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King of Poland

John III Sobieski, King of Poland in the late 17th century, is best remembered as the man who saved central Europe from invading armies of Turks in 1683. With the Turks at the walls of Vienna, Sobieski led a charge that broke the seige. His rescue of Vienna is considered one of the decisive battles in European history.

In announcing his great victory the king paraphrased the famous words of Caesar by saying simply, “I came; I saw; God conquered.”

Today in the Word, MBI, August, 1991, p. 7.