The war times


Belgrade fell under the Turkish rule on 28th august 1521 during the reign of Suleiman II Magnificent. E xcept for а short period of the Austrian rule, Belgrade remained а part of the Turkish empire until the XIX century, as kadiluk of the Smederevo sandzak and, beside the Buda, served as the biggest weapons warehouse in the European part of the Turkey. The population, composed of Serbs, Turks, newcomers from Dubrovnik, Jews, Jermens, Gypsies and others, wаs occupied with the fishing, agriculturing, trading and craftsmenship. The town was decorated with the towers, churches, mosques, and caravan sarays. Islam played a significant role in all areas of everyday life.

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