As Sultan Suleiman marches toward the Hungarian border with the full might of the Ottoman Imperial Army at his back, who can stop him? The Hungarians? The Habsburgs?
Major Characters in this Episode
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Louis II of Hungary
Admiral Selman Reis
Shah Tahmasp I
Timeline for this episode
1526, the death of Louis II of Hungary
August 29th 1526, Battle of Mohács
1527, Ottoman Admiral Selman Reis makes Yemen recognize Ottoman sovereignty. This allowed the Ottomans to make the Red Sea an Ottoman lake and prevent further Portuguese incursions there.
1527, Battle of Tarcal
1527, Stephen IV of Moldavia dies and is succeeded by Petru Rareș, an illegitimate son of Stephen the Great
1528, Battle of Szina
1528, the fall of Jajce
1528, The Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church was constructed.
1529, First Siege of Vienna
1530, Hapsburg counter-attack in Hungary
1531, Siege of Diu
1532, Second attack on Vienna but stalls with the Siege of Güns
1532-1555 Ottoman Safavid War
1533, Treaty of Constantinople
1534, Conquest of Tunis by the Ottomans
1535, The Ottomans annex most of Iraq, they reach Basra and the Persian Gulf by 1538, but most of the Gulf was controlled either directly or indirectly by Portugal.
1535, Charles V takes Tunis
1536, Ottomans and French sign a formal alliance