Battle of Podhajce (1698)

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Battle of Podhajce (1698)
Part of the Great Turkish War and the Polish–Ottoman War
Date September 8-9, 1698
Location Podhajce, Ruthenian Voivodship (today Pidhaitsi, Ukraine)
Result Polish victory
Belligerents
Chorągiew królewska króla Zygmunta III Wazy.svg Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth  Ottoman Empire
Gerae-tamga.png Crimean Khanate
Commanders and leaders
Chorągiew królewska króla Zygmunta III Wazy.svg Field Crown Hetman Feliks Kazimierz Potocki Gerae-tamga.png Qaplan I Giray
Strength
6,000 14,000
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown


Battle of Podhajce took place on 8–9 September 1698 near Podhajce in Ruthenian Voivodship during the Great Turkish War. 6000-strong Polish army under Field Crown Hetman Feliks Kazimierz Potocki repelled a 14,000 man Tatar expedition under Qaplan I Giray. Lack of sufficient number of light cavalry on the Polish side prevented a successful pursuit of Tatars and their captives.

It was the last Polish-Tatar battle ever and the last Polish battle of the Great Turkish War: only months later the Treaty of Karlowitz was signed.

Sources[edit]

  • (1762) Modern History being a Continuation of Universal History: History of Poland (Volume 34 of Modern History) London, pages 302-303

Coordinates: 49°16′N 25°08′E / 49.27°N 25.14°E / 49.27; 25.14