Battles involving the Hussars of Poland were never lost for 125 years (1500-1625). They surmounted all odds, even when fighting enemies outnumbering them five to one.
Battle of Curtea de Arges (1600) – The Winged Hussars defeated a Wallachia-Moldovian army five times larger than their own.
Battle of Kircholm (1605) – The battle was decided in 20 minutes by the devastating charge of Polish-Lithuanian cavalry, the Winged Hussars, against the Swedish army.
Battle of Klushino (1610) – Due to the large number of Tsar Russians, the Winged Hussar banners had to charge the enemy up to ten times before the battle has been decided.
Battle of Khotyn (1621) – 8,000 Winged Hussars were fielded simultaneously, the largest recorded number of Winged Hussars present on a single battlefield. Despite being dangerously outnumbered fifteen to one, the Polish Hussars hunted out the invading Ottoman Empire. Chronicles from that time report that, upon seeing this, Sultan Osman II started crying, saying “he’d rather die” than to witness this defeat, which he in fact did to his own Janissaries the following year.
Battle of Vienna (1683) – Allied Austrian and German forces delayed the invading Ottoman Empire, later to be liberated by Polish cavalry. It was arguably a victory that shaped the history of Europe.
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