John Sobieski

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Sobieski, John:

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(John Sobieski) , 1624–96, king of Poland (1674–96), champion of Christian Europe against the Ottomans. Born to an ancient noble family, he was appointed (1668) commander of the Polish army.
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, king of Poland.
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This time the invading hordes, led by Kara Mustafa, were defeated at the gates of Vienna in 1683 by Poland's great King John Sobieski, dubbed by his Turkish adversaries "The Lion of Lehistan.