Battle of Trnava (1430)

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Battle of Trnava (1430)
Part of the Hussite Wars
Date July 11, 1430
Location Trnava (Nagyszombat),
Kingdom of Hungary
(today: Slovakia)
Result Hussite pyrrhic victory
Belligerents
Holy Roman Empire Arms-double head.svg Holy Roman Empire
Flag of Hungary (15th century, rectangular).svg Kingdom of Hungary
Despot of Serbia.png Serbian Despotate
Husitská korouhev.svg Hussites
Commanders and leaders
Holy Roman Empire Arms-double head.svg Sigismund
Flag of Hungary (15th century, rectangular).svg Stibor II of Stiboricz
Despot of Serbia.png John of Maroth
Husitská korouhev.svg Velek Koudelník of Březnice  
Husitská korouhev.svg Prokop the Lesser
Strength
10,000-12,000 10,000
Casualties and losses
6,000 8,000

The Battle of Trnava or Battle of Nagyszombat was a battle in the Hussite Wars between the Hussites and the Hungarian-Royalists-Serbian army near Trnava (Nagyszombat) in the Kingdom of Hungary (today in Slovakia) on July 11, 1430. The battle ended in Hussite victory.

In the summer of 1430, 10,000 Hussites from Moravia invaded Hungary under Velek Koudelník of Březnice. The Hussites in Pozsony County looted and set on fire 100 villages. Against Koudelník stood an army under Sigismund, and Stibor of Stiboricz. The army included Hungarian and Transylvanian soldiers and Serbs. Another army under Jan Mátik of Tolovec was composed of Royalists. Mátik was jealous of Stiboricz, because of the trust placed in Stiboricz by Sigismund. At the front of the army, Stiboricz and the Hungarian-Serbian forces charged the Hussites, but Mátik and the Royalists deliberately hung back. The Royalists army belatedly arrived; the plan of campaign was a concentrated charge against the Hussite war-wagons. Koudelník was killed in the battle, and Sigismund's army was forced to flee.

In the battle, 6,000 Royalists, Serbian and Hungarian troops, and 8,000 Husites were killed.

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