The article was labelled a "Good Article" by Wikipedia editors just two months after its creation in July 2007. It was also nominated for a featured article - Wikipedia's gold star for research.
The meticulous 4,500 word article was written by a user.
"From 1640 to 1641 the might of colonial Portugal clashed with India's massive Maratha Empire in an undeclared war that would later be known as the Bicholim Conflict," the article read.
"Named after the northern Indian region where most of the fighting took place, the conflict ended with a peace treaty that would later help cement Goa as an independent Indian state," it said. The piece continues to explore what happened in the fictional war and lists some 17 references, as well as three suggestions for further reading - which all appear to be a work of the writer's imagination.