Today in European history: the Battle of Vienna (1683)

So yesterday, when we talked about the Great Siege of Malta, I mentioned toward the end that the Ottomans, despite losing that siege, were still one of the great military powers in the Mediterranean region (if not the greatest military power) for another century or more. Well, by 1683 it had been a century or more, and that year’s Battle of Vienna showed that the times, they had a-changed. It was the first major engagement of the 1683-1699 Great Turkish War, one of many wars fought between the Ottomans and the Habsburg Empire in the 16th-18th centuries and a war that ended with the first peace treaty the Ottomans ever signed at a total disadvantage, the Treaty of Karlowitz.

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One thought on “Today in European history: the Battle of Vienna (1683)

  1. Always interesting to learn a bit of historyzzz!

    By the way, you’ve been chosen as one of today’s nine blogs in That’s So Jacob’s Ninth Month Blog Challenge (http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com)! I challenge you to find nine blogs you find interesting and give them a comment to brighten their day…well, eight other blogs and mine 🙂 Copy this message in your comment and enjoy your new blog friends!

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