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It is widely thought that the original hussars were influenced by the traditions of early Magyar light cavalry in terms of weaponry, military tactics and dress. But in fact the hussars originated in Serbia towards the end of the 14th century. Serbian light cavalry traditions in turn were, just like the Magyars , strongly influenced by contact with Turkic equestrian peoples (Avars prior to the arrival of the Magyars to the Balkans and then the Ottomans). These Serbian gussars fled from Rascia (Serbia) under the onslaught of the Turkish Ottomans after the Battle of Kosovo in 1389 to neighbouring Croatia which at that time was part of the Hungarian kingdom, hence the misinterpretation of the hussars having a Hungarian origin. In Hungarian Croatia these Serbs patrolled the borders with the Ottoman Empire and soon became a part of the Croatian and Hungarian tradition of light cavalry.
In the years 1541–1699, during the Turkish wars, two-thirds of Hungary was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. What was left of Hungary fell under the reign of the Austrian Habsburgs. To cope with the Turkish threat, the Austrians and Hungarians built a strong series of border fortresses called the Military Frontier and manned them with Hussars and Pandur infantry, thus keeping Turkish and Tartar raiders away from the hinterland. During these centuries, the Hungarians, Serbs and Croats of the Austrian empire employed hit-and-run tactics very well. Even more, the hussars became volunteer troops in many countries and so they had boosted morale. The most famous operation of light hussars were the Sack of Berlin in 1757 during the 7 year war. A Hungarian count, Andreas Hadik, marched secretly and swiftly through the Prussian territory, sacked Berlin and returned without losses. Both type of Hussars' tactics were based on the same principle: one quick, deadly strike.