Mohács, Battle of(redirected from Mohacs, Battle of)
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.