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.
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.
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"