TYW025 King Jan III Sobieski


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King Jan (John) III Sobieski was King of Poland, as well as Grand Duke of Lithuania. Famous for his prowess as a military commander, despite inheriting a Polish state ravaged by years of constant war, his most famous victory came at the Battle of Vienna in 1683 against the Ottoman Turks. After a full day of battle, Sobieski led none other than the Polish Winged Hussars along with other allies in a massive charge shattering the Ottoman battle line. He was hailed as the Savior of Vienna for his role in the battle.