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Battle of Varna
Wladyslaw's charge into the Ottoman Center
10th, November, 1444
Decisive Crusader Victory
Kingdom of Poland
Kingdom of Hungary Kingdom of Croatia Crown of Bohemia Grand Duchy of Lithuania Serbian Despotate Wallachia Principality of Moldavia Bulgarian rebels Holy Roman Empire Papal States
Władysław III of Poland
John Hunyadi Mircea II of Wallachia
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.