|1526||August 29||Battle of Moh?cs.|
In August of 1526, the Turkish army led by Süleyman I attacked and defeated Hungarian forces at Mohács. Protestants viewed the defeat as punishment by God for the sins of the Catholic Church. Because of this and the fact that Catholic leadership in this area was weakened by the defeat, Protestantism began to thrive in Hungary.
© 2004 Mark Gstohl, PhD.