Battle of Mohacs (1687)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-1021-6;
, was fought between the forces of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV, commanded by the Grand-Vizier Sari Suleyman Pa?a, and the forces of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I, commanded by Charles of Lorraine. The result was a crushing defeat for the Ottomans.The Great Turkish War began with the Battle of Vienna in 1683 by the Ottoman army, and was broken by the Battle of Kahlenberg on 12 September 1683. From September 1683 the initiative passed to the imperial troops. In the following years under Charles of Lorraine Imperial Habsburg armies conquered many fortresses (such as Esztergom, Vac, Pest), which were under Ottoman rule, and after the Battle of Buda they laid siege to and took over the former Hungarian capital of Buda. At the end of 1686 the Ottomans made peace overtures, however the Imperial Habsburgs now saw a chance to occupy and...
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