Pruth River Campaign 1710-1711

[ 1710 - 1711 ]

The Russo-Ottoman War of 1710–11, also known as the Pruth River Campaign after the main event of the war, erupted as a consequence of the defeat by the Russian Empire of Sweden in the Battle of Poltava and the escape of the wounded Charles XII of Sweden to the court of the Ottoman Sultan Ahmed III. Following incessant Russian pressure and demands for Charles, the Ottomans declared war on Russia on 20 November 1710. Concurrently with these events, the Prince Dimitrie Cantemir of Moldavia and Peter the Great signed the Treaty of Lutsk (13 April 1711), by which Moldavia pledged to support Russia in its war against the Ottomans with troops and by allowing the Russian army to cross its territory and place garrisons in Moldavian fortresses. After having gathered near the Moldavian capital Jassy, the combined army started on 11 July the march southwards along the Prut River with the intention of crossing the Danube and invade the Balkan peninsula in order to liberate the Christian Orthodox peoples under Ottoman yoke.

Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Turkey (Ottoman Empire) and Tsardom of Russia 1710 1711 View
Crimean Khanate and Cossack Hetmanate 1710 1711 View
Wallachia and Moldavia 1710 1711 View
Swedish Empire and Tsardom of Russia 1710 1711 View
Cossack Hetmanate and Tsardom of Russia 1710 1711 View
Zaporizhian Sich and Moldavia 1710 1711 View