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Battle of Khotyn
Part of the Polish–Ottoman Wars
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Battle of Khotyn 1673
DateNovember 11, 1673
LocationKhotyn, Ukraine
Coordinates: 48°30′00″N 6°30′00″E / 48.5°N 6.5°E / 48.5; 6.5
Result Polish victory
Belligerents
Herb Rzeczypospolitej Obojga Narodow.svg Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Jan Sobieski Hussain Pasha
Strength
30,000 Poles and Lithuanians troops
300 Lipka Tatar
35,000 Ottomans troops
120 guns
Casualties and losses
Very light Around 30,000 dead, wounded and captured
120 guns

Jan Sobieski in battle of Khotyn 1673

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[1][2] 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Robert I. Frost. After the Deluge: Poland-Lithuania and the Second Northern War, 1655-1660. Cambridge University Press. 2004. p. 13
  2. 'George. C. Kohn. Dictionary of Wars. Infobase Publishing. 2006. p. 419.


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