Battle of Varna

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Battle of Varna
The Ottoman forces fought a constant series of battles along its Hungarian border. Murad the Ottoman sultan decided to end the strife once and for all. He attacked Belgrade, the chief fortress on the Hungarian border. He was repulsed from Belgrade. Encouraged by their victories the Christians declared a new Crusade against the Ottomans, whose goal was to drive them from Europe. The Christian armies were led by Hunyadi who acheived two important victories, the first at the battle of Hermanstadt, and then at the battle of Nissa in which the Ottomans are driven from Bulgaria. In 1444 Murad proposed a peace treaty with Hungary seding all of Servia and Wallachia to the Hungarians. The King of Hungary accepted the agreement, a vowed 10 years of peace. The Roman Catholic church opposed the agreement as the purpose of the Crusade driving the Ottomans from Europe had not been accomplished. Once the fortresses of Servia and Wallachia were turned over the Christians, they attacked the Ottomans. The forces of Hunyadi advanced along the coast of the Black Sea all the way to Varna which he captured.
The Ottomans under Sultan Murad responded by attacking Hunyadi from the rear. Murad totally routed the army of Hunyadi. The result of the battle was the establishment of Servia, Wallachia and Bosnia as Ottoman vassal states.