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Historical Events in 1480

  • Aug 12 Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam

The Great Stand on the Ugra RiverThe Great Stand on the Ugra River

Oct 8 Great standing on the Ugra river, standoff between forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and Ivan III Grand Prince of all Rus, Tataro-Mongols retreat, leads to disintegration of the Horde

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Standing on the Ugra river, 1480. Miniature in Russian chronicle. XVI century.
Standing on the Ugra river, 1480. Miniature in Russian chronicle. XVI century.
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