Vienna, 12 September, 1683

Today marks the 333rd Anniversary of the Christian Victory at the Siege of Vienna, in which a Polish-Imperial Relief force led by King John III Sobieski of Poland defeated the Ottoman forces which had laid siege to Vienna.

“It marked a turning point: not only was further Ottoman advance on Christian territories stopped, but in the following war that lasted up to 1698 almost all of Hungary was reconquered by the army of Emperor Leopold I. From 1683 the Ottoman Turks ceased to be a menace to the Christian world”
 – Walter Leitsch


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