THIS DAY IN HISTORY: in 1716.
- The Turks suffered a heavy defeat at the Battle of Petrovaradin.
Austrian Prince Eugene of Savoy led an army of 40,000 soldiers and defeated the
Turks whose army of 150,000 men was commanded by Darnada Ali Pasha.
In the period 1716 to 1718. Serbian ethnic territories became the site of the
new Austrian-Turkish war. The war affected the territory of Dalmatia,
through Bosnia and Herzegovina to Belgrade and the Danube.
Serbs took part in the fighting on the side of Austria.
Turkey was then with the so called Pozarevac peacedeal losing all territories in
the Danube region, northern Serbia and northern Bosnia, parts of Dalmatia,
and the Peloponnese.
With a new war and the so-called war Treaty of Belgrade, Turkey has managed to
recover almost all of the previous lost territories. Local Serbs again hit the
wartime destruction, persecution and reprisal.