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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…


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.


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.


The Battle of Kosovo, 1389 (Click on picture for more information). Serbian History Serbia Incoming Magazine


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Ravanica monastery, together with the Church of the Holy Ascension, and its buildings surrounded by strong defensive walls with seven towers, lies at the foot of the Kučaj mountains, in the village of Senje near Ćuprija. It was the endowment of Prince Lazar. It was built during the period between 1375 and 1377, and its frescoes were painted in the years preceding the Battle of Kosovo.

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.

Orthodox icon of the Battle of Kosovo. All Serbs fighting against the Turks are shown saints with a halo around his head. Source:


The Monument dedicated to Kosovo heroes is a symbol of Kruševac and it was made by Serbian sculptor Đorđe Jovanović. It was unveiled on Vidovdan in 1904 in the presence of king Petar I Karađorđević.