What was the Peace of Vasvar (1664)?

Introduction The Peace of Vasvár was a treaty between the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire which followed the Battle of Saint Gotthard of 01 August 1664 (near Mogersdorf, Burgenland), and concluded the Austro-Turkish War (1663-1664). It held for about 20 years, until 1683, during which border skirmishing escalated to a full-scale war and culminated… Read More

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What was the Battle of Saint Gotthard (1664)?

Introduction The Battle of Saint Gotthard (Hungarian: Szentgotthárdi csata; Turkish: Saint Gotthard Muharebesi; German: Schlacht bei Mogersdorf and Schlacht bei St. Gotthard; French: Bataille de Saint-Gothard; (Croatian: Monošterska bitka) was fought on 01 August 1664 as part of the Austro-Turkish War (1663-1664), between the Imperial Army led by Generalleutnant Raimondo Montecuccoli, Jean de Coligny-Saligny, Wolfgang… Read More

What was the Austro-Turkish War (1663-1664)?

Introduction The Austro-Turkish War (12 April 1663 to 10 August 1664), or fourth Austro-Turkish War, was a short war between the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman aim was to resume the advance in central Europe, conquer Vienna and subdue Austria. The Ottomans managed to capture key strongholds, however, the Habsburg army under… Read More