Battle of Kulevicha

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Battle of Kulevicha
Part of the Russo-Turkish War
Date June 11, 1829
Location Kulevicha, Ottoman Empire (today Kyulevcha, Bulgaria)
Result Russian victory
Belligerents
Russian Empire, Moldavia, Wallachia Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Hans Karl von Diebitsch Reşid Mehmed Pasha
Strength
50,000 Russians

7000 Moldavians and Walachians

~ 40,000
Casualties and losses
1,000 killed and wounded 5000 killed

The Battle of Kulevicha, also known as the Battle of Kulewtscha, was fought during the Russo-Turkish War, 1828-1829 on June 11, 1829 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire.

The Russians were led by Hans Karl von Diebitsch (German-born general serving the Russian Empire), while the Ottomans were led by Reşid Mehmed Pasha (Georgian-born general enslaved as a child by the Ottomans) with the objective of relieving Varna. The Russians were victorious.

References[edit]

  • Османская империя: проблемы внешней политики и отношений с Россией. М., 1996.
  • Шишов А.В. Русские генерал-фельдмаршалы Дибич-Забалканский, Паскевич-Эриванский. М., 2001.
  • Шеремет В. И. У врат Царьграда. Кампания 1829 года и Адрианопольский мирный договор. Русско-турецкая война 1828–1829 гг.: военные действия и геополитические последствия. – Военно-исторический журнал. 2002, № 2.

Coordinates: 43°15′26″N 27°6′58″E / 43.25722°N 27.11611°E / 43.25722; 27.11611