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Summer Campaign 2007 Summer 2007 Tournament.

View Poll Results: Who Would YOU Vote For?
Sobieski 57 57.58%
Agrippa 42 42.42%
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Agrippa vs. Sobieski (Round 3)

Here are some basic facts for each player to help you in your voting (From Wikipedia):

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (c. 63 BC–12 BC) was a Roman statesman and general. He was a close friend, son-in-law and minister to Octavian, the future emperor Caesar Augustus. He was responsible for most of Octavian’s military triumphs, most notably winning the naval Battle of Actium against the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII of Egypt.

Jan Sobieski

Jan III Sobieski (17 August 1629 - 17 June 1696; English: John III Sobieski ), one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1674 until his death. Sobieski's 22-year-reign was marked by a period of the Commonwealth's stabilisation, much needed after the turmoil of the Deluge and Chmielnicki's Uprising. Popular among his subjects, he was also a brilliant military commander, most famous for his victory over the Turks in the 1683 Battle of Vienna. For his victories over the Ottoman Empire, he was dubbed by the Turks the "Lion of Lehistan."
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Old 19 Jul 07, 12:13
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I love the great Pole truly i do....but this is a coin toss on whether you recognize the saving of a nation and possibly western Europe from conquest or the conquest of an empire......1500 years before.

I still stand with Agrippa.
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Agrippa for me.
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King John all the way.

So Agrippa fought against MA & C. BMFD!!! and if he had lost???? What!!!

IF King John had lost at Vienna we know what the changes would have been.

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Got to agree with HP. The King had much more riding on the outcome of his battles. Rome would've been Rome with or without Agrippa.
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went for Agrippa.
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IF King John had lost at Vienna we know what the changes would have been.

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Well, the constelation probably had be named "Kara Mustafa's turban", or "Green Standard of the Profet".
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Scutum (IPA: [ˈskjutəm], Latin: shield) is a small constellation, one of the 88 modern constellations. It is one of the few constellations (with Coma Berenices) that owes its name to an historical figure.

The original name Scutum Sobiescianum (Sobieski's Shield) was introduced in late 1683 by Hevelius as commemoration of the victory of the Christian forces led by Polish king and hero John III Sobieski in the battle of Vienna.
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I agree with HP. Sobieski had a lot riding on his victory. Besides, who wants to look up into the sky at night and see Islamic stars? I don't.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_mt1vTN3qw

Go KING JOHN, even on you tube, class act he was, the vid leaves a little to be desired.

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Went for Agrippa. Augustus took a lot of his glory as head honcho and Agrippa as a firm friend anyway was happy enough with that- one the politician, the other the strategic/tactical genius.

Not to say Sobielski wasn't brilliant either.
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Well, the constelation probably had be named "Kara Mustafa's turban", or "Green Standard of the Profet".
I had to go with Marcus... Again, this was a close one and Agrippa I think is the better of the two... I didn't actually flip a coin on this one - but when I read Barbaross@'s comment about the "scrotum constellation" - I had to vote for the guy I originally went with... and besides - even my red-neck, back-woods cousin spent $100 and had a star named after his fourth wife... and later he did it again for his fifth wife! I don't even thing Jan paid for his name getting added to the stars!

And yes - the 4th and 5th wife story is true! That my blood, ya'll!
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Not much to choose from in this one. Both of these are rather light-weight in my mind.
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but when I read Barbaross@'s comment about the "scrotum constellation" - I had to vote for the guy I originally went with... and besides - even my red-neck, back-woods cousin spent $100 and had a star named after his fourth wife... and later he did it again for his fifth wife! I don't even thing Jan paid for his name getting added to the stars!

And yes - the 4th and 5th wife story is true! That my blood, ya'll!
Some difference between having a famous astronomer name a constellation after you and buying some star name from a radio and late night TV ad. Did the stake knives come with the star? But to appeal to your red neck side, There was a beer named after the renown astronomer Helvelius.

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Not much to choose from in this one. Both of these are rather light-weight in my mind.
WOW, a man that is credit with stopping the Ottoman Empire of spreading into Western Europe a light weight.

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