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The Battle of Zenta: September 11, 1697
« on: September 11, 2022, 04:44:42 PM »
This pivotal battle arguably broke the back of the Ottoman Empire, which was never really a threat to Europe again afterwards. It's overshadowed by the more famous Battle of Vienna which took place on September 11/12, 1683, but Zenta was a death blow in comparison.

Prince Eugene of Savoy, who took part in the Battle of Vienna was the commander of the Hapsburg forces at Zenta and was recognized for his daring and genius as a result of the catastrophic losses he inflicted on the Ottomans.

https://nobility.org/2014/09/zenta/

https://madmonarchist.blogspot.com/2013/01/battlefield-royal-prince-eugene-of-savoy.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zenta

https://military-history.fandom.com/wiki/Battle_of_Zenta





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Re: The Battle of Zenta: September 11, 1697
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2022, 02:34:47 AM »
I think the reason that the Battle of Zenta is "overshadowed" by the Battle of Vienna, is because the latter happened ahead of that and among the land battles in Europe between the Catholics and Saracens, it was in Vienna where the Ottoman advance was totally stopped.

Had it not for the Protestant schism, the Ottoman Empire had long been wiped out in Europe.
 
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Re: The Battle of Zenta: September 11, 1697
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2022, 02:52:09 AM »
I think the reason that the Battle of Zenta is "overshadowed" by the Battle of Vienna, is because the latter happened ahead of that and among the land battles in Europe between the Catholics and Saracens, it was in Vienna where the Ottoman advance was totally stopped.

Had it not for the Protestant schism, the Ottoman Empire had long been wiped out in Europe.

Plus the Winged Hussars saved the day at Vienna. It doesn't get any more epic than that.

And, had the Battle of Varna in 1444 gone differently, the Turks may have been suffocated in the crib.
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