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|
Depiction of the battle by Wilhelm Peter Zimmermann, published in 1603
|Commanders and leaders|
|Ali Agha †||
Jobst Joseph von Thurn|
|Casualties and losses|
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