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Seige/Battle of Belgrade

Battle Name : Seige/Battle of Belgrade

Date(s) : 29 June 1717 - 21 August 1717

Part of : Austro-Turkish War 1716-1718 ,

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Imperial Army over Ottoman Turks

Type of battle : Land


After a series of successful encounters with the Turks the Austrians under Prince Eugene laid seige to the largest Ottoman fortress in the Balkans. The garrison put up a spirited defence which gave the Turks time to bring up a large relief army. Although with his army seriously depleted by disease Eugene gambled on attack. The tactic was successful and, with the relieving army destroyed, a few days later the city surrendered.