The Battle of Khotyn or Battle of Chocim was a battle held on the 11 November 1673, where Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under hetman Jan Sobieski defeated Ottoman Empire forces under Hussain Pasha. It reversed the fortunes of the previous year, when Commonwealth weakness led to the signing of the Peace of Buczacz, and allowed Jan Sobieski to win the upcoming royal election and became the king of Poland.
Polish-Lithuanian forces and Wallachian regiments from the Ottoman army, were 30 thousand strong. The Turks commanded 35 thousand troops and 120 guns. In this battle, rockets of Kazimierz Siemienowicz were successfully used. The victory allowed the Poles to revoke the unfavourable Peace of Buczacz and set the stage for the role Sobieski was to play in the Battle of Vienna in 1683.
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- Robert I. Frost. After the Deluge: Poland-Lithuania and the Second Northern War, 1655-1660. Cambridge University Press. 2004. p. 13
- 'George. C. Kohn. Dictionary of Wars. Infobase Publishing. 2006. p. 419.
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