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

Through these two battles, Mohács saw the beginning and the end of Ottoman control over Hungary. It was also instrumental in Hungary becoming part of the Habsburg empire. That’s not too shabby for a town that numbers about 18,000 residents today. But there’s a simple explanation for why such a small town saw two such important battles–Mohács, located in the extreme southern part of Hungary right on the Danube River, is an obvious place to meet an invading army.

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