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Great Turkish War
Part of the Ottoman–Habsburg wars, Polish-Ottoman Wars, Ottoman–Venetian Wars and Russo-Turkish Wars.
Date 1662–1699
Location Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Greece and Ukraine (including Crimea)
Result Decisive Holy League victory, Treaty of Karlowitz
Territorial
changes
Austria wins lands in Hungary and the Balkans, Poland wins control over parts of Ukraine, Russia captures Azov, Venice the Morea
Belligerents
 Holy Roman Empire
* Armoiries Hongrie ancien.svg Hungary
* Grb hrvatske.gif Croatia
Russia Tsardom of Russia
Herb Rzeczpospolitej Obojga Narodow.svg Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
 Venice
Coats of arms of the Serbian Orthodox Church.jpg Serb rebels
Flag of New Spain.svg Spain
 Ottoman Empire
Gerae-tamga.png Crimean Khanate

The Great Turkish War refers to a series of conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and contemporary European powers, then joined into a Holy League, during the second half of the 17th century.

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1667-1683

After Bohdan Khmelnytsky's rebellion, when Russia acquired parts of Eastern Ukraine from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, some cossacks stayed in the southeast of the Commonwealth. Their leader, Petro Doroshenko, wanted to connect the rest of Ukraine with the Ottoman Empire, starting a rebellion against Hetman (Polish army commander) John III Sobieski. The Sultan Mohamed IV, who knew that the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was weakened due to internal conflicts, attacked Kamieniec Podolski, a large city on the border.

A small Polish army was defeated by a larger Ottoman one in what is sometimes known as the Polish-Ottoman War of 1672–1676. The first battle took place in Sconograd, Hungary, which was occupied by the Ottomans. The Polish army was defeated. The Poles retreated after three months. They subsequently tried to defeat the Ottomans for four years, with no success. The Turkish advance followed later to the beginning of the Russo-Turkish Wars. The Poles agreed to surrender Kamieniec Podolski, Podolia and to pay tribute to the Ottoman Sultan.[1]

When a message about the defeat and treaty terms reached Warsaw, the Sejm refused to pay the tribute and organized a large army under Jan Sobieski. Subsequently, the Poles won the battle of Chocim in 1673. The Turks retained control over Kamieniec Podolski. After King Michael’s death in 1673, Jan Sobieski was elected king of Poland.

War of the Holy League (1683–1698)

After a few years of peace, the Ottoman Empire attacked the Habsburg Empire. The Turks almost captured Vienna, but John III Sobieski led a Christian alliance that defeated them in the Battle of Vienna which stalled the Ottoman Empire's hegemony in south-eastern Europe.

A new Holy League was initiated by Pope Innocent XI and encompassed the Holy Roman Empire (headed by Habsburg Austria), the Venetian Republic and Poland in 1684,[2] joined by Russia in 1686. Various German, English and Scottish Protestants served as volunteers in the alliance. The second Battle of Mohács was a crushing defeat for the Sultan.

Russia's involvement marked the first time the country formally joined an alliance of European powers. This was the beginning of a series of Russo-Turkish Wars, which continued into the 20th century. As a result of the Crimean campaigns and Azov campaigns, Russia captured the key Ottoman fortress of Azov.

Following the decisive Battle of Zenta in 1697 and lesser skirmishes (such as the battle of Podhajce in 1698), the League won the war in 1699 and forced the Ottoman Empire to sign the Treaty of Karlowitz.[3] The Ottomans ceded most of Hungary, Transylvania and Slavonia to Austria while Podolia returned to Poland. Most of Dalmatia passed to Venice, along with the Morea (the Peloponnesus peninsula), which the Ottomans regained in the Treaty of Passarowitz of 1718.

See also

References

  1. ^ Kemp, Arthur, Jihad: Islam's 1,300 Year War Against Western Civilisation, (Lulu.com, 2008), 38.
  2. ^ Treasure, Geoffrey, The making of modern Europe, 1648-1780, (Methuen & Co Ltd., 1985), 614.
  3. ^ Sicker, Martin, The Islamic world in decline, (Praeger Publishers, 2001), 32.

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Great Turkish War
Part of the Ottoman–Habsburg wars, Polish-Ottoman Wars, Ottoman–Venetian Wars and Russo-Turkish Wars.
Date 1683–1699
Location Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Greece and Ukraine (including Crimea)
Result Decisive Holy League victory, Treaty of Karlowitz
Territorial
changes
Austria wins lands in Hungary and the Balkans, Poland wins control over parts of Ukraine, Russia captures Azov, Venice captures the Morea
Belligerents
File:Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor (after 1400).svg Holy Roman Empire
Tsardom of Russia
File:Flag of the Cossack Cossack Hetmanate
File:Herb Rzeczpospolitej Obojga Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
 Republic of Venice
Albanian rebels
Serb rebels
 Spain
File:Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1453-1844).svg Ottoman Empire
[[File:|22px]] Crimean Khanate
File:Flag of the Cossack Doroshenko's Cossack Hetmanate

The Great Turkish War refers to a series of conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and contemporary European powers, then joined into a Holy League, during the second half of the 17th century. The Great Turkish War was a disaster for the Ottomans, from which they were unable to recover.

Contents

1667-1683

After Bohdan Khmelnytsky's rebellion, when Tsardom of Russia acquired parts of Eastern Ukraine from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, some cossacks stayed in the southeast of the Commonwealth. Their leader, Petro Doroshenko, wanted to connect the rest of Ukraine with the Ottoman Empire, starting a rebellion against Hetman (Polish army commander) John III Sobieski. The Sultan Mehmet IV, who knew that the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was weakened due to internal conflicts, attacked Kamieniec Podolski, a large city on the border.

The small Polish force resisted the Siege of Kamieniec Podolski for two weeks but was then forced to capitulate. The Polish Army was too small to resist the Ottoman invasion and could only score some minor tactical victories. The Poles were after three months forced to sign the Treaty of Buchach in which they agreed to surrender Kamieniec Podolski, Podolia and to pay tribute to the Ottoman Sultan.[1]

When the news about the defeat and treaty terms reached Warsaw, the Sejm refused to pay the tribute and organized a large army under Jan Sobieski. Subsequently, the Poles won the battle of Chocim in 1673. After King Michael’s death in 1673, Jan Sobieski was elected king of Poland. He subsequently tried to defeat the Ottomans for four years, with no success. The war ended on October 17, 1676 with the Treaty of Żurawno in which the Turks only retained control over Kamieniec Podolski.
This Turkish attack also led in 1676 to the beginning of the Russo-Turkish Wars.

War of the Holy League (1683–1698)

After a few years of peace, the Ottoman Empire attacked the Habsburg Empire. The Turks almost captured Vienna, but John III Sobieski led a Christian alliance that defeated them in the Battle of Vienna which stalled the Ottoman Empire's hegemony in south-eastern Europe.

A new Holy League was initiated by Pope Innocent XI and encompassed the Holy Roman Empire (headed by Habsburg Austria), the Venetian Republic and Poland in 1684,[2] joined by Russia in 1686. Various German, English and Scottish Protestants served as volunteers in the alliance. The second Battle of Mohács was a crushing defeat for the Sultan.

Russia's involvement marked the first time the country formally joined an alliance of European powers. This was the beginning of a series of Russo-Turkish Wars, which continued into the 20th century. As a result of the Crimean campaigns and Azov campaigns, Russia captured the key Ottoman fortress of Azov.

Following the decisive Battle of Zenta in 1697 and lesser skirmishes (such as the battle of Podhajce in 1698), the League won the war in 1699 and forced the Ottoman Empire to sign the Treaty of Karlowitz.[3] The Ottomans ceded most of Hungary, Transylvania and Slavonia to Austria while Podolia returned to Poland. Most of Dalmatia passed to Venice, along with the Morea (the Peloponnesus peninsula), which the Ottomans regained in the Treaty of Passarowitz of 1718.

See also

References

  1. ^ Kemp, Arthur, Jihad: Islam's 1,300 Year War Against Western Civilisation, (Lulu.com, 2008), 38.
  2. ^ Treasure, Geoffrey, The making of modern Europe, 1648-1780, (Methuen & Co Ltd., 1985), 614.
  3. ^ Sicker, Martin, The Islamic world in decline, (Praeger Publishers, 2001), 32.


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