September 27 1529 CE – Suleiman the Magnificent Begins the Siege of Vienna

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September 27 1529 CE – Suleiman the Magnificent Begins the Siege of ViennaRate this post In the 75 years since the Ottomans captured Constantinople, the Turks engaged in a methodical advance westward into Europe. On September 27, 1529, that policy of encroachment came to its head: Suleiman I posted his armies around the Austrian capital of Vienna — the Ottoman Empire was now threatening the very heart of the continent. Though unsuccessful at first, the attack signalled the start of more than 150 years of conflict between the Europeans and Ottomans. The first inkling of a new, aggressive empire emanating from the Middle East came in 1453, when Mehmed II […]