John III Sobieski

1629 - 1696

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John III Sobieski (Polish: Jan III Sobieski; Lithuanian: Jonas III Sobieskis; Latin: Ioannes III Sobiscius; 17 August 1629 – 17 June 1696) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1674 until his death. 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 1,183,607 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). John III Sobieski is the 420th most popular politician (down from 352nd in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Ukraine and the 5th 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 420 out of 15,710Before him are Charles the Fat, Frederick III, German Emperor, Sukarno, Macrinus, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, and Louis the German. After him are Hongwu Emperor, Solon, Idi Amin, Peisistratos, Christian VII of Denmark, and Lothair I.

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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, Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias, Gabriël Metsu, John of Austria the Younger, Narai, Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Archduchess Isabella Clara of Austria, and Cornelis Tromp. Among people deceased in 1696, John III Sobieski ranks 1After him are Ivan V of Russia, Mariana of Austria, Jean de La Bruyère, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Empress Meishō, Giovanni Pietro Bellori, Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau, Louise Moillon, Jean Richer, and Shi Lang.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, John III Sobieski ranks 9 out of 913Before him are Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Nikolai Gogol (1809), Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Kazimir Malevich (1879), Golda Meir (1898), and Mikhail Bulgakov (1891). After him are Joseph Conrad (1857), Ilya Repin (1844), Helena Blavatsky (1831), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), and Svetlana Alexievich (1948).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, John III Sobieski ranks 5Before him are Leon Trotsky (1879), Hurrem Sultan (1502), Leonid Brezhnev (1906), and Golda Meir (1898). After him are Hafsa Sultan (1479), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Stepan Bandera (1909), Grigory Zinoviev (1883), and Andrei Zhdanov (1896).