Border Shifts in the 16th Century

For a detailed map that follows the Ottoman conquests of the Kingdom of Hungary from year to year, see the excellent digital map on Varak.hu (author Jakab József)

Croatian and Slavonian Military Frontiers

Click and drag the slider to track the border shifts on the Habsburg-Ottoman Frontier in the period between 1554 and 1578.

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Border Shift between 1559 and 1578

The 1559 payroll is the first complete payroll covering both the Croatian and the Slavonian Military Frontier.
The 1578 payroll is the final pre-Diet payroll. It was in 1578 that Pounje and a number of significant fortresses (such as Zrin and Gvozdansko) fell.

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