Mohács, Battle of

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Mohács, Battle of

 

fought on Aug. 29, 1526, near the city of Mohács in Hungary between the Turkish Army of Sultan Suleiman I (the Magnificent), with 100, 000 men and 300 guns, and a small army of the nobility under Lajos (Louis) II, king of Hungary and Bohemia, with 25, 000 men and 80 guns. The battle ended in a crushing defeat for Lajos, who died during the retreat. After the battle of Mohács, a large part of the kingdom of Hungary was occupied by the Ottoman Empire while Bohemia came under the rule of the Hapsburgs.