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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > John III of Poland
John Sobieski was born on August 17, 1629, at Olesko (now in the Ukraine), the son of Jakub (James) Sobieski (1580-1646), Wojewoda of Ruthenia and Castellan of Krakow.
It is noteworthy that John III came belatedly to the battlefield, but rushed to Vienna in order to receive a hero's welcome, while the Elector of Saxony's German and Austrian troops were still busy on the battlefield tending to their dead and wounded.
In a strange twist of events a statue of John III Sobieski was brought to the city of Gdansk by people from his native land (from L'viv), when they were resettled there.
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 JOHN III SOBIESKI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Born on June 9, 1624, at Olesko (now in Ukraine), John Sobieski was the son of a high-ranking member of the Polish senate.
Sobieski's wife was French, and he assumed leadership of a pro-French faction among the nobility during the reign (1669–73) of John Casimir's successor, Michael Wiśniowiecki (1638–73).
He concluded a truce with the Turks in 1676, but, regarding them as Poland's most dangerous enemies, he abandoned his alliance with Louis XIV of France (who was friendly to the Turks) and made a pact with Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I in 1683.
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  John Sobieski
Colonel John Sobieski was born the 10th of September 1842, Warsaw, Poland, the son of Count John Sobieski, son of James Sobieski who lost his life in the Revolution in Poland of 1830-31.
Colonel John's father was a graduate of the University of Heidelberg in 1840.
The child is the grandson of Col. John Sobieski, descendent of King John III, and riightful king of Poland.
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 John III Sobieski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jan III Sobieski (17 August 1629 - 17 June 1696; English: John III Sobieski) was one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1674 until his death.
Sobieski's 22-year-reign was marked by a period of the Commonwealth's stabilisation, much needed after the turmoil of the Deluge and Chmielnicki's Uprising.
Jan Sobieski was born 1629 in Olesko, a small town near Lwów (modern Lviv, Ukraine), to a notable szlachta family of Sobieski of Janina Coat of Arms.
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Sobieski, who became the Commander-in-Chief of the aalied forces, planned to attack on the 13th of September, but he had noticed that the Turkish resistance was weak and ordered full attack on September 12, 1683.
Sobieski charged with husaria forward and soon after the Turkish battle line was broken as the Turks scattered in confusion.
King Jan III Sobieski, the last great king of Poland, nicknamed by the Turks the "Lion of Lechistan", died of heart attack in Wilanów, Poland on June 17, 1696.
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 Poland-Lithuania- Last Show of Strength (1674-1696)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
John Sobieski, the Grand Hetman of the army, was a popular candidate for king of Poland-Lithuania after the death of Michael Wisniowiecki.
Sobieski was also stymied by rival noble families, such as that of the Pacs in Lithuania, who resented the Sobieski family's rise to power over their own, "an opposition which elsewhere would have been viewed as treasonable - but in Poland-Lithuania genuinely [seen] as a defense of ancestral liberty" [Lukowski].
John Sobieski met with Leopold, the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire,* and a Hapsburg. /History/PreModernEurope/2/pl-19-sobieski2.htm   (1909 words)

 John III - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
JOHN III [John III] (John Sobieski), 1624-96, king of Poland (1674-96), champion of Christian Europe against the Ottomans.
John's plans to recover East Prussia led him to conclude alliances with France (1675) and Sweden (1677) against Frederick William of Brandenburg (the Great Elector).
John's death, followed by the choice of the elector of Saxony as King Augustus II of Poland, marked the virtual end of Polish independence.
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 JOHN III - Online Information article about JOHN III
Sobieski had well earned these distinctions by his extraordinary military capacity, but he was now to exhibit a less pleasing See also:
series of disasters for which he himself was primarily responsible, Sobieski now hastened to the frontier, and won four victories in ten days.
August Sobieski had but 3000 men at his disposal to oppose to 6o,000 Turks.
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Sobieski's wife was French, and he assumed leadership of a pro-French faction among the nobility during the reign (1669-73) of John Casimir's successor, Michael WiSniowiecki (1638-73).
The son of King John III of Sweden and his wife Catherine, daughter of Sigismund I of Poland, Sigismund III was born June 20, 1566, in Gripsholm, Sweden.
Wladyslaw III (1424-44), king of Poland (1434-44) and, as Uladislas I, king of Hungary (1440-44); he led a major effort to stop the advance of the Ottoman Turks in Europe.
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 Outstanding Poles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
It was his initiative that brought the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III to Gniezno in the year 1000, which raised the international stock of the new kingdom.
John III Sobieski - one of the most distinguished Polish kings: a great leader, an outstanding politician.
John III Sobieski - reigned between 1674 and 1696.
www.polishconsulatela.com /English/Virtual_Tour/outstanding_poles.htm   (443 words)

 Poland in the Seventeenth Century
The ineffectual Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki suffered humiliating defeat at the hands of the Turks, and was forced in 1672 Treaty of Buczacz to cede Podolia to the Ottomans.
John Sobieski defeated the Turks at Chocim (1673), but was initially unable to follow up his victory.
The Ottomans invaded Austria and Hungary and laid siege to Vienna in 1683.
history.wisc.edu /sommerville/351/poland.htm   (267 words)

 John, III Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
John III (1629-1696), King of Poland, also called John Sobieski, saved the country from Turkish and Tatar invasions, becoming the hero of Europe by raising the siege of Vienna in 1683.
John, or Jan, Sobieski was born at Olesko near Lvov, Poland, on Aug. 17, 1629, the eldest son of Jakób Sobieski, commander of the Cracow fortress.
In 1682 John III overcame his distrust of the Hapsburgs and, against the wishes of French supporters, allied with Austria against the Turks.
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 Constellation Scutum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Jan Sobieski (1629-1696) was the eldest son of the castellan of Crakow, Jakob Sobieski.
Sobieski left the front lines and presented himself as a candidate for the throne back in Warsaw (the kingship was an elected position).
Sobieski returned to his former job as army commander, and after nearly a ten year struggle, he was able to sign the Treaty of Warsaw with Leopold I. Following this treaty, Sobieski further safeguarded Europe from the Turks.
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 John III, king of Poland — FactMonster.com
John's plans to recover East Prussia led him to conclude alliances with France (1675) and Sweden (1677) against Frederick William of Brandenburg (the Great Elector).
However, John's attempts (1684–91) to secure access to the Black Sea by wresting Moldavia and Walachia from the Ottoman Empire were unsuccessful.
John's death, followed by the choice of the elector of Saxony as King Augustus II of Poland, marked the virtual end of Polish independence.
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 Jan III Sobieski (1629 – 1696)
Jan Sobieski was an excellent king for the period during which he was elected.
Sobieski wrote numerous letters to his French wife, Queen Marie Casimire d'Arquien ('Marysieñka'), describing the battle which decided the fate of Europe.
Sobieski's great love for his wife also had political consequences, as it tied him to the French court.
poland.gov.pl /?document=1964   (711 words)

Competitors for the throne on the death of John III Sobieski.
The chances of James Sobieski, on the whole the most suitable candidate, were ruined by the hostile intrigues of his own mother the Queen Dowager, Maria Casimiria, and the jealousy of all the other native candidates.
During the last years of the reign of John III Lithuania had suffered from chronic anarchy, due mainly to the tyranny and violence of the great House of Sapieha which preyed upon its neighbours, lay and clerical.
www.uni-mannheim.de /mateo/camenaref/cmh/cmh607.html   (3735 words)

 The Mysterious Case of MFJ Sobieski
Jan III Sobieski, best known for defeating the Turks in 1683 and raising the siege of Vienna, he believed himself a marked man from birth.
Sobieski carried a large amount of cash on him the last time anyone saw him alive, and boasted to complete strangers (although in his death throes) about having $15,000 on hand, a sum worth killing for in 1875 dollars.
If someone choked Milo Feodor John Sobieski to death or bashed in his skull in his room at Jackson House, it was either for his money or his attitude, both of which he apparently possessed in ample supply.
www.antioch-college.edu /Antiochiana/Sobieski.htm   (1062 words)

 Janina Forums - Powered by XMB 1.9.1 Nexus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
King John III, Sobieski, was married to the French Marquess, Mary d’Arquien, with whom he had three sons and one daughter.
Sobieski’s Royal Family became extinct with the death of Jakub (James) Sobieski, on December 19th, 1737.
King Jan III’s daughter, Teresa Kunegunda, married Prince Maxmillian of Bavaria in 1695; her sons were Emperor Charles VII and Ferdinand-Klemens, Head of the Royal House of Bavaria.
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 Definition of John III Sobieski - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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 Jan III Sobieski
As one exhalted on a wall, Sobieski was an accomplished intellectual, and as a warrior he was one of the greatest in Polish history.
Jan Sobieski was now Jan III Sobieski, having been elected king after his resounding defeat of the Ottoman Turks at Chocim and also due to the enormous bribes that the French, under Louis XIV, the Cathlolic Sun King, had paid magnates to elect him.
During the battle, Sobieski found himself in a grim strategic position, and the Tartars were in an excellent position to wreak havoc on his forces.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/bios/b2sobieskijan.htm   (1411 words)

 The OTHER September 11   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sobieski, obliged by the treaty signed with the empire on April 1, 1683 began his preparations for the Vienna mission.
Apart from King John III Sobieski and Prince Charles of Lorraine, the commanders of the Polish forces (both hetmans: Stanisand#322;aw Jaband#322;onowski and Nicholas Sieniawski, the artillery general Martin Kand#261;tski), Sass elector John George III, Bavarian elector and the tsar generals participated in that session.
Sobieski deduced at 6 o’clock that it was a decisive time of the battle and ordered the hussar and armoured troops to form for attack.
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 Polish History & Culture
King Ladislaw III (Wladislaw) (killed) by the Turks in the battle of Warna (1444), gave Poland the prestige of championing the Christian cause against the Moslem tide.
Sigismund III (Zygmunt), a prince of the Swedish ruling house of Vasa also became the king of Sweden.
John III (Jan Sobieski), the savior of Vienna temporarily restored Polish greatness, but with his death Poland virtually ceased to be an independent country.
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 AllRefer.com - John III, king of Poland (Polish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
John III, king of Poland, Polish History, Biographies
John III (John Sobieski)[sObye´skE] Pronunciation Key, 1624–96, king of Poland (1674–96), champion of Christian Europe against the Ottomans.
However, John's attempts (1684–91) to secure access to the Black Sea by wresting Moldavia and Walachia from the Ottoman Empire were unsuccessful.
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 Bagel Grove | The Story of the Bagel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The king of Austria sought help from their neighbor and friend King John III Sobieski of Poland.
King John agreed and with an army of only 74,000 succeeded in saving the city of Vienna.
To celebrate the victory and to honor the Polish King John III Sobieski, a baker created a roll in the shape of a stirrup commemorating the military skills and horsemanship of the king.
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 John III, king of Poland — Infoplease.com
John Sobieski - Sobieski, John: see John III, king of Poland.
Final Bows; This was the year we said goodbye to a pontiff, a playwright and a king.
Missions Impossible: Pomponne de Bellievre and the Policies of Henry III.
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 The history of Jihad against Poland 1672-1673 (see the paintings)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Although the soldiers were almost unpaid, Sobieski managed to form 2,000 army of the most loyal patriots who were ready to fight and die for the country never asking for any benefits.
That powerful military victory at Chocim brought the fame to Sobieski and, as a reward, soon he was elected the new King of Poland, known as John III Sobieski.
Perhaps the beatification is a classic case of John Paul’s instance that dialogue cannot come at the price of compromising one’s identity (It cannot hurt that one of the primary witnesses to the Capuchin’s holiness is a Polish king).
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