Siege of Rhodes 1522 - Ottoman Wars DOCUMENTARY

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Our animated historical series on the Ottoman Wars continues with the siege of Rhodes of 1522. By the early XVI century the famous Crusaders from the Order of the Hospitallers controlled Rhodes and became a constant threat to the Ottoman naval dominance and economic interest. New sultan Suleiman I, who would be later known as the Magnificent just took Belgrade and opened the road into Europe, yet he needed to take control of Rhodes to secure his flank and that led to the siege of Rhodes in 1522.
Previously in our animated historical documentary series on the Ottoman Wars, we have covered the battles of Kosovo (, Nicopolis (, Ankara (, Varna (, Second Kosovo, Constantinople (, Belgrade, Targoviste and Otlukbeli (, Vaslui, Valea Alba (, Skanderbeg's rebellion (, Breadfield, Krbava, Otranto and Chaldiran ( and the Ottoman-Mamluk War of 1516-1517 (
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Packard, B. (2018, 15 January). The Sieges of Rhodes: Print and Propaganda. Retrieved from Museum of the Order of St. John:
Tschen-Emmons, J. (2017). Hospital of the Knights of St. John on Rhodes. In J. Tschen-Emmons, Buildings and Landmarks of Medieval Europe: The Middle Ages Revealed (pp. 34-39). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
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Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
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anu DeeP
anu DeeP 4 ай бұрын
Please make a lengthy video on khayruddin barbarossa Please,,,,,
Yakov Sokolinsky Yakov Sokolinsky
Yakov Sokolinsky Yakov Sokolinsky 2 жыл бұрын
Excuse me but you have a mistake piri mehmed pasha was the grand vizir in 1522 but you said that coban Mustafa pasha was(12:00-12:30)
Serene Mountain
Serene Mountain 3 жыл бұрын
Like the Knights of Malta, the Knights Hospitalar are a Mix of Mercenaries and War Monks,, voluntiers and Allies, assembled and Paid by the Papacy! In order to create a proxy war, to diverte warfare away from the Papal States! Genius Plan!
RBDET25 3 жыл бұрын
Please add some cool car window stickers
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
I visited Rhodes a few years ago. Incredible array of history in such a small space. Ancient Greek Temples, Crusader Castles and Ottoman architecture all in clear view. Great video!
Uncas Unga
Uncas Unga 11 ай бұрын
@Amin Ommada ottoman were worse than many because of their piracy man stealing and slave trading. But to compare mass murdering in the name of empire is inane because they all had tons of different rulers who were individuals at different levels of evil and power hungry. But the piracy puts the ottomans on an evil scale in their career along with armenian genocide.
form fan-yt
form fan-yt Жыл бұрын
Right and Greece belongs to the ottomans.
Amin Ommada
Amin Ommada Жыл бұрын
@mastermind it is a gross mistake on your part saying that only the Soviets and Nazis did as much genocide as the Ottomans. First of all, the Ottomans never killed on an industrial scale, second of all, two names Genghis Khan and Tamarlane. Please now tell me with a straight face the Ottomans were worse than the guys literally known as responsible for most human lives lost ever in history. Heck, Tamarlane's damage to central Asia means the population there is still smaller today than it was 600 years ago. Third of all, Ottoman treatment of subjects and newly conquered peoples wasn't all that different from the early days of the Roman empire. They killed many who wouldn't submit, but allowed most to stay alive. Look, I get it, it is hard to like the empire that destroyed the Romans, that controlled your Greek homeland for so long and that extracted what they could from it, but don't make the Ottomans out to be any worse than another empire in history, because there's no historical evidence to back yourself up, and it just makes you look stupid. By the way I have literally no vested interest in this, I'm half arab, half Dutch, so no reason to like or dislike the Ottomans, just stating plain facts.
Utku Öziz
Utku Öziz 4 жыл бұрын
Quick correction.There is a one mistake at 11:50 The Grand Vezir at that time was Piri Mehmed Paşa. Çoban Mustafa Paşa was the Serdar-ı Ekrem(Commander-in-Chief) and he never became a Grand Vezir. Best Wishes keep up the great work!
Ismaeel Khan
Ismaeel Khan 17 күн бұрын
is piri mehmed pasha piri reis?
Utku Öziz
Utku Öziz Жыл бұрын
@Tsar I am very glad that my comments have made someome to come to a realization to be more kind. I admire your courage to admit to us and hopefully we could all speak and comment in a respectful, kind happy and a civil manner. Kindest regards, Utku Öziz
George Abraham
George Abraham 2 жыл бұрын
Yes and also it was Pargali Ibrahim pasha later to be Grand vizer himself who was a leading force. No mention of him here. He was the one who made Sulaiman to stay after initial loses citing the example of Ceaser in Britain
Utku Öziz
Utku Öziz 3 жыл бұрын
@Rahmi Can Toksöz Sağolasın kardeşim
Matthew Kuchinski
Matthew Kuchinski 4 жыл бұрын
I think it is truly impressive how the defenders of Rhodes were able to hold on against overwhelming odds as long as they did, particularly when the force arrayed against them was one of the most technologically advanced of the day. The lessons of Rhodes surely determined how the Knights of Saint John were able to defeat their Ottoman adversaries in their final enclave in Malta, where instead of consolidating all of their forces into one fortified locale, they were able to control several key citadels and fortifications which bled the Ottoman forces dry. Furthermore, it meant the Ottomans lost more time in attacking the individual bulwarks and, as such, the Hospitallers were able to receive desperately needed reinforcements from Spain and Italy.
Pike & Shot Channel
Pike & Shot Channel 4 жыл бұрын
Hah! I'm just making a video about this period, glad you guys are also interested in the Renaissance. A little additional info: in fact the Venetians were quite happy to trade with the Ottomans. The problem was that Portuguese activity in the Indian Ocean nearly put a stop to the spice trade coming from India. The trade in exotic spices was the most lucrative business in the 16th century, so to counteract the Portuguese, the Ottomans decided to build a fleet on the Red Sea. However lumber for the fleet had to be brought in from Europe. This is where the Knights of St. John come in. Their piracy was so effective, that only half the lumber reached Egypt. This is why they needed to go.
maxmagnus777 4 жыл бұрын
Hey grate info. GL with series.
feelsgoodman 4 жыл бұрын
They also raided many ships from the newly acquired territory; Egypt
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Good luck! Don't smoke too much!
Malay Archer
Malay Archer 4 жыл бұрын
Probably one of my greatest work so far for this series :) As usual, here are several ATW mods we used in this video : - -Medieval Kingdom 1212AD (with some minor graphical tweaks by myself). -Aztec's Graphics Enhancement 2015. -Lucifer Hawk's GEMFX Best wishes, Malay Archer ڤمانه ملايو
cara 2 жыл бұрын
steady orang kita
Lord Waleane
Lord Waleane 3 жыл бұрын
@Malay Archer terbaik bro
Ggoddkkiller 4 жыл бұрын
Amazing work mate!! It is so sad that we are still waiting for total war medieval 3, i don't know what is wrong with those people because it will be the best seller total war without any question...
Lukecis 4 жыл бұрын
Beauitful art, Cretan archer.
Erik ng
Erik ng 4 жыл бұрын
Malaysian here. Good work!
Acdragonrider 4 жыл бұрын
The ottomans’ battles at mohacs, against Charles V are my favorite. Please talk about Charles’s campaigns against Suleiman and Barbarossa in detail please. This is my favorite part of the story.
Acdragonrider 4 жыл бұрын
Baghatur Tarkhan I love he victory at Tunis .
Acdragonrider 4 жыл бұрын
Kings and Generals awesome! Can’t wait! :D 👏
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
We will!
Al o
Al o 4 жыл бұрын
This was one of those battles that I never could understand how difficult it is to capture a small island by one of the greatest empires at the time. Thank you Kings and Generals, keep up with good work!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you, we will!
Chase Christopher Murray Dolan
Chase Christopher Murray Dolan Жыл бұрын
Wow I never knew this but the hospitaller had possession of 4 Caribbean islands and the 4 islands were Saint Kitts, Saint Martin, Saint Barth’elemy, and Saint Croix and the Knights Hospitaller gained possession of the islands due to the orders close relationship with the French nobility and the presence of many French administrators in the America’s.
mr. none
mr. none 4 жыл бұрын
Kings and Generals: One best History Channel on YT. Have immense respect for your work. A benchmark to teach history without incorporating own views. Please keep it in that way. A subscriber from India.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you very much!
Leo S.
Leo S. 4 жыл бұрын
I always discover fascinating things when researching for these videos. Spiral vents in the walls to vent out explosions? Who would have thought.
MrMarsh 4 жыл бұрын
@DarkSky I wish we could ask Constantine XI how well walls work.
VisciousPhishes 4 жыл бұрын
@🐸 Dalesen The wall is a very expensive asprin intended to remedy the symptoms of deep, systematic problems in the US. In no way does it address any of the problems, only some symptoms. At the end of the day it will fail, because of this. The truly problematic aspect of a wall however, is a wall's capability of keeping people IN. We are not in a place in America right now where this is a huge issue, but in the future, under future administrations? Who knows. The wall of Rhodes only served to delay the inevitable. I'm not going to say it was useless or pointless, it protected the city at various times for a long time; but at the end of THIS story, it failed to ensure the sovereignty of Rhodes, and guaranteed none of it's citizens could escape it's fate.
Jeff Vella
Jeff Vella 4 жыл бұрын
@VisciousPhishes Dam, did not think there were people so brainless in america. Walls worked, what failed is that the knights had not enough men to man those walls well or reinforce at all but could inflict huge casualties to the ottomans thanks to those walls that acted as a good defensive position. 100k vs 7 k, there would have been no deal, but a slaughter. The ruins of the walls were still enough to convince the ottomans to make a deal, that is how effective they were, and how much they worked. The ottomans were defeated twice in Rhodes prior this event btw, thanks to walls. They were defeated again in Malta after this event by the knights thanks to walls again, and this time for good and Europe was saved while the ottomans started their long decline. I am Maltese and I know what I am talking about.
Abd Mzn
Abd Mzn 4 жыл бұрын
@🐸 Dalesen you are forgetting about the massive cost and maintenence, it really isnt worth the cost.
Storyteller 4 жыл бұрын
I absolutely love this channel, but I would like to see some more modern era battles as well. I love seeing how the strategies of war changes over time. Thanks for the great content!!!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thanks for watching! More modern battles on the way!
Absoleet 4 жыл бұрын
The siege of Rhodes and Malta are intertwined in the history of the Knights of Malta. The knights never considered Malta to be their permanent home and clung on the hope of recapturing Rhodes back because Malta by comparison was cramped and rocky. But after the massive success from the great siege, there was no question that Malta had to be their permanent base.
Gokhan Ermis
Gokhan Ermis 4 жыл бұрын
I am watching your videos for more than one year. I watched some of your videos more than once. Some battles which I read from academic books became more familiar to me by following wars on geography that you present. Your channel enables me keeping my history knowledge fresh. Congragulations for your work. I wonder whether you will make a video on 30 years war (1618-1648) and Sedan war in 1870 (France-Prussia war).
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you very much! Those are on the list!
Wilkse1 4 жыл бұрын
Visited Rhodes few years ago , and saw different areas in the old town with English quarters and Spanish quarters but could not work it out. If I had watched this before it would have made my visit so much better.Love this channel and keep up your amazing work.
siyu chen
siyu chen 3 жыл бұрын
Thank you for this great content. The one of the most epic sieges in history. You should include the ottomans 1st attempt in 1480 as well, it was also very interesting.
Luke Portelli
Luke Portelli 4 жыл бұрын
Malta is remembered for the siege of 1565 and for winning the Axis in WW2. It also played a part in the Napoleonic war where the French were locked in the fortifications and defeated after two years. Can't wait to see it.
1987MartinT 4 жыл бұрын
I'm looking forward to more videos about Suleiman. It is well known that he was one of the greatest commanders of his era, but there are very few documentaries that really explore his campaigns in depth. I'm also hoping to see some stuff about the contributions of Ibrahim Pasha and Şehzade Mustafa, as both men are often stated to be formidable commanders in their own right, but I have seen almost no works that explore that a lot. Also: are you planning on making a series about the Thirty Years War? If I could make some suggestions as to which sieges and battles to focus on I'd say White Mountain(the decisive battle of the Bohemian phase), Heidelberg or Stadtlohn(significant in the Palatinate campaigns), Lutter am Baremberge or Stralsund(pretty much THE engagements of the Danish phase), 1st Breitenfeld(the most famous battle of the entire war), Lützen(Gustav Adolf's last battle), 1st Nördlingen(Imperial resurgence), Rocroi(the crippling of the Spanish army), Prague(the end in the the place where it all started).
Pittas Savvas
Pittas Savvas 3 жыл бұрын
I don't know what Rhodes is or means to anyone, but to me it's home, I'm proud to be born and living in such a wonderful place. I live the history of the place every day, you have to visit to understand what and why Rhodes is and was so special to so many people in power through out history. I'm blessed to have a wonderful home called Rhodes.
Cumar Farah
Cumar Farah 10 ай бұрын
Greatful for your humbleness.
deathbasch 4 жыл бұрын
You definitely have to make a video about the siege of candia. The longest siege in the history of humankind. It lastet over 21 years. Sadly this siege doesnt gets mentioned too often. It was the Ottomans vs venice from 1648 to 1669.
Potato Eato
Potato Eato 2 жыл бұрын
Thought you said siege of canada.
Judge Jingyoo
Judge Jingyoo 4 жыл бұрын
Fantastic work as always. Just top notch work. This is exactly what the History channel wishes it could be.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thanks! More on the way!
Adam Neuser
Adam Neuser 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you guys so much for this. I look forward to you covering Mohacs and the first siege of Vienna. Quick question, will you also cover some of the Ottoman-Holy league naval battles of this century? Such as the Battle of Preveza and Lepanto?
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you for watching! Yes, we will cover all the major battles!
Çağatay Aksu
Çağatay Aksu 4 жыл бұрын
you forgot to mention one member of the ottoman dynasty living with the knights. he was considered to be a probable threat to the succession in the future like cem before him. that was also another prompting reason for the siege of the island. after the capture, he was executed.
Çağatay Aksu
Çağatay Aksu 9 ай бұрын
Ghazwa e hind no he was not. He was a male descendant of the ottoman lineage but not Cem himself.
Christian 4 жыл бұрын
I'd recommend anyone interested in this era of naval/siege warfare to read: Empires of the Sea: The Final Battle for the Mediterranean. It's a short history book covering the battles & sieges fought in the Mediterranean between the Ottomans and Christian forces. It's a fun read!
Armando 4 жыл бұрын
Very Nice video, I visited Rhodes about 10 times, last time this summer and have propably visited Every ins and outs of the castle/walls, bastions etc. So only point I find a bit dissapointing is the lack of actual pictures/footage of the fortresses, walls, huge moats, huge bastions, etc etc which are all still standing and alot have been rebuild. The architecture of the defences is immense and Almost unbelievable that gives you more respect for the builders But Also the attackers who had to breach them. I have seen the spot where the wall collapsed, which is now rebuild and what a meat grinder it must have been. For anyone who likes medieval architecture, fortresses, castles, temples, churches, mosques, rhodos is the place to go, it has everything! Just look up some footage of rhodos city, it is beautifull.
casper191985 4 жыл бұрын
you said foot.. haha in footage.. so cool
Andrei Pavel
Andrei Pavel 4 жыл бұрын
Amazing job. So much time and effort put into these videos. All respects for that!
Ottoman History Hub
Ottoman History Hub 4 жыл бұрын
I just wanted to thank you guys for all the work the Kings and Generals team has done over the years. I have been inspired in making my own channel about the Ottomans due to your videos. Much love to you guys and keep it up!
Barış Saka
Barış Saka 2 жыл бұрын
@Astuga arabic?
polat yilmaz
polat yilmaz 3 жыл бұрын
@NotA Ethug do you think that other empires in the middle ages where peacefull modern good guys? Everyone was killing eachother. There is nothing wrong in being proud of the good things the ottomans did, like religious freedom, science, architecture and bravery etc etc
polat yilmaz
polat yilmaz 3 жыл бұрын
@NotA Ethug why
IV X 3 жыл бұрын
@Astuga come off it man, this channel brings our history with a very neutral stance! Ottoman History Hub, hope you will too!
Bilge Turkkan
Bilge Turkkan 4 жыл бұрын
This battle not well-known and that makes it way more exciting for most watchers. İ think this was one of your best episodes. Great job as always!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you very much!
Zig E
Zig E 4 жыл бұрын
Excellent as per usual! Looking forward to future vids! Also, an in depth doc about the Barborossa brothers would be awesome!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thanks! Yeah, we are considering an episode on him!
OddlyParadox 4 жыл бұрын
Interesting episode,definitely looking forward for Mohacs next,also there's an interesting thing to say about this siege the thing being the QualityVsQuantity problem because as you mentioned in the video the Knights Hospitaller definitely had built their fortress to last yet it was numbers that was the problem(yes you did mention that the walls were rubble by the end of the siege but the walls definitely lasted for a while under insane bombardment)ultimately its the problem that you can't have 100.000 soldiers with no training and equipment and except them to win(well it technically happened in WW2 but the Soviets had at least somewhat decently trained and equipped troops) but at the same time you can't have 10.000 expertly trained troops and have them last indefinitely against those 100.000 because you need at least 50.000 properly trained and equipped troops in order to have a proper army to balance out the QualityVsQuantity problem Also i know what i said doesn't make much sense for the Ottomans as many of their troops in this siege were Elite Janissaries rest being trained soldiers,engineers and so on but the Ottomans(at least until their slow decline later in history) had command of a large empire that could maintain a huge army that was expertly trained and equipped so i mainly reffered to the Knights Hospitaller and the QualityVsQuantity problem overall
Jack Kenny
Jack Kenny 4 жыл бұрын
Excellent video. I always enjoy learning about the Ottomans, they are quite the interesting empire. Keep up the great work, I look forward to your next video!
David Rosner
David Rosner 4 жыл бұрын
This is not the first Siege of Rhodes on this channel... ...Rhodes has been a strategic fortress for millennia.
Shinyboy29 2 жыл бұрын
We all know that this is not the first. It should have been titled First Ottoman Siege of Rhodes or Siege of Rhodes 1480. Is that what you're after?
Cynane 4 жыл бұрын
@Kings and Generals Will do, loving it!
Cemal Özarslan
Cemal Özarslan 4 жыл бұрын
David Rosner excellent comment!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Indeed. People, go watch the other one. :-)
Absolut Shadow
Absolut Shadow 4 жыл бұрын
I would like to give a shout out to the great comments on this channel. It seems to be one of the few that seems to be absent of any politics or nationalism. Instead some of these comments have driven me to look deeper into these historical moments. Thank you to K&G and the people who leave the comments that make you think.
The true Reds
The true Reds 3 жыл бұрын
@Nick Strife in a perfect world, yes. What happens if it's diverse as in your case?
The true Reds
The true Reds 3 жыл бұрын
@Nick Strife we are in the 21st century for crying out loud.
The true Reds
The true Reds 3 жыл бұрын
@Nick Strifelanguage? Does every country speak the same language? Believe me the countries that do are in the minority. If Turkey withdrew today what will you do to your minority brethren? Force them to speak Greek? Forcefully convert them? Am currently in Kenya on holiday and I've been told they speak 45 different languages🤣🤣
The true Reds
The true Reds 3 жыл бұрын
@Nick Strife wow! What about you try accepting your countrymen,minority or not, different religion or not as they are? Don't you think it's 'that attitude' that's makes the Turks stay there? Majority of countries are diverse and live with each other.
Amer Aljabr
Amer Aljabr 2 жыл бұрын
Such brave defenders. The grand Master and the rest of the knights were spared in enemy ships. Respect for both sides
Mugurel Mateiciuc
Mugurel Mateiciuc 4 жыл бұрын
My historical knowledge wouldn't be the same without k&g. You guys rock!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Happy to hear that! :-)
The-Papist-Hooligan 4 жыл бұрын
Any chance of biography videos on Jean Parisot de Valette & Dragut. These two men are absolutely amazing, their lives and leadership that of truly epic proportions and this great rivalry deserves the attention that the channel can give it.
First Name
First Name 2 жыл бұрын
The Knights of St John have an incredible history, even in this second siege of Rhodes where they ultimately surrendered in order to protect the lives of the citizens of the island. They did engage in some piracy against Muslim ships but far more commonly defended Christians from Muslim corsairs.
eurosensazion 4 жыл бұрын
Rhodes is a beautiful island to date and you can step back into time and see the castle and the medieval roads, towns. Plus great beaches and luxury hotels.
Matt Grandich
Matt Grandich 4 жыл бұрын
Amazing. I love these Ottoman war videos, especially when they pit the Ottomans against the last vestiges of the Crusaders. Will there be a video about the Siege of Malta?
Victor Lima
Victor Lima Жыл бұрын
As séries sobre os otomanos são extraordinárias. Parabéns ao canal. E aos tradutores.
alraziosmany 4 жыл бұрын
Another great visual explanation by Kings and Generals! Most Favourite KZbin channel Love you guys from Bangladesh Hope so you may made some videos on mouryan,guptas,palas,senas,Bengal sultan and mughal era of this area. ❤
Beenz75 3 жыл бұрын
Please, please, please do one of your fantastic videos on the 1565 Siege of Malta. After reading numerous books of the largest siege in history, I am amazed it has never been made into a blockbuster movie
Konsta Hietala
Konsta Hietala 4 жыл бұрын
*Psssst!* Hey guys, it's me again, reminding you that people would still love to see you making an episode about one of the most bad-ass battles of the second world war. Specifically winter war, the first part of the Finnish involvement in WWII. The Battle of Raate road, or 'Raatteentien Taistelu' as it;s known in its native finnish language. In the battle, utilising the famed 'motti' - tactics to great effect, a heavily outnumbered and outgunned Finnish force devastated the invading Soviet force. A true and inspiring underdog situation, and a crazy and a prolonged battle
Konsta Hietala
Konsta Hietala 4 жыл бұрын
Blah b You're saying that an tactic older than the country itself; encircling and cutting apart the enemy, was accidental? Also, it was used repeatedly during the war. And even tough the term 'motti' started from one of the first encirclements from a code name for a phone center during the encirclement, it was already widely used for denoting a surrounded enemy unit that was partitioned and attritioned to either surrender or capitulation at the time of the battle of raate road
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
I remember. :-)
saia 4 жыл бұрын
Definitely the most interesting way to learn about historical wars in a nutshell, I've being waiting for theses videos since kid, hope your channels is here to stay, a date on screen along a dead count would be much appreciated
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you very much! Yes, we are here to stay!
Franz Isler
Franz Isler 4 жыл бұрын
Great maps, illustrations and lucid explanation. Keep up the great work.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
We will, thank you!
Fernando Franco Félix
Fernando Franco Félix 4 жыл бұрын
I want a video only on the defenses of Rhodes, that counter mines thing was fascinating, and the spirals to diminish the effect of explosives was too
DennisBlaine61 4 жыл бұрын
Great history narrative. TOP NOTCH writing, and *amazing* animation. Best History related channel on KZbin
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you very much!
tomtom21194 4 жыл бұрын
Something that i think would add to the clarity of your videos if you have a timeline, specific dates or weeks for particular events can they pop up on screen and transition alongside the audio? Great vid as always anyway :)
tayyar kilicaslan
tayyar kilicaslan 4 жыл бұрын
Kings And Generals channel has many turkish subscribers. Because of many documentaries are solid and objective as much as possible...We are awaiting more Ottoman documentaries , thanks alot...
Hasnain Mirza
Hasnain Mirza 4 жыл бұрын
Awesome video...I watched the Turkish series on Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent ..titled 'Muhtesem Yuzil' in my native was can find it on KZbin....Great serieal.
painized 27
painized 27 4 жыл бұрын
The greatest channel on KZbin so far. Thanks for enlightening me with every documentary. Keep it up !
Ari Jao
Ari Jao 4 жыл бұрын
Looking at that map gives some perspective of what a juggernaut Ottoman empire actually was, I'm learning at lot of new stuff about this time period through this channel, pretty awesome stuff!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you very much!
Terence 4 жыл бұрын
Been watching this channel for so long now and STILL the quality surprises me like it first did, even more so with the frequency of videos!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you :-)
Tom RS
Tom RS 4 жыл бұрын
such an amazing channel you make history so alive
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you very much!
Batu Kartal
Batu Kartal 4 жыл бұрын
I love the documentaries that include the Ottomans. Thank You So much Kings And Generals team
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you for watching!
Safersephiroth777 8 ай бұрын
I live in Greece and I have visited Rhodes when I was really young. Unfortunately since I was really young I didn't really know anything about all these. I want to visit again since I know a lot of stuff now and I want to observe everything.
Broken Bridge
Broken Bridge 3 жыл бұрын
What a highly fascinating video. Now I know a little more about this time period. Nice job whoever made this video a reality.
James Webb
James Webb 4 жыл бұрын
I am a bit confused about the mines. It was mentioned that the miners were defended by planks and shot by the defenders, leading me to think that they were digging trenches (i.e. visible) towards the walls. Then it was said that the animal membranes above ground detected the vibrations beneath the ground, suggesting they were digging tunnels. Can anyone clarify?
Sport Ace
Sport Ace 3 жыл бұрын
Love Ottoman history, great animations & narration 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 3 жыл бұрын
Thanks for watching!
Muhtesem 2 жыл бұрын
In 1520 Sultan Selim passed away succeeded by his son Sulyeman today known as Suleyman the Magnificent ❣️❣️
GreenGiant 4 жыл бұрын
Ahh the legendary Rhodes..great video! Keep up your work!
Seref Sendil
Seref Sendil 4 жыл бұрын
Even in Turkish history books, we respect “rhodes hospitaller”. Just because Turks are respect who fight with honor😊
Filipe Rodrigues
Filipe Rodrigues 4 жыл бұрын
Do a video on the Siege of Diu (1538), some of the veterans in the Siege of Rhodes were at Diu too. Great video as always.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Will need to think about it! Thank you!
Jax 4 жыл бұрын
Are you guys planning to make a whole detailed series on crusades by any chance ?
ggerely 3 жыл бұрын
From the Maltese perspective Sulejman demanded that the knights abandon their piracy against the ottoman ships upon their release. After being granted the islands of Malta the first thing the knights did was to resume piracy. Hence the failed siege of Malta later on 1565.
IronWolf 4 жыл бұрын
I watched this video just because I visited Rhodes a few years ago.....such a beautiful place!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
I need to visit it!
Emir Uslu
Emir Uslu 4 жыл бұрын
There is 1 wrongness in the video. at the time piri mehmet pasha vas the great vizier of the ottoman empire, Mustafa pasha was only a vizier. its actually Piri Mehmet pasha who saved Mustafa from death they ll say.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
That is true, we made a mistake - should have been "vizier Mustafa Paşa"
Ali Khawar
Ali Khawar 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you for another great video. May I ask, do you use the 3D Visuals from a video game? If so, could you please tell me its name, and whether one possibly could run into a copyrights issue for including footage into a video. I would greatly appreciate it.
Ali Khawar
Ali Khawar 4 жыл бұрын
​@Kings and Generals, Thank you so much. I truly appreciate it.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
It is Total War: Attila. No copyright issues.
Hello Friends!
Hello Friends! 4 жыл бұрын
I loved this video! Please do the siege of Malta next!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thanks! We will, but there will be a few videos before then.
Red 13
Red 13 4 жыл бұрын
Another excellent video! Always great work! Love your channel!
utkarsh trivedi
utkarsh trivedi 4 жыл бұрын
U guys r doing phenomenal job!!! Thank u for the magnificent video n keep making videos on ottomans.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thanks, more on the way!
Boris Turk
Boris Turk 4 жыл бұрын
Sultan Suleiman: your brave defense has touched my heart, therefore I’m allowing you to leave with your lives Vizier: are you sure letting the Knights go was a good idea my Sultan, what if they oppose us in the future? Suleiman: don’t be stupid, what are the chances of them occupying ANOTHER ISLAND vital for operation: Ottoman lake?
Vasileios Papazoglou
Vasileios Papazoglou 2 жыл бұрын
@Mustafa M you have no idea what where the turks don't speak for things you do not understand.
u 2 жыл бұрын
@KOVROL hungary was depopulated for two reasons, First when the Ottoman Empire conquered it people emigrated to nearby Christian countries by mases secondly due to hungary being a Buffer Zone against hapsburgs, local population excaped due to routuinly Habsburg attacks and Ottoman retalations.
kian ghorbanpor
kian ghorbanpor 2 жыл бұрын
@δημητρης σχοινοπλοκακης suleiman was a poet himself so was his father and so would be his son and heir
CipiRipi00 3 жыл бұрын
@Tóthmátyás Bálint ... really? Had YOU ever made any research about medieval Transilvania from non Hungarian resources? Other than Szamoskozy Istvan, Franz Joseph Sulzer, Bella Marton or Robert Roessler? Certainly NOT. And if want some research about medieval Transilvania from non romanian sources, Edward Gibbon is a good reference. Even your own fellow, Anonymus, the author of "Gesta Hungarorum" betrayed you, mentioning the valachians in 10'th century in Transilvania. And those so-called" theories were debunked by real historians long BEFORE Stalin and Ceausescu were even born. So take your bullshit theories created by hungarian politicians elsewhere. And I am really trying to hurt your feelings or upset you. If I did, my apologies for feeling good about this.
Brendan Connelly
Brendan Connelly 4 жыл бұрын
This is a good preview to the Battle of Mohacs, the Siege of Vienna and the climactic Siege of Malta.
Joachim Petersen
Joachim Petersen 4 жыл бұрын
Why haven't there been any quality movies or tv series on this. Malta, rhodes, lepanto, many others. Tones of epic insane battles. Could potentially make for awesome cinematography.
daniel martinez
daniel martinez 4 жыл бұрын
Another epic story and video. Thanks kings and generals!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you!
Luke Zuzga
Luke Zuzga 4 жыл бұрын
Ottoman History starting to become my 2nd favorite videos you guys do. Another job well done but this wasn't their 1st attempt to take the island was it?
Luke Zuzga
Luke Zuzga 4 жыл бұрын
@Kings and Generals Right on and no no, thank you!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Yep, we have mentioned the first siege of 1480. Alas, not enough details in the sources for a separate episode. Thank you :-)
Kadirhan Dülger
Kadirhan Dülger 8 ай бұрын
Your work is good. You're doing well, but I have to make a correction. Mustafa Pasha was not the grand vizier. He did not go to Egypt because he failed in the siege. He was sent as Beylerbey (governor). The previous governor, Hayr Bey, had died. Mustafa Pasha remained governor for only about 6 months. Grand Vizier Piri Mehmed Pasha.
Richard Hawkins
Richard Hawkins 4 жыл бұрын
Rhodes old town is unmisable if your into your history it just takes your breath away
xjuliussx 4 жыл бұрын
One observation: Tunis and Venice has same colors on map, this can create confusion for ppl who dont know the period. Overall, good video!
Ὀλβιόμοιρος 4 жыл бұрын
xjuliussx similar looking colours*
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Good point, will change it in the future videos!
Onder Gun
Onder Gun 4 жыл бұрын
Siege of Belgrade, which is one of the greatest victories of Suleiman, deserved more attention imo. It feels kinda weird statement of 'limited information of the siege' for this quick pass. This explanation is little dissappointing to be honest, not the quick pass. Nonetheless, it is a great video as always and we are all grateful to this channel
Onder Gun
Onder Gun 4 жыл бұрын
@Renáta Béres So did I. I hope K&G team will reconsider this siege in next Mohacs video, that would be excellent because Mohacs Wouldnt have happened without Belgrade. Moreover, they promised me make a video after all :))
Renáta Béres
Renáta Béres 4 жыл бұрын
@Onder Gun I also found this strange, I thought we will hear about Siege of Belgrade more.
Onder Gun
Onder Gun 4 жыл бұрын
​@Renáta Béres I am not an historian but I am an academician and I can clearly say there is sufficient sources. Beside that, each and every action of Suleiman was recorded by Ottomans and it is not hard to find. Also Hungarian records can be found as well. Siege of Belgrad is a major event, even Mehmed II couldnt take it. What made me upset is, as one of the earliest subscribers of this channel, this is the first time I have ever seen in a video at K&G says limited resources such a relatively recent event. If they passed quickly without that unfortunate statement noone could say a word.
Renáta Béres
Renáta Béres 4 жыл бұрын
I know, wikipedia isn't the best source, but there is a little information about this siege in the hungarian wikipedia:
Onder Gun
Onder Gun 4 жыл бұрын
@Kings and Generals You may want to look at these, Celâlzâde Salih Çelebi, tarih-i Sultan Süleyman, Bojanić, E. M. - Putopis i Istorijski Izvor. Beograd u Delima Evropskih Putopisaca, Čubrilović, V. (Ed.). (1972). Istorija Beograda, Hammer, V. J. (1828b). Geschichte des Osmanischen Reiches, Szakály, F. (1979). Phases of Turco-Hungarian Warfare Before the Battle of Mohacs, Celâlzâde Mustafa. (1981). Tabakât ül Memâlik ve Derecât ül Mesâlik
Duje Curlin
Duje Curlin 4 жыл бұрын
Looking forward to your depiction of the Siege of Szigetvár, a famous battle in Croatian history and Europe in general
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
We'll get there.
Dukak Temür yaylıg
Dukak Temür yaylıg 4 жыл бұрын
Love this channel, high quality and objective :)
sachin mishra
sachin mishra 4 жыл бұрын
I was waiting for this story along with that of seige of Malta(events that made hospitallers true Legends) , to be told at this channel. Great work guys👍👍👍
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
It will be told down the line!
Sinan Tabanli
Sinan Tabanli 4 жыл бұрын
We are slowly marching to Mohacs and epic navy battle of Preveza.
Arda Aslan
Arda Aslan 4 жыл бұрын
@Kings and Generals Mohac was a classic open-field battle. Preveza was, on the other hand, was a master piece strategic victory. Can't wait for it!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Yep. Soon!
Arthur Rebello
Arthur Rebello 4 жыл бұрын
Damn the Hospitalar know how to defend a Castle.
Terry Harris
Terry Harris Жыл бұрын
@Nabil They know how to die in huge numbers too.
Madżistro Pudżitto
Madżistro Pudżitto 2 жыл бұрын
@Syed Ibrahim yeah but if its siege attacker can just sit and wait until defender runs out of supply ( if theres no relief force of course ) . But defending in field depends on terrain mostly , defending on open field is harder than defending on mountain or choke point like River crossing
Syed Ibrahim
Syed Ibrahim 2 жыл бұрын
It's easy to defend..hard to hold & conquer
CipiRipi00 3 жыл бұрын
@Joshua Bernabe ...So what if its an Island siege? - Rhodes is deep in ottoman controlled waters, just near the turkish land. Any relief force had to come by sea. And would be easily intercepted by ottoman navy. Which already became a force to be accounted for. So. no relief force had to be expected. And many sieges were broken by relief force coming from outside. - Besiegers had to be resupplied also by sea. But, contrary to popular beliefs, it is easier to supply an army by sea than by land. A ship can load more cargo than a cart, travel longer distances, faster and cheaper than a baggage train. This was known since Alexander the Great. So, besieging an island fortress actually make it better for besiegers in term of supplies. The siege of Malta was a completely different story. Malta laid in christian controlled waters, which made it difficult for ottomans to cut it off from outside help. And christians managed to land a relief force. On the other side, being so far turkish bases of operation, supplies became a serious issue for ottomans.
Luis Vilca
Luis Vilca 3 жыл бұрын
The Hungary count Zarisnky would disagree, with his thousands of Harrison he faced the biggest ottoman army ever assembled of 100000 and died in an heroic last stand completely defeating the ottoman army, forcing it to retreat and saving viena in the process
Pr0m3th3us 4 жыл бұрын
Ah the siege of Rhodes, kind of ironic that the two sides would fight again over an island 43 years later. Good work guys keep it up.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you, more on the way!
Matthew Bryson
Matthew Bryson 4 жыл бұрын
Love this channel!! Def appreciate the knowledge. This should be made into a 3 part movie.. just saying
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you! Agreed. More historical movies, please?
David bagrationi
David bagrationi 4 жыл бұрын
Great video as always, would be even better if you made one about didgori or david the builder(similar to your skanderbeg video) :)
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Martingale ,
Martingale , 4 жыл бұрын
Make a video about the preparation for battle in the middleages like skirmishes scouting etc.... P. S.: love your work
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you! Will consider!
Pasindu Abeysekera
Pasindu Abeysekera 4 жыл бұрын
Nice video kings! Hope to see more videos in the future!
12345sincara 4 жыл бұрын
The reason Suleyman has that massive 'onion' hat is because it represents death and so everywhere he would go and any decision he would make would remind him that there is death and so he should act accordingly to not get punished in the after life.
TheCoolayaz 4 жыл бұрын
It was good that you mentioned the disputed stuff specifically. Ppl with good history understandings would figure out the truth..... Beleive me its like the fill in the blank for smart ppl. K&G I am waiting for the day when you disappoint us, but I think that day wont come. Best wishes to your entire team.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you very much!
aleko delpiero
aleko delpiero 4 жыл бұрын
A tear is shedding in my heart for all the suffering that will follow the ottoman conquests..
J L 4 жыл бұрын
Most interesting series 👏 Can't wait for next video, i hope that battle at sisak and siget would be mentioned
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you very much!
Random User
Random User 4 жыл бұрын
Enjoy the Ottoman victories guys. After Suleiman you won't see a lot :) Great video as usual !
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you!
Sendo 4 жыл бұрын
although ottomans were on the peak of their power they won most of time just because of their huge advantage in quantity. nevertheless a very great series. hope to see an ordered series about byzantium starting from constantine the great till constantine palaiologos
Peyman Mostafaei
Peyman Mostafaei 4 жыл бұрын
The possibility of Shah Ismail seeking peace especially with Selim is low: First, he was a Shia, and he didn't believe in the caliphate system because the Shia branch of Islam believes the power has been taken from the righteous ruler (Ali the fourth caliphate in Sunni Islam and the first Imam in Shia Islam in his descendants) and those who ruled and their successors are usurpers. Moreover, if you see his actions especially towards Sunnis, then him seeking peace with a Sunni makes no sense. Second, he saw Selim as a rival and his most dangerous enemy, therefore he would have destroyed all his kingdom than making peace with him. Third, most of the Abbasid caliphates were puppets and after the fall of Baghdad by Hulagu in 1258 no one cared about them anymore.
Aslan Bayramuqlany
Aslan Bayramuqlany 4 жыл бұрын
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Ahmet Osmanoglu
Ahmet Osmanoglu 4 жыл бұрын
Shiaism is a mixture of different religions, mainly shaped by ancient religions of Iran manichaeism, zoroastrians, mazdeism, yazidi and influenced by buddhism, judaism, christianity. Fundamentally Islam stands out with the notions of "servitude"and "good deeds", while Shiaism is based on the concepts such as beatification and holy men (like Sadhus in India) demonstrated in practices like "Ayetollah", "Velayet-i Fakih", "Imamet", "the lost Imam" etc. For example Ayetollahs (the sign of God) are considered manifestations of God on earth (similar to how christians believe Jesus is an embodiment of God). Ancient religions of Mesopotamia had a belief that something holy would always show itself in the form of a human and would have a higher understanding of reality which ordinary people cannot grasp (mazhariyet theology). Such pantheistic beliefs have spread into the Shia cult forming into "Velayet-i Fakih" which is also referred to as the "papcy doctrine of Iran". Mainly implemented by Khomeini, this belief states that only high ranking Ayetollahs can comprehend the truth, can perceive the world accurately and can truly understand the esoteric purposes of religious rules. By doing so Ayetollahs are able to cover up and justify all their decisions with a "divine meaning". Belief in reincarnation has also influenced the Shia cult through Hinduism, and also adopted from ancient Egyptian and Assyrian religions which are also strongly associated with Jewish Kabbalah. Reincarnation in Shiaism is called "Rij'at". It is believed that "the lost imam", the 12 imams and some other Shia saints will reincarnate at a time when evil is at its peak in the world. Reincarnation is very apparent in the Alawites (Nusayri) a branch of Shia in Syria Superstitious as it is, they believe the reincarnated "lost imam" will bring back to life Abu Bakr and Omar (first Caliphs of Islam) and have them executed :) Notable perversions in Shiaism include a practice called "Mutah" (temporary marriage contract for money) where they literally cover up prostitution under a religious mask. This practice has been derived from the Mazdek faith in which people are expected to share their women and wealth (Mazdeism is considered the sociological ancestor of Communism). Many Ayetollahs in Iran and Iraq have issued fatwas (rulings) stating that "women should not refrain to support pilgrims and Shia militia by offering their bodies to satisfy the sexual needs of fellow Shia men". This perverted practice is in unity considered haram (forbidden) by the Islamic world, and would so by any moral human being. The trinity concept found in christianity and hinduism can also be observed in Shiaism, especially featured by Shias in Syria and Lebanon (Nusayris & Fatimids.) Trinity in Shiaism is a direct manifestation of Yarsanism which was practiced in Mesopotamia not so long ago. In the Yarsani tradition, the world is governed by three diety brothers (masters of the sun). Hence you see in some Shia branches "Allah-Mohammed-Ali" trinity faith, actually many Shia attribute Ali to be God. Cursing is also commonly practiced by Shias as their ancient religon zoroastrianism's dualism concept is based on "blessing the good and cursing the evil". However in traditional Islam "cursing" is refrained from and evil should be avoided rather than cursed. Along with all of the above many similarities can be found between Judaism and Shia practices and beliefs. The main one is they have both distorted a monotheistic religion. Shia believe it's Halal to kill a Sunni Muslim, just like Jews believe it's OK to kill the Goyim. If you research you can find many more.
Aslan Bayramuqlany
Aslan Bayramuqlany 4 жыл бұрын
Unlike Sunni sources, Shia sources are untrustworthy
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 жыл бұрын
Well, the sources are conflicted and that is why we mentioned it. :-) Iranian sources claim that the war was concluded in 1555 with the peace of Amasya.
Porotha Shawarma
Porotha Shawarma 3 жыл бұрын
Sultan Suleiman , truly the magnificent
Vius 4 жыл бұрын
The troops number's quite fascinating. Looks like the siege of Gondor
White Moon
White Moon 4 жыл бұрын
Its normal. Capturing castle was vey hard. Even small castle with 50 soldiers.
snacko30 3 жыл бұрын
LOVING the real life footage at 5:52!!
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