Sultan Mehmed II's son Bayezid II has come to the throne while his brother starts a civil war to gain the throne for himself. The question as to how this second Ottoman Civil War will affect the Empire. How will Moldavia, Wallachia, Hungary, Poland, and others respond? This episode will also see the death of one of the greatest leaders of the region, while another such leader will reach a new low point in his struggle against the Ottomans.
Major Characters in this Episode:
Gjon Kastrioti II
Basarab Țepeluș cel Tânăr
Timeline for this episode:
1481, Cam Sultan goes to Cairo, and embarks on the Hajj.
1481, Vlad Călugărul is placed on the throne of Wallachia by Stephen via an invasion in June, defeating Basarab Țepeluș cel Tânăr
1481-1482? Bayezid offers money for his brother to give up his claim
May 1482 Cam besieges Konya with a Karamanid army
1481-1482, Basarab Țepeluș cel Tânăr retakes the throne with Ottoman help, but is then overthrown again in the spring of the next year by Vlad via a Moldavian invasion and killed
July 1482, Cam loses a battle of Bayezid and flees to Rhodes
1482, Austro-Hungarian war resumes, Mathias takes several Austrian fortresses and cities, the Pope tries to broker peace but Mathias refuses
1483 Hungary and the Ottomans sign a 5 year truce which places Moldavia and Wallachia within the Ottoman sphere of influence
1484, Gjon Kastrioti II gives up his fight against the Ottomans and returns to Italy, marrying the daughter of Lazar Branković
1484, Ottomans invade Moldavia and conquer the vital port fortresses of Chilia and Cetetea Alba. This means the Ottomans control the entire Moldavian black sea coast
1485, the Ottomans burn Stephen the Great’s capital down
1485-6 Stephen wins several battles against the Ottomans but fails to retake Chilia and Cetetea Alba
1485, Corvinus lays siege to Vienna and conquers it after 5 months, moving his capital there and calling on the lords of Austria to come and swear fealty to him
1485, Stephen is granted two towns in Transylvania as compensation for his losses to the Ottomans.
1485-1503 Polish-Ottoman War
1487, Karamanids fall
On September 8, 1487, the Battle of Kopystrzyn in Podolia took place, in which the Tatars were defeated by the Poles.
1488, Hungarian Ottoman truce is prolonged for another 2 years
1489, Venice takes Cyprus (formerly a Crusader state)
1489, Cam is transferred to Rome
March 23 1489, a two year truce is signed between the Ottomans and Poles recognizing Ottoman conquests of Moldavian territory
1490, Ivan Crnojević dies, Đurađ IV Crnojević becomes ruler of Zeta
April 6, 1490 Mathias dies of a stroke