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Battle of Giurgiu
Part of the Long War (Ottoman wars)

the battle as depicted by Theodor Aman

Date27–30 October 1595
Result Christian victory
Stema Tarii Romanesti II.jpg Wallachia
Coat of arms of Transylvania.svg Principality of Transylvania
Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1453-1844).svg Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Michael the Brave
Stephen Bocskay
Sinan Pasha

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

  • 13,200 Transylvanians
  • 8,000 Székelys[2]
  • artillery and 300 knights from Tuscany (under Silvio Piccolomini)[3][4]
  • 1,500 Germans (sent by Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria)
  • 1,500 - 3,000 Moldavians (sent by Ştefan Răzvan)

8,000 (Michael's army) [5]

The Battle of Giurgiu took place on 27–30 October 1595.[6] 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.[7]

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


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  2. [2]
  3. [3]
  4. Mihai Viteazul
  5. Petre P. Panaintescu, Mihai Viteazul
  6. George Marcu (coord.), Enciclopedia bătăliilor din istoria românilor, Editura Meronia, Bucureşti, 2011
  7. Cathal J. Nolan (2006). The age of wars of religion, 1000-1650: an encyclopedia of global warfare and civilization. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 846. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 

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