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The red dot on the map of Austria and its states above denotes the city of Ybbs. (Vienna is the small enclave near the Eastern borders.) This is how far West (part of) Ottoman troops got in the Danube valley during the 1532 invasion (their passage South was only a bit further East). Though that's still not the Westernmost reach -- half a century earlier, when Mathias Corvinus allowed raiding parties free passage as punishment for Austria, they reached Western Carinthia (the Souhernmost state of Austria).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 01:20:39 PM EST
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