069 The Fall of Albania
Updated: Aug 25, 2018
Following his humiliation defeat in the depths of winter, Sultan Mehmed is out for revenge against Stephen the Great of Moldavia. Then, he's ready to end the 16 year long Ottoman-Venetian war once and for all. For Mehmed, it's come down to score settling.
The second part of this video covers the battle of Valea Albă.
Major characters in this episode:
Stephen III of Moldavia
Vlad the Impaler
Basarab Țepeluș cel Tânăr
Timeline for this episode:
Ottoman Venetian war of 1463–1479
1476, Ottoman invasion of Moldavia
1476 Battle of Valea Albă
July 1476, the Ottomans fail to take the two major fortresses in Moldavia and retreat.
Autumn 1476, Vlad works with Hungarians and Moldavians to retake Wallachia, forcing Basarab Laiotă to flee to the Ottomans. Vlad is crowned in November
Winter 1476, Basarab Laiotă invades Wallachia with Ottoman support and kills Vlad. His corpse was cut into pieces and his head sent to Mehmed.
Early 1477, Stephen invades Wallachia again and dethrones Basarab Laiotă again, installing Basarab Țepeluș cel Tânăr as voivoda of Wallachia.
1477-1488, Austrian-Hungarian war (with a break from 1477-1482)
1478, fourth siege and fall of Krujë, and the Second Siege of Shkodra
1479, Treaty of Constantinople ends the Ottoman Venetian War