What was the Siege of Candia?

Introduction The Siege of Candia (modern Heraklion, Crete) was a military conflict in which Ottoman forces besieged the Venetian-ruled city. Lasting from 1648 to 1669, or a total of 21 years, it is the second longest siege in history after the siege of Ceuta; however, the Ottomans were ultimately victorious despite Candia’s resistance. The long… Read More

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What was the Morean War?

Introduction The Morean War (Italian: Guerra di Morea), also known as the Sixth Ottoman–Venetian War, was fought between 1684-1699 as part of the wider conflict known as the “Great Turkish War”, between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire. Military operations ranged from Dalmatia to the Aegean Sea, but the war’s major campaign was… Read More