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The defeat of the Ottoman Army

outside the gates of Vienna

is usually regarded

as the beginning

of the decline of the Ottoman Empire.

It was  a turning point

in the history of Europe


In the summer of 1683, the main army of the Ottoman Empire, a large and well-equipped force, besieged Vienna.


The town was nearing the end of its ability to resist: but just as the capture of Vienna was becoming only a matter of time – not more than a week away, at most – an army came to its rescue.


On September 12th, in an open battle before Vienna, the Ottoman army was defeated, and the city escaped pillage and destruction. 

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