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Ottoman Wars - Siege of Buda 1541 and Eger 1552 DOCUMENTARY

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  • Kings and Generals
    Kings and Generals  3 жыл бұрын +184

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    • Flower Magnolia
      Flower Magnolia  Жыл бұрын

      why did you pronounce Edirne *idrna

    • Musfira Hashim
      Musfira Hashim 3 жыл бұрын

      Please make a video on the fall of troy❤❤❤❤❤

    • john lewis
      john lewis 3 жыл бұрын

      You forgot to mention that Ferdinand's wife Anna, was the sister of the last Hungarian king, Louis II, thus giving him a claim to the Hungarian throne.

    • bendeguz bagira
      bendeguz bagira 3 жыл бұрын

      @ahmet kayra yavuz evet osmán+mádjár king invázion, wienná-bécs , swábische king refugees práhá cseh kingdom

    • A-Y-Y in Melbourne
      A-Y-Y in Melbourne 3 жыл бұрын

      Awesome stuff here great job guys

  • G.Zoltan
    G.Zoltan 3 жыл бұрын +902

    "The strength of the walls isn't in the stone, but in the defenders' souls" -István Dobó

    • Mária Szentpéteri
      Mária Szentpéteri 6 ай бұрын

      @Tom Conradson Yes

    • Csaba Toth
      Csaba Toth 10 ай бұрын +1

      @Tom Conradson battle of Nandorfehervar (Belgrade). By far

    • Albert Toth
      Albert Toth  Жыл бұрын

      @Tom Conradson Yes, it was one of our greatest victory's. 😉 It was amazing how Dobó defended our Eger with only 2000 soldiers, against 200,000... (and it wasn't even 2000 soldiers he had, it was the people of the castle and the villages nearby. They came with prongs and scythes.) And of course, we cant forget Bornemissza Gergely, inventor of all the bombs and gimmicks...

    • Izzy
      Izzy  Жыл бұрын

      Ah, you read the book didn't you?

    • Maria Tischler
      Maria Tischler  Жыл бұрын

      @Jj T
      Yes, he was and is a legend!
      Exellent patriot.

  • TheClownesque
    TheClownesque 3 жыл бұрын +345

    Great video. You really put effort into pronunciation this time, I appreciate that.
    Fun fact: Dobó István is still revered as a local hero in Eger to this day. There's a statue of him and everything. There's also a stone engraved with the names of the dead, including their profession - the fact that there was even organisation to know the profession of everyone who died is amazing in and of itself, but also note how well Dobó used his men's specialties to their advantage, allowing them to practice the crafts they knew instead of just shooting and stabbing dudes.

    • day
      day 5 ай бұрын

      2 hours

      IMACTED  Жыл бұрын +1

      @dark effect true, later he got out before he died

    • dark effect
      dark effect  Жыл бұрын +1

      Dobó is cool. Fun fact:later he was imprisoned by the Habsburg ruler for trechary (treason?)

    • Gentelmen...
      Gentelmen... 2 жыл бұрын

      Stabbing dudes :D but really... Craftmanship is better than just manpower

    • Sadie Hunt
      Sadie Hunt 2 жыл бұрын +1

      I do not unterstand why total war doesnt give us a game about this time up to 1700 its such a colourfull history full of different armies

  • Oakshield
    Oakshield 3 жыл бұрын +875

    Whenever Suleiman assembles an army, I keep waiting for the narrator to say something about rainy weather

    • Victory
      Victory 2 ай бұрын

      @Nazim ResmiogluAllah was against him!

    • Nazim Resmioglu
      Nazim Resmioglu 3 ай бұрын

      Yes weather really worked against him. He should have taken Vienna!!!!

    • Ş Mavi
      Ş Mavi 3 ай бұрын

      @Jan Dom bro... Come on. Pay attention for a second.

    • HDxElite
      HDxElite 8 ай бұрын

      This is the same propaganda excuse that was used by Kublai Khan when he was kicked by Japan.

    • Mois
      Mois 10 ай бұрын +2

      Don't forget, this army was victorious, when arrived at Eger. Turks were confident in there victory, Hungarians had no hope (this is the reason Szolnok fell - defenders started running) So, there had to be a strong leader, before weather and everything. It was heroism.

  • Rayeya
    Rayeya 3 жыл бұрын +1578

    Imagine dying in a war called the little war.

    • Kunai Flex
      Kunai Flex 3 ай бұрын


    • K J
      K J 10 ай бұрын


    • Aopmemer
      Aopmemer 11 ай бұрын +1

      It’s true

    • Aopmemer
      Aopmemer 11 ай бұрын +1

      @Bogdan Anghel war of Jenkins ear

  • rocknlouie
    rocknlouie 3 жыл бұрын +27

    Egri Csillagok (The Stars of Eger) - one of the best selling books in Hungary for the last few decades - tells the tale of the siege of Eger. They even made an epic movie off of it. It was the first castle sieging, epic battle type movie I saw as a child. So, this battle is a pretty big deal and very well known in Hungary. I am so hyped for this video!

    • l sari
      l sari 5 ай бұрын +3

      It was one of the best selling book in the past hundred years. In grade four, in 1965 when I was 9 years old it was mandatory to read in the Summer Holiday.

  • Mathias Prehofer
    Mathias Prehofer 3 жыл бұрын +127

    Amazing! In two days me and my wife will drive to Budapest for our honeymoon and here you hit me with a documentation about the Siege of our destination. Its really cool that i can learn more about the history of the city already. Thank you Kings and Generals!

    • Muhammad Zariff
      Muhammad Zariff 9 ай бұрын

      @First name Last name why do you care?

    • Tamer Abdeldayem
      Tamer Abdeldayem 3 жыл бұрын

      Congratulations 🎉🎉👏👏... wishing you both a very happy honeymoon

    • Mathias Prehofer
      Mathias Prehofer 3 жыл бұрын +3

      @KOVROL I think all of our european ancients destroyed something at some time haha. I will definitely check it out too, thank you for the advice :)

    • Mathias Prehofer
      Mathias Prehofer 3 жыл бұрын +1

      @First name Last name Thank you very much :D

    • First name Last name
      First name Last name 3 жыл бұрын +4

      @Mathias Prehofer That is quite an interesting story. I wish you a good wedding and fun honeymoon and a long marriage.

  • Ákos Kollár
    Ákos Kollár 2 жыл бұрын +10

    Nem vagyok egy érzelgős típus... Illetve semmi megható nem volt ebben a videóban, de Eger várának ostrománál könny szökött a szemembe! Tisztelet a Hősöknek!

  • Anor Naur
    Anor Naur  Жыл бұрын +15

    If you want to know more about the awesome defence of the castle of Eger, I recommend reading The Eclipse of the Crescent Moon by Gárdonyi Géza.
    It is one of the most famous Hungarian novels and has been translated into English.

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth 10 ай бұрын +4

      German translation: Sterne von Eger
      Turkish translation: Egri yildizlari

  • Adam Neuser
    Adam Neuser 3 жыл бұрын +1276

    Martinuzzi: *”Finally, the Ottomans have freed Buda from the Hapsburgs!"*
    Suleiman I: *"Oh no I wouldn't say free, more like...Under new management :)"*

    • Shaemus Dirty Moccasins
      Shaemus Dirty Moccasins  Жыл бұрын +4

      Brings to mind a scene from Hellsing Abridged...
      "We have come to Save the People of London..."
      "Oh yay! It's the Catholic Church! :-)"
      "... From Themselves!"
      "Oh no... It's the Catholic Church... :-/"

    • im a worm before i am man
      im a worm before i am man  Жыл бұрын +9

      @NX GamerVI justice? They were like any other empire that try to expand their borders

    • NX GamerVI
      NX GamerVI 2 жыл бұрын +6

      Ottomans spread justice they were honest kind good with good and just leaders/

    • Anshumann Batra
      Anshumann Batra 2 жыл бұрын +5

      Good Megamind reference !!!!

    • Maulana Karmān
      Maulana Karmān 3 жыл бұрын +3

      Adam Neuser Peace me upon you

  • Murat Kırçiler
    Murat Kırçiler 3 жыл бұрын +370

    Suleiman's strategy outside buda was impressive. He was real habsburg remover.

    • Kaan
      Kaan 25 күн бұрын

      @Tuoff Hungarian vassal state was obviously powerless to push back Habsburgs. What Suleiman did was a logical move and made sense. Leaving such strategic city in the hands of a somewhat unreliable and weak vassal state doesnt make sense. Apart from the moral points, Suleiman took the initiative without inflicting unneccesary casulties on both sides.

    • Lay Man
      Lay Man 8 ай бұрын

      @Saru Bet They were actually.

    • Saru Bet
      Saru Bet 8 ай бұрын

      @RDY2PWNU no no. Every Ottoman empire video has "hehe we actually beated ottomans they were actually irrelevant" kind of comments.

    • Saru Bet
      Saru Bet 8 ай бұрын

      @SIR Lord Henry mortimer nobody said the opposite. Also habsburgs didnt do good in the following days either.
      Anyway, Suleiman b1tchslapped the habsburgs never the less.

  • HistoricalMinds
    HistoricalMinds 3 жыл бұрын +6

    20+ min ? Every time I think this channel can’t get any better I’m always wonderfully surprised. Thanks for all your work K&G!

  • An hour alone
    An hour alone  3 жыл бұрын +48

    I was born and lived for years in Eger. Beautiful historical city, highly recommended for everyone to visit.

    • An hour alone
      An hour alone  2 ай бұрын

      @ralph c i don't think there was big difference in defending, they used basic weapons like swords, spears, bows, primitive guns, cannons. There was a brilliant Hungarian captain called Gergely Bornemissza, who made some crazy defensive tools like rolling burning wheels that ran over the mass of Turkish soldiers. They used rocks and burning pitch against the attackers who stormed the walls. Defenders were heavily outnumbred so they used everything they could to stop the invading Turkish army.

    • ralph c
      ralph c 2 ай бұрын

      Did the defenders use European arms or were they fighting in the Islamic warfare style?

    • Efe HATIPO
      Efe HATIPO 8 ай бұрын +1

      @An hour alone beautiful defence and beautiful town of Eger. Greetings from a Türk.

    • alex
      alex 10 ай бұрын

      @Met Alp where is afyon?

    • An hour alone
      An hour alone  3 жыл бұрын +2

      @Met Alp sure, it is :D

  • Adam Juhasz
    Adam Juhasz 3 жыл бұрын +6

    1552. Re-watching this legend of my countryman, always fills me with pride and moves me. Such a wartorn, troublesome era.. And still nothing is impossible against overwhelming odds.
    Thank you for making this.

  • George N
    George N 2 жыл бұрын +11

    Thank you for being the only non native Hungarian KZclipr I've heard to actually get pronunciation of names and places correct!

  • HUNdAntae
    HUNdAntae 3 жыл бұрын +48

    As a Hungarian i grew up on the heroic stories of this age: many novels are written about this era which we had to read as "summertime reading" given out by schools, Géza Gárdonyi's The stars of Eger was even made into a 2 part TV movie.
    I believe the story of Master Gergő (Gergely Bornemissza) steered me towards engineering as a boy.

    • High Constable
      High Constable 3 жыл бұрын +10

      I feel you neighbor. In Croatia we also read a lot about the struggle against the Ottomans. Battles of Siget (Szigetvár) and Sisak (Sziszek) hold almost mythological importance. Could you send me the link to the Siege of Eger movie? I would really like to watch it even if there are no subtitles.

  • Annelore Haleydt
    Annelore Haleydt 3 жыл бұрын +143

    most clevver of suleyman... snatching buda from underneath their own feet and once again a legendary defense against the ottomans . loved it !!

  • frenk san
    frenk san 3 жыл бұрын +42

    The title of the novel, about the siege of Eger on English is,
    Gárdonyi Géza : Eclipse of the Crescent Moon
    It was one of my favored books in my childhood.
    I can recommend it to everyone,who can find it.

  • Ironside12
    Ironside12 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Been waiting for this to continue, definitely one of the more interesting series you guys have released!

  • Hamza ت
    Hamza ت 3 жыл бұрын +490

    “All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem
    unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” - Sun Tzu

    • 0anant0
      0anant0 2 жыл бұрын

      Stephen Fisher or with cyber warfare

    • Angry Happy
      Angry Happy 3 жыл бұрын

      Basic knowledge honestly. Deception is key.

    • aliakbar shahad
      aliakbar shahad 3 жыл бұрын

      Art of war.

    • Sanberk Mutlu
      Sanberk Mutlu 3 жыл бұрын

      Afrobeardz noo civil war between tribes of a unknown place is way more interesting

    • HrothgarYT
      HrothgarYT 3 жыл бұрын +19

      It's important to keep in mind that Sun Tzu stated this in the 6th century BC, before even the ancient Greeks at the Battle of Marathon. Being the first in recorded history to state something "obvious" is hugely significant.

  • Józsi Nagy
    Józsi Nagy 10 ай бұрын +7

    The siege of Eger is a legend in Hungary, I also grew up in the Stars of Eger. (The book of Géza Gárdonyi.) Many legends are connected with the siege, such as the most famous wine of Eger, the bull's blood. Drunkenness was forbidden in the castle, the soldiers could not drink wine, however, when the fight was critical, Dobó gave them wine instead of water, which gave them new strength and repulsed the Turks. The Turks then said that the Hungarians fought with the power of the bull, so the name of the Eger wine became bull's blood, which we have been drinking ever since.

  • Luis Rebellon
    Luis Rebellon 3 жыл бұрын +1

    It’s awesome to see how far you guys have come. Keep up the great work as always:) is there a soundtrack you guys use? The song for the opener is really great

  • Younes Turkadam
    Younes Turkadam 3 жыл бұрын +37

    Thanks for your great work K&G.
    I hope you will cover the Algiers expedition (1541)which ended with catastrophic results for Charles V , Andrea Doria ( 17 000 men ) and The Expedition of Mostaganem ( 1558 ) ( 6 000 killed and 6 000 prisoners of the spanish forces )
    Greetings from Algeria.

    • Hamza ت
      Hamza ت 3 жыл бұрын

      That would be amazing to watch that and also recapturing of the city of nice by the french and ottoman coalition 🙈

    • mohammed koudri
      mohammed koudri 3 жыл бұрын +3

      yeah he should cover the otomans wars in north africa too

    • Umar Ansari
      Umar Ansari 3 жыл бұрын +3

      I hope that too

  • widmo05
    widmo05 3 жыл бұрын +1

    I have never seen such a good film about this part of history. This is a relatively little-known story, but worth watching.

  • Andrew Eden
    Andrew Eden 3 жыл бұрын +1

    It would be great if you could cover the "Battle of Bread Field"(1479)! I know you've already kinda moved past that chronologically speaking, but it would still be awesome. Either way, I can hardly wait to see your treatment of Malta(1565), and Lepanto(1571)!

    • Emre Nuriyev
      Emre Nuriyev 3 жыл бұрын +2

      He did battle of bread field you should check it from previous Ottoman series!The rest I am sure he will cover it

  • Dimi Kavousanos
    Dimi Kavousanos 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Love you videos they really help to understand history more. I would really appreciate it if you could make a video about the differences in the hellenistic armies

  • Chester Taylor
    Chester Taylor 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Thanks for this great series. Hours of quality content that isn't hard to follow, in an organized fashion. Thank you! Until a couple of months ago I never subscribed to any channels, this one was one of the first. I hope to become a patron soon witch will also be a first. Thanks again, keep up the great work. (I love how we can see cities in all of Europe, and every border.)

  • petitpoucet100
    petitpoucet100 3 жыл бұрын +27

    Very good video guys. But small editing mistake, in 1552 Francis I is already dead (1547). The french king during Eger's siege was Henry II.

  • Ádám Salaki
    Ádám Salaki 3 жыл бұрын +3

    Thank you for this great video,the victory at Eger is in the top3 of greatest victories in hungarian history.I was impressed by your pronunciation as well,most people butcher hungarian names.

  • Knivens Beast
    Knivens Beast 3 жыл бұрын +1

    I've learnt so much more about history on this channel than at school. You have my gratitude.

  • Christos Christermi
    Christos Christermi 3 жыл бұрын +45

    The Ottomans could have mustered around 150k troops , but , with multiple enemies on all sides , it's safe to assume that there were more like 50 thousand troops in the offensive into Hungary . Besides , the central administrative district of the Ottoman empire was Constantinople and , therefore, many troops would be stationed there , so that they could quickly respond in case of an invading army .

    • dorzsboss
      dorzsboss 2 жыл бұрын

      I think at that era nobody was able to move and feed so much soldiers. No real roads, swamps everywhere, deserted countryside, plague. Yes, plague killed more soldier than the enemy.

    • Muharrem Revani
      Muharrem Revani 3 жыл бұрын +3

      the reason ottomans couldnt hold a campaign in europe lasting more than few months is safavids, they always had to be on guard against them

    • hweirdo
      hweirdo 3 жыл бұрын +7

      @Gray Jedi It's possible the Ottomans did muster 150 thousand troops, but most of them likely weren't frontline troops. Support and logistics are very important for any march, and perhaps those soldiers were also counted in the Ottoman records. Of course, we don't know and won't, but it's a reasonable assumption to make.

    • Murat Kırçiler
      Murat Kırçiler 3 жыл бұрын +3

      @Gray Jedi well said mate. You are open minded and not ultra nationalist which deny facts. Respect and greetings from turkey.

    • Murat Kırçiler
      Murat Kırçiler 3 жыл бұрын

      @Gray Jedi Lmao my hungarian brother.

  • Mikiii Gaming
    Mikiii Gaming 3 жыл бұрын +160

    I hate Mondays, but I always look forward to Sunday nights because of Kings and Generals :) Awesome vid as always!

  • Albert Toth
    Albert Toth  Жыл бұрын +8

    It was awesome! Please do more of Hungary! 🥺

  • Freya of Cerberus
    Freya of Cerberus 3 жыл бұрын +81

    Giant flaming death wheels seem like something more out of Mad Max than 14th century Hungary. That inventor was an awesome genius.

    • Zahor99
      Zahor99 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Freya of Cerberus I was named after that inventor (Bornemissza Gergely) Guess what I became, another inventor/scientist :)

    • Zahor99
      Zahor99 3 жыл бұрын +6

      Freya of Cerberus I was named after that inventor (Bornemissza Gergely) Guess what I became, another inventor/scientist :)

  • Mehmet
    Mehmet 2 жыл бұрын +16

    I have a big respect all of commander who have already been fought bravely against Ottoman Empire and allies like Sobieski, Hunyadi and some Macar;) and other Balkanian heroes. You had massive spirits and souls guys.

  • Kadude duder
    Kadude duder 3 жыл бұрын +19

    A valiant defence from the Hungarians indeed. Inventine thinking and an experienced commander winning out over pure military might and bloated ranks. It's impressive and fun to hear.
    If only our pasha's were as great commanders as our sultans.
    Greetings and respect from a Turk.

    • Userext47
      Userext47 3 жыл бұрын

      Actually I think ottoman politics was the reason why they had bad pashas or generals. If you recruit generals only from the pre-janissary class and not from actual battle hardened corporals, you are going to end up with sophisticated generals that can't think outside the box and fail anytime something goes wrong.
      War is chaos and if you can't fight in chaos then you've already lost.
      Early ottoman padishahs governed troubled cities, in their youth, that neighboured their enemies which allowed them to become battle hardened generals. Later ottoman padishahs were locked up when they were young so they didn't learn much other than what scholars thought them just like the pashas.

    • Renáta Béres
      Renáta Béres 3 жыл бұрын +4

      I think Pargali Ibrahim was a very talented Pasha . I don't know about his commander abilities, but he was good 'politician'. Ottoman downfall started with Hürrem and incompetent Sultans.

  • Adam Neuser
    Adam Neuser 3 жыл бұрын +8

    Great video. I wonder if you would also cover the second siege of Eger (1596) as well. What changed and how did the Ottoman strategy adapt the second time around.

    • Umar Ansari
      Umar Ansari 3 жыл бұрын +1

      They should do it as far as i think

  • Broken Bridge
    Broken Bridge 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Loved this video. It's always good to know what happened during these times. My compliments to those who made this video a reality.

  • Ludovic Pirolley
    Ludovic Pirolley 3 жыл бұрын

    The quality of the show...Epic history, epic music, epic voice and epic effects.

  • Mihály Bormester
    Mihály Bormester 3 жыл бұрын +1

    It became very demanding. Good story, correct map, you are very skillful. I hope that the siege of Buda in 1686 will be such. Great job!

  • Mayer Rezaei
    Mayer Rezaei 3 жыл бұрын +23

    What a fascinating defense, heroic, legendary!

  • High Constable
    High Constable 3 жыл бұрын

    Love your videos. Are you going to cover the Siege of Szigetvar 1566? It's called Hungarian/Croatian Thermopylae and is just as, if not more impressive.

  • A-Y-Y in Melbourne
    A-Y-Y in Melbourne 3 жыл бұрын +50

    I'm Turkish and I love Ottoman history You all would too if you were also, But what I love just as much is underdogs fighting for their homeland againt's greater odds.
    Well damn done Hungarians at Eger. 💪👍

    • Tanzid
      Tanzid 2 жыл бұрын +6

      @Dennis Eggert man,I wonder what would happened if the German-Ottomans alliance succeeded in ww1

    • Dennis Eggert
      Dennis Eggert 2 жыл бұрын +16

      There is nothing wrong with honoring your peoples great accomplishments but paying respect for the deeds of their enemies shows true greatness. I love Ottoman history as well, strong enemies, reliable allies! Greetings from germany!

  • militaryorchid
    militaryorchid 2 жыл бұрын +2

    It was a mistake to kill Martinuzzi in 1551. Though, he was guilty in passing over Buda to Suleiman in 1541 without a siege, by that time he realized his being accountable for that and began to organize the Transsylvanian lords to set up an army in order to defy Suleiman with the help of Ferdinand.

  • Sean Allen
    Sean Allen 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Watching these excellent videos always leaves me wanting more. Can't wait for the next Ottoman video!

  • Kaya Gürcü
    Kaya Gürcü 8 ай бұрын +2

    44 years later, Sultan Mehmet III captured Eger just before the Battle of Mezokeresztes (Haçova in Turkish) in 1596.

  • Vincas Juozapaitis
    Vincas Juozapaitis 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Long time ago I read a lengthy book about siege of Eger called "Stars of Eger" by Geza Gardon. Never imagined I would again hear this story on youtube!

  • cali done
    cali done 3 жыл бұрын +3

    a correction; Budin was not ruled by Beylerbeylik of Rumelia. Beylerbeylik of Budin was established that year, Malkocoglu Bali Bey being the first Beylerbeyi of Budin.

  • papapok13
    papapok13 3 жыл бұрын +146

    This period is easly the most intresting part of hungarian history. It has Game of thrones (Season 1-4) level characters and stories.

    • Gwenn Blei
      Gwenn Blei 2 жыл бұрын +4

      @Jeke San Second invasion of Hungary, winter 1285, check it out, welcome in the alternate universe, how did things happen in yours ?

    • Jeke San
      Jeke San 2 жыл бұрын

      @Gwenn Blei Hungarians crushed Mongols,which history in alternate universes you learned from?

    • mihai lupu
      mihai lupu 3 жыл бұрын

      There are a ton of periods with Game of Thrones like characters and stories. thats why is so fun to learn about history!

    • Saruhan
      Saruhan 3 жыл бұрын

      it's sad that you mention GoT as a tv serial

    • Hyπατία
      Hyπατία 3 жыл бұрын +1

      My favorite age is the period ranging from Andrew II to Loius the Great. But I also like the nomadic period, the battle of Pressburg was an epic feat, also in total winning more than 5 major battles against big European forces, something even the Mongols would have been proud of. Of course the emphasis is always put on the second battle of Lechfeld, because that defeat consolidated western Europe and led to the integration of Hungarians into Europe.

  • paladinbob 123
    paladinbob 123 3 жыл бұрын

    hungary has some great history and great battles although i must admit most of them tend to be losses...so it is nice to see a glorious victory for the defenders for a change..thanks for the battle and the video :D

    • SVS
      SVS 3 жыл бұрын +3

      Mostly losses if we are talking about post - medieval warfare. Before that Hungary was quite powerful. They held back the turks for 100 years (they still had the same level of technology). Also Hungary was succesful against Austria (once Wien was taken by Matthias, this was the main reason why they used the opportunity to occupy upper Hungary as soon as they were defeated by the Ottomans). They also defeated the Checz, Serbs, Cumans, Pechenegs, and the Golden Horde (2nd mongol attack).
      The turning point was Mohács. After that, Hungary was occupied by Ottomans, Habsburgs, Nazis, Soviets.

  • Княз Ханибал
    Княз Ханибал 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Great video as always :) It goes to show that heroism, valor, and the fantastical are not reserved for fiction, but find their home in real life. I had never heard of the siege of Eger before. Thank you for enlightening me. Damn those Ottoman sappers! I wonder how they fared against Vodka during the Russo-Turkish wars? ;D

  • Gimmegames4fre
    Gimmegames4fre  Жыл бұрын

    16:15 this reminds me of an ancient Chinese siege where a similar situation occured, the defenders of the siege set ablaze bulls and painted them and set them to charge at the besiegers, this frightened them and broke the besiegers.

  • Zriiksparks
    Zriiksparks 3 жыл бұрын

    Another great video, you guys really outdo yourselves 😍, also you kinda stopped mentioning what happened to the infant king John I get that he’s not important but it’s part of the narrative

  • ggerely
    ggerely 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Thank you very much indeed for this video. My heart warms whenever I think of Eger, and whenever I visit. I think of my mother`s words while walking within the walls of the fort, she named me after Bornemissza Gergely. Thanks again Kings and Generals!

  • Gergely Apor
    Gergely Apor 3 жыл бұрын +11

    You guys are really amazing, and precise! Greating from Hungary :D

  • Alexander Balson
    Alexander Balson 3 жыл бұрын

    Hi as fellow lover of history i would like to just like say the production your production is outstanding. I studied religious studies at University so If i could produce a production anything like the i would be very happy. Im 34 now but wish this type of production was around was around when a young.If you have have any advice i starting my own channel. Thanks again your epic

  • Manfred257
    Manfred257 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Yay! Loved the video! Loved the pronounciation, thanks a lot Guys at K&Gs! Will there be more like this? ^^
    (as far as I know, the defenders have used drums, with peas having been put on top of them, thus creating a primitive warning device against attacking tunnelers. Dunno if thats true, but I guess I'll have to visit the castle of Eger once more. And the wine region around it of course :p )

  • dark effect
    dark effect  Жыл бұрын +1

    Fun fact: Egri defenders used drums with green peas placed on them in tunnels to detect Turkish tunnel drilling. The Castle of Eger, including these tunnels can be visited by tourists even today (if they are vaccinated:)

  • PyreFox
    PyreFox 3 жыл бұрын +2

    I love this channel so much, thanks for such quailty content!

  • DraBattle - Lịch sử Hoạt Hình

    This Channel is an oasis in the desert of KZclip content for history lovers💥💥🎞

  • Pr0m3th3us
    Pr0m3th3us 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Huh I'm having a déjà vu here. Another over all succesfull campaign in Hungary that also ended with an unsuccesfull siege like in 1529.
    Nice video guys. Also one question, do you plan to cover the siege of candia at some point ?

  • Brandon Spiteri
    Brandon Spiteri 3 жыл бұрын

    A really interesting documentary. Can you create a documentary on the 1565 Ottoman siege on Malta please?

  • Zénó Virág
    Zénó Virág 3 жыл бұрын

    I am Hungarian and your pronounciation developed a lot, and is much better now then in previous videos 👌

  • Yav Yav
    Yav Yav 3 жыл бұрын

    What an epic siege !

  • mittelerde lp
    mittelerde lp 3 жыл бұрын +1

    If someone wants to read a historical novel about eger, I can recommend the book "Eclipse of the crescent moon" by Géza Gárdonyi.
    It's about the life of Gergely Bornemissza with focus on the Siege of eger.

  • lusnika Trapezus
    lusnika Trapezus 3 жыл бұрын

    Kanuni Sultan Süleyman ❤ Er ist Legende!!! Ich sterbe für ihm

  • Mohd. Hammad
    Mohd. Hammad 3 жыл бұрын +39

    When Sueimans theme from civ5 starts playing , you know he's taken a city.

    • Habib Ali Khan
      Habib Ali Khan 3 жыл бұрын

      Thanks for telling me the source bro. Made my day.

  • Justus Nieminen
    Justus Nieminen 3 жыл бұрын +2

    These keep getting more epic each battle. Underdogs for the win!

  • Rüstem Yılmaz
    Rüstem Yılmaz 2 жыл бұрын

    As a Turk, I watch documentaries with interest and thank those who contributed.

  • Qu S.
    Qu S. 3 жыл бұрын

    If you want to read more about weird macabre explosive weapons, you can check out the greatmingmilitary .
    Like this one, Wan Ren Di (萬人敵)
    If anyone else has something similar to suggest, please do!

  • Jj T
    Jj T  Жыл бұрын +2

    István Dobó, a true hero.

  • Ege Marangoz
    Ege Marangoz 3 жыл бұрын

    Great video, as always!
    Please do Battle of Zenta (1697) someday.

  • Son of Sanguinius
    Son of Sanguinius 3 жыл бұрын +3

    Thanks for the video. I've just learned that the education system is trying ti cover up a part of our history. I am an 18 year old hungaryan and my teachers never mentioned that the Habsbrgs besieged Buda. They only mention the part where the Ottomans captured it. There is 1 sentence about it in the book but, it basicli sais that we defeated the Habsburgs before any ottoman forces arived, and the teachers dont even mention it.
    PS: Eger was a large fortress, I've been there 2 times.

  • Trenton Covert
    Trenton Covert 3 жыл бұрын

    Absolutely stunning comeback at Eger! Never underestimate men defending their homes.

    • Ákos Marádi
      Ákos Marádi 3 жыл бұрын

      And Women. They are a Legend in Hungary.

  • Barney the Fighting Man
    Barney the Fighting Man 2 жыл бұрын

    Well done for the pronunciation Kings and Generals, you clearly made an effort. It wasn't perfect, but still much better than most.

  • Timuçin Türkoğlu
    Timuçin Türkoğlu 3 жыл бұрын +5

    Sultan Süleyman çok yaşa kılıcın değsin arşa

  • Muharrem Revani
    Muharrem Revani 3 жыл бұрын +79

    you should do a video about ottomans in armies and tactics

  • إبن العراق
    إبن العراق 3 жыл бұрын +1

    My fifth grandfather was an officer in the Ottoman army ... from Iraq

  • Andre Toles
    Andre Toles 3 жыл бұрын +45

    BEAUTIFUL fighting spirit Hungary 🇭🇺 from "Texas with respect"

  • Momo
    Momo 2 жыл бұрын +2


  • WallaValHalla
    WallaValHalla 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Awesome video as always K&G :) 🇭🇺

  • Bigdogg
    Bigdogg  Жыл бұрын +1

    Fun fact suleiman the magnificent only spent a little more than 2 years in the capital hes life was full of wars

  • Andrew McKnight
    Andrew McKnight  Жыл бұрын +1

    This is one of the very best channels out there, in mho!

  • Ottoman History Hub
    Ottoman History Hub 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Great video! I just wished KZclip would not screw you guys over with monetization though.

  • BlendiX64
    BlendiX64 3 жыл бұрын +3

    A video about the ottoman siege of Shkodra would be very nice.

  • HIdalgo yakerson
    HIdalgo yakerson 3 жыл бұрын

    I love it when you do campaigns with several battles

  • Brasidas Gifted
    Brasidas Gifted  Жыл бұрын +1

    Very good pronunciation of Hungarian names. Thank you for the effort!

  • gaborkelemen83
    gaborkelemen83 3 жыл бұрын +1

    My favourite historical channel made a video of my favourite siege, its my lucky day!
    (When i was young i wanted to be Dobo Istvan, captain of Eger! :))
    My younghood favourite book is from this twoo sieges and from the life of Bornemissza Gergely called “The stars of Eger” by Gardonyi Géza who lived for decades in the city to write this book.
    I recommend it for anyone who would like to know more from this period from the hungarian view.
    One little extra: Mekcsey - who was a very muscular noble and was under Dobós tutelage for ages before the siege - was the formal second in command in Eger, but Bornemissza was the “brain of the city” as Dobó called him, so in really he was the second in command during the siege.

  • Essid Med Amine
    Essid Med Amine 3 жыл бұрын

    this story deserve a netflix show !!

  • #02588 #02588
    #02588 #02588 2 жыл бұрын

    Kings and generals low key making me a military tactical genius.

    • #02588 #02588
      #02588 #02588 2 жыл бұрын

      This shit is sometimes a gamble. And knowing your troops. What risk is one willing to make and how much morale and skills is your men willing to bear to the enemy. Someone @ me I'm a goon with this I'll flank your asses defeat in detail.

  • Kristóf.csw1997
    Kristóf.csw1997  Жыл бұрын +4

    Oh I wish so much that Sabaton considered making a song about the Siege of Eger, it would be a truly great choice for us hungarians I believe ..

  • Mammel248
    Mammel248 3 жыл бұрын +16

    Excellent pronunciation of Hungarian town names, impressive.

  • StreetDogSteve
    StreetDogSteve 3 жыл бұрын

    How do you put counter mines? Did they dig down to where they thought the enemy would tunnel from, then lay mines? Crazy to imagine all that going on in the 1500s

  • Protoman
    Protoman 3 жыл бұрын +114

    This Hungarian mad man was playing a live action tower defense game.

  • Leo Zanza
    Leo Zanza 3 жыл бұрын

    Another top notch video, thanks!

  • Lotus Vines
    Lotus Vines 10 ай бұрын +1

    Salute to the warriors of Egar

  • Leo S.
    Leo S. 3 жыл бұрын +1432

    Hungarians: Circus Wheel of Death

    • Giorgi Jioshvili
      Giorgi Jioshvili 2 жыл бұрын

      @Mohamed BOUSSETTA cool

    • Mohamed BOUSSETTA
      Mohamed BOUSSETTA 2 жыл бұрын +2


    • Giorgi Jioshvili
      Giorgi Jioshvili 2 жыл бұрын

      @Mohamed BOUSSETTA ok?

    • Mohamed BOUSSETTA
      Mohamed BOUSSETTA 2 жыл бұрын


    • Giorgi Jioshvili
      Giorgi Jioshvili 2 жыл бұрын

      @Wendy Clear :)

  • أحمد حسين رجب
    أحمد حسين رجب 3 жыл бұрын +31

    During this period, ottomans needed a new sultan with new resolve and youthful will, Sulaiman got old and sick and usually tended to the serenity of his capital and left the job to his generals who were, mainly after Ibrahim pash murder, incompetent... unfortunately, and specifically at this year, the suspicious Sulaiman killed his valiant heir Mostafa dooming the relative future of his empire by removing the only capable prince between his sons who could match him and continuing the conquest of Central Europe...

    • John Doe
      John Doe 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Cenk Tüneygök Mustafa was stupid. He should have rebelled when he got the chance.

    • Murat Kırçiler
      Murat Kırçiler 3 жыл бұрын

      Cenk Tüneygök Hocam süleymanın yavuz bayezid korkut bütün olayları gördüğünü unutma paronayaktan ziyade babasının dedesine yaptığını mustafanin ona yapmasından korkuyor.

    • أحمد حسين رجب
      أحمد حسين رجب 3 жыл бұрын

      Cenk Tüneygök there’s no definite evidence of course but it’s just an attempt to understand what was going on. Sulaiman had seen what was done by his father against his uncles and his grandfather so he couldn’t exclude the possibility of occurrence of this coup .. specifically with a powerful and highly popular heir like Mostafa... I’d like to affirm that the extending life of the old Sulaiman imposed many challenges upon Mostafa and his brothers and put them under pressure.. it wasn’t just a struggle for the throne and glory but it was definitely for their lives and for the lives of their sons who would lose theirs if they lost the war for claiming the throne

    • أحمد حسين رجب
      أحمد حسين رجب 3 жыл бұрын

      TheSilent NinjaXD I think he would do that. Even more, I think that he hadn’t been ultimately innocent! There had been some thing arranged to enforce the old Sulaiman to abdicate the throne. An inevitable dispute was coming between Mostafa and his brothers and maybe Mostafa decided to act early and precede them but his father was vigilant and more experienced and took a bitter example from what had occurred for his grandfather on the hand of his own father 40 years before .

  • Nemanja Lukic
    Nemanja Lukic 3 жыл бұрын

    We need to start a petition for Kings and Generals to make at least 3 videos pre week:)

    • Nemanja Lukic
      Nemanja Lukic 3 жыл бұрын

      @Kings and Generals for you guys, 3 videos per week, it's simple as pice of cake

    • Kings and Generals
      Kings and Generals  3 жыл бұрын +1

      Yeah, sleep is for the weak :-)

  • dipanwita dasgupta
    dipanwita dasgupta  Жыл бұрын

    Question- how did the letter Suleiman the great sent get inside the city during the siege of roggendorf?