1529-1683 the two great Vienna sieges
The Siege of Vienna in 1529 was the first attempt by the Ottoman Empire, led by Suleiman the Magnificent, to capture the city of Vienna. The siege signaled the pinnacle of the Ottoman Empire's power and great rivalry with Europe as well as the maximum extent of Ottoman expansion in central Europe. Thereafter, 150 years of bitter military tension and reciprocal attacks ensued, culminating in the Battle of Vienna in the crucial day of 11 September 1683, marking the start of the Great Turkish War by European powers to remove the Ottoman presence within central Europe.
Traditionally it is thought that the western army, also in that centuries they were always superior to the Turkish adversaries. But it was not true. Rather The Turkish army succeeded in going so much next to the heart of Christian Europe thanks to their military superiority in some fields as that of the enlistment of great numbers of soldiers that gave them a great numerical advantage on the adversaries, but above all an excellent artillery, especially in the big caliber used in the sieges. The conquest of Constantinople was the maximum example of this superiority of the Turkish guns. Notable also the special troops of the giannizzeris or the light cavalry. In our tables we have wanted to offer you a sundry series of the beautiful estates of the Ottoman soldiers of that years. 15 tables that you can store in the our elegant portfolio or to frame and to hang in the better angle of your room.