Catholic Poland repels the Islamic invasion on Europe, 1672 – 1673
Catholic Poland crushes and rejects Islam * Vienna 1683 – Europe 2016 * Warning: GRAPHIC INTRO!
Jan III Sobieski attacks the Turkish army at Vienna from the Kahlenberg
Battle of Vienna 1683 – Islam vs Christianity
JAN III SOBIESKI
Jan III Sobieski (17 August 1629 – 17 June 1696) was one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, from 1674 until his death King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. Sobieski’s 22-year-reign was marked by a period of the Commonwealth’s stabilisation, much needed after the turmoil of the Deluge and Khmelnytsky Uprising. Popular among his subjects, he was also a brilliant military commander, most famous for the victory over the Turks in the 1683 Battle of Vienna. For his victories over the Ottoman Empire, he was dubbed by the Turks the “Lion of Lechistan.”
The Cossack Rebellion 1648