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Kings and Generals

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Our animated historical documentary series on the Ottoman history continues with the famous siege of Szigetvar of 1566, during which the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I fought against the Hungarian-Croatian army under Nikola Zrinski. This was another page in the Ottoman-Habsburg conflict and the final campaign of the Sultan Suleiman.
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 ( Ottoman-Mamluk War of 1516-1517 (, siege of Rhodes in 1522 (, the battle of Mohacs of 1526 (, the siege of Vienna of 1529 (, the battle of Preveza ( and the battles of Gorjani, siege of Castelnuovo (, sieges of Buda and Eger ( and the Siege of Malta (
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Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 3 жыл бұрын
We have finally been upgraded from killing the envoys to killing the personal doctors. GREAT SUCCESS! Oh, and, another video on Monday!
Đosa 123
Đosa 123 10 ай бұрын
Please go resarch battle of Gvozdansko in Croatian - Turkish wars. The battle is so brutal that Turkish general admire defenders and give them proper funeral
John Allisonluplus
John Allisonluplus Жыл бұрын
@Albatros 33 The beys of Kayi Turkoman tribe covered in depth
John Allisonluplus
John Allisonluplus Жыл бұрын
@Albatros 33 watch Ertrugul and Osman Turkish docudramas with English subtitles it you don't speak Turkish.The 1200s during the founding of the Empire.
ashish kakirala
ashish kakirala 2 жыл бұрын
ashish kakirala
ashish kakirala 2 жыл бұрын
@Abhishek Nanda 9 years old
Alex2614 3 жыл бұрын
This is one of those battles you never hear about but should be made into a movie.
Karumi Castle
Karumi Castle 8 ай бұрын
Lords of the citadel
Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny 8 ай бұрын
@Valentino Jelencic I think that is not according to the legend but that it came later from the song which Zajec implemented in his opera. Details and quotes about the battle that we know about come mostly from one of the 7 survivors Franjo Crnko who was Zrinskis camerlegno and chronicler abd who wrote the book afterwards
Emir 9 ай бұрын
i dont understand what is so special about this siege, suleiman died from old age and ottomans wins the siege
Valentino Jelencic
Valentino Jelencic 10 ай бұрын
One of the world's first opera is Šubić Zrinski Acording to legend Zrinski's last word's were : u boj u boj mač i slava braćo(boj is battle with overwlming ods) Eng : to battle, to battle sword ang glory brother's And if you have ever seen Croatian nacional football team you can still hear those words shouted by fans U boj, u boj In eng :
anadolu comari
anadolu comari Жыл бұрын
@Jed wtf😂😂
MadDocPax 3 жыл бұрын
Nikola Šubić Zrinski was a Croatian noble in charge of a fortress in Hungary. He had enlarged prepared his garrison for just this; it numbered 2500 troops, about a third of them Hungarian, the rest being Croatian. He has been celebrated since as a hero both by Croatians and Hungarians (they call him Miklos Zrinyi). In the late 19th century his deeds were made into an opera by Ivan pl. Zajc (a rather good one). By a freak occurrence, the finale of this work was spread to Japan at the end of WW1 by some Austro-Hungarian sailors; the Japanese learned it by heart, but would not learn of its origin for another 60 years after 10 years of research. Today it is the anthem of the prestigious Kwansei Gakuin University in Kobe.
Drazen Bicanic
Drazen Bicanic 3 ай бұрын
@Ivan The Šubići-Bribirski family originates from Bribir in the Šibenik hinterland. They were the most powerful Croatian noble familyduring the time of Ban Pavle II, who was the only one in history to achieve that his son Mladen II inherited the ban title-Later, they moved their headquarters to Zrin, so they became the Šubići-Zrinski family. Nikola moved his headquarters to Novi Zrin in Međimurje, and one of the points of peace was the demolition of Novi Zrin.
Kenshirogoku Loza
Kenshirogoku Loza 5 ай бұрын
@Kkkkk you should be ashamed for spreading false narrative and polluting the comment space with absolute nonsense. Magdalena Zrinska born Széchy was the wife of Juraj V Zrinski. She was the mother of Nikola VII. Zrinski. Nikola VII Zrinski was great grandson of Nikola Šubić Zrinski. Yes, Šubić, the famous croatian/dalmatian noble family. Fascinating how our "dear" neighbours tend to purposly exclude major facts for only them known reasons.
Blind the Rapper
Blind the Rapper 6 ай бұрын
...what? His mother was Jelena Karlović, a descendant from the old croatian Gusić family. Doesn't sound hungarian.
Daniel Son
Daniel Son 6 ай бұрын
@Kkkkk Zrinski 100% Croat!!! Mother was Karlović father Šubić. You Hungarians have complex as you didn’t have to fight as you had Croats fighting for you.
Daniel Son
Daniel Son 6 ай бұрын
@Kkkkk hey liar Zrinski’s mom was Karlović 100% Croat.
Black Sparrow
Black Sparrow Жыл бұрын
Fun fact There is Croatian football club in Herzegovina name after him and it is most successful club in Bosnia
Don't search Documenting Reality
Don't search Documenting Reality 15 күн бұрын
​@shirsak majumder yes.
shirsak majumder
shirsak majumder 2 ай бұрын
Zrinjski Mostar I guess ??
Jack Croatan
Jack Croatan 2 жыл бұрын
Nikola Šubić Zrinski comes from an old Croatian noble family which is one of the Twelve noble tribes of Croatia and a great noble house that constituted Croatian statehood in the Middle Ages. They held the county of Bribir (Varvaria) in inland Dalmatia. From them branched the prominent Zrinski family. Count Nikola IV Zrinski (born 1508) was the Ban of Dalmatia, Slavonia and Croatia, the commander of Szigetvár (from 1561), and the Habsburg commander in western Hungary (from 1563). He is considered the most courageous and prominent member of the Zrinski family, which together with the Frankopans was the most distinguished and famous noble family in Croatian history.
XDomyX 3 ай бұрын
@Mr Bullet Hrvat kao i mnogi prekodrinski pravoslavci, koji su postali Srbi putem SPC-a.
Don't search Documenting Reality
Don't search Documenting Reality 4 ай бұрын
@Mr Bullet 😂😂😂
Серваљим Османовић
Серваљим Османовић 4 ай бұрын
@Mr Bullet only in parallel servian universe
Mr Bullet
Mr Bullet 4 ай бұрын
He was Serbian
Erick the Red
Erick the Red 3 жыл бұрын
Zrinski literally held out long enough to see the Sultan die of old age
Čakonja Norisov
Čakonja Norisov Жыл бұрын
MadDocPax Жыл бұрын
@alraziosmany Interrupt them in human sacrifice?
playasurf1000 2 жыл бұрын
@Jax not much of a knight are you
Radogost 2 жыл бұрын
@Hun Guy i was joking, okay?
Hun Guy
Hun Guy 2 жыл бұрын
@Radogost Hopefully that is still allowed to spell the great name of Count Zrinyi in the Hungarian language, but as you can see from the 72 comments above we did have a great debate about this to my great surprise . There seems to be no progress between the Croatian leadership to reconcile their differences with Hungary . The clock is ticking and there is no progress I think it is very unfortunate for both countries. It would be great to see our Brother Nations to join the Visegradi 4 (V4). It seems to me the electors of Croatia might have to shake the tree and demand that progress be made towards closer economic ties, culminating in a form of union as demonstrated within the V4 grouping.
Radogost 2 жыл бұрын
Zrinskis great-grandson, Peter Zrinski, was also a military mastermind, in 1663 he ambushed around 10 000 bosnian/otoman raiders with only around 2500 men, 8000 enemies were killed
Cut-Copy-Paste 0
Cut-Copy-Paste 0 2 күн бұрын
Серваљим Османовић
Серваљим Османовић 4 ай бұрын
@Radogost from after the battle of maritsa river 1371. which servians lost despicably and shamefully to up until the berlin congress in 1878. - all in all 507 years of muslim yoke for you😂😂😂😂😂😂 You can't change history by simply lying...... we know😎
Radogost 8 ай бұрын
@Fusrod Fos first i have to pay you a tribute for your honesty, indeed it was 354 years, not 500 like croatian fascists want us to believe. Second, yes it is a loss, every single one of your neighbours hates you now, Islam is now considered to be an evil religion, try going anywhere outside of the muslim world and tell me how the people usually react to someone from that culture. I dont think you guys are that bad right now, there are far worse peoples/nations around the world...
yusuf selimoğlu
yusuf selimoğlu 8 ай бұрын
@Radogost Şu anda eski imparatorluklar yaşamıyor zaten. Osmanlı Sırbistanı 400 yıldan fazla yönetti. Önemli bir tarih kesitidir
agytamas Жыл бұрын
The brother of Peter, named Nikola/Miklós was also a great commander and one of the best authors of the baroque era. He wrote a grand epic about the heroic defense of his great grandfather, published in 1647-48 titled "Szigeti Veszedelem". The epic was translated to croatian by the aforementioned Peter
Ivan Renić
Ivan Renić Жыл бұрын
Brothers forever🇭🇺❤🇭🇷 Zrinski's speech before the final charge: “Let us go out from this burning place into the open and stand up to our enemies. Who dies, he will be with God. Who dies not, his name will be honored. I will go first, and what I do, you do as well. And God as my witness - I will never leave you, my brothers and knights!”
Fervellion 2 жыл бұрын
At the last charge, Zrinski filled his coat with gold coins saying that the man who killed him would not go unrewarded for killing a commander.
An Arriving Winged Hussar
An Arriving Winged Hussar 3 жыл бұрын
These types of battles are what I love about history and warfare. Nothing is more badass then being outnumbered and laughing in the face of death, before fighting to the last man. God bless the heroes of Szigetvar.
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG Жыл бұрын
This is what the Croatian military borderr is used to. Hopelessly outnumbered, grinning contemptuously in the face of the enemy and death. That's what my ancestors (all military borderers) did for more than 400 years. Laughed in the face of the Ottoman Empire. I did that myself in 1991/92 against the Serbs. Das ist es, woran der kroatische Militärgrenzer gewohnt ist. Zahlenmäßig hoffnungslos unterlegen, dem Feind und den Tod verachtend ins Gesicht grinsen. Das haben meine Vorfahren (allesamt Militärgrenzer) mehr als 400 Jahre lang getan. Dem Osmanischen Reich ins Gesicht gelacht. Das habe ich selbst 1991/92 gegenüber den Serben gemacht.
Yeshwant Жыл бұрын
@Tomislav Međeral LoL.
Tomislav Međeral
Tomislav Međeral 2 жыл бұрын
If only you arrived
Rex Croatorum
Rex Croatorum 3 жыл бұрын
Kings and Generals thank you from a croat for covering this battle. You have no idea what it means to me, a history fanatic, to see this event about my small but proud country on your channel. Thank you!
Hrvatska_povijest Жыл бұрын
@Rocket league 🤯 Letila je I vama po jasenovcu glava ali i više 😂
Igor Kovcin
Igor Kovcin 2 жыл бұрын
As a Croatian i can say that we all knew and admire Nikola Šubić Zrinski. Honour to the fallen
Richard Kalfić
Richard Kalfić 3 жыл бұрын
Finally Croatia in the Kings and Generals! More videos about Croatia please 😊
The Senate
The Senate 3 жыл бұрын
I live in Croatia, near the place where Zrinski lived. We have a statue of him and celebrate him as one of national heroes
The Senate
The Senate Жыл бұрын
@Eugen Golubic Dođi u Štrigovu na gemišt
Eugen Golubic
Eugen Golubic Жыл бұрын
@The Senate Čakovec, ali podrijetlo naginje iz donjeg. Tatina strana iz Preloga i okolice.
The Senate
The Senate Жыл бұрын
@Eugen Golubic jesi donje il gornje Medimurje?
Eugen Golubic
Eugen Golubic Жыл бұрын
@The Senate haha isto
The Senate
The Senate Жыл бұрын
@Eugen Golubic jesam
Pokephosgene 3 жыл бұрын
Nice to see this battle showcased. Nikola Zrinski is indeed a massive historical figure in Croatian textbooks.
yusuf selimoğlu
yusuf selimoğlu 8 ай бұрын
Güzel mücadele etmiş ama sonunda öldürülmüş bir kahraman. Bu savaşta zafer pahalı da olsun patron Türklere ait.
DeFact Unit
DeFact Unit 2 жыл бұрын
Benedek Nagy Croatian soldier with Croatian soldiers 😉
Nem Adom-Meg
Nem Adom-Meg 3 жыл бұрын
@Don't search Documenting Reality Cristian hero.
Don't search Documenting Reality
Don't search Documenting Reality 3 жыл бұрын
Hrvatski heroj
Benedek Nagy
Benedek Nagy 3 жыл бұрын
He is in the hungarian textbooks too, along with his great-grand son (also) Nikola Zrinski, who was a famous poet, writer and military commander. The Zrinski family is well liked in Hungary too, as many of them held the title of comes of Zala and Somogy counties in Hungary, captains of hungarian transdanubia, or even the captain of all hungarian forces, like the Nikola mentioned above.
DominikJAX 3 жыл бұрын
Interesting facts about battle of Siget in 1566: 1. In the early stages of the battle Zrinski and his knights would ride out to raid Suleimans army and would come back to the fort with the heads of the Turks they killed tied to their horses. 2. After refusing the offer of surrender Zrinski said to the defenders the reason why he refused the offer of becoming the overlord of whole croatia, he said: "No one will ever point at my children in discontent" 3.Before the last stand and the breach to a heroic death Zrinski embroidered gold coins inside his robes as a reward to the man who kills him. 4. He sentenced to death some of the inhabitants for looting during the fires and chaos of the battle
Berkzy HD
Berkzy HD 8 ай бұрын
@vitalalive69 facts again
Berkzy HD
Berkzy HD 8 ай бұрын
@vitalalive69 facts
The statistician
The statistician 2 жыл бұрын
@bognar i speak german, i will look for a german version then!
bognar 2 жыл бұрын
@The statistician no problem. I have noticed that there also some sources in Hungarian and German, so you can check them too (unfortunately for me, I dont speak any of those languages)
Andreas Löf
Andreas Löf 3 ай бұрын
Respect for Zrinski for his superior effort and courage. Even after they all were killed, they manage to kille 3000 more, that's just insane. It must been rigged or some suicide bomber, that did that. So many interresting stories and people that gave their life that is out their, it should be a Hollywood movie but unfortunely Hollywood only do same movie over and over, is sad.
Vherox 2 жыл бұрын
Fun fact: After this battle Zrinski was compared to Leonidas and this whole battle was compared to the Battle of Thermopylay
Sapienti Sat
Sapienti Sat Жыл бұрын
Sto ti dode Jure?
Jebonne Christian Cabardo
Jebonne Christian Cabardo Жыл бұрын
It was also what I thought about
Neeraj V
Neeraj V 3 жыл бұрын
The Kings and Generals Ottoman series is one of the greatest historical docuseries no cap
Masaru kun
Masaru kun 4 ай бұрын
@Kayser dude i just said, kings & generals is a great source, the video you're sadly commenting on?
Kayser 4 ай бұрын
@Masaru kun I reading books not watching youtube channels you have no sources but i have
Masaru kun
Masaru kun 4 ай бұрын
@Kayser are you trying to argue against me or the entire concept of this video series? skanderburg is known for being a resilient and resourceful leader who lasted out far longer than he should against far superior forces. if you didnt know that, i recommend watching kings & generals!
Kayser 4 ай бұрын
@Masaru kun So what is your answer?What is your source
Kayser 4 ай бұрын
@Masaru kun And "pushed back"means defeated in siege war 😹
Mario Tudor
Mario Tudor 2 жыл бұрын
Nikola Subic Zrinski is one of Croatia‘s greatest national heroes. You can see his monuments even today in Zagreb, Vienna and Budapest
The Sassy Reviewer
The Sassy Reviewer 6 ай бұрын
Yeah my ass you can ...all overshadowed by Tudjman and Pavelic
thtk 3 жыл бұрын
As a Turkish i knew we had a victory on zigetvar but never knew how steel balled the defenders were. Huge respects to Zrynski and his soldiers
Petra Petrakoliou
Petra Petrakoliou 2 ай бұрын
I am ashamed of Hungarians and Croats of today arguing about a siege in which they cooperated so well together, especially of Hungarians, being myself Hungarian. I think the Treaty of Trianon is the major culprit in making us forget that for 800 years we were friends. Funny we don't have now these arguments with the Turks but between ourselves. A thought also to the great Suleyman, who died there, although he was a ruthless murderer as are all the great conquerors of history...
Zyzz's Disciples
Zyzz's Disciples 2 ай бұрын
Turkey is a small nation
KRIZAR 4 ай бұрын
@Kkkkk no is not he was 10000 % pure Croat
Kenshirogoku Loza
Kenshirogoku Loza 5 ай бұрын
@Józsi Nagy funny how you guys tend to exclude that he was born from Šubić family, famous croatian/dalmatian noble family. Also, you mention ironically, "is there a authentic source for this 95%" and then in the same line you pollute the comment space with a complete nonsense how, I quote, "Zriny never called himself Nikola Zrinski, nor did his contemporaries". Where are your sources? You can try to falsificate our history (which you've been doing for centuries in Austro-Hungary, but you will never succeed. Most of the Croats are aware of their history, good or bad. Your propaganda won't work. Did not work then and it won't work now.
Savy Traveler
Savy Traveler 3 жыл бұрын
On one university in Japan, a song U Boj, from Opera Nikola Subic Zrinski is popular and all graduates are singing it. It is interesting how they learned about the song.. After the I WW, ship from Austrian Navy, was stuck in one coastal city in Japan, needed maintenance & repair, so the sailors stayed there for some time. Most of the sailors were Croats, Checks, Hungarians etc, and since they would sing a song about Zrinski, locals learnt it as well. Just recently, few years ago, the quire from Japanese university visited Croatia and sung the song about Zrinski, that they learnt from sailors after I WW. They performed in national opera house in Zagreb, and their performance was more then stunning.
bognar 2 жыл бұрын
True. For a long time Japanese didnt know that it is Croatian song. When they found out and what it say, they said that it was deeply emotional for them. And for a reason - main principles of bushido can be applied here, because Zrinski lived by similar principles. He said - it is better to die honorable death than live dishonorable life.
Drago Drazenovic
Drago Drazenovic 2 жыл бұрын
LECityLECLEC 2 жыл бұрын
People Call It Poetry
People Call It Poetry 2 жыл бұрын
Min Tin you probably never heard of Sabaton
dorzsboss 2 жыл бұрын
Interesting story.
Ustanik 3 жыл бұрын
When his soliders asked are there any reinforcements coming, Zrinjski said: "The king is too far and God is too high (in the sky), we are on our own"
Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny 8 ай бұрын
@Jolic Ante Not a priest, 4 nobles and 3 soldiers werent executed among the caotured defenders. See my previous post 🙂
Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny 8 ай бұрын
@Oğuz Kağan Önder Not true, a few dozen of soldiers were captured and only 7 werent executed and were exchanged. Franjo Crnko, Berto Gereci, Stjepan Orsic, Gaspar Alapic and 3 soldiers. Franjo Crnko was Zrinskis chronicler and secretary and he wrote a book about the siege later. Most we know today about it we know it from there. The book is "Podsjedanje i osvajanje Sigeta"
Jolic Ante
Jolic Ante 9 ай бұрын
@Oğuz Kağan Önder there was a priest that managed to escape out of the fortress to tell the last days and the ending
Corto Maltese
Corto Maltese Жыл бұрын
@Enes Akhan You die only once. You can runaway or stand and fight. He chose to fight. By doing this he will be remembered for his bravery. This spirit of heroism echoed in Croatia 1991-1995.
xerxen100 Жыл бұрын
@Oğuz Kağan Önder Not exactly. Some of his soldiers are Spies among the Turks. They were listened his speech, and later escaped to report their king.
void 3 жыл бұрын
Amazing video, explaining everything very well and detailed. Long live Croatia and Hungary in brotherhood.
UNS GUS 2 жыл бұрын
Horvatska Banovina Ajmo sad zbog hedervarya mrziti sve madjare i pljunut na suradnju dugu 900 godina. progresivno zar ne?
UNS GUS 2 жыл бұрын
@GreciAwesomeMan GreciAwesomeMan i jako puno branitelja madjarske nacionaliste je takodje bilo
GreciAwesomeMan GreciAwesomeMan
GreciAwesomeMan GreciAwesomeMan 2 жыл бұрын
Mislim, manje-vise dobro se slazemo tu u Baranji i sjevernoj Slavoniji i Osijeku, ali to je samo lokalno prijateljstvo i definitivno se ne odnosi na cijelu Hrvatsku. I činjenica je da su Mađari na crno nama prodavali oruzje za vrijeme embarga na Jugoslaviju 90-ih
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG 2 жыл бұрын
@UNS GUS dobar savjet gospon. A po tim evropskim kljigama Madari nama nikad nisu bili prijatelji niti su to danas. Nikad se nisu mogli pomiriti sa cinjenicom, da smo mi Hrvati slobodan, suveren narod. Izgleda, da je to i vama promaklo. Ako su vam Madari najbolji prijatelji izvolite se preseliti u Madarsku.
Drawy McDrawface
Drawy McDrawface 3 жыл бұрын
What an absolute mad lad. The type of figure the world needs to remember.
Jo Bo
Jo Bo 3 жыл бұрын
The last charge of Zrinski reminds me of helms deep when aragorn rallies the troops to ride out one more time. Sad that there was no Gandalf to help Zrinski.
Say what now?
Say what now? 11 ай бұрын
@LuftWaffe ME 109bf bruh 😐
Deniz1923 Жыл бұрын
Gandalf arrives in the shape of Sobieski, 117 years later. I suspect that's where Toliken got his 'inspiration' from; although he would've more than probably staunchly denied it if queried.
Quincy Morris
Quincy Morris Жыл бұрын
@LuftWaffe ME 109bf saying the Ottomans had the same values as the west is ridiculous pluralistic history. It’s not absurd to say that this battle saved western civilization. Had the Ottomans conquered Europe then it would have been a total change to their values, culture and morals. If both sides were the same as you claim then they wouldn’t be fighting
Quincy Morris
Quincy Morris Жыл бұрын
@LuftWaffe ME 109bf it’s ok to support a side if you think that side was more in the right. Only support both sides of you think both sides are equally justified.
Tristan Thorburn
Tristan Thorburn 3 жыл бұрын
Awesome defiance in the face of certain death. Seems an even greater feat of courage and grit and stubbornness than the 300 Spartans. 20,000+ wins by a massively outnumbered army. Truly awe-inspiring.
tunnar79 3 жыл бұрын
To be fair,what the fuck else can you do when all the diplomatic bridges have been burned? You'll be killed even if you surrender,so you might as well go down fighting like there's no tomorrow (because there literally isn't).
Dimitris b
Dimitris b 3 жыл бұрын
I can't of course verify that this siege was a direct tactical inspiration, but it is remarkably similar to the siege of Mesologgi during the greek war of independence 250 years later. The defenders even sallied out against the ottoman-egyptian army and a lot of them even made it out. This event is also immortalised in many paintings which also look similar to the picture shown in the video. Man, I hope we get to see that event later on in the series.
Arman Aldan
Arman Aldan 3 жыл бұрын
What a great story! Thank you for popularizing such honorable men and their deeds!
Petar Brzica
Petar Brzica 2 жыл бұрын
Just came here to say that IM PROUD TO BE CROAT! 🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷
hgkghk hgkgh
hgkghk hgkgh 3 жыл бұрын
The Subic family one of the most influential and powerful aristocrat family from Croatia. Wiith the union of Hungary and Croatia they retained their powerful positions. For example Charles I of Hungary became king thanks to the support Paul I Subic. Later a cadet branch of the family recieved the Castle of Zrin as a fief. So they take the name Zrinski (Hungarian: Zrínyi) meaning "those of Zrin". The Zrinski family was a staunch supporter of the Habsburg family, until theeir fall from grace in the beginning of the 18th century.
Sapienti Sat
Sapienti Sat Жыл бұрын
They sold us to Arpad....queen Jelena gave the croatian throne to her matter there was an heir of Trpimirovic dinasty to the throne of Croatia
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG Жыл бұрын
@Joe Kerr Chapeau! I'm really amazed. Never expected to meet someone here on one of the portals who knows such details about the history of my country. How come a Joe Kerr is interested in something like this? These details are not even known to the mass of Europeans. Chapeau! Ich bin wirklich erstaunt. Hätte nie erwartet, auf einem der Portale hier jemandem zu begegnen, der solche Details über die Geschichte meines Landes kennt. Wie kommt es, dass ein Joe Kerr sich für so etwas interessiert. Diese Details sind nicht einmal der Masse der Europäer bekannt.
scott left
scott left 3 жыл бұрын
Habsburgs gave the Croats to Italian nobles as pesants.
DominusZG 3 жыл бұрын
Nikola Šubić Zrinski and his men are true heroes of their time. He is immortal and in company with true God now, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit and all the heavenly host. He is an embodiment of true christian, a knight. Thanks K&G, I was waiting for this for a long time. Greeting from Croatia! +++ DEUS VULT +++
VladderGraf 3 жыл бұрын
Finally, I thought: "How long till another Ottoman episode?" - this series is AWESOME!!!
LECityLECLEC 2 жыл бұрын
Totally agreed! It'd be much harder to follow via reading like 20 books.
Deluna85403 3 жыл бұрын
Me too 😂
Sleepy Bear
Sleepy Bear 3 жыл бұрын
Me too
barbiquearea 3 жыл бұрын
You and me both buddy.
Broken Bridge
Broken Bridge 3 жыл бұрын
A pretty impressive video. The defenders were heroic to the end. My compliments to them.
Ma Le
Ma Le Жыл бұрын
Now on to the Siege of Gvozdansko, another epic battle of few against many worthy of a movie spectacle that none knows about.
David Czege
David Czege 3 жыл бұрын
Another fun fact: The great grandson of Nikola Zrinski (or Zrínyi Miklós in Hungarian), named also Nikola Zrinski, wrote the well-known Hungarian epic poem, The Peril of Sziget (Szigeti veszedelem), roughly 100 years later, as a commemoration of his ancestor's bravery, and to raise the spirit of the Hungarian nation that was by that time all but overwhelmed by the Ottomans.
Srećko Čuvalo
Srećko Čuvalo 2 жыл бұрын
Ottoman army: ''This will be a short siege.'' Every singel defender of Szigetvar: ''So I took that personaly.''
Efe HATIPO Жыл бұрын
I don't think they expected to be short as Szigetvar is a though castle composed of 3 different islands. Plus, their enemy knew the territory better than them, they probably expected to have more casualties but maybe not that many. This was Suleiman's last attempt to die as a soldier rather than on his deathbed. But, it made a great history and gave change Hungarians to defend their castle bravely.
RedTree123 3 жыл бұрын
Im Croatian and honored to see you portray Zrinski correctly!
PsychoBurner666 Жыл бұрын
For those claiming Zrinski to be Hungarian, Nikola IV Šubić Zrinski was 100% Croatian. His father Nikola III Zrinski was a Croat and his mother was Jelena Karlović from the Croat tribe Gusić, parents were Croats, born in Croatia. Šubićs are a old Croat noble family. His father Nikola III is known for his attendance of the 1527 election in Cetin when Ferdinand I, Archduke of Austria was chosen by the Croatian nobility as the new king of Croatia. Among the seals of six Croatian noblemen on the charter confirming the election, there is also his seal.
slavko bikic
slavko bikic Жыл бұрын
David Szakacs The problem for Croatia starts after ottoman conquest...when habsburg reconquered 90 percent of Hungary and only 20 percent of Croatia(whole bosnia was under ottomans, dalmatia, istra under venice). So Croatians became inferior to Hungarians in numbers, but they were always two crowns Hungarian crown and Croatia et Dalmatia crown.
slavko bikic
slavko bikic Жыл бұрын
David Szakacs it was more complicated then what you say about Croatia belonging to Hungary. Some parts were under Venice some parts were idependente as Bosnian Kingdom...but bro Croatia and Hungary were in personal union. It was more of a merge then takeover. Example of Croatian authonomy is the situation where Croatians pick their own king Ladislaus of Naples amd crown him in Biograd.
slavko bikic
slavko bikic Жыл бұрын
David Szakacs was fighting for habsburgs....if croatia fought on mohacs for hungarian crown( was personal union) then every battle after mohacs was fought for habsburg crown.
slavko bikic
slavko bikic Жыл бұрын
@Enes Akhan habsburg were rulers
Aštar Šeran
Aštar Šeran 3 жыл бұрын
We owe a lot to Zrinsky. What a hero.
Arseniy Tikhonov
Arseniy Tikhonov 3 жыл бұрын
I can’t find the right word to express my fascination over the bravery and the sense of duty of the people who lived back there. Not only I myself, but noone among my numerous friends and acquaintances would be capable of making a voluntary decision to remain in the fort which is doomed to be taken... My mind literally refuses to believe that the power of will displayed by the defenders ever existed in the hearts of mere mortal humans like myself. Thank you very much Kings & Generals.! Your videos are not only very entertaining and informative, there are also truly, truly inspiring!
bognar 2 жыл бұрын
@Enes Akhan not true. They had many opportunities to flee (lots of historical writtings confirm that /stored in Hungary national museum), but they chose to stay and fight. Zrinski said - it is better to die honorable death than live dishonorable life.
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG 2 жыл бұрын
@Great Wolf As German philosophers coined the phrase "Life is not the highest of goods", they took Nikola Subic Zrinjski and his men as examples. Since time immemorial, there have been Croats, women and men in every generation who live and die after it. For us Croats (for the real ones), "being" still counts, not "have"! Als deutsche Philosophen den Satz, das Motto prägten "Das Leben ist das höchste der Güter nicht" nahmenn sie Nikola Subic Zrinjski und seine Männer als Vorbild. Seit Menschengedenken gibt es unter den Kroaten in jeder Generation Frauen und Männer, die danach leben und auch sterben. Für uns Kroaten (für die Echten) zählt immer noch das "Sein", nicht das "Haben"!
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG 2 жыл бұрын
@Abo Trump That is not true. Look at what happened in Vukovar. What happened all over Croatia when the Serbs tried to exterminate the Croats in 1991, to destroy Croatia. Das stimmt so nicht. Sehen Sich an, was in Vukovar passiert ist. Was in ganz Kroatien passiert ist, als die Serben 1991 versucht haben, die Kroaten auszurotten, Kroatien zu vernichten.
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG 2 жыл бұрын
@Goran Radosevic That´s the point "as we are not English odr French"! We are just "Granicari" Croatian military border guards. "Krene l dusman s bilo koje strane, unuci ce granicu da brane."
tomo123 3 жыл бұрын
Zrinski's head was later returned and buried in the Zrinski family tomb in Cakovec. the museum there also holds his sabre
Chizalac Nawy
Chizalac Nawy 3 жыл бұрын
@Don't search Documenting Reality so that whole world can understand us.
Don't search Documenting Reality
Don't search Documenting Reality 3 жыл бұрын
Zasto pisete na engleskom,kad ste Hrvati
Sir Copperfield
Sir Copperfield 3 жыл бұрын
*Between Zadar and Šibenik
mikeshogunlee 3 жыл бұрын
I understand less than 80% of what either of you said, But I feel smarter for have read your comments. :)
House of Subic
House of Subic 3 жыл бұрын
House of Subic to which Zrinski belonged was from Bribir in the background of Zadar in Dalmatia, not from Cakovec. Zrinski was Dalmatian.
Velkan 3 жыл бұрын
12:38 that's in between epic and hillarious Not even death could prevent a man of rejoicing after such a play. I'll remember Zrinski, and Sziegtvár. Great video guys
Wilsontheknight 3 жыл бұрын
Just when you think the guy had nothing left he throws you a giant middle finger and kills 3,000 of your troops
The Great Sallinger Kaiser
The Great Sallinger Kaiser 8 күн бұрын
The Ottomans literally lost half of their army by the end of August. For a little castle, they sacrificed more than 20,000 of their soldiers
Iron Bridge
Iron Bridge 3 жыл бұрын
Always wondered where the famed toughness of the Croatians came from. That resilience was forged centuries ago.
Серваљим Османовић
Серваљим Османовић 4 ай бұрын
@Kkkkk" Ego mihi conscius aliter sum, etenim non degenerem me Croatam et quidem Zrinium esse scio " his grandson in a letter to zagreb župan in 1659. The very same zrinski who wrote first hungarian epic.... You are bore
Серваљим Османовић
Серваљим Османовић 4 ай бұрын
@Kkkkk male line croatian....
Berkzy HD
Berkzy HD 8 ай бұрын
Turks are the tough ones not slavs they wish though
Kkkkk Жыл бұрын
He was mixed
Charlie The Unicorn
Charlie The Unicorn Жыл бұрын
@Stefan Dusan You're right, I'm sorry. I always have been a sore winner Btw sretna Oluja!
Dr. Nope
Dr. Nope 3 жыл бұрын
It's fascinating to see so many similarities in the course of events between the siege of Szigetvar and the siege of Messolongi during the Greek war of independence of 1821. Both sieges cost the Ottomans a great deal of men and time and ended in a heroic exodus.
Mitch Kelleher
Mitch Kelleher 3 жыл бұрын
I'm usually into more ancient or recent history, so I never knew much about the Ottoman invasions beyond a little involving Vlad the Impaler, but this has probably become my favorite series. The epic stories of bravery and sacrifice are incredible and I usually end up watching these with tears in my eyes. Thank you for making these!
tomo123 3 жыл бұрын
if you look at the map of Ottoman conquets in Europe, the part they held for a long time is the most poor and underdeveloped in Europe.We still suffer the consuequences of 500 years of struggle to survive the invasions
Frank Bilic
Frank Bilic 2 жыл бұрын
After watching video of "Siege of Vienna" couple weeks ago I commented how they constantly avoiding to mention or realis the video of "Battle of Siget" where 4000 Croatian fought against 100,000 Turks and surely there it is, thank you Kings and Generals
Lecno 3 жыл бұрын
Finally! Small Croatia receives some recognition! Thank you!
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG Жыл бұрын
@ThePtoleme As a child, I asked an old man (who served in WW I under my great-grandfather), why are we so few? "Whoever remains on the battlefield at 20 or 22 leaves no children, no heirs," he replied. For more than those 400 years mentioned above, no one in my family knew his grandfather. Over time, we became less and less. Als Kind habe ich einen alten Mann (der im I. WW unter meinem Urgroßvater gedient hat) gefragt, warum sind wir so wenige? "Wer mit 20 oder 22 auf dem Schlachtfeld liegen bleibt, hinterlässt keine Kinder, keine Erben" hat er mir geantwortet. Mehr als diese 400 oben erwähnten Jahre lang, kannte niemand in meiner Familie seinen Großvater. Mit der Zeit wurden wir immer weniger.
Blueslover Delux
Blueslover Delux 2 жыл бұрын
@samo covek pa ima još heroja,Gotovina,Bobetko,Matijaš,Zadro,noviji primjeri
bognar 2 жыл бұрын
Same thing was federation of yougoslavia (well, not the same - yugoslavia was worse at the end, as we all witnessed)
Croatian Princ Hassan
Croatian Princ Hassan 2 жыл бұрын
@samo covek Jebu kompleksi a?
sylvain falquet
sylvain falquet 3 жыл бұрын
this entire series has so many crazy siege battles! love it
Rejdi Zeneli
Rejdi Zeneli 3 жыл бұрын
A true medieval "Thermopylae". Respect! 🇦🇱🇭🇷
Rejdi Zeneli
Rejdi Zeneli 2 ай бұрын
@Ibras Croatia and Albania are natural allies in the illyric peninsula. Respect 🇭🇷🇦🇱💪
Sandor Kovacs
Sandor Kovacs 3 жыл бұрын
All that I can say to Croatian bro's: Thanks to joined and lead the army of Szigetvar (gave us Miklós Zrínyi). What an epic battle was that (20.000 losses for the Ottoman army, unfortunately almost the entire defender army died) . This is one of the reason why I'm really happy that the Hungarian army modernization program called Zrinyi 2026.
bon giovi
bon giovi 3 жыл бұрын
Sandor Kovacs Just don’t forget that Hungary 🇭🇺 is an observer country at Turkic Council (Ural-Altaic Kurultaj) Hopefully Huns of Attila and, Bulgars of Volga 🇧🇬 will be strong again, religions age is over, Hajra Turan!
fuac 3 жыл бұрын
Video length is 14:53, I see what you did there :D
Rafan Al Naeel
Rafan Al Naeel Жыл бұрын
LaserDotTV 2 жыл бұрын
Plo Koon no eastern Roman noises
Science in society
Science in society 2 жыл бұрын
14:54 on my IPad
TheUncommonPerson 3 жыл бұрын
14:54 here as well.
Murat Durmaz
Murat Durmaz 3 жыл бұрын
@Yasin Aydın I think your device is broken.
Marko Antonije Kopričanec
Marko Antonije Kopričanec 3 жыл бұрын
You need to do one on Gvozdansko, it was far more gruesome and symbollic of resistance! The defenders literally died on the walls from exposure rather than give up their castle.
Mislav Čović
Mislav Čović 3 жыл бұрын
As soon as I saw the name of the video, I immediately clicked on the video :) Also please do the battle of Sisak in 1593 :) Love you guys! ❤❤❤❤
Сахер Салама
Сахер Салама 3 жыл бұрын
It sue be but still battle of lepanto and battles with persia in 1580s
Thabo Muso
Thabo Muso 3 жыл бұрын
The defenders fought with a Samurai-like dedication. Very impressive. A repeated theme in these battles with the Ottoman Empire seems to be the slaughter of the elite Jannitsar troops used as cannon fodder in the frontlines.
Thabo Muso
Thabo Muso 6 ай бұрын
@gghb_bbb exactly. Although that it should be remembered that the Jannisars were also great soldiers with a high morale.
gghb_bbb 6 ай бұрын
@Thabo Muso weren't the janassaris converted christian soldiers from the Balkans? It makes sense, why they were used as canon folder
Kresimir Cvitkovic
Kresimir Cvitkovic 2 жыл бұрын
@Normacly And hero of Omaha Norman Cota was Croat like Zrinski. And Stipe Miocic UFC champion.
Arda Gurbuz
Arda Gurbuz 3 жыл бұрын
@Thabo Muso I suppose it is true. If it was in the era before the gunpowder than the knights would have the upper hand because of their superior armor, but they didn't adopt to gunpowder usage so they were soon obsolete.
Normacly 3 жыл бұрын
It is strandard strategy to use the best troops to ensure a sucessful assault. For example, during D-Day, the US knew Omaha would be the most fortified beach. Hence, the US Army choose its 2 most veteran divisions to secure Omaha. Then, dropping paratroopers, elite infantrh behind enemy line to distrup enemy forces and to capture key strategic points.
Sir Copperfield
Sir Copperfield 3 жыл бұрын
Zrinjski is still celebrated as the greatest Croatian hero.
Kenshirogoku Loza
Kenshirogoku Loza 5 ай бұрын
@samo covek samo siri propagandu. Kako siješ tako ces i pozeti, vjeruj mi.
András Angyal
András Angyal Жыл бұрын
He was hungarian. I know that you do not have own history. And you must stole historic heroes from other countries like. But croatia has his own heros.
cali done
cali done 2 жыл бұрын
According to some Turkish sources, the target of the campaign was Eger, which was previously besieged but not conquered. However in the meantime, Zrinksi was raiding into Ottoman territory, so they wanted to punish him. Overall historians also often mention that, there was peace with Habsburgs at that time, campaign was already needless and meant to be a respond to popular unrest due to unsuccessful Malta Siege, previous year. Suleiman was already very ill at the beginning of the campaign and prebably knew he won't see Istanbol again. He stilled marched at the head of army at the age of 72, which was very old for that century (still old as well) btw Eastern Hungary (Erdel) was an Ottaman vassal just like Wallachia and Moldovia. The map has a problem there.
LocalHeretic 1127
LocalHeretic 1127 3 жыл бұрын
Zrinski was a total badass. great video.
Halil F Kavak
Halil F Kavak 3 жыл бұрын
My respect for the great general Zrinski
Arthur Wellesley
Arthur Wellesley 3 жыл бұрын
That last war part when zwrinsky's Cannons charge over the bridge and zwrinsky himself charge passing through the bridge for the final assault, is something to be made into a movie.
Rhor 3 жыл бұрын
The moment you mentioned Zrinski I somehow knew he would be a badass, and my god he was.
sedeslav 3 жыл бұрын
Excellent historic analysis and very objective. Nicely done! :)
Baja002 3 жыл бұрын
Popular aria "U boj, u boj" from opera "Nikola Šubić Zrinski" is sung and known even today in Japan. This battle was such an inspiration that even during and after WW1 Czech legion was singing it, eventually ending in Japan where Japanese liked it so much they still preform it today. You can look it up on YT as well.
FiveLiver 3 жыл бұрын
I am 60 and am sorry to admit that I have never heard of the Siege of Szigetvar - makes the Alamo look like a tea party.
Серваљим Османовић
Серваљим Османовић 4 ай бұрын
Alamo is PR
Mike Benko
Mike Benko 2 жыл бұрын
The thing is... Up until the Civil War every engagement fought in North America would have been considered mostly just a minor dust up between European powers. That's why the American Civil War was so impactful both for the American national consciousness and for how the rest of the world view America.
FiveLiver 2 жыл бұрын
Min Tin The Ottoman Empire was dismembered by Christian powers - it only survived as long as it did because of Britain protecting it from Russia in the 19thC. Once Britain changed it's mind, it was no more.
FiveLiver 2 жыл бұрын
Min Tin Really? What were British and French troops doing in Constantinople in 1918? Russians were meant o be there too, and had there not been the Bolshevik Revolution that city would be in Orthodox hands today.
Antonio Sessa
Antonio Sessa 2 жыл бұрын
We DEFINITELY need more of this in the modern world. Too many people are afraid to "die with their boots on". Detonating the powder magazine after the final charge was nice little F you to the besieging army.
Smart Baba
Smart Baba 3 жыл бұрын
He was brave, He fought till end. Respect from #India.
Sarantis Sporidis
Sarantis Sporidis 3 ай бұрын
Respect to the braves of Croatia from Greece.
White Smoke
White Smoke 2 ай бұрын
hahaha thanx! we call him Croatian Leonidas
Puff Freckleburger
Puff Freckleburger 3 жыл бұрын
You guys never disappoint. Keep up the great work!
Marcigyerek Marci
Marcigyerek Marci 3 жыл бұрын
György Szondy was a Hungarian soldier and the captain of Drégely Castle. He defended the castle with 146 soldiers against 12000 ottoman army in 1552. The battle hold for 4 days. He was a respected soldier, even by his Turkish foes, whose recognition can be seen by his burial by Hadim Ali Pasha with full military honours. Ali Pasha acknowledged Szondy's bravery, and ordered an ornate marble sarcophagus to be made for Szondy.
Matej Barta
Matej Barta 4 ай бұрын
@Marcigyerek Marci wtf?
Matej Barta
Matej Barta 4 ай бұрын
@Marcigyerek Marci Jesus Christ man, only in my family I have czechoslovak legionare who fought in russian anabase. ( one of the most fascinating military deeds in history), one member of Independent Czechoslovak Paratroopers Brigade who fight in Dukla pass and one RAF aircrewman.
Marcigyerek Marci
Marcigyerek Marci 4 ай бұрын
@Stephie Wino you are not slavs. genetically you are not just your language and culture. Hungarians has more slavic than croatians. Hungary R1a haplogroup like slovaks.
Matej Barta
Matej Barta 4 ай бұрын
@Marcigyerek MarciYes, he was of slovak origin just like, Adam Javorka- Rákóczi's War of Independence, Gyorgy Kmety,- Hungarian Revolution of 1848.....
David Deritei
David Deritei 3 жыл бұрын
Fun fact: the Hungarian Military Academy is to this day named after Zrinski (Zrínyi Miklós -- his Hungarian name).
kokosova livada
kokosova livada 10 ай бұрын
@INCOherent SYnthesis Kuhen hedervary familiar? How did we backstab you?
Kkkkk Жыл бұрын
@Don't search Documenting Reality his mom from Széchy family would say ltherwise
Kkkkk Жыл бұрын
@Don't search Documenting Reality he was half hungarian
András Bäck
András Bäck Жыл бұрын
@Crvenkapica IV. ZNG Then only one question for you: if you were to write poems, would you write them in German? I communicate a lot in English (nearly not as many as my native Hungarian, because I'm still at home, not moved to another country. Mostly for work) but if I were to write poems, I would choose the language that is the closest to my heart, just like anyone else I guess. And I wouldn't think it was too different those times. I understand what you're saying, that using mostly German doesn't make you German, but choosing a language for expressing your feelings about love, patriotism, history and everything else that's inside you is a different matter I think. But I may be wrong of course. And I'm not stupid know that the Zrinjski family is a Croatian family, but in those times being Hungarian or being part of that idea wasn't that simple only defined by blood, and wasn't even an exclusive thing. These people - Croatians, Hungarians and so many others were making these efforts together. The upcoming eras made them forget that unfortunately, but that's for a different argument. Btw I don't speak German, my name may be a little confusing, but as far as my family can relate we are Hungarians, but obviously with German roots somewhere.
Joey Chestnut
Joey Chestnut Жыл бұрын
@Crvenkapica IV. ZNG We're speaking of 2 different zrnski's. I was talking about Nikola vii not nikola iv. nice post though bro . ZDS
Ali Pala
Ali Pala 3 жыл бұрын
As a Turk, I'd like to say that Zrinski is a real hero for Christians. I respect him because he was a brave commander. May both Sultan Suleiman and Zrinski rest in peace. They played their roles in this world and passed away. No need to have more clashes between people. This is history and past is past.
Haroon Shahid
Haroon Shahid 4 ай бұрын
@Mario Tudor and suleiman is also one of the national heros of muslim world till today and the mightest monarch of the 16th century
Haroon Shahid
Haroon Shahid 4 ай бұрын
@Arn what europeans did with the world ,seems like you had missed your history classes,mend your own house first
MD. Abdullah
MD. Abdullah 7 ай бұрын
😁 History repeats bro
Istvan Balogh
Istvan Balogh 8 ай бұрын
​@Quincy Morris Sorry to say this but I think that's a rather rosy way of looking at things. Conflict between groups of people emerge most commonly because of resources they both want access to. That's not the only reason but I'd say probably the most common one. Even if both groups had a non tyranical leadership it still happened if they wanted the same resource. That was most commonly land during historical times. My point is tyranny is not a necessary precondition for atmed conflict. Two or more groups wanting the same resource is.
Goran A. Majetić
Goran A. Majetić Жыл бұрын
@Ilyas Taban It's all a matter of perspective. They were Janissaries ... So, soldiers from these parts ... They didn't have children. Zrinski defended his homeland, his family and his way of life. If the Turks had won then, he would not have had a homeland, women would have been raped and children taken into slavery.
Leszek Wolkowski
Leszek Wolkowski 3 жыл бұрын
Chwała Honoru Zrinskiemu!
Madness 3 жыл бұрын
Love stories like this. The sheer amount of fuck you Zrinski was packing is awe-inspiring and simultaneously hilarious. I wish more people understood how much fun history can be.
R2 j
R2 j Жыл бұрын
Huge respect for brave Zrinyi and brave people 👏👏
the Rav
the Rav 10 ай бұрын
We Croats were on the border with ottomans during the 15th and 16th century and often acted as the last bastion of Christianity between the Ottomans and the rest of the Europe. We were devout Christians and consider it a duty to defend to the last man if needed, however it has to be said that Ottomans were very often respectful and offered good treaties and held onto their words. In many ways I consider Ottomans to be among the most honourable and reasonable nations during medieval era, and they often offered really good terms to anyone who would show a degree of honor themselves.
Da Bome
Da Bome Жыл бұрын
Mad respect to Croatian hero Zrinski from a Serb!!! 👏👏👏💪💪💪
Da Bome
Da Bome Жыл бұрын
@Kkkkk whateva
Kkkkk Жыл бұрын
You mean a half croat half croatian
Raul-Alexandru Petrescu
Raul-Alexandru Petrescu 3 жыл бұрын
This is the definition of courage, heroism, and self-sacrifice
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG Жыл бұрын
In a period of more than 400 years, no one in my family knew his grandfather. I don't know mine either. For more than 400 years, my ancestors led the lance for the Holy Roman Empire. As the last my great-grandfather in the first WW as Imperial Royal Ulan. Siget is not the only example of Croatian courage, Croatian determination. We have dozens of such examples. Sisak, Sinj to name just two others. We are the wall of Christendom. In einer Periode von mehr als 400 Jahren kannte niemand in meiner Familie seinen Großvater. Auch ich kenne meinen nicht. Mehr als 400 Jahre lang führten meine Vorfahren die Lanze für das Heilige Römische Reich. Als letzter mein Urgroßvater im I. WW als Kaiserlich Königlicher Ulan. Siget ist nicht das einzige Beispiel für kroatischen Mut, kroatische Entschlossenheit. Wir haben Dutzende solcher Beispiele. Sisak, Sin um nur zwei weitere zu nennen. Wir sind der Wall der Christenheit.
madCRO 3 жыл бұрын
Lile Stojkovic And of course there has to be a serb who calls croats fascists while popular parties in your country have absolutely no problem burning the croatian flag in the middle of the capital city...
Raul-Alexandru Petrescu
Raul-Alexandru Petrescu 3 жыл бұрын
@Don't search Documenting Reality Proud to hear that
King Kong
King Kong 3 жыл бұрын
@Don't search Documenting Reality I saw that in the balkan war! 1991-1995
Don't search Documenting Reality
Don't search Documenting Reality 3 жыл бұрын
We Croatians are like that
freethinker1 3 жыл бұрын
Another phenomenal video with amazing production from the narration and research to the epic score that highlights the critical moment of the battle when the end is near. With all the elements coming together the hair stand up on the back of you neck and you live in hope for the miracle or are filled with inspiration at the last stand. Finally I love the sneaky powder keg tactics of the Hapsburg army.
Yaldabaoth 3 жыл бұрын
Zrinski would have made for an extraordinary Astartes. What a badass.
connann barbarin
connann barbarin 3 жыл бұрын
planet broke before the guard did
Raws2000 3 жыл бұрын
What a legendary defence and battle , may they never be forgotten
UltraVista007 Жыл бұрын
@KingsAndGenerals - I'm currently rewatching quite a lot of your documentaries as they appear in my suggested list, and as they're always nice to watch (I've watched the documentary of the siege of Malta like 5 times by now ^^). One tiny detail, though: at 13:40, the Treaty of Adrianople was signed with Maximilian II, not Maximilian I who died almost half a century before these events. :)
Phil R Historical Miniatures.
Phil R Historical Miniatures. 3 жыл бұрын
Such a fascinating page of History....and inspirationnal for us, love the diversity of the Ottoman army, just perfect for our miniatures...Top notch video once again, love the animations and maps!😍😍😍
Wazih Murshed
Wazih Murshed 3 жыл бұрын
Great video!! And I really hoped you'd talk about the siege of Szigetvar for a long long time. Loved this! BUT... Is this the last we'll see of Suleiman? You guys mentioned making a video about his campaign against the Safavids during your video about the sieges of Eger and Buda. I was wondering you were going to do it like the Mongol Invasion of Vietnam, which you covered after the invasion of Japan where it was already mentioned that Kublai Khan died.
Haroldas Butkus
Haroldas Butkus 3 жыл бұрын
It's midnight in Eastern Europe. And I'm thinking. May I reward myself with another Kings n Generals video or do I watch it before work tommorow? God damn, Kings n generals, the content which you put in those videos are priceless. Bless you man for giving us all this information for free and puting so much time in this. Your videos became like a stronghold for me once bad mood or negativity affects me. You cheer me up. God bless you homie.
gromi80 3 жыл бұрын
This age, gave birth many heroes in Hungary. An equally epic and sad battle was the siege of Drégely during the Ottoman-Hungarian Wars. The captain of the castle, Szondy György and his warriors also chose death instead. Remember the Heroes!
Momon 3 жыл бұрын
That fortress looked so interesting that I had to look it up, and see what it's like today. Only one of the three sections still stands and the lake has been drained. And now I'm sad. Thanks a lot, Kings and Generals!
Štěpán Pytlík
Štěpán Pytlík 3 жыл бұрын
A small victory for a high price. Well done,Croats and Hungarians!
Haroon Shahid
Haroon Shahid 4 ай бұрын
@Štěpán Pytlík they were fighting behind the walls .suppose what would happen if austrian army came and fight the ottomans directly on land absolutely you know the results ,the same as mohacs .due to ottoman fear the austrian king did not sent him reinforcment ,it was a long seige the austrian army can reach there easily in 2 weeks but they did not
Haroon Shahid
Haroon Shahid 4 ай бұрын
@OneBadassCroatian bro the seige was won by the ottomans ypu should thank god if suleiman was alive absolutely he would go for eger and vienna
Štěpán Pytlík
Štěpán Pytlík Жыл бұрын
@Crvenkapica IV. ZNG Hungarians and Croats defended this fortress. You're wrong.
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
Crvenkapica IV. ZNG Жыл бұрын
@Štěpán Pytlík What do I want to get at? On the fact that the Hungarians fought in this (as in many other battles) on the side of the Turks. So what do the Hungarians have in common with the Croats in this battle?
Štěpán Pytlík
Štěpán Pytlík Жыл бұрын
@Crvenkapica IV. ZNG And what is your point?
Sarmafanboy 3 жыл бұрын
To the best of my of my knowledge, I can assure you that your coverage of the Siege of Siget puts Croatian educational system to shame! Well done KaG! 👋
Georgi Georgiev
Georgi Georgiev 3 жыл бұрын
Probably Zrinjski Mostar sportclub is named after the guy. Huge respect for the natives who chose to commemorate him. I am ashamed that I didn't know the origin story.
éErmirosemH 2 жыл бұрын
"The Castle broke before the Knights did!"
Attila Katona-Bugner
Attila Katona-Bugner 3 жыл бұрын
Roses are red Violets are blue For a tiny castle 20.000 will do.
Görkem Kocamanoğlu
Görkem Kocamanoğlu 2 ай бұрын
@Don't search Documenting Reality Not to underestimate the bravery of the defenders but it is worth noting that the sources for the Siege of Szigetvár are primarily written by Hungarian and Croatian chroniclers, who may have had a bias in favor of the Croatian defenders and may have been inclined to exaggerate the number of Ottoman casualties. Additionally, the number of casualties may have been inflated due to the confusion and chaos of the battle, making it difficult to accurately count the number of deaths.
Haroon Shahid
Haroon Shahid 4 ай бұрын
@Mai Zen the ottoman also gave heavy casulties to their enemies in mohacs, belgrade,varna ,kosovo,nicopolis,remember when a small ottoman army of 8000 led by mustafa pasha defeated austrian army of 45000 and killing more than 20000 ,remember in 1371, only a thousand turks defeated the serbian massive army of 70000 althrough killing their king in maritsa .and bro ottoman casulties at vasalui were 20,000 at sakender rebellion were 50,000 at malta were 27,000 according to europeans while according to ottomans their casaulties at malta were 10,000
Άρωμα Μπλε
Άρωμα Μπλε 2 жыл бұрын
@TheOzgurdavut Man you should see the wars of Hannibal with Rome. Organized levying systems perform miracles.
sidjdykak jskdnejdif
sidjdykak jskdnejdif 2 жыл бұрын
@Daniel W. first professional army in europe set by Ottoman please do not talk about thing you do not know I am weary of my hand shaking against these kind of comments. Do not personalize these things.Go ,find and show us professinal army in Europe .
Nikola Dlaka
Nikola Dlaka Жыл бұрын
Reminds me a bit of Gimli in LOTR: «Certainty of death. Small chance of success. What are we waiting for?». Only difference is, this was not a fantasy or a movie. I always objectivelly thought that we as Croatians are a bit of irrational and crazy when it comes to a lot of things, especially defending the fatherland. Maybe this is from where a piece of that comes from. When you learn in school that something like this was done quite a few times, it becomes almost like nothing special or to brag about. Surrender is generally not seen as an option. We actually do like impossible odds.
Gábor Parti
Gábor Parti 10 ай бұрын
My primary school in Hungary was named after Zrínyi, and I hope you know that he was a poet as well.
Oboi 2 жыл бұрын
Tribute to the brave Zrinski and his soldiers from Turkey
Matko Kuljić
Matko Kuljić Жыл бұрын
I am honored that my children bear this honorable Croatian surname .
Solarstorm 2 ай бұрын
This should be made into a movie 100%
K Round
K Round 13 күн бұрын
there is!
Герасим Симов
Герасим Симов 3 жыл бұрын
An epic defence indeed.
Ruben Givoni
Ruben Givoni 3 жыл бұрын
Great content as usual! I found the soldiers jumping from the ladder hilarious 7:44
Ruslan Fokichev
Ruslan Fokichev 3 жыл бұрын
Wow, what a badass, and I've never heard of him before. Great vid.
Dario 3 жыл бұрын
Here in Croatia we have to learn the speech of Zrinski by heart. Its quite epic.
Čovjek apsurda
Čovjek apsurda 3 жыл бұрын
@Dario Upravo to haha
Dario 3 жыл бұрын
@Filip Soldić da ameri razumiju kako smo pametni :)
Filip Soldić
Filip Soldić 3 жыл бұрын
Koji k pricate engleski kad oba znate hrv
Čovjek apsurda
Čovjek apsurda 3 жыл бұрын
@Dario Was it in a literature book or on your teacher own demand?
Dario 3 жыл бұрын
@Čovjek apsurda no, it was the speech or oath to his troops in siget. Well sorry for generalizing but in my school we had to.
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