Siege of Pécs

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Siege of Pécs
Part of Great Turkish War
Date 14 – 22 October 1686
Location Pécs, Hungary
Result Austrian victory
Belligerents
 Holy Roman Empire Ottoman EmpireOttoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden

The Siege of Pécs was fought from 14 to 22 October 1686, in the city of Pécs in southwestern Hungary, between the armies of the Ottoman Empire and of the Holy Roman Empire.

After the castle of Buda was wrested from Ottoman rule in 1686, the Austrian army advanced to capture Pécs. The Austrian advance guard broke into the city and pillaged it, the Ottomans saw that they could not hold the city, so they burnt it and withdrew into the castle. The army led by Louis of Baden occupied the city on 14 October, and destroyed the aqueduct leading to the castle. The Ottomans had no other choice but to surrender, which they did on 22 October. The siege devastated the previously prosperous region and the area was depopulated by the peasants who fled from the Austrian soldiers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "After the victory against Turkish". Retrieved 19 July 2011.