What was the Siege of Nagykanizsa (1601)?

Introduction During the Siege of Naģykanizsa (Turkish: Kanije Savunması) in 1601, a small Ottoman force held the fortress of Naģykanizsa in western Hungary against a much larger coalition army of the Habsburg Monarchy, while inflicting heavy losses on its besiegers. This battle was part of the Long War between the Ottoman Empire and the House… Read More

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What was the Battle of Preveza?

Introduction The Battle of Preveza was a naval battle that took place on 28 September 1538 near Preveza in northwestern Greece between an Ottoman fleet and that of a Christian alliance assembled by Pope Paul III in which the Ottoman fleet defeated the allies. It occurred in the same area in the Ionian Sea as… Read More

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