Derondii 936.M41 Unknown Brutally suppressed by the Death Korps of Krieg Codex: Imperial Guard (5th Edition), pg. 23
Siege of Dominus Prime 673.M36 Unknown Traitors massacred by the Dark Angels and Angels of Vengeance Codex: Dark Angels (6th Edition), pgs. 36-37
Siege of Hammerspire Started in 779.M41 Unknown Defended fortress was broken by Iron Hands Assault Centurions and the defenders are slain to a man Codex: Space Marines (6th Edition) (E-Book Edition) — Iron Hands - The Wars of Iron
Siege of Vraks 813–830.M41 Segmentum Obscurus/
Scarus Sector
Massed rebellion and subsequent reclaim the world of Vraks from traitorous and later Chaos forces. Imperial Armour Volume Five - The Siege of Vraks - Part One pgs. 8-15, 18-29, 38-47, 54-58, 68-75

Imperial Armour Volume Six - The Siege of Vraks - Part Two, pgs. 15-36, 40-46, 61-71, 75-85
Imperial Armour Volume Seven - The Siege of Vraks - Part Three, pgs. 6-30, 40-53, 61-69, 76-86, Epilogue

Solar Rebellion M32 Western Segmentum Solar A hundred systems are plunged into anarchy and violence by the orchestrated deeds of the Chaos. The Space Marines of the Minotaurs, Carcharodons, Angels of Absolution, and Death Eagles Chapters manage to eliminate the uprisings. Imperial Armour Volume Thirteen - War Machines of the Lost and the Damned, pg. 21
Stromark Civil War Unknown Unknown A civil war which culminated from the political rivalry of the two Industrial Worlds of the Imperial Stromark System. The Angels Encarmine and the Flesh Tearers Space Marine Chapters managed to suppress the rebellion, though the Administratum estimate that the damage caused by the Civil War and the ensuing Space Marine assault will take centuries to repair. Codex: Blood Angels (5th Edition), pg. 16
Sulo Rebellion Unknown Ultima Segmentum Civil strife on the planet Sulo. Codex Imperialis, pg. 35
Taros Campaign 998.M41 Eastern Fringe The uprising orchestrated by Tau. War of the rebells and Tau against the Imperial Forces still going on. Imperial Armour Volume Three - The Taros Campaign, pgs. 13-17, 22-32, 36-41, 44, 83-85, 146
Tellarite Rebellion Late M35 Unknown Eliminated by the Imperial Forces. Forge World (last accessed 22 June 2015)
Temple of All Knowledge Uprising M30 Segmentum Solar
(Mars)
Rebelling of Mechanicum on Mars against the rule of the Emperor. Was relentlessly destroyed by the Cult Mechanicum that after that became Adeptus Mechanicus Codex Titanicus (1st Edition), pgs. 10, 12-13
Temple Tendency Unknown Unknown Uprising of heretical faction all across Imperium. Still not eliminated. Dark Heresy: Disciples of the Dark Gods, pgs. 33-39
The Beheading 546.M32 Segmentum Solar
(Terra)
Coup of the High Lords of Terra by Assassins. Afterwards, the Imperium descended into a period of anarchy. Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, pg. 124
The Bellis Rebellion 913.M36 Unknown Crushed by the Dark Angels. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 18
The Dabenlar III Campaign 490.M34 Unknown The rebel theocracy of Dabenlar III was toppled in a single night by the Rampagers Chapter. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 17
Therrix Suppression 085.M41 Unknown Raise of a rebellion became the Chaos Cult Epicurean. Cult was destroyed only after the coming of the Sister of Battle, Space Marines and Warhound Titans from the Legio Ignatum Apocalypse, pg. 123
The Winnowing M30, Great Crusade Galactic Core Insurgency of recently occupied worlds. Murderously repressed by the Night Lords. The Horus Heresy Book Two - Massacre, pgs. 113-114
Thruskus Rebellion 748.M41 Unknown Suppressed by the Raven Guard. Codex: Space Marines (6th Edition) (E-Book Edition), pg. 212
Tranch War M41 Segmentum Obscurus
(Tranch)
It became the birthplace of the Pale Throng Mutant horde. Despite the eventual Imperial victory, since the Tranch War most of the planet lay in ruins and billions of its populous lost its lives. Dark Heresy: Disciples of the Dark Gods, pgs. 52-59
Treachery of Galan M35 Unknown Several warships of the Galan V garrison fleet mutinied against the Imperial rule. Subsequently the rebellion spread to the planet. Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (Book), pg. 38

Imperial Armour - Imperial Vehicles for Warhammer 40,000, pgs. 40-42

Ur-Council M35 Segmentum Pacificus On of the uprising during the Nova Terra Interregnum. Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, pgs. 124-126
Vara Rebellion 741.M41 Unknown Eliminated by the Space Wolves. Champions of Fenris - A Codex: Space Wolves SupplementSaga of the Great Wolf
Vhnori Resurgence M30, during Great Crusade Segmentum Solar
(Terra)
The uprising of the Panpacific Empire against the Emperor's rule. Brutally suppressed by the Night Lords. The Horus Heresy Book Two - Massacre, pgs. 110-111
War for the Ulmetrican Reach M31 Unknown Destroyed by the Iron Hands. Clan Raukaan - A Codex: Space Marines SupplementWar Unending
War of Brass 738-741.M40 Segmentum Obscurus
(Calixis Sector)
Though battle between the Imperium and secessionist and Chaos forces was victorious for Imperium, the planets still haunted by murderous scav-mutants, renegades and wreakers ever since, and the system is still a shunned no-man’s land to this day. Dark Heresy Timeline, pg. 5 (last accessed 22 June 2015)
Wars of the Paraxial Succession Began 917.M41 Medea Cluster Lord Sector Parax was discovered to be a mutant and was accused of being in league with the Chaos Gods. Later Space Marines fought there against Chaos Space Marines. Imperial Armour Volume Thirteen - War Machines of the Lost and the Damned, pg. 24
Zambeque Rebellion 883.M37 Unknown The rebellion on the planet was masked infiltration of Alpha Legion and Fallen Angel. Repelled by the Dark Angels. Codex: Dark Angels (6th Edition), pgs. 36-37
Zarona Intervention 089.M38 Unknown The Dark Hunters Chapter and Cadian Imperial Guard with the aid of Inquisition managed to stop the rebellion. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition, pg. 18


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