Today in European history: the Battle of Mohács (1526)

and that's the way it was

First of all, let’s not confuse this battle with the 1687 Battle of Mohács, which we’ve previously mentioned. Aside from the fact that the two battles are ~160 years apart, they also led to two completely different outcomes. That Battle of Mohács was a decisive Ottoman defeat that caused Hungary to come under the control of the Habsburgs, cost the life (thanks to a subsequent Janissary mutiny) of the Grand Vizier at the time, and ultimately resulted in the deposition of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV. This Battle of Mohács was a decisive Ottoman victory that brought a big chunk of Hungary under Ottoman control for the next 160 years, ended the royal line of the Jagiellonian dynasty that ruled Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia, and ultimately brought those kingdoms into the Habsburg orbit (at least nominally, since Croatia and much of Hungary were under Ottoman control). Basically, Mohács saw…

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