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Siege of Van
Part of the Ottoman–Safavid War (1532–1555) within
Ottoman–Persian Wars
The Rock and Walled City of Van (1893).jpg
The walled city of Van
Date25 August 1548[1]
LocationVan, Safavid Empire
Result Ottoman victory
Safavid Flag.png Safavid Empire Fictitious Ottoman flag 2.svg Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Suleiman I

French ambassador Gabriel de Luetz d'Aramon participated in the Ottoman campaign.

The Siege of Van occurred in 1548 when Suleiman the Magnificent attacked Persia in his second campaign of the Ottoman-Safavid War (1532–1555). The city of Van was surrounded, put under siege and bombarded. On this campaign, Suleiman was accompanied by the French ambassador Gabriel de Luetz.[2] Gabriel de Luetz was able to give decisive military advice to Suleiman, as when he advised on artillery placement during the siege.[2]


  1. Eren, Güler; Çiçek, Kemal; İnalcık, Halil; Oğuz, Cem (1999). Osmanlı. Yeni Türkiye Yayınları. pp. 19. ISBN 9756782048.'%C4%B1n+fethi+1548&dq=van'%C4%B1n+fethi+1548&hl=tr&sa=X&ei=ICKkT9SMEYHQ-gbJlsGiCA&ved=0CD0Q6AEwAg. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Cambridge history of Iran by William Bayne Fisher p.384ff

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