Today is the anniversary of the second of two major Ottoman battles at Mohács, in southern Hungary. We’ll talk about the first, which took place in 1526, in a couple of weeks. Although they shared a setting and one combatant, the two battles of Mohács couldn’t have gone more differently. In the first, an expanding Ottoman Empire won a decisive victory that allowed it to conquer much of Hungary. In the second, today’s subject, a struggling Ottoman Empire was chased out of Hungary for good.
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