Battle of Maritsa - Serbs & Hungarians March on Ottoman Turks in Balkans Hot

Battle of Maritsa - Serbs & Hungarians March on Ottoman Turks in Balkans

Sultan Murad I

Timeline of History

People
History Topics
Christian History
Political History

Battle of Maritsa: A force consisting of Serbs and Hungarians is sent to counter the encroaching Ottoman Turks in the Balkans. They march on Adrianople but only get as far as Cenomen on the Maritsa River.

During the night they are surprised by an Ottoman attack personally led by Sultan Murad I. Thousands are slain and more drown when they try to flee.

This is the first major action take by the Janissaries against Christians.

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Death of Georges Clemenceau, French Politician and Atheist
Charles Darwin's First Printing of 'The Origin of Species' Sells Out
Main Fortess of Terezin Made into Ghetto Known as Theresienstadt
Roman Emperors Forbid Anything Contrary to Catholicism
Bavaria's Cardinal von Faulhaber Tells Bishops Hitler is Definitely a Christian

September History Calendar