Battle of Erzurum (1821)
The Battle of Erzurum occurred in 1821 as part of the Ottoman-Persian War of 1821-1823. The Persians, led by crown prince Abbas Mirza himself scored a crushing defeat over their Ottoman arch rivals near Erzurum, securing a Persian victory.
|Battle of Erzurum|
|Part of the Ottoman–Persian War (1821–1823)|
|Ottoman Empire||Persian Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Mahmud II||Abbas Mirza|
|50,000 soldiers||30,000 soldiers|
The Persians were heavily outnumbered with 30,000 men, led by Crown Prince Abbas Mirza, against the Turks with 50,000 men. However, the Persian army had recently been undergoing new modernisations according to the most up to date European models, with leadership of Abbas Mirza's brother, Dowlatshah, as part of the modernising policy known as Nezām-e Jadīd.
- R. Ernest Dupuy and Trevor N. Dupuy, The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History, 4th edition, (HarperCollins Publishers, 1993), 853.
- Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East, Volume 4, Page 301-302.
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