101 Küçük Kaynarca

As war between the Ottomans and the powerful Russian Empire intensifies, the resulting treaty will help redefine the Ottoman place in Europe and set in motion a set of Russian ambitions that defines Europe even today. Bulgaria for its part will find a new direction to look for aid as abuse at the hands of local Ottoman officials intensifies.




Major Characters in this Episode

Ali Bey

Sultan Mustafa III

Sultan Abdul Hamid I

Sultan Selim III

Empress Catherine the Great

Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II


Timeline for this episode

  • 1773, Ali Bey leads a rebellion in Egypt

  • Spring 1773, Uprisings around Vidin

  • 1774, Mustafa III dies and is replaced with Abdulhamid I

  • Summer 1774, Russians make it south of the Danube and win the Battle of Kozludzha

  • 1774, Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca

  • 1776-1778 Russian invasion of Crimea

  • 1779 - Treaty of Aynalıkavak

  • 1782, great fire in Constantinople

  • 1783, Russan annexation of the Crimean Khaganate

  • 1786, Expansion of the Saudi state

  • 1787-1791, Austria-Turkish-Russian War

  • 1789, Abdulhamid I dies and is replaced by Selim III


Sultan Abdul Hamid I
Sultan Abdul Hamid I

A map showing the rough territory of the independent Crimean Khaganate (yellow) and Russian annexations (red) after the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca
A map showing the rough territory of the independent Crimean Khaganate (yellow) and Russian annexations (red) after the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca

Europe from 1783-1792 after the Russian annexation of Crimea
Europe from 1783-1792 after the Russian annexation of Crimea

The Ottoman Army leaving Sofia in 1788
The Ottoman Army leaving Sofia in 1788

The 1788 Siege of Ochakov
The 1788 Siege of Ochakov

The expansion of the first Saudi state
The expansion of the first Saudi state

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