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Equestrian Statue of John Sobieski trampling a Turk, Newby Hall, North Yorkshire, 20th century. John III Sobieski (1629-1696) was elective king of Poland (1674-96), a soldier who drove back the Ottoman Turks and briefly restored the kingdom of Poland-Lithuania to greatness. (Photo by CM Dixon/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Equestrian Statue of John Sobieski trampling a Turk, Newby Hall, North Yorkshire, 20th century. John III Sobieski  (1629-1696) was elective king of Poland (1674-96), a soldier who drove back the Ottoman Turks and briefly restored the kingdom of Poland-Lithuania to greatness. (Photo by CM Dixon/Heritage Images/Getty Images)