Battle of Banja Luka

Battle of Banja Luka
Part of Austro-Russian–Turkish War (1735–39)
Date4 August 1737
LocationBanja Luka, Bosnia Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Result Ottoman victory
 Ottoman Empire Austria
Commanders and leaders
Hekimoğlu Ali Pasha Joseph of Saxe-Hildburghausen[1]
Maximilian Ulysses Browne
10,000 26,500
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Banja Luka (Turkish: Banaluka Savaşı, Bosnian: Banjalučki boj) was a battle in which the Ottoman Empire, led by Hekimoğlu Ali Pasha, defeated Austria. It took place on 4 August 1737 near the Bosnian town of Banja Luka. The Bosnian population was aware that the Austrian forces would invade Bosnia during the war. That's why Hekimoğlu Ali Pasha called a meeting in Travnik with the Bosnian captains to plan the defense. The Ottoman forces were planning the defense without the help of Istanbul.[2]


  1. E.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam 1913-1936, Ed. M. Th. Houtsma and A. J. Wensinck, (BRILL, 1993), 36.
  2. "The Battle of Banja Luka (Bosnian)". Archived from the original on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.

Further reading

  • Mustafa Imamović, Osnove upravno-političkog razvitka i državnopravnog položaja Bosne i Hercegovine

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