Battle of Giurgiu, 1595 ⚔️ Story of Michael the Brave (Part 2/3)

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  • Published on:  Saturday, July 20, 2019
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    ➤ Narration: Alexander Doddy

    ➤ Script: Albert Weber, MA

    ➤ Many thanks to Albert Weber, MA, for providing invaluable research material for this video. I highly recommend his books Corpus Draculianum. It's an outstanding work of research on medieval Romanian history.
    Corpus Draculianum vol1
    Corpus Draculianum vol2
    Corpus Draculianum vol3

    ➤ Sources:
    Deepest thanks to Albert Weber, MA for allowing me to use his own research on this topic, and for pointing me towards most of the sources used for this video. His contribution is truly invaluable.
    Europe and the 'Ottoman World' - Gábor Kármán, Radu G. Păun, Ovidiu Cristea
    Ottoman Plans of Expansion in Hungary in the Fifteen Years' War - Sándor László Tóth
    The History of the Romanians - Constantin C. Giurescu
    The Ottoman Empire 1300-1650. The structure of power - Colin Imber
    Rising up to the Turkish challenge - Ion Florescu (article)
    Conquered by the (S)word: Governing the Tributary Principalities of Wallachia and Moldovia (16th-17th Centuries) - Radu G. Păun
    Critical chronology of the rulers of Wallachia and Moldova, 1324 -1881 - Constantin Rezachevici
    Roumania. Past and present - James Samuelson

    #ottomanempire #calugareni #romania
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  • HistoryMarche


     4 months ago +110

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    ➤ I feel I could've explained better the reasons why Michael had to retreat. After Calugareni, Sinan Pasha held his nerve and didn't retreat. He had more troops coming over the Danube and he refreshed his army due to the vastly superior Ottoman resources in men and material. The Ottoman Empire was a superpower, which could recover from defeats such as Calugareni, while Wallachia was a local power and could therefore not afford any mistakes in this conflict. When Calugareni didn't open the way for Michael to stop the Ottoman invasion, he had only one more chance at Giurgiu...

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  • Taylor Day

    Taylor Day

     53 minutes ago

    Fucking hate how this guy says MIHAI

  • Mihail Todorov

    Mihail Todorov

     11 hours ago

    HistoryMarche what is the music in the background called? It sounds intriguing even if it is on low volume. Thanks!

  • TechGuy2257


     14 hours ago

    No part 3?

  • Peter Croves

    Peter Croves

     15 hours ago

    when will part 3 come?

  • Kasper Nielsen

    Kasper Nielsen

     16 hours ago

    There is no such thing as "Absolute security"

  • Ottoman Lad

    Ottoman Lad

     21 hours ago +1

    There's a mistake there. Mehmed III desicively won the battle of Mezokeresztes.

  • Galip


     23 hours ago

    Stupid Sinan. Why would you retreat against a weaker force. You were coward and you caused the satan to keep it's grasp on Wallachia. Hope you're burning in hell.

  • Ryan



    So where is part 3?

  • Martin Galindo

    Martin Galindo


    Was Tuscany Artillery, mercenaries?

  • Eduard Hagiu

    Eduard Hagiu


    And where is end of the Michael the Brave story? 3/3?

  • Imaginorium



    19:04 ottomans lost war but win strategly thinks...

  • 67LloydBanks


     2 days ago

    Where’s part 3

  • HellstreamGames


     2 days ago +1

    Im an idiot, when the troops are being shown at 5:58 i thought someone was knocking at the door, so i pause, go check, come back. Then i resume the video and i hear the counting troops sound, pause and go check again. Took atleast a solid minute or two for me to realise.

  • Teo Todica

    Teo Todica

     2 days ago

    if given the Ottoman or Austrian financial wealth, Mihai could have built an empire. just seeing his accomplishments against the turks with so few troops and so many compromises(overly taxing his own ppl) makes you wonder what could the man do with more money: become a dictator, an emperor, or a liberator? greetings from Romania.

  • 123youknowme


     2 days ago +2

    Is there a part 3? I can't find it. Enjoyed the first two immensely.

  • fernandez0716


     2 days ago

    who else thought someone was knocking on their door? XD

  • Felix-Sebastian Cosma

    Felix-Sebastian Cosma

     2 days ago +1

    Great video, can't wait for part 3! Romania has always been the protector of Europe against the Tatars and the Ottomans, but we also had to fight the Christian empires of Russia and Austria at times. Please make a series on Mircea the Elder who was considered one of the greatest military geniuses of his time and had victories against the Ottomans. He was also the grandfather of Vlad the Impaler:)

  • Venci Petkov

    Venci Petkov

     3 days ago +1

    great video. But where was this giurgiu fortress. From the video it looks like it is on a island, but I do not see such an island between Ruse and Giurgiu.

  • AK Brahma

    AK Brahma

     3 days ago

    That was not an Ottoman defeat in Giurgiu, it was an Ottoman REKT!