King John III Sobieski of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania who is known for his stabilization of the Commonwealth and for his military prowess. He commanded an international force and defeated the Turks at the battle of Vienna.

King John III Sobieski of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania who is known for his stabilization of the Commonwealth and for his military prowess. He commanded an international force and defeated the Turks at the battle of Vienna.

Battle of Vienna - Wikipedia

Battle of Vienna - Wikipedia

September 12, 1683. The massive charge of the Polish winged lancer-hussars which terrified the Ottoman troops and decided the Battle of Vienna. The wings made a terrifying sound as the Polish hussars came charging down the mountainside.

September 12, 1683. The massive charge of the Polish winged lancer-hussars which terrified the Ottoman troops and decided the Battle of Vienna. The wings made a terrifying sound as the Polish hussars came charging down the mountainside.

The battle of Vienna 1683 by DevJohnson.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

The battle of Vienna 1683 by DevJohnson.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Battle of Vienna-Talk about a different World..

Battle of Vienna-Talk about a different World..

The Ottoman Empire reached the peak of its expansion during the administration of the Köprülü household.

The Ottoman Empire reached the peak of its expansion during the administration of the Köprülü household.

Painting of King John III Sobieski after the Battle of Vienna against the Ottoman Turks,

Painting of King John III Sobieski after the Battle of Vienna against the Ottoman Turks,

TIL that the largest cavalry charge in history occurred in 1683 during the Turkish siege of Vienna. An force of 18,000 Polish and German Cavalrymen charged the Turkish line and inflicted over 40,000 casualties, completely routing the Turks. The Polish king later said "I came, I saw, God conquered"

TIL that the largest cavalry charge in history occurred in 1683 during the Turkish siege of Vienna. An force of 18,000 Polish and German Cavalrymen charged the Turkish line and inflicted over 40,000 casualties, completely routing the Turks. The Polish king later said "I came, I saw, God conquered"

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