September 11, 1697 CE – Habsburg Armies Inflict Heavy Losses on the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Zenta

September 11, 1697 CE – Habsburg Armies Inflict Heavy Losses on the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of ZentaRate this post *Image Credit: Wikipedia For well over a decade, the Ottoman kingdom and Habsburg dynasty had sent armies into the fields of central Europe. Having barely survived the Battle of Vienna, the Habsburgs had managed to secure the Austrian borders and fight back toward Belgrade by 1688 — which the Ottomans would reverse by capturing the modern capital of Serbia just two years later. Desperate to push the Turks out of Europe, Prince Eugene of Savoy led the Austrian army and surprised the Ottomans at the Battle of Zenta on […]