Today in European history: the Battle of Alcácer Quibir (1578) and the Treaty of Sistova (1791)

Today is the anniversary of a couple of events that wound up having repercussions far beyond what most contemporaries probably thought they would, and so I’m not going to take much time describing what they actually were so much as noting that they happened and explaining why they mattered.

Source: Today in European history: the Battle of Alcácer Quibir (1578) and the Treaty of Sistova (1791)

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