Today in European History: the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca (1774)

The Treaty of Karlowitz (1699) marked the end of the Ottoman Empire’s tenure as the heavyweight military power in Eastern Europe (though it still remained competitive). Then passed several decades where the Ottomans won a few battles, lost considerably more, but still sort of held their own. But the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca, signed on… Continue reading Today in European History: the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca (1774)

Today in European History: the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca (1774)

Küçük Kaynarca, signed in the city of the same name (which is now the city of Kaynardzha, Bulgaria) signified the end of the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774, which was fought primarily in and around the Black Sea. That war ended with the Russians occupying Wallachia, Moldavia, and parts of Crimea and with the Ottomans, well,… Continue reading Today in European History: the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca (1774)

Today in European History: the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca (1774)

The Treaty of Karlowitz (1699) marked the end of the Ottoman Empire’s tenure as the heavyweight military power in Eastern Europe (though it still remained competitive). Then passed several decades where the Ottomans won some, probably lost more, but still sort of held their own. But the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca, signed on this date… Continue reading Today in European History: the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca (1774)