Memorial plaque to Zawisza Czarny
Memorial plaque to Zawisza Czarny at Golubac Fortress / distance from Villa 11 km Vinci->Golubac /, a Polish knight who died defending the fortress against the Turks, also known as The Black Knight. His nickname is due to his black hair and his custom-made, black armor, which is kept at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Poland. He served as a soldier and diplomat under the Polish king Władysław II and Hungarian-Bohemian king Sigismund of Luxembourg.
In 1428, Zawisza, with his retinue as a commander of light horse banner of 500 horsemen, joined the forces of Sigismund in the king's war against the Ottoman Turks. During that disastrous campaign he fought the Turks at the Battle of Golubac on the Danube. Sigismund's army was defeated by the Turkish forces. They had to retreat across the Danube, with only a few boats.
Zawisza's banner was guarding the retreating army. Being a man of importance, he was personally sent for by king Sigismund. He allegedly refused to retreat, obviously disappointed by king's cowardice. He was either killed in combat or executed in Turkish captivity. A monument to Zawisza at Golubac fortress, Serbia, bears the inscription: "In Golubac, his life was taken by the Turks in 1428, the famous Polish knight, the symbol of courage and honor, Zawisza the Black. Glory to the hero!"
Ethno house Sladinac /distance of Villa 12 km Vinci-> Golubac-> village Sladinac/
This house is located in the village Sladinac, has the objects from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century: beds, tripods, pottery, costumes, spindle ...
Source: Wikipedia, Tvrdjavagolubackigrad.rs
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