In 1396, a Crusader army coming from France, Germany, England, Hungary, the Teutonic State and other parts of Europe would march into southeastern Europe, determined to attack the Turks. At Nicopolis they would find the Ottoman forces led by Bayezid I, and fight in one of the most important battles of the Middle Ages.
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See also: The Ottomans in Medieval Eastern Europe