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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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Kosovka devojka / Maiden of Kosovo - that national attire she's wearing looks gorgeous. This is lesson how you should always think twice who you vote for. Serbs once voted tyrant named Slobodan Milošević- it all resulted in Serbia losing Kosovo, which was part of it's territory, since forever, and worse still, entirety of serbian history took place at Kosovo, and it's all gone now - every country allowed for kosovo + serbian history to be severed from the rest of the country.

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

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Murad I: (1362-1389) He was the sultan who established a government and society in Adrianople (Edirne). He also expanded the Empire into Europe conquering most of the Balkan states while even forcing the Byzantine Emperor to pay him tribute. He was also the sultan that was assassinated during the famous Battle of Kosovo against Prince Lazar.

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Serbian monument in Kruševac. The monument, dedicated to the fallen Serbs at the Battle of Kosovo, was sculpted by Petar Ubaković (1852–1910). A statue of the famous blind Serbian poet and guslar Filip Višnjić is also part of the monument. Kruševac is a city in the Rasina District of Serbia.

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Како је принцеза Оливера завршила у Бајазитовом харему

Princess Olivera Lazarević, Despina Hâtûn (Serbian Cyrillic: Деспина Оливера Лазаревић,(ca. 1373. - died after 1444.)) the youngest daughter of Lazar of Serbia and Milica and wife of Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I, whom she married just after the Battle of Kosovo in 1389, as a pledge of peace between the Lazarević family and the Ottoman Empire.

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Portrait of Prince Lazar in the Ravanica Monastery (1380s)-In the Battle of Kosovo fought on 15 June 1389, Lazar led the army which confronted a massive invading army of the Ottoman Empire commanded by Sultan Murad I. Both Prince Lazar and Sultan Murad lost their lives in the battle. Although the battle was tactically inconclusive, the mutual heavy losses were devastating only for the Serbs.

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Miloš Obilić - officially, Miloš was never a real person, he had songs sung about him, similar to king Arthur, however, no document from the time period ever mentions him. Still, Miloš managed to do something no king Arthur or Robin Hood could ever dream of accomplishing. Miloš killed a real life person, ottoman king Murad I at the battle of kosovo on 15 June 1389.

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