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The Battle of Kosovo, also known as the Battle of Kosovo Field or the Battle of Blackbird's Field (Serbian: Косовска битка, Бој на Косову; Kosovska bitka; Boj na Kosovu; Turkish: Kosova Meydan Savaşı), took place on St. Vitus' Day, June 15,[A] 1389, between the army led by Serbian Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović, and the invading army of the Ottoman Empire under the leadership of Sultan Murad I. The army under Prince Lazar consisted of his own troops, a contingent led by Serbian nobleman Vuk…

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In 1389, Prince Lazar, a kind of Serbian King Leonidas, stopped the Ottomans hordes from advancing into Europe. Outnumbered more than three to one, he died at the battle of Kosovo which left both armies virtually destroyed. By the time, after finally conquering Serbia in 1459, that the Ottomans marched onto Vienna, Europe was ready and they were repelled. Had the Serbs not stopped them in Kosovo in 1389 however, the outcome would likely have been much less favourable.

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Manastir Ravanica

Ravanica monastery, together with the Church of the Holy Ascension, and its buildings surrounded by strong defensive walls with seven towers, lies at the foot of the Kučaj mountains, in the village of Senje near Ćuprija. It was the endowment of Prince Lazar. It was built during the period between 1375 and 1377, and its frescoes were painted in the years preceding the Battle of Kosovo.

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The Battle of Kosovo, 1389 (Click on picture for more information). Serbian History Serbia Incoming Magazine

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Orthodox icon of the Battle of Kosovo. All Serbs fighting against the Turks are shown saints with a halo around his head. Source: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/arhiv/081002024407.htm

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The Battle of Kosovo, 1389 (Click on picture for more information). Serbian History Serbia Incoming Magazine

The Battle of Kosovo took place on 15 June 1389 between the army led by the Serbian Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović, and the invading army of the Ottoman Empire under the command of Sultan Murad Hüdavendigâr. The bulk of both armies were wiped out in the battle; both Lazar and Murad lost their lives in it.

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