094 The Siege of Vienna

Despite a recent failed attack on Austria, Ottoman support for Protestant Hungarian Rebels against the Austrians has made war inevitable. As the largest Ottoman army ever assembled arrives at the gates of Vienna, the most consequential clash in a century begins.



Major Characters in this Episode

Sultan Mehmed IV

Kara Mustafa Pasha

Imre Thököly

King Jan III Sobieski

George Ducas


Timeline for this episode

  • 1683, Ottoman attack on Vienna

  • 1683, when the news of the failure and the capture of George Ducas in Vienna reaches Moldavia, the boyars rebel (the Voivode was with the army) and allow Polish and Cossack troops to invade

  • 1683, Battle of Párkány

  • 1683-1699, the Third Polish-Ottoman War

  • 1684, the Holy League is established

  • 1684-1699, Morean war between the Ottomans and Venice


The Ottoman Empire in 1683

The Austrian-Ottoman borderlands in 1683

The Ottoman army above the city of Vienna

Ottoman assaults on Vienna

The Battle of Vienna

The Ottoman retreat