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Serbian–Ottoman wars
Part of the Ottoman wars in Europe
DateOctober 1352 - 30 May 1913
(560 years and 7 months)
Result Serbia under Ottoman rule for centuries, gained independence in the 19th century.
 Ottoman Empire

Flag of the Serbian Empire, reconstruction.svg Serbian Empire
Coat of arms of Moravian Serbia.svg Moravian Serbia
Despot of Serbia.png Serbian Despotate
Revolutionary Serbia
Civil flag of Serbia.svg Principality of Serbia
Flag of Serbia (1882–1918).svg Kingdom of Serbia
Supported by:

Commanders and leaders
Ottoman Empire Ottoman Sultan Flag of Serbia (1281).svg Serbian Kings
Flag of the Serbian Empire, reconstruction.svg Serbian Emperor
Despot of Serbia.png Serbian Despot

These Serbian–Ottoman conflicts include those of medieval Serbia against the Ottoman Empire, until World War I (modern Turkey).

Middle Ages[]

Early encounters
Fall of the Serbian Empire
Serbian Despotate

In 1471, the Serbian Despotate was renewed in exile as a vassal of Hungary. Up until its demise in 1540, it spent its entirety fighting the Turks. The state provided support and auxiliary troops to the Kingdom of Hungary.

Ottoman period[]

Ottoman Serbia

Serbian Revolution[]

First Serbian Uprising
Second Serbian Uprising
  • Battle of Ljubić
  • Battle of Čačak
  • Battle of Palez
  • Battle of Požarevac
  • Battle of Dublje

19th century[]

Modern era[]

See also[]


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