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Novi Zrin

Novi Zrin / Zrínyiújvár
Confluence of Mura and Drava rivers, Croatia
Illustration of Novi Zrin Fortress in 1664, before it was destroyed.
Coordinates46°19′25″N 16°52′42″E / 46.32361°N 16.87833°E / 46.32361; 16.87833
TypeMarsh castle
Site information
OwnerNikola VII. Zrinski
ConditionDestroyed
Site history
Built17th century (17th century)
In use1661 - 1664
Materialsstone
DemolishedDestroyed by the Ottoman army in 1664
Battles/wars

Novi Zrin (Hungarian: Zrínyiújvár or Új-Zrínyivár) was a fortress of the Zrinski (Zrínyi in Hungarian) noble family built near the Donja Dubrava village in the northernmost part of Croatia (at the border village of Őrtilos in Hungary) on the mouth of river Mura into Drava between 1661 and 1664.

Its purpose was to prevent the Ottoman military forces from advancing further into Croatia. The Ottomans attacked it several times from 1662 to 1664, but did not manage to conquer it. Finally, at the beginning of June 1664 a large Ottoman army, numbering up to 100,000 men, led personally by the Grand Vizier Köprülü Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, besieged it and destroyed on 7 July 1664.

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Bibliography

  • Petrić, Hrvoje; Feletar, Dragutin; Feletar, Petar (2001). Novi Zrin (1661-1664). Zagreb: Meridijani. ISBN 953-6235-84-6.
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