12.09.1683 – Battle of Vienna – victory in this battle of Christian Europe over the Muslim forces of the Ottoman Empire

12.09.1683

Battle of Vienna

Jan Matejko - Jan Sobieski, portraited in a parade scale armour

Jan Matejko – Jan Sobieski, portraited in a parade scale armour

After the battle, the Viennese discovered many bags of coffee in the abandoned Ottoman encampment. Using this captured stock, Franciszek Jerzy Kulczycki opened the third coffeehouse in Europe and the first in Vienna, where, according to legend, Kulczycki himself added milk and honey to sweeten the bitter coffee, thereby inventing cappuccino. There is no contemporary historical source connecting Marco d’Aviano, the Capuchin friar and confidant of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, to this spurious creation.

Not only we have saved Europe but gave you Cappuccino:)

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