Battle of Kosovo 1389 - Serbian-Ottoman Wars DOCUMENTARY

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The Ottoman invasion of Europe was truly challenged for the first time during the Battle of Kosovo of 1389. The Serbs and other Balkan peoples alongside their allies from Western and Eastern Europe fought valiantly against overwhelming odds and although they lost, the foundation of the future resistance, that continued until the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, was set. This battle was also remarkable due to the fact that leaders of both armies were killed during it. Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović died in the battle and Sultan Murad I was assassinated by the Serbian knight Miloš Obilić, who was killed shortly after. All three are considered martyrs by their people and the spirit of this battle is still part of the bitter animosity…
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Sources used:
John V. A. Fine; John Van Antwerp Fine (1994). The Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest. University of Michigan Press.
Ломоносов Матвей. Русские исторические источники Косовской битвы 1389 г.. - Пермь: Пермский госуниверситет, 2005
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Songs used:
Ottoman Song - Uskudara Giderken
Dark Times - Kevin MacLeod
Magnus Ringblom - Ancient Sculptures in Church
Johannes Bornlof - Barbarians
Rannard Sillard - Deathmatch
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Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Our new video covering one of the last Crusades and the battle of Nicopolis was just released:
M. A.
M. A. 4 aylar önce
Your language is very one-sided and biased.
Aleksa Milutinovic
Aleksa Milutinovic 8 aylar önce
In Kosovo, we literally defended Christians from Islam and broke through Islam to Europe, and today the same Europe (the majority) recognizes Kosovo and Metohija as an independent state. Although it is a Holy Christian country, they are not real Christians like us (those who recognize Kosovo and Metohija as an independent state) they just want ores from the mines that were opened by the Saxons during the reign of King Stefan Uros I.
Vuk Stefanovic
Vuk Stefanovic 11 aylar önce
Nismo mi srbi tad koristili topove
History Time
History Time 5 yıl önce
Awesome video. Been meaning to write something on the Battle of Kosovo for a long time. This is a really great take on it.
Bob Man
Bob Man Yıl önce
@Blockie Don't be stupid. Deretic was not a historian, neither more than 1% of the people take him seriously. He was a guy who found the way to make money of the stupid people. As I said, no more then 1% of population care about him, if even that. But I'll tell you one thing. His fairy tales are very similar to fairy tales that albanians are using as their official history.
NOUS Yıl önce
@sphere mechanical D Martini Lol. I'm a muslim, so not a chetnik. Also i am of I2a genetics. So even if someone came to balkan, my ancestors didn't. My family comes from Crnojevic dynasty. As for arrival of slavs and our symbols, perhaps look at Triballi symbols of boar and arrow and then check out that same symbol in use by Serbs centuries later. Also explain how every byzantine scholar calls Serbs Triballi if you will. And the wolf, the same wolf that Romans used as their symbol As for Albanians, I literally cited contemporary sources saying the "so called "albanians" " came to balkan in 1043. Those are the earliest historical sources mentioning albanians. I don't see how you can dispute this. If we are from Russia, explain why the earliest Russian religious chronicle says that both they and their christianity came from the Slavs in Illiricum. Same for Slovak and same for Pole chronicles. Explain why Serbian is more similar to Sanskrit than any other Slav language. Also it was never said we came from Russia, but north of Danube, that's still Balkans as far as i've checked. Explain why the culture of Vinca 6000BC has the same symbol as the later Serbian cross? Explain why Vucedol culture has this same symbol. Explain why Austria was caught fabricating history of Albanians, saying that they are illirians, the same Austria which called Serbs Illirians for centuries? Explain why they did it prior to going to war with us? Explain why the Austrian-Serbian dictionary was called Deutsche-Illyrische? Explain why everywhere you have I2 genetics, you have Serbian toponyms, such as Sorbiodunum in England. Explain why Brutus the Dardanian names New Troy as Troia Nova, exactly the same as in Serbian? Explain how there is a city in kingdom of Macedon 300BC called Bylazora ( White Dawn - Bijela Zora in Serbian). Explain how "Slavs" (who were villagers) conquered infamous Illirians who warred with Rome for over 300 years. Explain why Anna Komnene a Byzantine empress who lived from 1083 to 1153 calls Serbian warriors of Bodin Vojislavljevic "natives of Dalmatia". Explain how 90% of both thracians and Illirian words can be translated through Slavic roots. Explain how everything illirian completely disappeared with no trace? EXPLAIN WHY GJON IS SPELLED IVANES? AND BODIN IS SPELLED BODINUS? Albanian language was created from multiple mutually non-intelligible dialects.Therefore you argument falls to water completely. Also you do understand that R1a haplotype came to Balkan and mixed with I2 in around 9000BC? Thus wherever you put "slavs" they had to originate in Balkans. Let's be reasonable, who but a complete idiot could believe that black, short, gypsy-resembling (no hate) albanians could be the fair haired tall Illirians? Do you not understand that Proto indo european culture was made of Aryan race who were tall with light skin, red/fair hair and blue and green eyes, just like todays Slavs? This same culture was present here with Vinca, Vucedol, Kumanovo and all the other civilizations, which were all found to be I2a genetics. No mention nor connection to Albanians anywhere in the Balkans prior to 11th century AD. As for the monument, we have monuments of Skenderbeg. I have nothing against Albanians, but they have proven to be bitter neighbors of Serbian people and i will not have my heritage taken from me by bigger players using Albanians as pawns to create division and war. When you can answer truthfully all the questions i posted, you will have learned the truth about the history of Balkans.
sphere mechanical D Martini
sphere mechanical D Martini Yıl önce
@NOUS 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 yeah bullshit Albanians are the smallest Illyrian tribe that survived their distinctive language and customs to this day You guys come to balkans in 700AD like wolfs sterling and robing as per your emblem of a wolf in your ćetnik ideology ... And you are from Russia it’s your language almost identical... ... Montenegro is also half Illyrian so are Croats and Bosnians lost their language to Slavic trading etc etc....Slavic influence was massive Albanians were more stubborn and the territory wasn’t easy to conquer ...
sphere mechanical D Martini
sphere mechanical D Martini Yıl önce
@NOUS 😂😂😂😂 Kastrioti family is still in Calabria Southern Italy and speak Albanian Gegë accent (northern) their decendents of Gjergj Kastrioti , you call it whatever but It was Gjergj Gjon Pal Kastrioti Gjon was the father And Pal was grandfather.... Many Albanians left Albania after 3/4 of a century nonstop wars , finally Albania was invaded in 1478...the black day fall of Shkodra.... Prior Ottoman invasion At that time there were no divisions amongst Serbs, Albanians , vlahians and Helens (Greeks) Names were common so you can’t be serious based in one name and call it a serb man 😂😂 I got nothing personal against Serbian people But against lies , nacionalism politics and fucking islamism that has ruined the region Greeks also claim he is Greek 😂 🤔 which is it now....Greek or serb? One question I have for all Serbian people Why didn’t you build a munoment of Gjergj Kastrioti in Beograd if he was a serb princ??? All the best
sphere mechanical D Martini
sphere mechanical D Martini Yıl önce
@Mip 😂😂😂😂yeah Alexander the Great was Serbian was it? Dude for How long have the serb being in north of Danube...I don’t believe you tube but you are certainly not saying it right...... Kosovo were Albanian Christians ,Vllah and other Slavs too once orthodox then catholic under Rome Then converted Muslim under harsh Islamic is true that in Durad brankovic army had majority kosovar Albanian Christians but this army was smaller then that of Lazar’s....... So my man Otttoman Turks managed to divide the people of region against one onother... Fare play to serbs that they kept their identity and fought more than anyone Else in Kosovo so they deserve to live in peace in there ....... I hate the fact that the place has taken an Asian look.....or more or less Middle East...
Aslan Ibrahimov
Aslan Ibrahimov 4 yıl önce
This channel is incredibly neutral and tries to present facts and other historical accounts to educate without being bias and leaning towards any agenda. Mainstream history channel networks and History channel in particular should become irrelevant one day due to growing popularity of youtube channels like this one. Bravo and subscribed!
Nobody Rick
Nobody Rick 7 aylar önce
@Shakeel Official yeah man you re right
Giorgi Jioshvili
Giorgi Jioshvili 9 aylar önce
@пламен Тошков dude stop talking about a country's history you clearly don't know about
Giorgi Jioshvili
Giorgi Jioshvili 9 aylar önce
@пламен Тошков good joke buddy
The Arbiter
The Arbiter Yıl önce
@Shakeel Official wikipedia is the worst source..
Giorgi Jioshvili
Giorgi Jioshvili Yıl önce
@Jave Aliyeff Ok can you send me any link?
Grealish 2 yıl önce
I lived in Serbia for 3 years as a Turk. I didn't encounter racism. Sometimes, old people didn't want to speak me when he/she learned I am a Turk but generally, they were pretty good to me. Здраво from Turkey
Leonidas Tullius
Leonidas Tullius Aylar önce
What language would you both speak in?
Banjaluka 98
Banjaluka 98 Aylar önce
Im born in Germany I have many Turkish friends good people 🇷🇸🇹🇷❤️
Perica 2 aylar önce
@giorgio ciaravolol agreed
Toy Lee
Toy Lee 2 yıl önce
The Balkans never stop fighting, not in the battlefield, not in the comment section...
Voskre Glavincevska
Voskre Glavincevska 6 aylar önce
And still Makedonia is on a bid !
Dnail 8 aylar önce
@Kristjan Tanushaj There are no enough proofs which can prove that Albanians are Illyrians. You dont even know what are you speaking about. There is also not enough evidence which proves that there was migration of Slavs. Only Constantine Porfirogenit said that and nobody else. Fake history, fake you
APOKING 9 aylar önce
we are fighting for respect and our land same for our faith
Sebee Pro
Sebee Pro 9 aylar önce
mitasrb Yıl önce
🤣🤣So true
Sinan Tabanli
Sinan Tabanli 4 yıl önce
Another bravely fought medieval battle. I have great respect for the warriors of that time.
Sport Ace
Sport Ace 3 yıl önce
Hadi lan ordan.
Karetsin 3 gün önce
Nice video as always! It's quite interesting to see diffirent sources take on Murad The First's death. In here (Turkey), we were told that Murad was inspecting the battlefield after the fighting. And the serbian soldier stabbed him while pretending to be dead.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
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IVKA SUIĆ 5 yıl önce
Хеј ФЛАШОГУЗОПЕРАЧУ оди опрат уста сапуном (успут опери и гуз`цу) МОЖЕ?
FREE#1 5 yıl önce
Tvrtko I aha sve je ovo propaganda.sto bi ovome svetu.sto jes da nije istina
Zelimir Zabrdac
Zelimir Zabrdac 5 yıl önce
Mirsad Halkić e
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
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Саша Петровић
Саша Петровић 5 yıl önce
It was clearly stated that Vojvoda Vlatko Vukovic took part in the battle
Саша Петровић
Саша Петровић 5 yıl önce
Please could you be so kind to provide new historical arguments
HonKasumi 5 yıl önce
And Misleading Information
Zeljko Milutinovic
Zeljko Milutinovic 5 yıl önce
There is a saying "Ne daj Bože da se Srbi slože" witch translated "Dear God don't let Serbians unite", was a best description for almost every war. The biggest mistake in Serbian mentality is really deep stubbornness, witch is why this battle was lost. Many lords didn't joined the battle of "Kosovo" because some of them had personal opinion and greed. As for Vuk, it is debatable some sad he saw a battle was lost and pulled back to regroup and defend in near future, some sad a traitor which is mentioned in video etc. Also, when Ottoman sultan was killed, it was kept as a secret so the army don't panic, that was a great tactic if I can say. So this is my opinion, and thank you for video. E enjoyed every moment of it.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thank you very much, Zeljko! :-)
Michael Carlin
Michael Carlin 2 yıl önce
Great video. So nice to see this period of history being covered!!!!
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 4 yıl önce
Hello K&G Crew, awesome work as always! I'm a big fan and history student from Brazil. I'm deep into Balkans history and would ask you guys to make an episode about the Bosnian King Stjepan Trvtko Kotromanić and his expansion of the Bosnian realm. Thank you guys and keep up the great work!
Mr Bullet
Mr Bullet 4 aylar önce
@Edy Azijatu
Edy 8 aylar önce
@Nikola Matic Po svim mogućim istorijskim popisima, ni Bosanaca ni Bošnjaka nije bilo! Bosna je teritorijalna a ne nacionalna odrednica. To su etnički Srbi, dal pravoslavci, dal katolici, dal bogumili al su Srbi.
Nikola Matic
Nikola Matic 8 aylar önce
@Edy Bosniacs didnt exist bud Bosnians did. Bosnians were mostly Christians but they also were pagan. They didnt wanted to take Christianity from Vatican so easily. And Vatican tried to force them. They took Orthodox Crhistianity from us because we didnt have aspire to conquere them. Or fight them. So we had good relations. And in that period we became brotherhood neighbours. Tvrtko did relate himself as Serb since he was Serb. Sadly, ottomans came later and they turned Muslim. Rest all we know...
Edy 8 aylar önce
Bosnian is a teritorial denomination of Serbian land like Bavaria - part of Germany. Tvrtko was a Serb. Bosnians as etnicity didn't exist until mid 1990-ies when the muslim Serbs called themselwes Bosnians.
Nikola Matic
Nikola Matic 9 aylar önce
@D B since he proclaimed himself as one....
Saniel Madić
Saniel Madić 2 yıl önce
Eleven of the best Serbian knights sacrificed to give Miloš a shot on Murat. It was one of the first special forces actions of that time. It was kind of a plan B if the battle don't go as planed. And they made it.
mercureal 2 aylar önce
@ namesurname86 They were good friends with turkey . Ask Mara Brankovic wife of sultan .
mercureal 2 aylar önce
Mara Brankovic was Serbian. Milosh was Albanian . An orthodox Prince from Region Drenice.
Y tubeu
Y tubeu 4 aylar önce
Obilić je izmišljen lik.
Kosovo is Serbia
Kosovo is Serbia 7 aylar önce
@Hulumtuesi stop using drugs
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thanks for your interest! You can help your compatriots, who do not know English, by adding subtitles in your language, so please consider doing it. :-)
Agaress 4 yıl önce
Actually Vuk Brankviovic didn't left the field he was a hero he was the only one that responded on call to fight for Kosovo . They all have mistaken him for his son who later on have retreated to Ottomans. The truth was found out in 19th century I think
Muradif Murgic
Muradif Murgic 4 yıl önce
Kings and Generals This battle is usually bullshit. No one has ever heard about this battle, and the only thing known about this battle is that Sultan Murat was killed by a cowardly man. The Ottomans had a human habit to treat and cure all wounded warriors after the battle. When the sultan Murat came to wounded serbian Milos Kobilica (as they call it in the Ottoman scriptures), Kobilica cowardly kiked Sultan with knife. From the entire battle, only this detail is mentioned in the Ottoman scriptures. The rest for the Ottomans did not have any significance. Serbs are pumping this unknown battle like all the other lost battles. Ottomans hit Serbia as a green grass because the Ottoman empire was a science fiction for these small and quenched lands.
SMan 4 yıl önce
Kings and Generals turkcce programlar
Zoran Stojanovic
Zoran Stojanovic 5 yıl önce
Is USA English? That`s the parallel of what you`re saying. Eastern Roman Empire was never "Byzantium" or "Byzantine" as they never call themselves that. One of the characteristics of Roman Empire (both initial one and Eastern and Western ones) was assimilation of different nations or tribes in to Roman citizenship much like the USA is doing today with incorporation of rules and lows of majority of subjects in to a set of rules and laws called "Roman law" (base of modern legislative even today from a simple reason-it was applicable to all different cultures existing in the empire itself). So to call Eastern Roman Empire just Hellenic is just simplifying things and disregarding certain facts.
Romeo 3 yıl önce
What I've noticed from all the videos of K&G regarding the Ottoman wars... nowadays Turkish people are very respectful toward the enemies of their ancestors. Hats off for standing vertical and judging fair! Peace may be upon all of us and the only matches between us should be of soccer, other sports, or science, or culture...
giorgio ciaravolol
giorgio ciaravolol 2 aylar önce
@Tsmlaska Armenian genocide negationist detected, opinion rejected
Boğazlıyan Kaymakamı Milli Şehit Kemal Bey
Boğazlıyan Kaymakamı Milli Şehit Kemal Bey 6 aylar önce
Ottoman and Serbian soldiers fought together like lions against the Timurid army in the Battle of Ankara. The Serbian prince fought heroically on the side of his brother-in-law, Yıldırım Beyazid, until the end. For centuries, Serbian soldiers fought alongside the Ottoman army. Serbs and Turks have not always been enemies throughout history.
im a worm before i am man
im a worm before i am man Yıl önce
@Sonja B. bruh/ Sis, Arab mostly enslave the eastern africaners from Ethiopia and Zanzibar. Im not trying to justify their policy, they bought slaves but lot's of their slaves were also from POW. I don't need to talk about how the west enslaved the African but in southeast Asia there was also slave labour in plantations and mines.
Sonja B.
Sonja B. Yıl önce
@im a worm before i am man I don't justify slavery of any kind but what I don't like is that people are always talking about what western countries have done but they are not fast to inform what Arabs and those from the "peaceful religion" have done trough history. They are not talking about those white slaves and that's not fair. That's why we today have black people who think that they were the only ones who were enslaved and those white people who have suffered from oppression in hundreds of years well nobody is talking about their suffering.
Roland Deschain
Roland Deschain 5 yıl önce
As a Turk, i find this awesome! Perfect animation, fluent presentations, previous events... We must use this in school for history lessons.
Roland Deschain
Roland Deschain 2 aylar önce
@Turgay güzel Kanka kafan mı güzel de 5 yıllık yoruma salça oluyon mnk. Kripto Türküm ben. Türk tarihini elin batılı kaynaklarından öğreniyorum. Liboşum, tatlı su Türküyüm. Al sana cevap. Uza hadi.
Roland Deschain
Roland Deschain 2 aylar önce
@Turgay güzel Ne alaka lan.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thank you very much!
Ghost 2 yıl önce
It dosent matter if your Serbian or Turkish. You have to respect the fact that both sides went into battle with swords, spears, bows and axes and fought in close quarters combat, and their leaders died fighting as warriors.........and now in 2020 we have men in the world that need safe spaces, hugs, and soy lattes...... Oh if only the Sultan and Lazar could see us now, they would be so proud of how far we come.
mercureal 2 aylar önce
@ ☦The Cossack Crusader of Holy Bread☦ Mara Brankovic
mercureal 2 aylar önce
Serbs didn’t do much , they gave them women like Mara Brankovic ! It was the Albanians who were punished the most .
jelica matic
jelica matic 11 aylar önce
I don't think so at all They would be ashamed of it! Because we have become such softies
Opaw New Zealand
Opaw New Zealand 5 yıl önce
Good job guys. Really entertaining historical events. Keep it up..
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
+Don Quixote thank you very much. :-)
Blair Colquhoun
Blair Colquhoun 11 aylar önce
I remember studying the Ottoman Empire in college. It was part of my world history class.
Filip M
Filip M 5 yıl önce
Every comment praising Serbs during the battle of Kosovo in 1389 somehow turns into an argument about the 90s
mercureal 2 aylar önce
Most of them were Albanian Nobels. Vatican has documents .
lilacinsd 8 aylar önce
@Der Süddeutsche Sumpf Actually Google translate generally sucks for phrases and longer texts... Or was it the lack of "Sorry for bad English" that offended you?
Bora Petrovic
Bora Petrovic 10 aylar önce
@Eris Xxx albenia didnt exist then
ShadowX222 Yıl önce
We have the same first name and initials crazy
VntiHero Yıl önce
@SCUD B Go start another world war, not in Germany, and I’m half German :)
Sangwiny 5 yıl önce
Really love the way you present the battle graphically. You just gained new subscriber.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
+Sangwiny thank you, good sir. New video will be up in 20 minutes. :-)
Broken Bridge
Broken Bridge 3 yıl önce
What a brutal battle that was. Wow. My compliments to those who created this video.
Don Huan
Don Huan Yıl önce
They need to call Hollywood. Or Ridley Scott.
Mi 5
Mi 5 2 yıl önce
The Serbs had the tactic that during the fight, a group of armored knights made an attack with the goal of reaching the opponent's head, and capturing him, or killing him. They did that to the Bulgarian tsar in the battle near Velbuzhd. They did the same to the Turks in the Kosovo battle. The Turks were too serious an empire to let Miloš approach the emperor during the battle to kiss his hand.
D Acim
D Acim 26 gün önce
​@King Kong you don't know anything about life bro... what happened its written in the hills in the rivers in the stars ....
علي ياسر
علي ياسر Aylar önce
@King Kong Artillery and firearms are we a joke for you
King Kong
King Kong 7 aylar önce
After the war! Milos the liar, did his trick. During the war, nobody can reach sultans hill, he is protected by 1000 janissaries
Slavkovic Predrag
Slavkovic Predrag Yıl önce
Emperor Dušan himself killed Bulgarian emperor but that happened only after battle was already won and Bulgarian emperor started running away .
NN Yıl önce
@deniz g. what do you mean?
Cesare Borgia
Cesare Borgia 3 yıl önce
Great video. We used to have such high quality documentaries on History channel before it focused on aliens and the curse of oak island (sigh)
Gevorg Van Armenië
Gevorg Van Armenië 2 yıl önce
You could have mentioned Armenians, who first served in the Ottoman army, but hearing they will fight against Christians, they joined the Serbs.
D Acim
D Acim 25 gün önce
​@Abie well, you are right about that
Phoenix Eagle
Phoenix Eagle 10 aylar önce
@C.E.T Gale anglo turkish war
Thought SheWasAryan
Thought SheWasAryan 11 aylar önce
@Hector Troy if your friend betrays you and joins the people you hate would you commend them wtf
Bratislav Cvetkovic
Bratislav Cvetkovic Yıl önce
@TjappieForLife Da procitas knjigu trebas znati da citas, da razumes dobro napisano delo pored osnovnog obrazovanja treba ti i malo mozdanih vijuga. Nista on izjavio nije vec je napisao, ti se nisi ni udostojio da napisano procitas jer da jesi znao bi o cemu je pisao. Mesanjem nacionalne i verske pripadnosti potpaljene laznim istorijskim cinjenicama najlaksi je nacin manipulacije velikog broja nepismenog naroda sto balkan jeste. Odvajanje teritorije Kosova od tada priznato suverene Srbije samo po sebi jeste presedan ne samo u evropi vec i u svetu i zato nije prepoznato niti priznato kao drzava cak i od nekih evropskih zemalja. Dalekosezne posledice odvajanja kosova o kojima je pricala Srbija u Ujedinjenim nacijama 2000 godine ispoljile su se posle samo 14 godina u vidu odvajanja teritorije Krima od suvereno priznate drzave Ukrajne od strane Rusije po skoro identicnoj formuli samo bez vece ratne eskalacije. Kada i ako budes razumeo gore napisano shvatices koliko smo mi svi sa balkana potrebni jedni drugima.
Yılmaz Kaya
Yılmaz Kaya 5 yıl önce
I assume you are feeling great when both sides see this video as great. Great illustraitions with objective approach like every historian should do. Keep up good work, I admired and subbed :)
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thank you very much!
Lawrence Bittke
Lawrence Bittke 5 yıl önce
Seeing these videos of Balkan and Ottoman history has been very instructive to me. I am more familiar with Western European history as that region had more impact on America and our culture. Please continue making these historic videos; they fascinate me.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thanks for watching, more are on the way. Please, consider, sharing our videos.
Lol20034lol 4 yıl önce
Excellent video, only a slight detail the two Byzantine civil wars of 1341-1347 and 1352-1357 that with Hesychanism and the invitation of John Kantakouzenos to the Ottomans made a Turkic invasion of Europe easier, and the Serbian knights proved their worth again in the battle of Ankara, where the Thunderbolt Bayezid so great in this battle would be so outmached facing Tamerlane, so many great stories in the balkan region, so few books about these epic balkan wars. How great was this battle, and how it gets overshadowed by the hundred years' war. Congratulations on your video and your channel.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 yıl önce
Thanks! Check out other videos in this series.
Nuke Cola
Nuke Cola 2 yıl önce
After such a history no wonder people from these parts make excellent soldiers and warriors even today
Miki Yıl önce
@King Kong are you serious?
ram Yıl önce
@zelimir bogunovic where is my Nobel prize?
ram Yıl önce
@zelimir bogunovic Skanderbeg?
zelimir bogunovic
zelimir bogunovic Yıl önce
@ram What Albania. Find me in the history books mentioning Albania before 1820 and you will get the Nobel Prize
Nikolay Georgiev
Nikolay Georgiev 3 yıl önce
Greetings, Kings and Generals! I'm big fan of all your work and i watch with interest your content! I wander when you will create videos about Bulgarian history? There are many battles during the fist and second Bulgarian empire that you can use :)
William Sullivan
William Sullivan 9 aylar önce
This was fascinating. Quite informative. Thank you.
mqwer sadgfa
mqwer sadgfa 4 yıl önce
What a battle man! The sultan dies and the serbian king dies too. It's all or nothing for both sides.
mosha mosha
mosha mosha 9 aylar önce
@Sultan Mehmet Conqueror of constantinople yes he died in battle.. serbs used Alexander Macedonian tactic with heavy cavalry to do it.. turks didnt had heavy cavalry! Sultan had to be in battle to give courage to the army.. at that time that was important..that was the rule of war.. u have no other way to kill sultan.. after the battle Bayazid married Lazars daughter.. they make alliance.. cause the Mongols atacked Turks.. they lose battle against mongols 1402 and Stefan had bigest success in battle.. Serbs was strong warriors.. mongols torturing Bayazid they treat him like a pig he died like a pig ashamed..
Shaban Rexhaj
Shaban Rexhaj Yıl önce
Men detta krig då &nu van etniska o Autokton Albanien 🇦🇱🇽🇰
We montenegrins are serbs
We montenegrins are serbs Yıl önce
Milos obilic is serb
R. Yuksel
R. Yuksel Yıl önce
@Shqipëri Ottoman empire ruled Greece,Serbia,Croatia,Bulgaria,Albania and many other countries for hundreds of years, you are clearly still mad that you got owned by the Turks.
Jarthen Greenmeadow
Jarthen Greenmeadow 4 yıl önce
Gotta love the Balkans. Seems like everyone there knows their history pretty well. Might hate each other a lil but whatever...
NIkola Radunovic
NIkola Radunovic Yıl önce
it's a shitstorm here
Guestimator 2 yıl önce
@Ledina S All in while the best of us ran away. We literally waste time hating each other over territories while we actually lose our peoples due to emigrations because everyone on Balkans are sick of living in Balkans. Just look at the number of our people living in Germany, Austria, Switzerland alone.
instigator1985 3 yıl önce
Every "neighborhood" around the world is like this..for example india pakistan bangladesh nepal or china taiwan south korea north korea etc etc..a good sign is that new generations are more educated and have access to information so at least here in balkans we wont love old attrocities
пенисни чоек
пенисни чоек 3 yıl önce
@EuphoriaGaming HD Well,it clearly isn't the last one
EuphoriaGaming HD
EuphoriaGaming HD 3 yıl önce
@пенисни чоек I was talking about 1998 to 1999
Branko Joksimovic
Branko Joksimovic 5 yıl önce
There is a book about this battle, the writer is a historian Momcilo Nastasijevic, was published sometime in 1978 and does not deal with the myth but the facts he collected during his lifetime. Your video is quite accurate according by this book (thank you). The winner of this battle is not known and the Vuk Brankovic did not escape from the battlefield judging by recent research. Relations between (balkan) families of that time are difficult to understand as well as in general territorial or national divisions. In fact Lazar family was not the strongest family, he only managed to put together these families to the same battlefield (there are more families at the battelfield). Again, thank you for the video.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
+Branko Joksimovic thank you for the comment. This was the most difficult video we ever made. I had read at least 6 different retellings.
Brother Kash
Brother Kash 2 yıl önce
not sure if youve studied Saladin yet? But his story and conquest is amazing too.
Kadude duder
Kadude duder 5 yıl önce
Thank you for such a good and objective video and the comment section is also very respectful.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thanks for watching.
Paulo Bernardo
Paulo Bernardo 2 yıl önce
For me This video started the rise of kings & generals channel to greatness. I also love the older videos
Paulo Bernardo
Paulo Bernardo 2 yıl önce
Thank you very much. And more power to your channel. As a history reader and asoiaf fan, i have become a fan since i first watch the video debut of the battle of kosovo. Been a fan ever since.
Balkan Odyssey
Balkan Odyssey 5 yıl önce
Finally has someone decided to acknowledge the importance and significance of this battle by making such a detailed and informative video about it, although some of the maps presented in the video were a bit rough and misleading. But nevertheless, amazing work!
Y tubeu
Y tubeu 4 aylar önce
Pa poznato je da je Obilić Miloš izmišljen.
Mile Brale
Mile Brale 10 aylar önce
@Kings and Generals Lazar not died in battle..Hi killed by Bajazit in the church, where was lazar prayed. This story is little wrong, but something is true
Erick Behari
Erick Behari 11 aylar önce
@пламен Тошков Come in Albania and see how islamic we are . Islamic is when a state is run by a religous leader or a religious party by the way our prime-minister is a christian . Sold our religion ? Religion is a personal thing not a state affair
hipzzz 4 yıl önce
Great video, really informative and right to the point. Keep up the good work. To does who argue in comments I say, you praise yourselves on achievement done by someone else in the past like they are your own, it's nice to have heritage and to be proud of it but to disrespect others based on a "glory" of others is something, as I see, underachievers do not having something own to "brag" about and to form a valid argument about.
andjelija vujcic
andjelija vujcic 3 yıl önce
Aaa, odlican video sa laznim informacijama iz Becko-Berlinske skole
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 yıl önce
martin viken
martin viken 3 yıl önce
As a turk, i must say that the serbs have been tough to fight. They have resisted Every foreign power. Hardy people.
Christoph Zeiten
Christoph Zeiten Aylar önce
A Turk called Martin Viken? Lol.
R X6
R X6 3 aylar önce
700 cavalry killed around 70 thousand! Troops ouch.
Antonios Dimoulas
Antonios Dimoulas 4 aylar önce
@Bilbil Dautaj North Epirus is Greek, there are many Greeks, the majority of the population, and cities, towns and villages to this day I have Greek names. Stop believing the Americans or Turk liars that feed you dollars for their own interest.
Antonios Dimoulas
Antonios Dimoulas 4 aylar önce
@Лазар Марјановић Macedonia it’s a Greek name and the Inhabitants we’re always Greek with Greek culture language etc. maybe in the Middle Ages, with Serbian or Slavic settlers, but definitely were mixed with Greeks. And those are historical facts. Tito named it north Macedonia because he was looking for future expansion of Yugoslavia.
Skar 2 yıl önce
"War is a place where young people who do not know or hate each other are killed by two old men who know and hate each other but do not kill each other" Murad I And Lazar Hrebeljanović: Excuse me?
E M Yıl önce
Again Murad I & Lazar : "Temporary Truce Lets unite & kill that troublemaker" 😂😂😂😂
Amina Sherazee
Amina Sherazee 2 yıl önce
henkki 5 yıl önce
WTF you lads need more subscribers can't believe I found you just now! You're just as good if not better than the likes of Baz Battles and Historia Civilis!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
+Ginger Ale thank you! That is a high praise! Consider sharing, as that would allow more people to find us. :-)
Deaf Diabetic
Deaf Diabetic 2 yıl önce
Good one, as a serbian. Thumps up for this. Really accurate!
Jovan🏳‍🌈⃠ 7 aylar önce
Natan I am Serb from Montenegro,and I think it's Serb victory,because some Turks were scared to go on Kosovo for 50-100 years,of I'm not correct it's draw
Heroes Of Balkan
Heroes Of Balkan 2 yıl önce
its not so accurate
Noneofyour Business
Noneofyour Business 3 yıl önce
The Balkans always had a ... spicy history.
D Acim
D Acim 25 gün önce
​@1312 1917 discovered ; )
Lonystal 11 aylar önce
@пламен Тошков nice Joke lol
arbixnn 11 aylar önce
@Marko Mihailovic Skenderbeg said something else to the italian king 😂😂
Victor Savov
Victor Savov Yıl önce
This is what happens when you are situated on the "crossroad of people".
Aleksandar Jovanovic
Aleksandar Jovanovic Yıl önce
@UNS GUS Unfortunately, the opposite is true. They always extort stubbornness, even to their own detriment. They always protest even if they were wrong.
F. Zamani
F. Zamani 5 yıl önce
Wow! This is so beautiful done! Great job, even though it was too easy to see who you supported (;
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thank you very much! Serbs think that I support Muslims, Muslims think that I support Christians, so I guess, I am unbiased. :-)
Damir Uhoda
Damir Uhoda 5 yıl önce
this is apsolutely amazing how much depth and how much detailes you provide in this video. i am amazed and grateful,there is high probability that i will get subscribed.
World Eater
World Eater 8 aylar önce
King Lazar’s daughter: Olivera was taken into the Turkish Harem which basically means she was taken as a prize to the Prince/Sultan. Sources say that she was a woman of immense beauty, many even comparing her to goddess Aphrodite. It said that with her beauty and decency she was able to persuade Bayazit to spare her Serbian people. With unsettling eyes and quivering knees she pleaded with Bayazit and he essentially put her brother Stefan, in charge of Serbia making Serbia an ottoman vassal for the time being. I think this shows the desperate situation of the Serbs and their every last effort to preserve their people. Maybe it also shows that the ottomans weren’t such blood thirsty rulers after all and had a small bit of heart.
Bagatur I
Bagatur I 4 aylar önce
@Mr Bullet there's no hope for you. Give up.
Mr Bullet
Mr Bullet 4 aylar önce
@Bagatur I ok boomer
Bagatur I
Bagatur I 4 aylar önce
no ottomans were still bloodthirsty hellspawns, don't get it twisted.
Mr Bullet
Mr Bullet 4 aylar önce
Serb propaganda
SilverGalaxy (Object Cosmos)
SilverGalaxy (Object Cosmos) 5 aylar önce
@M.Aryaan Amiri Only at the time tho
Lazar K
Lazar K 3 yıl önce
Thank you Lazar for courage!! I am proud to have your name!! Also in that battle, people from Montenegro were in Serbian side, like all the time, thru the century. Brothers forever!!
Loodi Loodi
Loodi Loodi Yıl önce
Pa normalno tad nisu ni postojali crnogorci tad smo svi bili Srbi.
Hasib Ahmed Pro
Hasib Ahmed Pro Yıl önce
Lazar Babic
Lazar Babic Yıl önce
I ja sam ponosan
Djordje Kaljevic
Djordje Kaljevic Yıl önce
See he gets it...he does not make fake history and dialect to present it as his own 100% serb language
Davisor Yıl önce
I'm not a serb but I was born and raised in the balkans, and anyone that knows serbs or their history knows very well that they never shy away from combat of any kind, even when outnumbered or as big underdog. In fact, they welcome it. The last true warriors in Europe and just like in the battle of Kosovo in a distant and recent past, to only be defeated by dirty politics, deciet and domestic treachery. I haven't visited Serbia in a long time so I can only hope that this new generation of young serbs hasn't gotten soft by foreign influence because as we are all watching the whole world going to shits in front of our eyes, the time to dig up the war hatchet is getting near yet again. Pozdrav.
loki loncar
loki loncar 3 aylar önce
@Bocun there is no room for love and understanding when somebody Is trying to steal your land.
Bocun 3 aylar önce
You have to stop romanticizing the past and realize how privileged you are and how fortunate we all are to live in today's modern society instead of these awful times being portrayed on this channel. Soft = better life. Put your hatchet down and contribute with love and understanding.
Slavic Man
Slavic Man 7 aylar önce
@King Kong You just showed that you are irrelevant for a history discussion just by a way of your writting. Therefore ill ignore you! For all others, serbs won many wars or if they didnt, they wouldnt exist today.
Rangatiratūmeke 5 yıl önce
Europeans need to learn about this history.
D Acim
D Acim 25 gün önce
​@mirnes kosova it's falling!
Mihajlo Bursac
Mihajlo Bursac 9 aylar önce
@Muradif Murgic Ај не сери
DansMachine 4 yıl önce
The Sultan's death by cadre of knights seems a bit like a story to cover up a possible assassination from within their own ranks... or a simply ignoble death, like he actually slipped and fell or something.
tezcan uyanık
tezcan uyanık 4 yıl önce
They teach us in lectures that Murad died by 2 different scenarios first one is after the battle is over as tradition Sultan walk along the battlefield while he passes near the dead bodies a injured soldier tried to kill him and succeded other scenario says that a captured knight was brought before him and he quickly charged at him and killed him in his tent so basicly they tell us Murad died after the Battle
Burak Yıldırım
Burak Yıldırım 11 aylar önce
What you say is the truth. The story of 11 knights killing all bodyguards and finally killing Sultan is more than science fiction.
𐱅𐰇𐰼𐰚 6 aylar önce
In fact, it was the Ottomans who won the war, but the war was inconclusive due to the fact that Murad I was killed while walking around the battlefield at the end of the war and Beyazıt returned to Edirne to become the sultan.
D Acim
D Acim 25 gün önce
Bro... you don't know what you are saying. I guarantee this with my life
kigarian 5 yıl önce
Great work and endeavors! Very appreciated and useful info!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thanks for watching!
OHM-968692 2 yıl önce
It would take me hours of reading to understand what you explained in 11 minutes. Thanks
117 mick
117 mick 5 yıl önce
I always like this battle for its pure epicness (like is a strong word I dont like war or bloodshed I just like its scale and how it happened) but one small question did the eastern medieval like Serbia have army musicians to relay orders (p.s) love how you have a sponsor
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thank you very much! I haven't seen any info on the musicians in the medieval Serbian army. I am quite sure Serbs used a flag system. Ottomans did have some musicians, though.
The Lone Wolf
The Lone Wolf 4 yıl önce
Good animation,and accurate historical facts.Thanx guys.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 yıl önce
Thank you for watching :)
Srdjan Kalanj
Srdjan Kalanj 5 yıl önce
Brilliant video; very commendable. It is not an often sight that events from these regions are presented in a foreign documentary with such care and attention to historical detail. I would like to point out just one minor mistake; it's due to the map and not anything said. The territory headed by Prince Lazar's familial alliance is represented in the video as if a restoration of the Serbian Empire, which it had not been. The southern territories were already under the sovereignty of the Ottoman Empire, which is also the reason why the battle was fought right there, in the lands of Vuk Brankovic and not somewhere to the south. While we have no specific historical account to serve as proof in order to confirm their presence in the battle, it is unlikely this was just a right-of-passage for the sultan's troops; probably at least some tokens of forces of those Christian lords were probably present in the Turkish battle lines.
Srdjan Kalanj
Srdjan Kalanj 5 yıl önce
Which of the 4 sources you used claims that the southern lords (beyond Kossovo's Vuk Brankovic) had accepted Lazar's suzerainty after the 1386 clash?
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
+Srdjan Kalanj possibly, not arguing. :-) however 3 of 4 my sources claimed that it was the battle that gave Lazar great prestige. There is one more that claims that Tvrtko was the overall leader. I have never seen so many depictions of one battle.
Srdjan Kalanj
Srdjan Kalanj 5 yıl önce
If that were the case we'd have at least some source (whether direct or indirect) of the presence of the southern feudal lords in the battle - nobles who, I may add, all survived the battle as Ottoman vassals afterward. As for the Battle of Plocnik, I won't get into detail since it is latest research and thus irrelevant in the context of this video, but that battle was most likely a very minor clash; contemporary sources indicate so, whereas the whole story of a big battle is an evolution of the story from subsequent sources. But like I said, I won't get into it (there are even some, albeit few, who would state there was no such battle after all); one thing that can be said for sure is that it was not a major turning point.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thank you! Yes, our map is debatable. It seems that most of south was under Ottoman suzerainty, but some accounts claim that battle of Plocnik changed this. Yes, Ottomans had at least some local aristocrats in their army. Thanks for being attentive.
Fox 2 yıl önce
We are not balkans, we are Serbs, that's what you should call us! Србија ♥️
Keno 2 aylar önce
@N B no that is a blatant lie. There is even a match that the Austrian Military used since the Austro Hungarian Empire called Die Bosniaken Kommen which literally translates to “The Bosnjaks are Coming” along with multiple documents from the Ottoman Empire referring to the people in Bosnia as Bosnjak
N B 2 aylar önce
@Keno LOL Bosnjaks? Maybe Serbs and Croats from Bosnia - Bosnians. "Bosnjaks" exist since 1992.
Keno Yıl önce
@Fox I don’t read the Cyrillic alphabet
Fox Yıl önce
@Keno па и они су Срби исто
Mihailo Jevtovic
Mihailo Jevtovic 5 yıl önce
All these videos are great! Good work : )
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thank you very much! :-)
S P Yıl önce
As a Czech I am surprised to learn that Bohemian troops were in the battle as well, naturally on side of Serbia.
A K 5 yıl önce
Ya know these are very good. I love history so much that I have my own private library of 4000 books. I like the animation.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Great to hear that someone still has a private library! :-)
Hope Woods
Hope Woods 4 yıl önce
Very interesting. Balkans complex for sure. Pre WW II Rebecca West wrote Black Lamb Gray Falcon. If interested in this region I would recommend you read it. Also Robert Kaplan wrote Balkan Ghosts predicting the outbreak of fighting about 20 years ago where UN had to intervene. Thank you.
Jikirmish Yıl önce
Do you know? One of the most influential grand viziers in ottoman history was supposedly a Serbian. Sokollovic Mehmet
dimitri teravanessian
dimitri teravanessian 25 gün önce
@Marko because deep down the jannisaries know who they really are
D Acim
D Acim 25 gün önce
​@dimitri teravanessian maybe they were sold where you are from .
Nikola Matic
Nikola Matic 9 aylar önce
He was Serb. Not supposedly...
You BrosTv
You BrosTv 10 aylar önce
Sokoli emer shqiptar
mihaly gorog
mihaly gorog 5 yıl önce
Please do a video about Wallachia, maybe the battle of Rovine, Targoviste Night Attack, Battle of Vaslui or Battle of Calugareni. Also great video!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thank you for watching. We will think about it.
Joximm 2 yıl önce
Seeing how some of the events unfolded in the following years, i think it should be pretty clear that Vuk Brankovic did in fact not run away/betray other rulers, but simply got such reputation because of propaganda. He was the most successful of the christian leaders, so it would make very little sense for him to retreat for no reason, especially after sacrificing so many of his people. After the battle, Vuk became de facto most powerful of christian rulers of those lands, but Lazar's son, as well as late king Vukasin's son Marko became Ottoman vassals, and refused to aid his continued fight against Ottomans. I guess the fact that he survived make him look weak in the eyes of the people, considering it was seen as kind of a holy battle, so every man was expected to fight until the bitter end... Either way, he proceeded to keep resisting Ottomans for as long as he was alive, being aided by Hungarian king, joined the alliance that was similar to those of crusades, and died resisting the Ottoman invasion, all while Stefan Lazarevic, son of Lazar, kept being loyal to Ottomans, and actually apparently played important role in breaking said Christian alliance.
Léon Rothier
Léon Rothier Yıl önce
He did betray, he ran away like a coward without informing the rest of the army. Serbs could’ve had a shot at winning if it wasn’t for him.
Joximm 2 yıl önce
Pasanik Cerriku It is apparent that you didn't really mean to add anything to what i initially commented on, and you're persistent about spreading hate about Serbs and me personally for merely talking about them, all without at any point considering i could not be a Serb, but just someone who happened to find particular topic interesting. Either way, as much as i am certain there is no point in my typing, i could write down some things, just to set you straight, if you are looking to add to your knowledge, which honestly to me seems rather scarce. You are mixing up some major things, but the most outrageous thing is that period of events you're mixing is over a century. Again, my point was aimed towards the political state in Serbia and in Orthodox Church during the time of battle of Kosovo and afterwards, not at all at aftermath and what came half a century later. Vuk Brankovic proceeded to form an alliance with Venice, and join the "Crusade", if you can hope to call it that against Ottoman. It was indeed done with support of Hungarian king Sigismund. He joined the "Crusade" which was formed after battle of Rovine, where Marko, son of Vukasin Mrnjancevic (king before Lazar) and Konstantin Dragas (you mentioned someone of his kin) died fighting for Ottomans, and actually lost. The Crusade was finished by Battle of Nicopolis, in 1397, where Crusaders suffered horrendous defeat, and Vuk was indeed a participant, and he got captured and died not even a year later while imprisoned. Vuk's son Djuradj did indeed proceed to become a vassal to the Sultan, and his daughter would marry one of sultans, but that doesn't relate to the fact Vuk fought them until his dying breath. Also, another thing you're apparently ignoring is that Djuradj was not fully on Ottoman side, as he married his another daughter to Ulrich of Celje, a Hungarian nobleman and relative to the king. Another rather important thing you seem to ignore is that FOR THE ENTIRETY OF HIS REIGN, DJURADJ WAS BALANCING BETWEEN HUNGARIA AND OTTOMAN EMPIRE, and while he did on several occasions, when forced to, aid Ottoman conquests (like one to Constantinopole), they jumped on Hungarian side as soon as they had such opportunity. I have NO IDEA where did you get information about him not letting Skanderbeg help Hunyadi, as few years before the Battle of Belgrade and all the battles before it where Hunyadi won, he had very little influence, and was an ally to the new "Crusade", against the Ottomans and triumphed. He died just a year after the battle, at age 79. I wrote a fuckton, but let me go back to where i started. The whole idea was that both Vuk Brankovic and Lazar Hrebeljanovic were Serbian nobles who had great power and influence, both died fighting the Ottoman, both had successors who at some point were in vassal position to Ottomans, yet one is a great hero, while the other is great traitor, and that's just nonsense.
Joximm 2 yıl önce
Pasanik Cerriku You should get your facts checked, friend, but i suppose it's difficult to do so when you're blinded by hate... Mara Brankovic did indeed marry Sultan... except she is daughter of Djuradj, Vuk's SON, making her Vuk's granddaughter, and she was BORN 20 years after Vuk's death. If there was some other Mara that married to some other Sultan, i would love to hear about that.
Rayan hey
Rayan hey 5 yıl önce
Wow you guys really improve the animation, good job
Efe Sezer
Efe Sezer 4 yıl önce
eyvallah kardeşim. soruyu soralı 9 ay geçmiş vay anasını zaman cabuk geçiyor :P
Gani Fırat Erdoğan
Gani Fırat Erdoğan 4 yıl önce
@Efe Sezer Katibim
Kaiser Sozze
Kaiser Sozze 4 yıl önce
+Muradif Murgic educate urself and u will hear for more interesting things
Ahmar Saeed
Ahmar Saeed 5 yıl önce
That was really well made. Great job!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thanks. :-)
Charles Nope
Charles Nope 4 yıl önce
By far the best commentator to take part on this channel! Well done!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 yıl önce
Thank you!
VR 2 yıl önce
Well, I am a Serb, and I have to say, my people had luck and spirit, while Ottomans had sheer power. Still, I respect them. In my traditional songs, one man, who actually saved us, was said to be traitor. That man, was Vuk Brankovic.
Sovjetikos 4 yıl önce
Loved the video, but it should also be added that in the aftermath of the Battle, Bayezid had his brother Yakub killed in order to secure his own claim for tittle of the new sultan.
Serb Pepe
Serb Pepe 2 yıl önce
awesome this is soo accurate im from serbia and this is best documentary ever, im happy i know to speak english
Andrija Risimić
Andrija Risimić 5 yıl önce
Great video! Although i have to correct you,that acording to legend, Vuk retreaded..but in reality he didnt do that. He was the one to survive the battle,remaining loyal to the Prince till the end!
Andrija Risimić
Andrija Risimić Yıl önce
also one of my comments got deleted? rip.. I suggest you see about this battle on the channel called "Ozbiljne teme". He's described it pretty well and I think pretty correct..
Andrija Risimić
Andrija Risimić Yıl önce
@Soul Nah, I'm just sad at the fact that someone who gave his own life in the process of fighting the enemy is described as a traitor..nothing else
Soul Yıl önce
@Andrija Risimić copium.. you dont have to defend a coward lol
Andrija Risimić
Andrija Risimić Yıl önce
@Soul He was never a pet, he fought bravely to the very end.. The folklore brought the curse to him, calling him a traitor etc.. The communication as we all know wasn't the best then, I think if I'm not mistaken that he got confused and left the battlefield since the odds were in favour of Serb forces..
Soul Yıl önce
Isnt that the same vuk brankovic that basically became an ottoman pet later?
warnpassion 4 yıl önce
You just earned an instant subscriber for your top quality videos. Cheers. :)
warnpassion 4 yıl önce
Since I have just discovered and started exploring your channel on TRshow I started with this video; I shall definitely watch your newer ones too. Thank you for the recommendation. :-)
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 yıl önce
Oh, thank you! Our newer videos are better, actually. :-)
A YC 4 yıl önce
Cok guzel bir belgesel olmus. Sizin meslek sinemacilikla ilgili sanirim. Bir videodaki Turkce yorumunuzdan gorup kanali ziyaret ettim ve abone oldum. Guzel yani Turk'lerden de kaliteli isler cikmali. Ama seslendirmeyi yapan kisinin ingilizcesinin aksani cok iyi bu yuzden egitiminizi ve hayatinizi da buyuk ihtimalle yurt disinda aldiniz, yasiyorsunuzdur diye de tahmini eklemek istedim.
Serbian Vigilant of Jesus Christ
Serbian Vigilant of Jesus Christ 2 yıl önce
@Kings and Generals - Hey guys, thank you for covering the topic on the Battle of Kosovo. A few details here are debatable, though I would say on the subject of Vuk Branković that he can't outright be considered a traitor, as he never swore allegiance or switched sides over to the Ottomans. At best, one could consider him a deserter maybe, since he did indeed pull out of the battle ... however, he did continue to fight the Ottomans for years later until his eventual capture and death in an Ottoman prison. It may not have been an easy decision for him to make and see his brethren get slaughtered, though pulling out of the battle did preserve his forces to fight another day, and considering that it took the Ottomans another eighty years till they eventually conquered Belgrade, I believe Vuk's struggle contributed much to that as well. It may seem like a small footnote in history, but I'm sure you guys also know many instances were smaller details have greater impacts than people realize. The outcome of the battle itself, of course, was catastrophic, yet the fact that our ancestors managed to slow the Ottoman onslaught as much as they did with their sacrifice was a clinical moment in history, and definitely worthy of remembrance. Thanks again for covering the Battle of Kosovo! "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13
TürükBodunÜçünTünUdımadımKüntüzOlurmadım Yıl önce
Don't think that simple. That person was afraid to fight the Turks and sold his army. As a Turk, even I was offended. It was the battle of Ankara that stopped the Ottoman advance. Timur.. It has nothing to do with the person you are talking about. Believe me
Milos Vrgovic
Milos Vrgovic 2 yıl önce
Why does Hollywood sleep on this... Its amazing story with great characters, heroes, martyrs, drama... If Hollywood doesnt do it the world is never going to hear about it.
Rade Yıl önce
Dok je Balkan ratovao...ko sa kim stigne...oni nisu ni postojali pa zar takvi da snimaju filmove o nama
TorpyNorp Yıl önce
Many Americans wouldn't be able to point out Kosovo, Serbia, or even Turkey on a map, so I'm not sure it would sell that well, but yeah it would be an amazing story to make a movie for.
Safet Kolenovic
Safet Kolenovic Yıl önce
Battle of Kosovo may be important only for Srbs.
Goran Vukša
Goran Vukša Yıl önce
@Prekaj Bardh he was also wrong when he called Skanderbeg an Albanian 😂. He was related with Albanians for the first time in history in the 19th century, since there were no significant Albanians recorded in history. Also, he was a significant historical figure and great military commander, but his victories had no real historical significance ultimately.
Ognjen Garić
Ognjen Garić 5 yıl önce
I have complaints. 1. The imperial government of the Serbian empire was very weak by 1371 and king Vukašin was just a minor lord who decleared himself king. 2. Serbian empire didn't collapse because of the battle of Maritsa, it collapsed because the emperor(Uroš V) died without an heir. 3. The Ottoman army at Pločnik was 20 000 troops. Not exactly small. 4. Lazar's alliance was muuuuuch smaller, Marko Mrnjavčević didn't join, Dragaš family didn't join(their territories were in Macedonia and Bulgaria), his son in law Balša didn't join(duke of Zeta, modern Montenegro). Only Vuk Branković, lord of Kosovo, and Tvrtko I, king of Bosnia joined him. 5. It's highly debatable wheather Branković left the battle or not, I don't think so, he was just used to blame the defeat on someone. 6. Lazar was captured and executed.
wudzah 3 yıl önce
@Blackbird Ne moze, to je kao dokazivati da je voda mokra a tocak okrugao.
Ivan R.
Ivan R. 3 yıl önce
milivoje jovović Ne lupaj izrode srpski. smesan si.
Ivan R.
Ivan R. 3 yıl önce
@wudzah Vratio se deo vojske koji je preziveo da bi spasiili Bajazita koji je trebao da preuzme tron kao jedini naslednik. Da je i on piginuo izbio bi rat medju osmanlijama za vlast. Murat nije pveo svu vojsku koju je imao, nijedan vladar nije lud da vodi sve ljude i jos je turska u to vreme imala daleko vise vojnika.
petbabyrammus 3 yıl önce
there were 2 battles first with 10k Ottoman soldiers, 5 years later with 800 soldiers. Also the Serbians weren't 30k was more too...
Raducu2oo5 5 yıl önce
Very unfortunate. Many betrayals in Balkan History. The Night Attack at Targoviste where Mehmed the Conqueror was almost killed by Vlad the Impaler also failed due to a betrayal. A video about that would be interesting
Calin Marian
Calin Marian 5 yıl önce
He was just a christian prisoner of a muslim ruler.If his father rebelled,your sultan would have sent some guys with swords to finish him.
Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko 5 yıl önce
wow you people should read history books instead of accusing each other with betreyals that dont exist. You were all very weak against ottomans and never had a chance really.Ottomans knew how to fight better then all of u combined lol
crazy brick
crazy brick 5 yıl önce
in Bosnia also, one of the Bans(title in Bosnian kingdom) gave up castle without fight. Mehmed told him he dont wish is service and throw him from.cliff
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Tengri -PanTurkist- الله
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Tengri -PanTurkist- الله 5 yıl önce
Raducu2oo5 you can say the same about vlad. he betrayed the ottoman empire who raised him up and gave him education and a high place in the empire.
Voyager 5 yıl önce
Who dared to betray a fucking Dracula,lol? Just kidding,I have much respect for a man,Serbian national hero from folk stories Marko Mrnjavcevic died in the battle of Rovine fighting as a turkish vassal against Vlad Tepes.May he rest in peace even though he fought for a wrong side,it was a very unfortunate time period.
zehrudin dulic
zehrudin dulic 4 yıl önce
Great video.It whoud be nice to see more of Balkans in your videos.
SoloCanaanite 3 aylar önce
It’s been 5 years since i first watched this channel, and idk if it’s the same Narrator but damn the voicing is so different
Giorgi Jioshvili
Giorgi Jioshvili 3 aylar önce
GAMERS INN 4 yıl önce
One MUST watch Turkish series "Diliris Erutgul" for understanding how Ottoman Empire came into being. One of the best TV series I've ever seen...
Marius Petre
Marius Petre Yıl önce
Lots of love from Romania to our Serbian brothers!! We know a thing or two about the ottomans!
Tjalling Appelhof
Tjalling Appelhof 4 yıl önce
In the Netherlands it is called the 'Slag op het Merelveld' which means 'Battle of the Field of the Blackbirds'.
Guestimator Yıl önce
"Kos" means "blackbird" and the "ovo" means "of". Meaning of word "Kosovo" means "Of Blackbird" Kosovo Field / "Kosovo Polje" just means "the Blackbird's field"
Uros Pavlovic
Uros Pavlovic Yıl önce
Kos means blackbird , Kosovo means blackbird's on serbian languange , Kosovo is Serbia .
Ezzo von Achalm
Ezzo von Achalm Yıl önce
@Niccolò Machiavelli koss : a type of food & ovo : egg. КОСОВО : omelette ( a food with eggs) Amselfeld is much more poetic and historical since in sprbn KOS signifies " black bird " Deutsch Amsel.
Freee 3 yıl önce
kiril marinov We have great legacy in the Balkans, saying that we don't is just a plain disgusting lie from you. You should pay more attention to people leaving your legacy filled country to go to other, better EU countries, or legacy is gonna be the only thing left. And we have to do the same. And stop using some distant history to fuel your hate. I would give you Macedonia, but it's not mine to give, and Albanians would rebel, and Greeks maybe...
Freee 3 yıl önce
kiril marinov First off all Serbs frown upon our king that attacked you, he was an Austrian puppet later that dynasty was taken of power. I don't see Bulgarians frown upon attacking Serbia, but you justify it... I can also say your kings and tsars attacked Serbia and occupied and so on, in the middle ages and pre middle ages. And about First and Second Balkan war it is more complicated. First off all we helped you reach Constantinople, we helped you take over Yedrene (or whatever it's name is) even though that wasn't in the deal, and you on the other side didn't send the agreed number of troops to help us, and Austria sent us an ultimatum to stop getting our empire's pre ottoman lands. So it was decided that cause Bulgaria didn't honor the agreement we should take the lands our troops have taken from Ottomans. And in the Second Balkan war everybody was against Bulgaria (Bulgaria initiated the war), that shows what they thought about Bulgarian territorial claims at the time. Nonetheless, Serbs, again, think taking Macedonia was a mistake. And stop that bullshit about genocide and ethnical cleansing, where are your sources on that even? Some obscure sites? I can probably find what you did to Serbs during ocupation on English Wikipedia. All fcking countries committed genocides and ethnical cleansing from USA, UK, Belgium, Germany, Croatia, Turkey to Bulgaria and Serbia, some committed bigger, some lesser... And Belgrade was an old city, it was a roman city called Singidunum, and it existed even before that, so stop your bullshit... And here you talk about like I said only Bulgarian aggression, I said German, Austrian and Bulgarian aggression, and what is attacking a country if not an aggression? And for me stating that you went angry...
mantaramanse 5 yıl önce
It's such a great job but I have a small note for you guys: Ottoman Empire had never been called or used the title of "emirate" like any other Turkic beyliks in Anatolia. Same for royal titles: Instead of royal titles coming from Arabic/Islamic culture (except Sultan), Ottomans had also used a mixture of Persian/Old Turkic titles like Padishah (Persian), Sehzade (Persian), Khan (Turkic).
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Will do, thanks!
mantaramanse 5 yıl önce
Thanks a lot for the prompt reply :) You can check Korkut Ozgen: The Ottoman History or probably Jean Paul Roux must have mentioned that Sultans used various titles in addition to Sultan including: Hakan (Khakan in English written form) which means Khan of Khans, the highest royal title in Ancient Turks + Emir-ul-Muminun (Commander of Muslims) and Caliphate + and one more surprisingly Kayser-i Rum which means "Caeser of Rome" after Mehmed the Conqueror :) After the fall of Constantinople and even before, not only Ottomans but also other Turkic beyliks always are very fond of having brides from the Byzantine Royal Family because this way they thought that it'll justify them as the successors of Romans and give them the official right to rule as new Roman Empire in Asia Minor :) like Frederick III who called himself as Caeser of Rome. So it might be a strange/funny analogy to hear it from a Turk but our ancestors took the same strategy of Roose Bolton from Game of Thrones to have a certain legal claim on the lands which they had taken by blood :)) Again thanks a lot for your great videos, keep doing the great work !! P.S. : I always supported House Stark.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thank you! :-) Allow me to copy my previous comment on the matter: You are obviously right, Turks usually used Beylik/Khanliq/Khanate/Sultanate. Problem is, mainstream history calls this period "emirate", which is technically wrong, but it is an accepted terminology. Don't we constantly call Ottoman Sultanate "Imparatorluk", despite the fact that they never called themselves Emperors?
TheCastleConqueror 4 yıl önce
I dont know how you guys skip a legendary battle such as battle of maritsa (1371)...
Milosav Pavlovic
Milosav Pavlovic 3 yıl önce
it wasn't much of a fight :)
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 4 yıl önce
Maritsa was mentioned in this video.
Hyper Youtube
Hyper Youtube Yıl önce
This is a great documentary.
Emre Koseoglu
Emre Koseoglu 5 yıl önce
An idea about why the cavalry charge to Ottoman left flank ceased and retreated, a phenomenon observed in situations (like happened to Armenaian heavy in Manzikert) and stands as a warning to heavy cavalry commanders NOT to chase the light cavalry even if enemy is giving you the ground (explains why Byzantine cataphract remained idle during entire battle of Yarmuk which looks totally foolish today) - Heavy cavalry with European horse after even a medium distance chase, may become extremely difficult to regroup. Heavy cavalry requires really a lot of time and skill to return to a wing, while light Ottoman cavalry can expand, retreat, and regroup into formation easily. A heavy cavalry commander who continues his move behind the enemy line deep into the light horse, risks to enter into a bag that he cannot retreat later, and if he wants to stay clear of such risk, must retreat, put a great distance between his units and the enemy, and do his best to gather his horse into a defensive formation way behind his own infantry line. Therefore, as the Europeans learned in later centuries, the presence of a crowded enemy light horse in battlefield, means that your heavy cavalry charge must NOT be conducted before being sure that it (preferably combined with infantry charge) effectively ends up with breaking the main enemy line (preferably infantry line included) so that you will have a broad field under your control where you can regroup your heavy horse back in formation. Any partial gain at this flank or other is invalid, unless it actually finishes the battle. It is a huge risk for Serbain right to return and flank the main Ottoman force without making sure Turkish light cavalry will not return to field and outflank their move, and even if they chase the light cavalry for no hope to engage them, while Turkish main line is still strong, it is huge risk for heavy cavalry try to regroup over there or continue the chase. Probably, when heavy horse started to lose pace, the cavalry commander wanted to pull back to a safe distance, knowing that any further move will not bring any further benefit. It does not have to be a "secret agreement with Turks" as there is neither an evidence, nor any rational motive for him to do so. It is very natural military issue. He did what he expected to do, and retreated to safety at the point he can't do anything better. Actually, in such a battle, against an enemy with superior light horse, if you open with a heavy cavalry charge, and cannot break the infantry in middle, it means you just wasted your move, and there is nothing else but retreat your tired horse.
Vojin Nedovic
Vojin Nedovic 2 yıl önce
7:43 actually the battle took place on 15th of June,if you watch it by Julian calendar,but by Gregorian calendar it happened on 28th of June.
Никола Лацковић
Никола Лацковић 5 yıl önce
"А кроз битке несаломив,први витез реда Змаја,пресвучен у оклоп бојни,пред јуриш на камп Султана! "
076Max 5 yıl önce
Mislim da se ovo "latini" odnosi na Mletke koji su odbijali da Dušanu pošalji flotu kako bi zauzeo Carigrad. Namera mu je bila da obnovi Vizantiju, naravno pod svojom vlašću, te zaustavi Osmanlije na Bosforu. Kasnije je tražio od pape da organizuje krstaški pohod, koji bi on predvodio, a zauzvrat je bi spreman da prizna papu za vrhovnog poglavara crkve. Ubrzo je otrovan i sve je propalo. Verovatno jedini čovek koji je mogao zaustaviti prodor OSmanlija u Evropu. A, Mletačka republika je prodala topove Bajazitu za napad na Carigrad.
Rabbir hossain bhuyain
Rabbir hossain bhuyain 4 yıl önce
I am a big fan of kings and general channel. Can u please make a documentary about Saladin''s biography and also about a documentary about fourth panipath in 1760.
Michael Gross
Michael Gross 5 yıl önce
So why does history always sound so much more authentic and authoritative when narrated with an English accent? Good show!
Amko Yıl önce
holy shit this is the best history channel
mowm88 4 yıl önce
guys should show more of the Komnenii-Alexius at Dyrrachium, vs. the Normans, John in Syria etc and Manuel.
Ridley Roid
Ridley Roid 3 yıl önce
Thanks a lot for the video. Greetings from Serbia.
Johnny_B_Good 5 yıl önce
Great video guys! However there is a mistake in this video - Serbian Tzar Lazar was canonised to saint by Serbian Orthodox Church, but Milos Obilic was not! In an orthodox church tradition one cannot be canonised to saint if he commited murder regardles if he killed an enemy or a friend. On the other hand Tzar Lazar took part in the battle of Kosovo and posilby killed someone but its hard to prove. The main reasons for canonisation of Tzar Lazar is because he was the commander of the Serbian army that resisted much stronger Ottoman empire and because he was captured alive and beheaded after the battle by an old islamic tradition that we can see even today in so-called "islamic state". Good job guys and best of luck! Greetings from Serbia!
D Acim
D Acim 25 gün önce
Lazar was not a Tzar ...... not even coming close at all...
Mr Black
Mr Black 4 aylar önce
İf obilic hadnt killed the Sultan, Lazar wouldn't have been killed.
Filip Skalic
Filip Skalic 9 aylar önce
So it's basically the same thing as vatican... Declaring your own as a "saint" . I am Christian above all but i never understood how earthly human can declare another human as a saint. Where is the seal of God on that ,or His approval?
ZKS EDİT¹⁹⁶⁶ 9 aylar önce
Unfortunately, the Serbs infected the Turks. Moreover, they had many times more armies than the Ottoman Empire. In this war, we defended our own lands. You trusted your number.
Alin-Alexandru Chiran
Alin-Alexandru Chiran 5 yıl önce
Great video ! Continue like this ! It would be great if you can make 1601, unification of Romania, Wallacia/Moldavia/Transilvania, by the commander Mihai Viteazu. A lot of fight with the turks.
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thanks! There will be more in this series. :-)
Tigin Gemici
Tigin Gemici 3 yıl önce
I thought you would mention the Battle of Sırp Sındığı(1364) which happened before Battle of Maritsa, but some sources claimed those two battles were the same. That's why I suppose.
Земљо славних витизова Лазара и Милоша
Samet Baykul
Samet Baykul 5 yıl önce
Very educational, good job!
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals 5 yıl önce
Thank you very much!