In 1389, Prince Lazar, Serbia’s King Leonidas, stopped the Ottomans 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 Islamic Ottoman hordes marched onto Vienna, Europe was ready. They were repelled. Had the Serbs not stopped them in Kosovo in 1389 however, the outcome would likely have been much less favourable.
St. Lazar Prince of Serbia and Martyr (Feast day - 15th June). Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović (ca. 1329 – 15 June 1389) was a medieval Serbian ruler, who created the largest and most powerful state on the territory of the disintegrated Serbian Empire. 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 and Sultan lost their lives in the battle. ).
King Lazar Hrebelijanović: Fought the Ottomans during the battle of Kosovo in June 15th, 1389. Both armies received heavy loses but more so on Lazars side because they were so few in numbers to begin with. By the end, both Lazar and Murad I were killed ending the war. In the 19th century Lazar and the Battle of Kosovo became a huge part of Serbian patriotism.
British Army Uniforms - 20 September 2007 In the first set of a series of military uniforms, Royal Mail is issuing a set of 6 stamps showing British Army Uniforms. The stamps, in se-tenant strips of 3, feature in reverse chronological order: 1st class a military police NCO from Kosovo, a tank commander from the Second World War, and an artillery observer from World War One; 78p a rifleman from the Peninsula War, a grenadier from the battle of Blenheim and a trooper from the Earl of…
"I do not decide whether I go into a battle by the force that threatens me, but by the sanctity I defend." Serbian Prince Lazar, before the Battle of Kosovo (1389) | "Ја не одлучујем да ли ћу ући у битку по томе колика је сила која ми прети, већ по томе колику светињу браним." Кнез Лазар, пред Косовски бој (1389) | Photo: deitero
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.
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…