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Varna is to host a historical re-enactment of the last crusade of King of Poland and later Hungary Władysław III and John Hunyadi against the Ottoman Empire that took place in 1444. “The Last Battle Of the King” historical reenactment event will take place on November 8 in the Asparuhov park in Bulgaria’s coast city of Varna. The battle starts at 4 PM. Entry is free.
The event is organised by Chigot – Varna, an organisation dedicated to historical re-enactments. The Chigot members will present for the seventh time the most dramatic episode of the last medieval European crusade, the crusade of Władysław III of Poland and John Hunyadi against the Ottoman Empire in 1444.
The re-enactment is expected to be extra special this year as the 570th anniversary of the Battle of Varna is to be commemorated. Organisations from abroad will also take part in it.
The Battle of Varna took place near Varna on November 10, 1444. The Ottoman army of Sultan Murad II defeated the armies of King Władysław III, John Hunyadi and ruler Mircea II of Wallachia.
The battle, in which Władysław III died is said to be the final battle of the Crusade of Varna.