The Battle of Samobor (Bitka kod Samobora) held place on March 1st, 1441, somewhere around Samobor. On one side there were forces of Urlich II of Celje, and on the other was Stjepan Banic, of the former Kingdom of Croatia. In a struggle for succession of the Crown of St. Stephen, Banic was allied to Vladislaus III of Varna while Ulrich II supported Ladislaus the Posthumous’s eventual right to the throne. Czech mercenary Jan Vitovec commanded Ulrich II’s forces, which were ultimately victorious, taking Banic prisoner after the battle.
Since March 1st, 2006, the city of Samobor hosts a large re-creation of the event on the meadow Vugrinscak.
Medieval kitchen, war machines such as catapults and cannons archers, followed by horsemen and of course knights, were the main attractions on the fair. Culmination of the event was of course the battle, that started right after the sun set down behind the fortress on the hill. And what a battle it was…