When you mention the names of some famous battles, everybody knows which engagement you’re talking about. There’s only one “Battle of Actium,” for example, and the 1815 “Battle of Waterloo” is unlikely to be confused with any other “Battle of Waterloo” that may have taken place. That’s not always the case, though. If you want to talk about the “Battle of Megiddo,” you probably need to be a little more specific (there’s a reason the world is supposed to end at “Armageddon,” after all). The “Battle of Kosovo” is one of those cases. As far as I know, history records at least three “Battles of Kosovo”—and that’s not including an intra-Serbian clash in 1369, or the Kosovo Operations of both World War I and World War II, or the 1998-1999 Kosovo War. It’s a popular place for fighting, is my point. And it’s an especially popular place for fighting Ottomans, since the empire was a participant in all three of the “Battles of Kosovo” I just noted.
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