Battle of Slunj

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Battle of Slunj
Part of the Ottoman wars in Europe
Ottoman–Croatian Wars
Date 26 October 1584
Location Slunj, Kingdom of Croatia, Habsburg Monarchy
Result Croatian victory
Belligerents
Fictitious Ottoman flag 2.svg Ottoman Empire Kingdom of Croatia Kingdom of Croatia
Commanders and leaders
Ali-aga  Thomas Erdődy
Jobst Joseph von Thurn
Strength
8,400 cavalry
600 infantry
1,330 cavalry
700 infantry
Casualties and losses
2–4,000 killed light

The Battle of Slunj (Croatian: Bitka kod Slunja) was fought on 26 October 1584 between the Ottoman forces of the Bosnian Beglerbeg, Ferhad Pasha Sokolović, and Germanic and Croatian forces led by Jobst Joseph von Thurn and Thomas Erdődy, the Ban of Croatia, that ambushed the Ottoman army near the town of Slunj. The battle was a part of the Croatian–Ottoman wars and Ottoman–Habsburg wars between the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy. Ottoman troops were estimated at between 8-10,000 men, and the army of Thurn and Erdödy consisted of 1,330 cavalry and 700 infantry. The battle resulted in a crushing defeat for the Ottoman forces.

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  • Vojna enciklopedija (1970–76), 10 svezaka plus indeks, Vojno izdavački zavod Beograd, knjiga 8, str 719, članak Slunj (Srpsko hrvatski jezik)

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