Battle of Leskovac

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Battle of Leskovac
Part of the Ottoman wars in Europe
Date September 24, 1454
Location Near Leskovac
Result Decisive Serbian victory
Belligerents
Serbian Despotate Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Nikola Skobaljić unknown
Strength
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

The Battle of Leskovac took place on September 24, 1454. During the Ottoman invasion, two Serbian armies were set up, one in Kosovo, and the other in Dubočica, near Leskovac. A large Ottoman force headed from Macedonia was met by Nikola Skobaljić and the Serbs scored a decisive victory over the Ottomans. Nikola Skobalić continued his forays against the Ottomans, operating in Southern Serbia and the Leskovac area, and won several major victories against the armies of the Sultan until Mehmed II himself and to confront the Serbs at the Battle of Trepanje, where Voivode Nikola and his men fought to the last man, inflicting massive casualties on the much larger Ottoman force.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Babinger, Mehmed the Conqueror and His Time, (Princeton University Press, 1978), 110.