The Battle of Rovine took place #onthisday in history 17th May 1395 A.D. The Wallachian Army was led by the Batran who was known as “Mircea the Elder” who opposed the Ottoman Invasion led by the Sultan Bayzid “the Lighting”.

The Turkish force heavily outnumbered the Wallachian troops. There is an interesting legend, said on the night of the Battle someone dressed as a Peace emissary known as Mircea cel Batran, talked to Bayezid, asking him to leave the lands and he even managed to promise him a have safe passage home. But Bayezid wanted to carry on fighting to the bitter end.