The Battle of Vienna gives birth to the croissant on this episode of This Day In History!
On this episode of This Day In History, Tony and Armand tell us about the Christian Coalition’s victory in the Battle of Vienna giving birth to the legend of the croissant.
In 1683, the combined forces of the Christian Coalition defeated the Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Vienna, weakening the Ottoman troops, and leading to invasions of Hungary and the Balkans. Also, legend has it the croissant is invented to celebrate the victory, referring to the shape of the crescents on the Ottoman flag.
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