Battle of Nicopolis


The Battle of Nicopolis in September 1396 CE, also known as the Nicopolis Crusade, was an attempt by French, Hungarian, and other European allies to curb the threat of the Ottoman Turks as they pressed ever westwards into Europe. Nicopolis in Bulgaria was the point of a dramatic and decisive defeat when an ill-disciplined and overconfident Crusader army was largely wiped out. Although smaller campaigns would follow in the 15th century CE, the disaster at Nicopolis brought an end to the long series of large-scale crusades which had seen huge Christian armies fight Muslim armies in western Asia and now Europe.

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  • 25 Sep 1396
    The Battle of Nicopolis, aka the Nicopolis Crusade, where a western Christian army is defeated by the Ottoman Turks.