The Battle of Mohács, which erupted in the summer of 1526, was a major Ottoman victory over the Hungarian king Louis, marking the end of a powerful European nation. Led by Suleiman I the Magnificent, the Ottoman troops crushed the Hungarian forces on the open plain of Mohács.
While fleeing from the battlefield, king Louis was thrown from his horse in a river and died, weighed down by his heavy armour. More than 14,000 Hungarian soldiers were killed in the initial battle including Some 1,000 Hungarian nobles and leaders.
For moments of bad luck, Hungarians still say: “More was lost at Mohacs” (Több is veszett Mohácsnál).