History Lessons for Life

The Turks Besiege Vienna by by Nakkas Osman,1526Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana

In his westward march, Suleiman the Magnificent (1490 – 1566) besieged Vienna in 1528. Although the troops of Charles V succeeded in lifting the siege, an alliance between Francis I and Suleiman in 1536 seriously threatened the Germanic Empire.

Are you fighting unwinable battles for things over which you have no control?

The Turks Besiege Vienna by  Nakkas Osman,1526 

Practical Life Applications from History






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