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Nikola Jurišić (1490.-1545.) was a Croatian soldier. His most famous deed occured in 1532, in the third great Turkish campaign when the Grand Vizier Ibrahim Pasha led an army of 80,000 – 140,000 Turks going for Vienna. Nikola Jurišić, with his small unit of 800 soldiers held the small fort of Kőszeg/Kiseg/Güns, with unfortunately no guns or cannons. The city survived 19 major assaults, and when the last one occured, the Turks started retreating after 10 minutes of fighting, and reported a flaming knight. The last contingents of troops left the city in 11 o'clock, and, allegedly, the city clock is always showing 11 o'clock as a witness to this heroic act.

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Petar Kružić (1491.-1537.) was a legendary Ban of Croatia. Durring his time in office, the Turks didn't conquer any piece of land in Croatia. He was the leader of the Uskoks/Uskoci, who were an order of Croatian soldiers that fighted the Venetians and Ottomans in Croatia. They mostly did piracy, and had a fierce code in battle.
Petar Kružić defended the fort of Klis numerous times, but eventually died in the last siege of Klis, when he had tried to relieve the fortress from the besieging army of Turks, but they captured him and put his head on a spike, after which the garrisoned Uskoks surrendered. He was a very important figure in the Croatian-Ottoman wars.