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Battle of Maritsa - Serbs & Hungarians March on Ottoman Turks in Balkans

Sultan Murad I

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Battle of Maritsa: A force consisting of Serbs and Hungarians is sent to counter the encroaching Ottoman Turks in the Balkans. They march on Adrianople but only get as far as Cenomen on the Maritsa River.

During the night they are surprised by an Ottoman attack personally led by Sultan Murad I. Thousands are slain and more drown when they try to flee.

This is the first major action take by the Janissaries against Christians.

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