On this day: the Siege of Vienna

The Ottoman Turks began their Siege of Vienna on the 27th of September 1529. Suleiman the Magnificent led the Ottoman Empire’s first attempt to take Vienna.

The siege ran until the 15th of October, when the Christian Coalition defeated the Ottomans.

Austrian troops clash with Turks outside Vienna.

Engraving of clashes between the Austrians and Ottomans outside Vienna, 1529.

On this day: the Ottoman Siege of Rhodes Began

On the 26th of June 1522 the Ottomans (Turks) began the Siege of Rhodes and eventually conquered the Greek island, securing the eastern Mediterranean after more than one attempt.

5On the 26th of June 1522 the Ottomans (Turks) began the Siege of Rhodes and eventually conquered, securing the eastern Mediterranean, after more than one attempt.