Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Just way too pretty to die...

Bernhard Strigel (German artist, 1460-1528)  Louis II of Hungary

Louis II became King of Hungary, Croaia, & Bohemia from 1516 to 1526.  He married Mary, the sister of Ferdinand. He was King of Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia from 1516 to 1526, when the Ottomans broke through Hungary's defences.  Louis II & his entire government marched out with a small army of 20,000 men to defend the homeland. But the Battle of Mohács was over in less than 2 hours, with the entire Hungarian army annihilated. Louis II tried to flee the battleground but slipped from his frightened horse & drowned.