[MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM - DESTROYED CHURCH BY OTTOMAN ARMY UNDER THE COMMAND OF KARA MUSTAFA / THE SIEGE OF VIENNA] Latin manuscript on vellum on the reconstruction of St. Ulrich of Vienna.
ST. ULRICH MANUSCRIPT.
St. Ulrich, Vienna, 1685.
Original manuscript in Latin on vellum on the reconstruction of St. Ulrich Church of Vienna. Foolscap 8vo. (18 x 12 cm). In Latin. 2 p. Dated August 8, 1685. Heavily stained and creased. Otherwise a good and legible manuscript. List of attendees at the completion of the reconstructed choir of Vienna's St. Ulrich church, two years of the monastery's demolition during the Siege of Vienna in 1683: "Anno 1685, 8 Augusti post obsidionem turcicam sub Gran Vizier Cara Mustava, et devastationam huius monasterii anno secundo, sub cura A. V. P. Gervasii Lincencis fabricieri et guardiani, prius reparato choro positum fuit hoc epistylium. Quo tempore de finitio huius provinciae monastery, friars from a community located "in novo foro" (which probably refers to the Capuchin Church at the Neuer Markt in Vienna) as well as a student were among those present. Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Pasha [Mustafa Pasha the Courageous of Merzifon], (1634-1683), was the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 1676 to 1683, and the architect behind the 1683 siege of Vienna. (Albanian Ottoman nobleman, military figure, and Grand Vizier, who was a central character in the Ottoman Empire's last attempts at expansion into both Central and Eastern Europe). The defeat cost Mustafa his position, and ultimately, his life. On 25 December 1683, Kara Mustafa was executed in Belgrade at the order of Mehmed IV. He suffered death by strangulation with a silk cord, which was the method of capital punishment inflicted on high-ranking persons in the Ottoman Empire.