FYI January 26, 2022

On This Day

1699 – For the first time, the Ottoman Empire permanently cedes territory to the Christian powers.[6]
The Treaty of Karlowitz was signed on 26 January 1699 in Karlowitz, Military Frontier of Archduchy of Austria (present-day Sremski Karlovci, Serbia), concluding the Great Turkish War of 1683–1697 in which the Ottoman Empire had been defeated at the Battle of Zenta by the Holy League.[1] It marks the end of Ottoman control in much of Central Europe, with their first major territorial losses after centuries of expansion; it therefore established the Habsburg Monarchy as the dominant power in the region.[2]



Born On This Day

1824 – Emil Czyrniański, Polish chemist (d. 1888)[52]
Emilian (also Emil) Czyrniański (Lemko Емілиян Чырняньскій) (1824–1888) was a Polish chemist of Lemko descent, science writer, rector of the Jagiellonian University and co-founder of the Polish Academy of Learning. He is responsible for developing chemical nomenclature in Polish. One of his grandsons was the highly influential political activist and writer, Jozef Retinger.




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