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  1. John III Sobieski (Polish: Jan III Sobieski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈtʂɛt͡ɕi sɔˈbʲɛskʲi]); Lithuanian: Jonas III Sobieskis (Lithuanian pronunciation: ['joːnäs so'bʲɛskis]); Latin: Ioannes III Sobiscius (Latin pronunciation: [joˈannɛs soˈbiʃiʊs]) 17 August 1629 – 17 June 1696) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of ...

  2. John III Sobieski (born August 17, 1629, Olesko, Poland—died June 17, 1696, Wilanów) was the elective king of Poland (1674–96), a soldier who drove back the Ottoman Turks and briefly restored the kingdom of Poland-Lithuania to greatness for the last time.

  3. Jul 28, 2008 · In 1683, a Christian relief force led by John III Sobieski, King of Poland, repulsed the army of Mehmed IV, saving Western Europe from seemingly inevitable Muslim conquest.

  4. John III Sobieski , Polish Jan Sobieski, (born Aug. 17, 1629, Olesko, Pol.—died June 17, 1696, Wilanów), Elective king of Poland (1674–96). Named commander in chief of the Polish army (1668), he distinguished himself by victories over the Cossacks and Turks.

  5. JOHN III SOBIESKI, KING OF POLAND. Reigned 1674 to 1696; b. Olesko, Galicia, June 2, 1624; d. Wilanow, June 17, 1696. Through his mother, he inherited the Zolkiewski fortune; through his father, the enormous Sobieski estates. He was one of the wealthiest nobles in Poland.

  6. John III Sobieski was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1674 until his death in 1696. Introduction John III Sobieski Biography Youth Commander King of Poland Battle of Vienna Later years and death

  7. Jun 11, 2018 · World Encyclopedia. John III (John Sobieski) (sôbyĕ´skē), 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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