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A mohácsi csata (1526)
The Battle of Mohács (1526)

Author(s): Lajos Négyesi
Subject(s): 16th Century
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: Mohács; battle; 29 August 1526; Suleiman I the Magnificent; Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia; Pál Tomori

Summary/Abstract: On 29 August 1526, in the battle that took place south from Mohács, Suleiman I triumphed over the armies of the Hungarian Kingdom, which also lost its king, as Louis II drowned in the flooded Csele stream while trying to escape. Posterity associates the loss of the Hungarian kingdom with this tragic event, although it would probably still have taken place due to the political processes. Nevertheless, many historians regard this battle as a fateful clash that the Hungarian army had no chance of winning due to their lack of expertise and preparation. The careful analysis of the contemporary sources reveals that the fight was not already lost from the beginning, but due to the lack of military preparedness.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 33-39
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Hungarian