Battle of Măcin

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Battle of Măcin
Part of the Russo–Turkish War of 1787–1792
Date 10 July 1791
Location Măcin, present-day Romania
Result Russian victory[1]
Belligerents
Flag of Russia.svg Russian Empire Fictitious Ottoman flag 2.svg Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Nicholas Repnin Yusuf Pasha
Strength
30,000[2] 80,000[2][3]
Casualties and losses
141 killed
300 wounded[2][4]
4,000 killed
35 cannons
[2][5]

The Battle of Măcin, Battle of Maçin or Battle of Matchin was a battle of the Russo–Turkish War of 1787–1792 fought on July 10, 1791, between the Ottoman Empire and the Russian Empire. The Russian army of 30,000 was commanded by Prince Nicholas Repnin, whereas the Turks, numbering about 80,000 men, were led by Yusuf Pasha. At first, the victory was in doubt, but then the Turkish army was vanquished by a charge of the Russian left, under Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, and started retreating in disorder.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ War and Peace, Virginia Aksan, The Cambridge History of Turkey, Vol. 3, ed. Suraiya Faroqhi, (Cambridge University Press, 2006), 103.
  2. ^ a b c d Сражение при Мачине (современный Мэчин, Măcin, Maçin) 28 июня 1791 г.
  3. ^ Петров А. Н. Вторая турецкая война в царствование императрицы Екатерины II. 1787-1791 гг. Т. II. СПб. 1880. С. 223
  4. ^ Петров А. Н. Вторая турецкая война в царствование императрицы Екатерины II. 1787-1791 гг. Т. II. СПб. 1880. С. 224
  5. ^ Петров А. Н. Вторая турецкая война в царствование императрицы Екатерины II. 1787-1791 гг. Т. II. СПб. 1880. С. 223
  6. ^ Петров А. Н. Вторая турецкая война в царствование императрицы Екатерины II. 1787-1791 гг. Т. II. СПб. 1880. С. 223