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John III Sobieski
b.17 Aug 1629
d.17 Jun 1696
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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) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1674 until his death, and one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Sobieski's military skill, demonstrated in combating the invasions of the Ottoman Empire, contributed to his prowess as King of Poland. Sobieski's 22-year reign marked a period of the Commonwealth's stabilization, much needed after the turmoil of the Deluge and the Khmelnytsky Uprising. Popular among his subjects, he was an able military commander, most famous for his victory over the Turks at the 1683 Battle of Vienna. After his victories over them, the Ottomans called him the "Lion of Lechistan"; and the Pope hailed him as the savior of Christendom.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 John III Sobieski, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.