Twice in a row that caused an entire army to starve at the same place
Matthias Gallas is known historically as the “destroyer” of the army during the war. He led campaigns and caused disasters for many years.
In 1629, Gallas led an army to Mantua. Along the way, the army has been attacked by plague. But it was not a serious problem, so his army still captured the city. When the battle ended, Gallas realized that he had run out of money to pay for the army, so he asked the Emperor of Austria to give him money but was refused. In the end, they surrendered to the French.
In 1635, Gallas and his army captured Zweibrücken, but in reality this was just deserted land and his army gradually dried up and starved to death within 3 months because of lack of food.
Gallas’ last mistake was in the years 1637 and 1638. In this battle, Gallas led the army against Banér – a Swedish general.
This time, his army was once again cornered to Zweibrücken – this meant that his army attacked the same wasteland twice, and the result was no different from the first time, running out of food. and most of the army starved to death.
It’s hard to believe that an experienced general will make the same mistake twice in a row, but Gallas has completely failed in battle, lost command, and was mocked for years to come.
Liechtenstein’s army had once fought with only 80 people and returned without casualties, even increasing their numbers.
Liechtenstein is one of the few countries in the world without a military. But in the middle ages, this country has suffered many attacks from other countries. The Turks attacked the country twice in 1529 and 1683 but eventually they gained independence in 1806.
Although the country gained independence, the country was still not completely free because it was later occupied by France, then Russia and then France.
The country’s last military mission was in 1886 during the Austro-Prussian War. Although the military refused to fight the Germans, it still had to send 80% of its 100-man army to protect Tyrol from an invasion from Italy.
A total of only 80 men were sent there to fight, but the strange thing was that after the battle ended, Liechtenstein’s side did not have any casualties, even their army increased.
The number at the time of departure was 80 and the return was 81. It is believed that an Austrian or an Italian soldier decided to join Liechtenstein’s army so that he could return home without fighting.
King Peter I of Portugal found the true love of life from an ancient tomb
King Peter I of Portugal is the son of King Afonso IV. Afonso is a determined ruler and wants everything to work the way he wants. So when Peter fell in love with Ines Piras de Castro, Afonso declared this to be illegal and forbade Peter from marrying her. But Peter claimed that he would still marry her even if it made the king angry.
The king then ordered Ines to be expelled from the country and imprisoned in a mysterious house, where, in 1355, the king ordered his three minions to take her life.
Two years after the incident, Afonso took his last breath. This makes Peter the new king. Immediately this young king embarked on a mission, which is to search for his beloved Ines killers.
Two of the killers were captured and brought to deal with the law at the time while the third escaped. When Peter was pleased that the killers were brought to justice, the young king ordered everyone to dress Ines’ corpses like a queen and let them sit next to his throne. as a living queen. All the people in the king’s court must hold Ines’s hand and kiss it to show respect and loyalty to the queen.