Polish Winged Hussars & Jan III. Sobieski [SLAVIC BADASS OF THE WEEK Ep. 2]

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Video clip from the: Day of the Siege
Music: Hussar march

John III Sobieski (Polish: Jan III Sobieski; Lithuanian: Jonas III Sobieskis; Latin: Ioannes III Sobiscius; 17 August 1629 – 17 June 1696), from 1674 until his death King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, was one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Sobieski's military skill, demonstrated in wars against the Ottoman Empire, contributed to his prowess as King of Poland. Sobieski's 22-year reign marked a period of the Commonwealth's stabilization, much needed after the turmoil of the Deluge and the Khmelnytsky Uprising.[1] Popular among his subjects, he was an able military commander, most famous for his victory over the Turks at the 1683 Battle of Vienna. After his victories over them, the Ottomans called him the "Lion of Lechistan"; and the Pope hailed him as the savior of Christendom.

The Polish Hussars (/həˈzɑːr/, /həˈsɑːr/, or /hʊˈzɑːr/; Polish: Husaria [xuˈsari.a]), or Winged Hussars, were one of the main types of the cavalry in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth between the 16th and 18th centuries. When this cavalry type was first introduced by the Serbian and Hungarian mercenary horsemen at the beginning of the 16th century, they served as light cavalry banners in the Polish army; by the second half of the 16th century and after Stephen Báthory's reforms, hussars had been transformed into heavily armored shock cavalry. Until the reforms of the 1770s, the husaria banners were considered the elite of the Polish cavalry.

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You have forgotten about Battle of Hodów where 400 winged hussars and pancerni were fighting against 40 000 (maybe more) Tatars and they won which is probably one of not many cases in history.

Author — Beargulf

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Jan you rock. I have always had the greatest respect for the Polish people. My son's mother is Polish. Yeah!!!

Author — Wallace Wood

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Biggest Hussars win was capture Moscow in 1610. They defeated Russian/Swedens allied army.

Author — Wiktor Korczyński

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Proud Polish Nation kneel only in front of the Jesus Christ!!!

Author — new Dagome

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Polish Lithuanian Hussars did not fight fair. They were not outnumbered enough

Author — Alexander Jaworski

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cue Sabaton "THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED!!!"

Author — Matthew Abernathy

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There were no "light winged Hussars", the light cavalry were just Hussars mercenaries made of Serbs who moved from Serbia when it was occupied by Ottomans to Poland where they were accepted by the Poles. Most of them were members of the Mathias Corvinus Black Legion who fought for the Hungarian king back then as mercenaries, they were known to be lightning fast cavalry equipped with javelins and small wooden shields and mostly commonly used as scouts when there was no war. Serbs pretty much introduced the Hussar tactics to the Poles, however the Polish military at the time adopted these tactics and pretty much perfected them to perfection changing Hussars from light cavalry to heavy swapping out wooden shields with steel and instead of javelins they used lances as main weapon. The wings were specifically were something Polish military invented which didn't exist in the Hussar ranks previously hence the name also the Serbian Hussars wear black armor and it was Stefan Bathory the Hungarian prince who became elected King of Poland that re-organized the Polish military and adopted the Hussars into their ranks and even as royal guards.

Author — ReCoil

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The largest Mass Calvary Charge known to man! long live poland

Author — Imperator Glaber

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Great video as always :) Good to know the numbers of fighters too. And the whole course of the battle :D this is interesting. When German soldiers stoped to watching the Hussars attack. :) Yes Sobieski really deserve to be slavic badass of the Europe :D

Author — twisters999

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King Jan III Sobieski wanted to save the Slavs and he did it. Our great chieftain of all Slavs

Author — niewinnny

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You forgot that since their conception around the year 1500 AD they haven't lost a battle in 125 years.

Author — Trenchcoat Samurai

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In case anybody wondered about the music - it's "Polonez husarii" (Winged hussars polonaise) by Krzesimir Dębski.

Author — Sanderus

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You should do a video on Alexander Suvorov, he was def a badass

Author — ilvi Bos

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You should do about a battle of Konunghela :) Slavic-(Pomaranian Polish), as the only one country invades the invaders, Vikings. And Won!

Author — twisters999

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Суворов(Suvorov) и(i) Жуков(Žukov)-Real badass!

Author — Svpetar Gajtannn

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The essence of the Hussars is again required in Europe .

Author — Jerry Wiese

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Hold it. Most cavalrymen back then were actually mostly Armored Companions (Towarzysze Pancerne) equipped with an Eastern style bow, arrows, a spear which served as a lance, a karabela (polish scimitar without guard) or a Szabla (Sabre) and a Turkic style shield. Most of the body was covered in chainmail, they had steel qippas (that's what i call them anyways) with an aventail. These would harass the enemies and help the hussars and do different tasks, but they never charged the enemy.
They were about 70% of the cavalry in the 17th century.

Author — NarodowoPaństwowy

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I have the greatest respect for jan111 sobierski and the winged Hussars the saviour of christian europe!

Author — Ronald Tann

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May I request one about Aleksander Jozef Lisowski, and Lisowczycy (Lisowski's Men)... Lisowski was my maiden name. Thanks.

Author — Andrea

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Advice. Get slavic vloggers or bloggers to contribute in your uploads, there is more than enough of topics. Because you know some of them right? So let them speak, let it be slavic channel. Otherwise you will just fade away, your choice.

Author — Embermaker