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Battle of Vienna 1683: European force attacks Muslim invaders.



Upon reaching Vienna, with the Ottoman army close to breaching the walls, Jan III Sobieski ordered a full attack on 12 September. On early morning of that day, the united army of about 65,000–76,000 men (including 22,000–27,000 Poles) attacked a Turkish force of about 300,000–350,000 men. At about 5 pm, after observing the infantry battle from the Kahlenberg hilltop, Sobieski led the Polish hussar cavalry along with Austrians and Germans in a massive charge down the hillside. Soon, the Ottoman battle line was broken and the Ottoman forces scattered in disarray. At 5:30 pm, Sobieski entered the deserted tent of Kara Mustafa and the Battle of Vienna ended.

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Location: Vienna, Austria