075 The Fall of the East

Updated: Jan 1, 2020

The West raises yet another crusade against the Ottomans as their new Sultan Selim I prepares for the greatest bout of conquest the Ottoman Empire has yet seen. By the time the smoke clears, the stage will be set for a new era of Ottoman history.


Major Characters in this Episode:

Bogdan III of Moldavia

Selim I

György Dózsa

King Vladislaus of Hungary

King Louis II of Hungary

Holy Roman Emperor and Emperor of Austria Maximilian I

Martin Luther

Stephen IV of Moldavia

Holy Roman Emperor and Emperor of Austria Charles V


Timeline for this episode:

  • 1514, Moldavia submits to the Ottomans

  • 1514, Peasant revolt in Hungary

  • 1514, Victory by Poland-Lithuania against Moscow

  • 1515, First Congress of Vienna

  • 1516-7, Ottoman Mamluk War

  • 1516, Vladislaus dies and is replaced by his son Louis

  • 1517, Martin Luther posts his 95 theses

  • 1517, Bogdan III dies in Moldavia

  • 1519 Maximilian, Emperor of Austria and Holy Roman Emperor dies and is replaced by Charles V, sparking the Italian War of 1521-1526

  • 1520, Selim I dies and is succeeded by Suleiman the Magnificent




György Dózsa, the leader of the Hungarian Peasant Uprising
György Dózsa, the leader of the Hungarian Peasant Uprising (this portrait is from 1913)

The brutal torture of György Dózsa
The brutal torture of György Dózsa

the 1515 Congress of Vienna
A painting of the initial meeting between Vladislaus, Maximilian, and Sigismund at the 1515 Congress of Vienna

The double wedding between the children and grandchildren of Maximilian and Vladislaus
The double wedding between the children and grandchildren of Maximilian and Vladislaus

A depiction of fighting between the Ottomans and Mamluks
A depiction of fighting between the Ottomans and Mamluks

Mamluk horse armor
Mamluk horse armor

Ottoman Sultan Selim I on campaign against the Mamluks in Egypt
Ottoman Sultan Selim I on campaign against the Mamluks in Egypt

Selim I on his deathbed
Selim I on his deathbed

The young Hapsburg Emperor Charles V
The young Hapsburg Emperor Charles V


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