Siege of Van (1548)
|Siege of Van|
|Part of the Ottoman–Safavid War (1532–55) within|
The walled city of Van
|Safavid Empire||Ottoman Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Tahmasp I||Suleiman I|
The city of Van, which has long been strategic in Eastern Anatolia, was surrounded, put under siege, and bombarded. On this campaign, Suleiman was accompanied by the French ambassador Gabriel de Luetz. Gabriel de Luetz was able to give decisive military advice to Suleiman, as when he advised on artillery placement during the siege.