Battle of Vienna – This Day 1683

Battle of Vienna – This Day 1683

The battle that saved Christendom happened this day in 1683. The Battle of Vienna took place at Kahlenberg Mountain near Vienna on 12 September 1683 after the imperial city had been besieged by a vast Ottoman army for two months.

The battle was fought by the Habsburg Monarchy, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Holy Roman Empire, under the command of King John III Sobieski against the invading Muslim Ottoman Empire and its vassal and tributary states.

In a foretaste of modern events, the Muslims were supported by the treacherous elite in France, led by Louis the Fourteenth, who hoped to use the Turks against his Austrian rivals. Just as the CIA, MI6 and Western governments have repeatedly armed ISIS and Al Qaeda, so the French supplied the Turks with the latest artillery.

The battle marked the first time Poland and the Holy Roman Empire had cooperated militarily against the Turks, and it is often seen as a turning point in history, after which “the Ottoman Turks ceased to be a menace to the Christian world”.

The famous Charge of the Winged Hussars was the most important moment of the battle that saved Europe.