Mehmed the Conqueror

Mehmed's Conquest of Serbia
The heroism of Titusz Dugovics grabbing the Ottoman standard-bearer while both of them plunge to their deaths.
1456 Jul 14

Mehmed's Conquest of Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia
Mehmed II's first campaigns after Constantinople were in the direction of Serbia. Mehmed led a campaign against Serbia because the Serbian ruler Đurađ Branković refused to send tribute and made an alliance with the Kingdom of Hungary. The Ottoman army conquered the important mining city of Novo Brdo. The Ottoman army advanced as far as Belgrade, where it attempted but failed to conquer the city from John Hunyadi at the Siege of Belgrade, on 14 July 1456.