Ruins of Gvozdansko Castle
|Controlled by||Zrinski noble family|
The Gvozdansko Castle was probably built in the second half of the 15th century, due to mining rights of Croatian Zrinski noble family. The castle was first mentioned in 1488. Nikola III Zrinski and his son Nikola Šubić Zrinski frequently came to Gvozdansko in order to inspect the mines and the mint.
The Turks attempted to conquer the Gvozdansko Castle on several occasions. Three major attempts were made in 1561 by Malkoč-beg, in 1574 by Ferhad-beg, and in 1576 by Kapidži-pasha. The final siege by Ferhat-paša Sokolović with 10,000 soldiers, which was fought from 3 October 1577 to 13 January 1578, was much better prepared. That Siege of Gvozdansko ended with an Ottoman victory on 13 January 1578.
- ↑ "The mining and minting rights of Croatian aristocracy" Mirnik, Ivan
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Zrinske utvrde u hrvatskom Pounju" (in Croatian) (PDF). Fortresses built by Zrinski family in Croatian pounje region. Zagreb: Croatian Society of Civil Engineers. 2003. pp. 304–307. http://www.casopis-gradjevinar.hr/dokumenti/200305/8.pdf. Retrieved 2011-02-16.
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