Person:John Sobieski (1)

John III Sobieski
b.17 Aug 1629
d.17 Jun 1696
Facts and Events
Name John III Sobieski
Gender Male
Birth[1] 17 Aug 1629 House of Sobieski
Military[1] Sep 1683 Combatant of Vienna
Reference Number? Q53454?
Death? 17 Jun 1696

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John III Sobieski (; 17 August 1629 – 17 June 1696), from 1674 until his death King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, was one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Sobieski's 22-year reign was marked by a period of the Commonwealth's stabilization, much needed after the turmoil of the Deluge and Khmelnytsky Uprising. Popular among his subjects, he was an able military commander, most famous for the victory over the Turks in the 1683 Battle of Vienna. Following his victories over the Ottoman Empire, the Ottomans named him the "Lion of Lechistan" and he was held as the saviour of European Christendom by the pope.

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