Today in European history: the Siege of Vienna ends (1529)

The city of Vienna has kind of an odd but prominent place in Ottoman history. It was never part of the Ottoman Empire, but two Ottoman attempts to conquer it bookend the period of the empire’s greatest territorial reach and military power. We’ve looked at the second of those attempts, the 1683 Battle of Vienna that really … Continue reading Today in European history: the Siege of Vienna ends (1529)