Siege of Eger (1596)

The Ottomans launched a siege of Eger (Turkish: Eğri), that lasted from September 20 to October 12, 1596, as part of the Long War, successfully conquering it after the 7,000 defenders of the fortress, mostly foreign mercenaries, were killed by the Ottoman forces commanded by the Sultan Mehmed III himself.

Siege of Eger (1596)
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Ottoman victory

Holy Roman Empire Habsburg Empire Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1453-1844).svg Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
unknown Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1453-1844).svg Mehmed III
7,000 8,400[1]
Casualties and losses
all killed Unknown

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Tursun Bey, Târîh-i Ebü’l-Feth (nşr. Mertol Tulum), İstanbul 1977, p. 121.