107 The Congress of Vienna

With the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the European powers are defining a new way to relate to one another. Alongside this new "concert of Europe" comes a new distaste for revolutionary anti-Ottoman movements. In this new context, the Second Serbian Uprising will rise with a new leader and aim to fulfill at least some of the promises of the first. Meanwhile, the Ottoman Empire itself will finally begin to bring some peace and prosperity back to its Balkan territories.




Major Characters in this Episode

Sultan Mahmut II

Mohammad Ali

Karadjordje

Miloš Obrenović

Tsar Alexander I of Russia

Klemens von Metternich

Alexander Ypsilantis


Timeline for this Episode

  • 1815, Second Serbian Uprising begins

  • 1815, Congress of Vienna

  • 1816, a complete reconstruction of the Rila Monastery begins

  • 1817, Serbia gains de-facto independence and establishes a monarchy

  • 1818, The Emirate of Diriyahm the first Saudi State, is destroyed, ending the Ottoman-Saudi war and Abdullah bin Saud is executed

  • 1820s, peace largely returns to Bulgarian lands after decades of unrest and banditry

  • 1821-30, Greek war of independence


The map of Europe in 1815 following the end of the Napoleonic Wars

The proclamation of the Second Serbian Uprising

Miloš Obrenović as Knez of Serbia

The proceedings of the Congress of Vienna

The Greek revolutionary leader Alexander Ypsilantis