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Last charge of last surviving Croatian and Hun…

Last charge of last surviving Croatian and Hungarian soldiers led by Count Nikola Zrinski, Ban of Croatia from doomed fortress of Szigetvar besieged by Ottoman army, 1566

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Szigetvár 1566 Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent started last campaign of his life to conquer Habsburg capital of Vienna, on his way was fortress of Sigetvar defended by only 2300-3000 Hungarian and Croatian soldiers led by Count Nikola Zrinski that was blocking his advance toward the Vienna. After almost month long siege and stubborn defense, fortress has finally fallen but Ottomans suffered horrible casualties (20k-30k dead and wounded) and Suleiman himself has died (natural causes) so Ottomans called the quits and abandoned Vienna campaign. It took almost 120 years for next Ottoman campaign to take Vienna to be mounted (1683).