Battle of Slunj

The Battle of Slunj (Croatian: Bitka kod Slunja) was fought on 26 October 1584 between the Ottoman forces of the Bosnian Beglerbeg, Ferhad Pasha Sokolović, and Germanic and Croatian forces led by Jobst Joseph von Thurn and Tamás Erdődy, the Ban of Croatia, that ambushed the Ottoman army near the town of Slunj. The battle was a part of the Croatian–Ottoman wars and Ottoman–Habsburg wars between the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg monarchy. Ottoman troops were estimated at between 8-10,000 men, and the army of Thurn and Erdödy consisted of 1,330 cavalry and 700 infantry. The battle resulted in a crushing defeat for the Ottoman forces.

Battle of Slunj
Part of the Ottoman wars in Europe
Ottoman–Croatian Wars
Battle of Slunj 1584.jpg
Depiction of the battle by Wilhelm Peter Zimmermann, published in 1603
Date26 October 1584
Location
Result Croatian victory
Belligerents
Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1453-1844).svg Ottoman Empire

Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Habsburg monarchy

Commanders and leaders
Ali Agha  Jobst Joseph von Thurn
Tamás Erdődy
Strength
8,400 cavalry
600 infantry
1,330 cavalry
700 infantry
Casualties and losses
2,000[1]-4,000[2] killed Unknown

BibliographyEdit

  • Vojna enciklopedija (1970–76), 10 svezaka plus indeks, Vojno izdavački zavod Beograd, knjiga 8, str 719, članak Slunj (Srpsko hrvatski jezik)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mažuran, Ive (1998). Povijest Hrvatske od 15. stoljeća do 18. stoljeća [History of Croatia from the 15th to the 18th century] (in Croatian). Zagreb: Golden marketing. p. 138.
  2. ^ Klaić, Vjekoslav (1973). Povijest Hrvata od najstarijih vremena do svršetka XIX. stoljeća [History of Croats from the earliest times to end of 19th century] (in Croatian). Vol. 5. Zagreb: Nakladni zavod Matice hrvatske. p. 447.

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