Battle of Banja Luka

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Battle of Banja Luka
Part of Austro-Russian–Turkish War (1735–39)
Date 4 August 1737
Location Banja Luka, Bosnia Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Result Ottoman victory
 Ottoman Empire Habsburg Monarchy Austria
Commanders and leaders
Hekimoğlu Ali Pasha Joseph of Saxe-Hildburghausen[1]
Maximilian Ulysses Browne
Units involved
Bosnian captains and ayans
10,000 26,500
Casualties and losses
Unknown 1.200

The Battle of Banja Luka (Turkish: Banaluka Savaşı, Bosnian: Banjalučki boj was a battle in which the Ottoman Empire, led by Hekimoğlu Ali Pasha, defeated the Holy Roman Empire. It took place on 4 August 1737 near the Bosnian town of Banja Luka. The Bosniak population was aware that the Austrian forces would invade Bosnia during the war. That's why Hekimoğlu Ali Pasha called a meeting in Travnik with the Bosniak captains to plan the defense. The Bosniak forces where planning the defense without the help of Istanbul. It is believed that the battle was one of the most important events in the history of Bosniaks.[2]


  1. ^ E.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam 1913-1936, Ed. M. Th. Houtsma and A. J. Wensinck, (BRILL, 1993), 36.
  2. ^ "The Battle of Banja Luka (Bosnian)". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Mustafa Imamović, Osnove upravno-političkog razvitka i državnopravnog položaja Bosne i Hercegovine

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