Battle of Lugos

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Battle of Lugos
Part of Great Turkish War
Date September 25, 1695
Location Lugos, Kingdom of Hungary (today: Lugoj, modern-day Romania)
Result Decisive Ottoman victory
Belligerents
 Holy Roman Empire Ottoman EmpireOttoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Federico Veterani  
Antonije Znorić  
Mustafa II
Elmas Mehmed Pasha
Strength
7,000

The Battle of Lugos was fought on September 25, 1695 near the city of Lugos in the East Banat, between the forces of the Ottoman Empire, and the forces of the Holy Roman Empire as part of the Great Turkish War.

By 1695 the Ottoman Empire had retaken the offensive. Sultan Mustafa II ordered the renewal of the attack in Transylvania and his army captured Lipova shortly after. Defending the Banat region and encamped close to Lipova was the Austrian Field Marshal, Count Federico Antonio Ambrogio Veterani, with an army of 7,000 men.[1] The Ottomans advanced from Lipova and clash with the Christian army, the battle caused heavy casualties on both sides, and the Austrians lost Marshal Veterani, who was taken prisoner by the Turks and beheaded.[2] Antonije Znorić, a commander of the units of Serbian Militia within Austrian army, was killed in this battle.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coxe, William (1820). History of the house of Austria: from the foundation of the monarchy by Rhodolph of Hapsburgh, to the death of Leopold, the Second: 1218 to 1792. Volume 3. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. p. 397.
  2. ^ Jaques, Tony (2007). Dictionary of Battles and Sieges: F-O. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 605. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Gavrilović, Slavko (1993), Iz istorije Srba u Hrvatskoj, Slavoniji i Ugarskoj : XV-XIX vek (in Serbian), Belgrade: Filip Višnjić, p. 26, ISBN 978-86-7363-126-4, OCLC 32079053, retrieved 15 December 2011, Тих дана, у бици код Лугоша у Банату пао је и тадашњи командант српске милиције у Ердељу, пуковник Антоније Знорић