(Note: Szigetvár is the 262nd Hungarian castle on my page.)

Although Szigetvár fell to the Turks, the besiegers suffered very heavy losses, not to mention the death of Sultan Suleiman.

In the 17th century, Cardinal Richelieu described the siege of Szigetvár as “the battle that saved civilization.” Indeed, the heroic last stand of Croatian and Hungarian soldiers has saved western Europe from the onslaught of the Ottoman Empire.

Read more about the battle and the history of Szigetvár castle on my page: