Ottoman Sultan Selim Captures Tabriz

Ottoman Sultan Selim Captures Tabriz ... 08/09/1514 History, #Battle_of_Chaldoran, #Chaldoran, #Iranian, #Ottoman, #Ottoman_Sultan_Selim_Captures_Tabriz, #Ottomans, #Safavid, #Shah, #Shah_Ismail, #Sultan, #Tabriz

Selim I defeated Ismā'il at the Battle of Chaldoran in 1514. Ismā'il's army was more mobile and their soldiers were better prepared but the Ottomans prevailed due in large part to their efficient modern army, and possession of artillery, black powder and muskets. Ismā'il was wounded and almost captured in battle, and Selim I entered the Iranian capital of Tabriz in triumph on September 5 yet the city resisted for three days.
Resistance continued and the victory did not linger. A mutiny among his troops fearing a counterattack and entrapment by the fresh Safavid forces called in from the interior, forced the triumphant Ottomans to withdraw prematurely. This allowed Ismā'il to recover quickly. The Battle of Chaldoran, was of historical significance, in which the reluctance showed by Shah Ismail to accept the advantages of modern firearms and the importance of artillery was decisive. After the battle, Selim referring to Ismail stated that his adversary was: "Always drunk to the point of losing his mind and totally neglectful of the affairs of the state.

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