B bábi, Tibor

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Brenta, Battle of (Italy) – A great victory during the time of the Hungarian Tribal Principality, just after the Magyar tribes settled in the Carpathian Basin (AD 896). It was perhaps the most outstanding proof of the superiority of Hungarian military tactics at that time. In 899, the spearhead of the Hungarian army in Italy was suddenly encircled at the city of Adda by the forces of King Berengar I. Using delaying tactics, the Hungarians avoided decisive confrontation by negotiations as long as it suited their plans. Managing to lure their opponents to a favorable spot at the River Brenta, they attacked and annihilated the careless and over-confident enemy on 24 September 899. Military historians still study the planning of the battle. – B: 0942, T: 3233.

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