Battle of Niš (1689)
|Battle of Niš|
|Part of Great Turkish War|
17th-century engraving of the Siege of Niš
|Holy Roman Empire||Ottoman Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
The Battle of Niš was fought on 24 September 1689, near the city of Niš in southern Serbia, between the forces of the Ottoman Empire, and the forces of the Holy Roman Empire as part of the Great Turkish War.
The Austrian Commander, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden; defeated the Ottoman forces and captured the city. When Louis William learned that there are no Ottoman defence positions on Vinik he ordered Nestorović to attack it. Nestorović managed to bypass right wing of Ottoman forces and with this maneuver solved the battle in favor of Austrians. For this achievement, after this battle Nestorović was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
After the battle Louis left Lieutenant-general Piccolomini in charge of the Sanjak of Niš and marched to Vidin. Piccolomini led a campaign deep into Macedonia. The Ottomans retook Niš the following year after the Austrian abandoned the city.
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