John III Sobieski

1629 - 1696

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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 Lithuania from 1674 until his death in 1696. Born into Polish nobility, Sobieski was educated at the Jagiellonian University and toured Europe in his youth. As a soldier and later commander, he fought in the Khmelnytsky Uprising, the Russo-Polish War and during the Swedish invasion known as the Deluge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John III Sobieski has received more than 1,714,075 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). John III Sobieski is the 374th most popular politician (down from 367th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 12th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Ukrainian Politician.

John III Sobieski is most famous for leading the Polish army to victory over the Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Vienna in 1683.

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Among politicians, John III Sobieski ranks 374 out of 19,576Before him are Semiramis, Menachem Begin, Indira Gandhi, Patrice Lumumba, William the Silent, and Henry II of England. After him are Willy Brandt, Ursula von der Leyen, Cambyses II, Cnut the Great, Ögedei Khan, and Frederick III, German Emperor.

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Among people born in 1629, John III Sobieski ranks 2Before him is Christiaan Huygens. After him are Alexis of Russia, Pieter de Hooch, Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias, Gabriël Metsu, Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg, John of Austria the Younger, Narai, Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Charles II, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat. Among people deceased in 1696, John III Sobieski ranks 1After him are Ivan V of Russia, Mariana of Austria, Empress Meishō, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Jean de La Bruyère, Louise Moillon, Giovanni Pietro Bellori, Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach, Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, Murad Giray, and Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, John III Sobieski ranks 8 out of 1,365Before him are Hurrem Sultan (1502), Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Golda Meir (1898), Nikolai Gogol (1809), Sergei Prokofiev (1891), and Stepan Bandera (1909). After him are Kazimir Malevich (1879), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Joseph Conrad (1857), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), and Ilya Repin (1844).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, John III Sobieski ranks 6Before him are Leon Trotsky (1879), Hurrem Sultan (1502), Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Golda Meir (1898), and Stepan Bandera (1909). After him are Hafsa Sultan (1479), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Viktor Yushchenko (1954), and Leonid Kuchma (1938).