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  • Kings and Generals
    Kings and Generals  3 жыл бұрын +756

    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 9 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  Жыл бұрын


    • ashish kakirala
      ashish kakirala  Жыл бұрын

      @Abhishek Nanda 9 years old

  • Sarantis Sporidis
    Sarantis Sporidis Ай бұрын +39

    Respect to the braves of Croatia from Greece.

    • White Smoke
      White Smoke Ай бұрын +4

      hahaha thanx! we call him Croatian Leonidas

  • Alex2614
    Alex2614 3 жыл бұрын +2067

    This is one of those battles you never hear about but should be made into a movie.

    • Karumi Castle
      Karumi Castle 7 ай бұрын

      Lords of the citadel

    • Bugs Bunny
      Bugs Bunny 7 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
      Emir 8 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 9 ай бұрын +1

      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😂😂

  • Kaan KAYMAZ
    Kaan KAYMAZ  Жыл бұрын +66

    As a Turk, I admired Zrinski for his superior effort and courage. He bravely defended Zigetvar against the Turkish army much larger than him and died. The life of our Sultan Suleyman was spent on horseback and on expeditions. He died during his last expedition. Undoubtedly, Sultan Suleyman is a magnificent leader and has written his name in gold letters in Turkish and world history. may Zrinski and Sultan Süleyman rest in peace.

    • Grand Admiral Zaarin
      Grand Admiral Zaarin 3 ай бұрын +7

      They were both great men, valiant and proud to be sure. History is all the richer to study for such figures.

  • Black Sparrow
    Black Sparrow  Жыл бұрын +25

    Fun fact There is Croatian football club in Herzegovina name after him and it is most successful club in Bosnia

  • Jack Croatan
    Jack Croatan  Жыл бұрын +145

    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.

  • Solarstorm
    Solarstorm Ай бұрын +5

    This should be made into a movie 100%

  • Erick the Red
    Erick the Red 3 жыл бұрын +2258

    Zrinski literally held out long enough to see the Sultan die of old age

    • Čakonja Norisov
      Čakonja Norisov  Жыл бұрын +1


    • MadDocPax
      MadDocPax  Жыл бұрын +1

      @alraziosmany Interrupt them in human sacrifice?

    • playasurf1000
      playasurf1000 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Jax not much of a knight are you

    • Radogost
      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.

  • Neeraj Vishwanath
    Neeraj Vishwanath 3 жыл бұрын +809

    The Kings and Generals Ottoman series is one of the greatest historical docuseries no cap

    • Masaru kun
      Masaru kun 3 ай бұрын

      @Kayser dude i just said, kings & generals is a great source, the video you're sadly commenting on?

    • Kayser
      Kayser 3 ай бұрын

      @Masaru kun I reading books not watching youtube channels you have no sources but i have

    • Masaru kun
      Masaru kun 3 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
      Kayser 3 ай бұрын

      @Masaru kun So what is your answer?What is your source

    • Kayser
      Kayser 3 ай бұрын

      @Masaru kun And "pushed back"means defeated in siege war 😹

  • Radogost
    Radogost 2 жыл бұрын +194

    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

    • Серваљим Османовић
      Серваљим Османовић 2 ай бұрын +1

      @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
      Radogost 6 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 6 ай бұрын

      @Radogost Şu anda eski imparatorluklar yaşamıyor zaten. Osmanlı Sırbistanı 400 yıldan fazla yönetti. Önemli bir tarih kesitidir

    • agytamas
      agytamas  Жыл бұрын +5

      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

    • Muazzam Shaikh
      Muazzam Shaikh  Жыл бұрын

      @Radogost I'm not blaming anyone... The great war, which went on to become a global conflict, was mainly due to Germany. I'm just saying that this was on of the causes of friction between Austria and Serbia, which was used as a pretext in the great war.

  • MadDocPax
    MadDocPax 3 жыл бұрын +230

    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 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 3 ай бұрын +1

      @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 4 ай бұрын +3

      ...what? His mother was Jelena Karlović, a descendant from the old croatian Gusić family. Doesn't sound hungarian.

    • Daniel Son
      Daniel Son 4 ай бұрын +4

      @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 4 ай бұрын +2

      @Kkkkk hey liar Zrinski’s mom was Karlović 100% Croat.

  • Predator_Taha
    Predator_Taha 2 жыл бұрын +443

    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 28 күн 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  Ай бұрын

      Turkey is a small nation

    • KRIZAR
      KRIZAR 2 ай бұрын

      @Kkkkk no is not he was 10000 % pure Croat

    • KRIZAR
      KRIZAR 2 ай бұрын

      @Kkkkk no is not you idiot

    • Kenshirogoku Loza
      Kenshirogoku Loza 3 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.

  • Rex Croatorum
    Rex Croatorum 3 жыл бұрын +397

    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!

    • Don't search Documenting Reality
      Don't search Documenting Reality 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Rocket league 🤯 poturceni tisina bice ahmici repriza

    • Daniel Son
      Daniel Son 4 ай бұрын

      @Rocket league 🤯 Srbi=Turski balegari i davaoci svojih žena.

    • Daniel Son
      Daniel Son 4 ай бұрын

      @Rocket league 🤯 tipicno tursko balegarsko 💩 iskompleksirano

    • Filip Skalic
      Filip Skalic 7 ай бұрын

      @Rocket league 🤯 hlup si sinko 😁

    • Hrvatska_povijest
      Hrvatska_povijest  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Rocket league 🤯 Letila je I vama po jasenovcu glava ali i više 😂

  • An Arriving Winged Hussar
    An Arriving Winged Hussar 3 жыл бұрын +190

    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.

    • Berkzy HD
      Berkzy HD 6 ай бұрын

      @Crvenkapica IV. ZNG at the end we got the last laugh we destroyed you and your friends even in battle where we were outnumbered like belgrade battle TURKIYE TURKIYE!

    • Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
      Crvenkapica IV. ZNG  Жыл бұрын +11

      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
      Yeshwant  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Tomislav Međeral LoL.

    • Tomislav Međeral
      Tomislav Međeral 2 жыл бұрын +13

      If only you arrived

  • Ivan Prtoljan
    Ivan Prtoljan 2 жыл бұрын +14

    Most famous Croatian stand off. Glorious Croatian noble Nikola Subic Zrinski. I wish more people learn about this. That final explosion killing few thousands yannisaries was intentional. There was a person inside that lit the fuse leading to massive explosion.

  • The Senate
    The Senate 3 жыл бұрын +394

    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 +2

      @Eugen Golubic Dođi u Štrigovu na gemišt

    • Eugen Golubic
      Eugen Golubic  Жыл бұрын +1

      @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 +2

      @The Senate haha isto

    • The Senate
      The Senate  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Eugen Golubic jesam

  • Ivan Renić
    Ivan Renić  Жыл бұрын +18

    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!”

  • Ustanik
    Ustanik 3 жыл бұрын +825

    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 7 ай бұрын +1

      @Jolic Ante Not a priest, 4 nobles and 3 soldiers werent executed among the caotured defenders.
      See my previous post 🙂

    • Bugs Bunny
      Bugs Bunny 7 ай бұрын +1

      @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 7 ай бұрын +1

      @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
      xerxen100  Жыл бұрын +1

      @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.

  • Fervellion
    Fervellion 2 жыл бұрын +71

    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.

  • Rejdi Zeneli
    Rejdi Zeneli 3 жыл бұрын +25

    A true medieval "Thermopylae". Respect! 🇦🇱🇭🇷

    • Rejdi Zeneli
      Rejdi Zeneli 25 күн бұрын

      @Ibras Croatia and Albania are natural allies in the illyric peninsula. Respect 🇭🇷🇦🇱💪

  • Sandor Kovacs
    Sandor Kovacs 3 жыл бұрын +46

    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.

    • Radogost
      Radogost 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @bon giovi I spit on huns of bloody atila

    • bon giovi
      bon giovi 2 жыл бұрын +2

      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!

  • Richard Kalfić
    Richard Kalfić 3 жыл бұрын +132

    Finally Croatia in the Kings and Generals! More videos about Croatia please 😊

  • Leszek Wolkowski
    Leszek Wolkowski 3 жыл бұрын +13

    Chwała Honoru Zrinskiemu!

  • Andreas Löf
    Andreas Löf 2 ай бұрын +5

    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.

  • Pokephosgene
    Pokephosgene 3 жыл бұрын +57

    Nice to see this battle showcased. Nikola Zrinski is indeed a massive historical figure in Croatian textbooks.

    • yusuf selimoğlu
      yusuf selimoğlu 6 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 +3

      Benedek Nagy Croatian soldier with Croatian soldiers 😉

    • Nem Adom-Meg
      Nem Adom-Meg 3 жыл бұрын +2

      @Don't search Documenting Reality Cristian hero.

    • Don't search Documenting Reality
      Don't search Documenting Reality 3 жыл бұрын +4

      Hrvatski heroj

    • Benedek Nagy
      Benedek Nagy 3 жыл бұрын +23

      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.

  • Jo Bo
    Jo Bo 3 жыл бұрын +306

    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.

    • polat yilmaz
      polat yilmaz 25 күн бұрын

      @Ustanik bro shut up pls croatian crusaders murdered and raped through the middle east.

    • Say what now?
      Say what now? 10 ай бұрын

      @LuftWaffe ME 109bf bruh 😐

    • Deniz1923
      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 +1

      @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 +1

      @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.

  • Mario Tudor
    Mario Tudor  Жыл бұрын +28

    Nikola Subic Zrinski is one of Croatia‘s greatest national heroes. You can see his monuments even today in Zagreb, Vienna and Budapest

    • Mr Arcon
      Mr Arcon 4 ай бұрын

      Yeah my ass you can ...all overshadowed by Tudjman and Pavelic

  • Igor Kovcin
    Igor Kovcin 2 жыл бұрын +51

    As a Croatian i can say that we all knew and admire Nikola Šubić Zrinski. Honour to the fallen

  • Vherox
    Vherox 2 жыл бұрын +97

    Fun fact: After this battle Zrinski was compared to Leonidas and this whole battle was compared to the Battle of Thermopylay

  • Iron Bridge
    Iron Bridge 3 жыл бұрын +170

    Always wondered where the famed toughness of the Croatians came from. That resilience was forged centuries ago.

    • Серваљим Османовић
      Серваљим Османовић 2 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 2 ай бұрын

      @Kkkkk male line croatian....

    • Berkzy HD
      Berkzy HD 6 ай бұрын

      Turks are the tough ones
      not slavs they wish though

    • Kkkkk
      Kkkkk  Жыл бұрын

      He was mixed

    • Charlie The Unicorn
      Charlie The Unicorn  Жыл бұрын +3

      @Stefan Dusan You're right, I'm sorry. I always have been a sore winner
      Btw sretna Oluja!

  • Da Bome
    Da Bome  Жыл бұрын +9

    Mad respect to Croatian hero Zrinski from a Serb!!! 👏👏👏💪💪💪

    • Da Bome
      Da Bome  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Kkkkk whateva

    • Kkkkk
      Kkkkk  Жыл бұрын

      You mean a half croat half croatian

  • Attila Katona-Bugner
    Attila Katona-Bugner 3 жыл бұрын +962

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    For a tiny castle
    20.000 will do.

    • Rains of Castamere
      Rains of Castamere 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 3 ай бұрын +1

      @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.

      AYDA KUTAY 2 жыл бұрын

      @Mai Zen Atatürk F.cked Total 500.000 European
      Battle of Nicopolis 100.000 Death 🤣
      Gallipoli 60.000 Death hahahahahajajahahaaha

    • Daniel W.
      Daniel W. 2 жыл бұрын

      @sidjdykak jskdnejdif The janissaries were a professional force.....the rest of the army was not professional. Many were levies. They weren't like the the Prussians who trained every boy how to load and fire in a record time. Or how the English had every boy train to fire a longbow. Or like the Legions of Rome. Most countries didn't have a professional army till the mid 1500's and destruction of feudalism.

  • DominikJAX
    DominikJAX 3 жыл бұрын +178

    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

    • Petar Rastegorac
      Petar Rastegorac 4 ай бұрын

      @The statistician malding turk

    • Berkzy HD
      Berkzy HD 6 ай бұрын

      @supertotwtact 77 I will tell you only this
      we destroyed you even in battles we were outnumbered and that wasnt a siege
      sieges are always harder and need way more soldiers than the defenders
      in the end you surrendered like the weak slav you are
      keep crying
      500 years just us against all of you :)

    • Berkzy HD
      Berkzy HD 6 ай бұрын

      @vitalalive69 facts again

    • Berkzy HD
      Berkzy HD 6 ай бұрын

      @vitalalive69 facts

    • The statistician
      The statistician 2 жыл бұрын

      @bognar i speak german, i will look for a german version then!

  • void
    void 3 жыл бұрын +72

    Amazing video, explaining everything very well and detailed.
    Long live Croatia and Hungary in brotherhood.

    • UNS GUS
      UNS GUS 7 ай бұрын

      @Ante D dobro nisu bas na milijune malo pretjerujes 😂😂a sto se tice asimilacije asimilirali smo i mi madjare malnar prezime npr a ima ih jos dosta to je sve normalno ako ces o asimilaciji horvata onda moras i sloveniju spomenuti i slovacku a boga mi i cesku a to su sve nase prijateljske zemlje i tako ce ostati zauvijek ne mozemo vrijeme vratiti nikako kao sto ima asimiliranih od navedenih nacija medju hrvatima tako je i obrnuto...sto se tice subica sluzbeno uce u skolama da je bio porijeklom Hrvat, mozda 5 posto madjara tvrdi da je madjar porijeklom, i to valjda oni najzesci nacionalisti..a nije mi samo jasno kako mozes u isto vrijeme volit subica i ne volit madjare kad ih je i sam subic jako volio i smatrao za nas najbratskiji narod?

    • UNS GUS
      UNS GUS 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Horvatska Banovina Ajmo sad zbog hedervarya mrziti sve madjare i pljunut na suradnju dugu 900 godina. progresivno zar ne?

    • UNS GUS
      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 +1

      @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.

  • Sir Copperfield
    Sir Copperfield 3 жыл бұрын +291

    Zrinjski is still celebrated as the greatest Croatian hero.

    • Kenshirogoku Loza
      Kenshirogoku Loza 3 ай бұрын

      @Google Account zna on dobro da je u krivu.
      To je sve dio hibridnog ratovanje. Laziranje povijesti. A gdje poceti nego na internetu, gdje raja najvise vremena provodi. Pa nece u knjiznici, ipak je tintu teze obrisati. Onda se jos kakav stranac uhvati za"parangal", pa kud ces ljepse publike za pokusaj ispiranja mozga.
      Pa zar nije zanimljivo kako 'vise' po video uratcima koji govore o povijesti susjednih zemalja (Hrvatske, Bosne i Hercigovine, Crne Gore) i pokusavaju pobiti povijesne cinjenice.
      Covjek se zapita, cemu takva mrznja ;)

    • Kenshirogoku Loza
      Kenshirogoku Loza 3 ай бұрын

      @Safet Sabani zna on Safete dobro da je u krivu.
      To je sve dio hibridnog ratovanje. Laziranje povijesti. A gdje poceti nego na internetu, gdje raja najvise vremena provodi. Pa nece u knjiznici, ipak je tintu teze obrisati. Onda se jos kakav stranac uhvati za"parangal", pa kud ces ljepse publike za pokusaj ispiranja mozga.
      Pa zar nije zanimljivo kako 'vise' po video uratcima koji govore o povijesti susjednih zemalja (Hrvatske, Bosne i Hercigovine, Crne Gore) i pokusavaju pobiti povijesne cinjenice.
      Covjek se zapita, cemu takva mrznja ;)

    • Kenshirogoku Loza
      Kenshirogoku Loza 3 ай бұрын

      @PsychoBurner666 I will explain it to you. Very simple, @samo covek is a frustrated Serb. They are spreading false narrative over the internet and media for years. Trying to falsificate the history of neighbourhood countries. Typical "hybrid warfare". Preparation for something major that will happen in a few decades from now.
      Let us not be naive, there are numerous number of people that are even getting paid for spreading false narrative on the internet.

    • Kenshirogoku Loza
      Kenshirogoku Loza 3 ай бұрын

      @samo covek samo siri propagandu. Kako siješ tako ces i pozeti, vjeruj mi.

    • András Angyal
      András Angyal 11 ай 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.

  • Savy Traveler
    Savy Traveler 3 жыл бұрын +292

    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
      bognar 2 жыл бұрын +6

      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 What?

    • LECityLECLEC
      LECityLECLEC 2 жыл бұрын

      IS THIS ON KZclip :O!?

    • People Call It Poetry
      People Call It Poetry 2 жыл бұрын

      @Min Tin you probably never heard of Sabaton

    • dorzsboss
      dorzsboss 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Interesting story.

  • VladderGraf
    VladderGraf 3 жыл бұрын +400

    Finally, I thought: "How long till another Ottoman episode?" - this series is AWESOME!!!

    • LECityLECLEC
      LECityLECLEC 2 жыл бұрын

      Totally agreed! It'd be much harder to follow via reading like 20 books.

    • Deluna85403
      Deluna85403 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Me too 😂

    • Sleepy Bear
      Sleepy Bear 3 жыл бұрын +4

      Me too

    • barbiquearea
      barbiquearea 3 жыл бұрын +6

      You and me both buddy.

  • RedTree123
    RedTree123 3 жыл бұрын +278

    Im Croatian and honored to see you portray Zrinski correctly!

    • PsychoBurner666
      PsychoBurner666  Жыл бұрын +5

      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 +1

      @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 +2

      @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 +1

      @David Szakacs was fighting for habsburgs....if croatia fought on mohacs for hungarian crown( lie...it was personal union) then every battle after mohacs was fought for habsburg crown.

    • slavko bikic
      slavko bikic  Жыл бұрын

      @Enes Akhan habsburg were rulers

  • DominusZG
    DominusZG 3 жыл бұрын +15

    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 +++

    • DominusZG
      DominusZG 3 жыл бұрын


  • Srećko Čuvalo
    Srećko Čuvalo  Жыл бұрын +76

    Ottoman army: ''This will be a short siege.''
    Every singel defender of Szigetvar: ''So I took that personaly.''

    • Efe HATIPO
      Efe HATIPO  Жыл бұрын +1

      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.

  • Broken Bridge
    Broken Bridge 2 жыл бұрын +12

    A pretty impressive video. The defenders were heroic to the end. My compliments to them.

  • Dimitris b
    Dimitris b 3 жыл бұрын +20

    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.

  • Lecno
    Lecno 3 жыл бұрын +268

    Finally! Small Croatia receives some recognition! Thank you!

    • Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
      Crvenkapica IV. ZNG  Жыл бұрын +1

      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.

    • General Jebac
      General Jebac  Жыл бұрын +5

      @samo covek while serbian people and nobility were vasals and turkish servants, now you choose what was best at that time?

    • Blueslover Delux
      Blueslover Delux  Жыл бұрын +5

      @samo covek pa ima još heroja,Gotovina,Bobetko,Matijaš,Zadro,noviji primjeri

    • bognar
      bognar 2 жыл бұрын +1

      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 +8

      @samo covek Jebu kompleksi a?

  • Dr. Nope
    Dr. Nope 3 жыл бұрын +3

    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.

  • Arman Aldan
    Arman Aldan 3 жыл бұрын +27

    What a great story! Thank you for popularizing such honorable men and their deeds!

  • tomo123
    tomo123 3 жыл бұрын +139

    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 2 жыл бұрын +5

      @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 +2

      Zasto pisete na engleskom,kad ste Hrvati

    • Sir Copperfield
      Sir Copperfield 3 жыл бұрын

      *Between Zadar and Šibenik

    • mikeshogunlee
      mikeshogunlee 3 жыл бұрын +5

      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 +8

      House of Subic to which Zrinski belonged was from Bribir in the background of Zadar in Dalmatia, not from Cakovec. Zrinski was Dalmatian.

  • Ma Le
    Ma Le  Жыл бұрын +9

    Now on to the Siege of Gvozdansko, another epic battle of few against many worthy of a movie spectacle that none knows about.

  • FiveLiver
    FiveLiver 3 жыл бұрын +305

    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 2 ай бұрын

      Alamo is PR

    • xerxen100
      xerxen100  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Cyka Blyat This multi culti Ottoman empire maybe worked on the Balkans, But in hungary, there was not. Irregular ottoman soldiers exterminate almost the entire population, while in the habsburg area, the wallon mercanaries do the same. Finally, just in a decade 3 million killed out of 4 million.

    • 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
      FiveLiver 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @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
      FiveLiver 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @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.

  • David Czege
    David Czege 3 жыл бұрын +33

    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.

  • Dalmacija
    Dalmacija 2 жыл бұрын +18

    Do the siege of Gvozdansko next!!!

  • Tristan Thorburn
    Tristan Thorburn 3 жыл бұрын +15

    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
      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).

  • cali done
    cali done 2 жыл бұрын +17

    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.

  • hgkghk hgkgh
    hgkghk hgkgh 3 жыл бұрын +168

    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 +1

      They sold us to Arpad....queen Jelena gave the croatian throne to her brother....no matter there was an heir of Trpimirovic dinasty to the throne of Croatia

    • Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
      Crvenkapica IV. ZNG  Жыл бұрын +1

      @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.

    • Joe Kerr
      Joe Kerr 2 жыл бұрын +9

      @Elite Mangudai Indeed they were. Habsburgs were scum. Just read about the "Frankopan-Zrinski Conspiracy" ("Magnate Conspiracy" in English) and see the treatment of two most noble families of Croatia who gave numerous heroes against Ottomans and how they ended. In fact not many people know this...in 1699 during the "Great Turkish War", Ottomans were on a verge of total collapse...Charles VI forced a truce despite winning because of "his inheritance" i.e. of the upcoming "War of the Spanish Succession". For this reason alone Croatia never recovered their territory in what is now Bosnia-Herzegovina, something they refused to remedy even later. The border of Croatia with Bosnia-Herzegovina is literally more-less the same border established in 1699 by that shameful peace with the Ottomans. Who knows...Balkans would be free already in 18th century and perhaps even recovered Constantinople.

    • House of Subic
      House of Subic 3 жыл бұрын +10

      Central Europeans are indeed extremely opportunistic people. Subic family was from Bribir, Dalmatia.

    • scott left
      scott left 3 жыл бұрын +6

      Habsburgs gave the Croats to Italian nobles as pesants.

  • Arseniy Tikhonov
    Arseniy Tikhonov 3 жыл бұрын +93

    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
      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 +1

      @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."

    • Crvenkapica IV. ZNG
      Crvenkapica IV. ZNG 2 жыл бұрын

      @Random Person And once again. You are to stupid to understand.

  • Aštar Šeran
    Aštar Šeran 3 жыл бұрын +12

    We owe a lot to Zrinsky. What a hero.

  • Štěpán Pytlík
    Štěpán Pytlík 3 жыл бұрын +171

    A small victory for a high price. Well done,Croats and Hungarians!

    • Haroon Shahid
      Haroon Shahid 3 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 3 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?

  • fuac
    fuac 3 жыл бұрын +1317

    Video length is 14:53, I see what you did there :D

  • sylvain falquet
    sylvain falquet 3 жыл бұрын +12

    this entire series has so many crazy siege battles! love it

  • Kreten
    Kreten 2 ай бұрын

    Kings and Generals thx for this video as a croat i have another video idea its the siege of Sinj(Signo)
    Hope you see this

  • Thabo Muso
    Thabo Muso 3 жыл бұрын +28

    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 4 ай бұрын

      @gghb_bbb exactly. Although that it should be remembered that the Jannisars were also great soldiers with a high morale.

    • gghb_bbb
      gghb_bbb 4 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  Жыл бұрын +1

      @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
      Normacly 3 жыл бұрын +2

      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.

  • Velkan
    Velkan 3 жыл бұрын +42

    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

  • Marko Antonije Kopričanec
    Marko Antonije Kopričanec 3 жыл бұрын +5

    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.

  • Mitch Kelleher
    Mitch Kelleher 3 жыл бұрын +3

    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
      tomo123 3 жыл бұрын +1

      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 +10

    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

  • Drawy McDrawface
    Drawy McDrawface 3 жыл бұрын +6

    What an absolute mad lad. The type of figure the world needs to remember.

  • sedeslav
    sedeslav 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Excellent historic analysis and very objective. Nicely done! :)

  • Mislav Čović
    Mislav Čović 3 жыл бұрын +58

    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 +7

      It sue be but still battle of lepanto and battles with persia in 1580s

  • Antonio Sessa
    Antonio Sessa 2 жыл бұрын +5

    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.

  • Petar Brzica
    Petar Brzica 2 жыл бұрын +15

    Just came here to say that IM PROUD TO BE CROAT! 🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷

  • George C
    George C 11 ай бұрын +2

    "Suleiman expected it to be a short siege"
    Say what you like but this guy did not learn from his mistakes

  • Rhor
    Rhor 3 жыл бұрын +62

    The moment you mentioned Zrinski I somehow knew he would be a badass, and my god he was.

  • Sarmafanboy
    Sarmafanboy 3 жыл бұрын +6

    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! 👋

  • Phil R Historical Miniatures.
    Phil R Historical Miniatures. 3 жыл бұрын +2

    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!😍😍😍

  • David Deritei
    David Deritei 3 жыл бұрын +124

    Fun fact: the Hungarian Military Academy is to this day named after Zrinski (Zrínyi Miklós -- his Hungarian name).

    • kokosova livada
      kokosova livada 8 ай бұрын

      @INCOherent SYnthesis Kuhen hedervary familiar? How did we backstab you?

    • Kkkkk
      Kkkkk  Жыл бұрын

      @Don't search Documenting Reality his mom from Széchy family would say ltherwise

    • Kkkkk
      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

  • ShadowMamba
    ShadowMamba 3 жыл бұрын +12

    Shows you that even a tiny force can take out armies 10x its size by having courageous leadership that never surrenders. They really made the Ottomans bleed for this.

    • superbura9
      superbura9 2 жыл бұрын +2

      Try more like 50 times its size. There were about 2,500 Croat and Hungarian soldiers against 120,000 strong Ottoman force (numbers range from 100,000 to 180,000 Ottomans)....

  • Puff Freckleburger
    Puff Freckleburger 3 жыл бұрын +2

    You guys never disappoint. Keep up the great work!

  • R2 j
    R2 j  Жыл бұрын +6

    Huge respect for brave Zrinyi and brave people 👏👏

  • Smart Baba
    Smart Baba 3 жыл бұрын +57

    He was brave, He fought till end.
    Respect from #India.

  • LocalHeretic 1127
    LocalHeretic 1127 3 жыл бұрын +25

    Zrinski was a total badass. great video.

  • Rudy
    Rudy 3 жыл бұрын +3

    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.

  • Halil F Kavak
    Halil F Kavak 3 жыл бұрын +56

    My respect for the great general Zrinski

  • Raul-Alexandru Petrescu
    Raul-Alexandru Petrescu 3 жыл бұрын +74

    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
      madCRO 3 жыл бұрын +7

      @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 +2

      @Don't search Documenting Reality Proud to hear that

    • King Kong
      King Kong 3 жыл бұрын +8

      @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 +16

      We Croatians are like that

  • Ali Pala
    Ali Pala 3 жыл бұрын +416

    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 3 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 3 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 5 ай бұрын

      History repeats bro

    • Istvan Balogh
      Istvan Balogh 6 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.

  • Madness
    Madness 3 жыл бұрын +8

    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.

  • Wazih Murshed
    Wazih Murshed 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Great video!! And I really hoped you'd talk about the siege of Szigetvar for a long long time. Loved this!
    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.

  • Brany
    Brany 3 жыл бұрын +68

    I hope there will be more about the 100year Croatian-Ottoman war or wars against Bulgaria in 9st. or in the newer Croatian history, such as the Croatian War of Independence.

    • DeFact Unit
      DeFact Unit 2 жыл бұрын +6

      Саша 1 serbian jealous troll , serbians served Ottomans for 600 as their slaves.

    • Mario Lacić
      Mario Lacić 2 жыл бұрын +10

      @pajser brigada 1 who saved your ass from bulgars Croats of course

    • Dexusaz
      Dexusaz 3 жыл бұрын +4

      @Maci Lol, fuck off. Slavs had great empires in the past.

    • Daz
      Daz 3 жыл бұрын +1

      @Maci if Slavs are so weak then why does V Orban suck up to Putin? protection guarantee?

    • Daz
      Daz 3 жыл бұрын +2

      @Maci that's why the Serbs took Vojvadina from Hungary

  • Áron Gáspár
    Áron Gáspár 3 жыл бұрын +366

    Szigetvár means Island Castle (Sziget- Island, Vár-Castle

    • Tomi Bronn
      Tomi Bronn  Жыл бұрын +1

      @AFMZ MTE Székes - fehér - vár
      Székes comes from the "Székhely' meaning Headquarter (it was a main headquarter and coronation site for Hungarian Kings)
      Fehér - white
      vár - castle

    • Kevin
      Kevin  Жыл бұрын

      @Max Anderson some part of it does, but its no longer surrounded by water
      there are lots of cool castles to check out in Hungary btw :)

    • Your Boy Mr Mac
      Your Boy Mr Mac  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Ironication one of the more fun Hungarian place names, like Szombathely "Saturday place", and Kecskemét, "Goat road" (or something similar)

    • Max Anderson
      Max Anderson  Жыл бұрын

      does the fortress still stand, i would love to see it one day.

    • Maci
      Maci 3 жыл бұрын

      szőrös=/= with hair

  • Tugberk Samur
    Tugberk Samur 3 жыл бұрын +282

    "When I die, show one of my hand out of the coffin. Let people see that even Sultan Suleiman went away from this world empty-handed"
    Suleiman the Magnificent

    • Say what now?
      Say what now? 10 ай бұрын

      @St 😂😂😂

    • Eren
      Eren 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Daily Life of Our Dogs sad. One of the most famous civilization and empires but got dominated by turks for the last 1000 years hahah

    • King Kong
      King Kong 2 жыл бұрын +3

      @erfan shokri hmm smells like armenian or greek, definitely butthurt :D

    • ##76 ers
      ##76 ers 2 жыл бұрын +3

      It is not important that who say the first YOU IDIOTS! The important point is the meaning and it is related islamic belief..

    • scott left
      scott left 3 жыл бұрын

      Ottomand never inherited anyway, instead the paid in advance for a monument in their name, to be built after their death.

  • Sempre Dritto
    Sempre Dritto  Жыл бұрын +7

    Croatian have big impact on defending Europe from Otomans. Croats fought in many battles. Famous are battle of Siget( this one) Mohacs battle, battle of Sisak and battle of Lepanto first naval battle which christian defeted Otomans. When you look modern Croatian map, border you see that we look like wall to the east. That part border with Bosnia and Serbia. So we call ourself border, wall of christianity

    • Sempre Dritto
      Sempre Dritto  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Kkkkk He was good looking and not fat so he was not hungerian 😂

    • Kkkkk
      Kkkkk  Жыл бұрын

      And he was half hungarian

    • Kkkkk
      Kkkkk  Жыл бұрын

      😂😂😂😂 what are you on Mohacs was a lose and it was not even Croatian

  • Uther Lightbringer
    Uther Lightbringer 3 жыл бұрын +38

    Nikola Šubić Zrinski one of the best Croatian generals ... With him Croatia literally became Antemurale Christianitatis..

    • Uther Lightbringer
      Uther Lightbringer  Жыл бұрын

      @Kkkkk Nikola was a Croat.[6][7][8] He was born as one of the six children of Nikola III of the Zrinski family from the noble tribe of Šubić, and of Jelena Karlović, sister of future Croatian Ban Ivan Karlović of the Kurjaković family from the noble tribe of Gusić.

    • Uther Lightbringer
      Uther Lightbringer  Жыл бұрын

      @Kkkkk nope ethnic croatian he just had some castles in hungary born in Zrin CROATIA in croatian noble family

    • Kkkkk
      Kkkkk  Жыл бұрын

      Half hungarian

    • Uther Lightbringer
      Uther Lightbringer 2 жыл бұрын

      @Joe Kerr yeah but this solidified it literally

    • Joe Kerr
      Joe Kerr 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Actually it was referred as such even earlier...with Petar Berislavic, another famous Croatian.

  • Raws2000
    Raws2000 2 жыл бұрын +1

    What a legendary defence and battle , may they never be forgotten

  • lorem ipsum
    lorem ipsum  Жыл бұрын +7

    this is same as how Croats held on to the last in Vukovar battle in 1991

  • freethinker1
    freethinker1 3 жыл бұрын +1

    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.

  • Momon
    Momon 3 жыл бұрын +2

    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!

  • jogados
    jogados  Жыл бұрын +15

    Before the charge, Zrinski filled his pockets with coins, when asked why is he doing it, he replied: So that the man robbing my corpse won't be dissapointed.

  • Ignace Jespers
    Ignace Jespers 3 жыл бұрын +1

    May the Lawgiver rest in peace as his life ended in bitterness. He truly deserved his title of Magnificent

  • Marcigyerek Marci
    Marcigyerek Marci 3 жыл бұрын +5

    Named after Zrínyi in Hungary: Zrínyi Defense Military University, thousand of streets around the country, a lot of school, ww2 tank named after him, ww1 hungarian battleship also named after him, but the new hungarian military upgrade project also called "Zrínyi 2020"

  • dindek
    dindek 3 жыл бұрын +173

    WOW i would love to see movie about this siege,rescpect from Poland to Hungary and Croatia

    • carlos pez
      carlos pez  Жыл бұрын +1

      🇭🇺🇭🇷🇵🇱⚔️✝️♥️ Film 📽️📽️📽️

    • Barileo Barilei
      Barileo Barilei  Жыл бұрын +3

      @Francek I would love to see Poland, Chech, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia leaving EU and joining together in a less restrictive economic union. We all are border between east and west, and always getting f***ed up by both sides

    • Francek
      Francek 2 жыл бұрын +18

      3000 Croatians vs 100 000 Ottoman troops. Poland and Croatia Slavic Brothers🇭🇷❤️🇵🇱 to bad that we are not neighbours

    • GreciAwesomeMan GreciAwesomeMan
      GreciAwesomeMan GreciAwesomeMan 2 жыл бұрын +10

      There is an opera called Nikola Šubić-Zrinski in Croatian

    • Áron Nemcsik
      Áron Nemcsik 2 жыл бұрын +3

      @Filip Skalic while the Winged Hussars arrived blasting in the background...

  • Wilsontheknight
    Wilsontheknight 3 жыл бұрын +64

    Just when you think the guy had nothing left he throws you a giant middle finger and kills 3,000 of your troops

  • UltraVista007
    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. :)