Battle of Giurgiu

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Battle of Giurgiu
Part of the Long War (Ottoman wars)
Batalia de la Giurgiu.jpg
The battle as depicted by Theodor Aman
Date 27–30 October 1595
Location Giurgiu
Result Christian victory
Wallachia Wallachia
Coat of arms of Transylvania.svg Principality of Transylvania
Fictitious Ottoman flag 2.svg Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Michael the Brave
Stephen Bocskay
Sinan Pasha

23,000 - 40,000[1] (Bocksay's army)

8,000 (Michael's army) [4]

The Battle of Giurgiu took place on 27–30 October 1595.[5] It was one battle of the Long War, from 1591 or 1593 to 1606, the border conflict between the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire over Balkan territories.[6]

Michael the Brave defeated the Turkish army led by Sinan Pasha, pushing them on the right side of the Danube.


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