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John III Sobieski of Poland arrives on Kahlen Hill, leading to the Battle of Vienna the following day.
The Battle of Vienna took place on the 11 and 12 of September 1683 after Vienna had been besieged by the Ottoman Empire for two months. It was a battle of The Holy League versus the Ottoman Empire and fiefdoms of the Ottoman Empire near the Kahlenberg mountain in Vienna. The battle marked the beginning of the political hegemony of the Habsburg dynasty in Central Europe.
The Viennese army was led by Ernst Rüdiger Graf von Starhemberg subordinate of Leopold I Habsburg, Holy Roman Emperor.
The large-scale battle was won by Polish, Austrian and German forces commanded by King of Poland John III Sobieski versus the Ottoman Empire army and the Ottoman fiefdoms armies commanded by Grand Vizier Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Pasha.
Holy League of 1684 was initiated in by Pope Innocent XI, and composed of the Holy Roman Empire, the Venetian Republic and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Tsardom of Russia joined the League in 1686. This alliance opposed the Ottoman Empire in the Great Turkish War and lasted till the Treaty of Karlowitz in 1699.
The battle shaped the outcome of the entire war as well. The Ottomans fought on for another 16 years, losing control of Hungary and Transylvania in the process, before finally giving up. The end of the conflict was finalized by the Treaty of Karlowitz.
The battle marked the historic end of the expansion of the Ottoman Empire into Europe .
Originally posted by Master Shen long
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Originally posted by Three_moons
reply to post by DISRAELI
I've often thought the same about 9/11 but what about 9/9/09 for the British equivalent? It even works regardless of which way one writes their dates.