Battle of Brest (1592)

The Battle of Brest (Croatian: Bitka kod Bresta) was fought on 19 July 1592 between the Ottoman forces of Hasan Pasha Predojević, Beglerbeg of Bosnia, and the Germanic and Croatian forces led by Tamás Erdődy, Ban of Croatia. The battle was a part of the Croatian–Ottoman wars and Ottoman–Habsburg wars between the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg monarchy.

Battle of Brest
Part of the Ottoman wars in Europe
Ottoman–Croatian Wars
Battle of Brest 1592.jpg
Depiction of the battle by Wilhelm Peter Zimmermann, published in 1603
Date19 July 1592
Result Ottoman victory
Osmanli-devleti-nisani-yeni.png Ottoman Empire
Western Herzegovina 1760 flag.svg Eyalet of Bosnia
Commanders and leaders
Telli Hasan Pasha Tamás Erdődy
Kristofor Peuchel
7-8,000 soldiers 6,000 soldiers
Casualties and losses
Unknown 800 killed[1]

The Ottoman forces were about 7,000-8,000 men, and Erdödy's army consisted of 1,600 infantry and 400 cavalry from Styria, 500 men arrived under Erdödy's command, and an unknown number (several hundred) of peasants from Croatia. In total, the forces gathered at Erdödy's camp were about 3,000 men. Predojević arrived near Brest with the bulk of his army on 18/19 July at night, and on 19 July he separated his forces in order to attack. Croatian forces were crushed and fled away from the battlefield. The Ottomans then attacked the Styrian forces and defeated them as well.

Following these successes, the Ottomans began to besiege the Sisak fortress.


  • Vojna enciklopedija (1970–76), 10 volumes, Vojno izdavački zavod Beograd, book 2, p. 8, article Brest (in Serbo-Croatian)


  1. ^ Horvat, Karlo (1900). Toma Erdedi-Bakač, ban Hrvatski [Thomas Erdody, Ban of Croatia] (in Croatian). Zagreb: Tisak Dioničke tiskare. p. 47.