Tuesday, November 08, 2005

John III Sobieski

Today I would like to write to you two short links about John III Sobieski, a Polish king whose greatest success came on September 12, 1683. That day he won at the Battle of Vienna, with Polish, Austrian and German troops, once more against the Turks under Kara Mustafa..
The pope and other foreign dignitaries then hailed Sobieski as the "Savior of Vienna and Western European civilization." In a letter to his wife he wrote, ...All the common people kissed my hands, my feet, my clothes; others only touched me, saying: Ach, let us kiss so valiant a hand!".
Times have been changed so much since then, haven't they?

1. John III Sobieski at the battle of Vienna

2. John III Sobieski sends a message of victory to the Pope

You can read about Sobieski and battle of Vienna at these two links below:
So as you can read Polish king saved Western Europe from Turkish invasion.
Well... to be quite just I must admit that during XVII century Poland was in time of constant wars with Sweden, Russia and ...Turks that finally devasted us and lead us to losing our independence in the next century:(. So probably instead of fighting it could be better for Sobieski to care more about its own state. Because somehow it happened a century later that Poland lost its own battle for next 150 years. Why? Hmmm.... a good question, indeed!:)
God bless you all nice readers of this blog of mine:)


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