from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- John III Sobieski 1629-1696. King of Poland (1674-1696) who was a leader in the military expulsion of the Turks from Christian Europe. He formed an alliance with the pope, the Holy Roman emperor, and the rulers of Vienna (1684).
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The great heroes of the West are those who stood up against the Muslim onslaught and preserved European civilization — men like Godfrey of Bouillon, Jean de Vallette, Pelayo of Asturias, Don John of Austria, King John III Sobieski.
(1669-72) and John III Sobieski, the solicitude of the people for the
1683 - Battle of Vienna starts - Christian Army under the command of John III Sobieski, the King of Poland defeats an invading Muslim Army attempting to take Vienna.
* 1683 - John III Sobieski of Poland arrives on Kahlen Hill, leading to the Battle of Vienna the next day. [