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Battle of Varna
Battle of Varna
Wladyslaw's charge into the Ottoman Center
Date 10th, November, 1444
Place Near Varna
Result Decisive Crusader Victory
Combatants
Poland CoA Kingdom of Poland

Coat of Arms of Hungary Kingdom of Hungary
Coat of arms of Croatia 1495 Kingdom of Croatia
Blason Boheme Crown of Bohemia
Coat of Arms of Lithuania Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Serbian Despotate Serbian Despotate
Flag of Wallachia Wallachia
Flag of Moldavia Principality of Moldavia
Coat of Arms of the Emperor of Bulgaria (by Conrad Grünenberg) Bulgarian rebels
Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor Holy Roman Empire
Flag of the Papal States (pre 1808) Papal States

TeutonicCOA Teutonic Knights
Flag of the Ottoman Sultanate (1299-1453) Ottoman Empire
Commanders
COA WladyslawWładysław III of Poland

Coat of Arms of Hungary John Hunyadi
Flag of Wallachia Mircea II of Wallachia

Coat of Arms of the Emperor of Bulgaria (by Conrad Grünenberg) Fruzhin
Flag of the Ottoman Sultanate (1299-1453) Murad II
Strength
25,000 45,000
Casualties
10.000 40,000

The Battle of Varna took place on 10 November 1444 near Varna in eastern Bulgaria. The Crusader Army, commanded by Władysław III of Poland (also King of Hungary), John Hunyadi (acting as commander of the combined Christian forces), Mircea II of Wallachia and Fruzhin of Bulgaria, defeated the Ottoman Army under Sultan Murad II. It was one of the major battles of the Great Turkish Crusade.

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