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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of Lepanto (1571)
The 5-hour battle was fought at the northern edge of the Gulf of Patras, off western Greece, where the Ottoman forces sailing westwards from their naval station in Lepanto met the Holy League forces, which had come from Messina, in the morning of Sunday 7 October.
The Battle of Szigetvar was a monumental battle in the small fort of Szigetvár in Hungary in 1566 between the defending forces of the Kingdom of Hungary under the leadership of Croatian ban Miklós Zrinyi, and the invading army of the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.
Titian's Allegory of the Battle of Lepanto, using the battle as a background, hangs in the Prado in Madrid.
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 The Battle of Lepanto, lepanto, Nafpaktos.com,The Internet Tourist Guide for Nafpaktos and Greece
With the first light of dawn the following morning, October 7, 1571, lookouts stationed high on a peak guarding the northern shore of the gulf's entrance signaled to Kara Kosh that the enemy was heading south along the coast and would soon round the headland into the gulf itself.
ccording to naval practice in those days, the moment two rival fleets finally assumed their respective battle formations, the leader of one would fire a piece of artillery as a challenge to fight, and the opponent would answer by firing two cannon to signify that he was ready to give battle.
Perhaps the most important result of the battle was its effect on men's minds: the victory had ended the myth that the Turks could not be beaten.
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 Battle of Lepanto (1571)
Battle of Lepanto (1571) is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Its first significant opponent was the young Serbian Empire, which was worn down by a series of campaigns, notably in the Battle of Kosovo in 1389, in which the leaders of both armies were killed, and...
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, was born in Ghent in 1500, and raised in the County of Flanders.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571: Books: Hugh Bicheno   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The account of the battle itself is quite detailed as Bicheno draws on all available sources (whilst evaluating them) to analyse the vessels, the weaponry, the tactics, the terrible carnage and the liberation of the Christian slaves.
Obviously, the battle itself cannot be treated as being in a "vacuum", and the author spends much of the book in detailing the background to the conflict between Christianity and Islam, and, thereby "setting the scene" for the climactic battle between the huge galley fleets.
The battle itself is brilliantly described, and, as with the author's previous books, he greatly helps his style of writing by utilising appendices full of relevant, and, at times almost overwhelming, information on the contending fleets.
www.amazon.co.uk /Crescent-Cross-Battle-Lepanto-1571/dp/1842127535   (1893 words)

  
 Travel Guide To Turkey, Guide de la Turquie, GUIDE MARTINE, Guide to Turkey, Guide de Turquie, Travel, Turkey, Voyage, ...
In 1397, he laid the first siege to Constantinople (1397) which was lifted in 1400 upon the arrival of Tamerlane (Timur Lenk) who had founded a Turkish empire in the East, and who overran Anatolia, trying to restore and become allied to the emirates annexed by the Ottomans.
He captured Bayezit at the Battle of Ankara (1402) who, forced to follow his victor, died (a suicide according to some accounts) in captivity in Aksehir.
The relatively peaceful reign of Bayezit II (1481-1512) was marked by a few expeditions in the Aegean Sea against the Greek harbours still held by the Venetians (fall of Lepanto in 1499, Modon and Coron in 1500).
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 WHKMLA : The Naval Battle of Lepanto, 1571
An Ottoman force invaded and conquered the hitherto Venetian island of Cyprus (1571), which Venice ceded in a 1573 treaty.
Again, as in the case of the Great Siege of Malta, the will of the christian states to hold on to their possessions in the eastern Mediterranean respectively on the southern shore of the Mediterranean, after a victorious battle, was low, another conflict avoided.
The Naval Battle of Lepanto was won by the Spanish-Venetian-Papal Alliance; the war was won by the Ottoman Empire
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  WorldNetDaily: Clash of civilizations: Battle of Lepanto revisited
WorldNetDaily: Clash of civilizations: Battle of Lepanto revisited
The Turkish fleet, under the command of Ali Pasha, gathered at Lepanto (Gulf of Corinth).
Maritime historians note that the Battle of Lepanto was the last of the great sea battles between oared vessels, and the largest battle since the Battle of Actium in 30 B.C. Battle of Lepanto
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  Battle of Lepanto (1571) Information
The naval Battle of Lepanto took place on 7 October 1571 when a galley fleet of the Holy League, a sometimes-flimsy coalition of the Papacy (under Pope Pius V), Spain, Venice, Genoa, Savoy, the Knights of Malta and others, defeated a force of Ottoman galleys.
During the course of the battle, the Ottoman Commander's ship was boarded and the Spanish tercios from 3 galleys and the Turkish janissaries from 7 galleys fought on the deck of the Sultana.
Titian's Allegory of the Battle of Lepanto, using the battle as a backgound, hangs in the Prado in Madrid.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Lepanto,
Lepanto, Battle of (October 7, 1571) Naval engagement in the Gulf of Patras, off Lepanto, Greece, between Christian and Ottoman fleets.
Le·pan·to, Bat·tle of / liˈpæntō; ˈlepänˌtō / a naval battle in 1571 at the entrance to the Gulf of Corinth, in which European forces defeated a large Turkish fleet.
Lepanto 1571; the greatest naval battle of the Renaissance.
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 Battle of Lepanto - MSN Encarta
Battle of Lepanto, naval engagement fought on October 7, 1571, in the Gulf of Lepanto (now Gulf of Corinth) between an Ottoman fleet and that of the Holy League, an alliance of Spain, Venice, Genoa, and the Papal States formed by Pope Julius II in 1511.
The battle was the first major victory of the Christians against the Ottoman Empire, and as such it was psychologically important.
The Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra took part in the Battle of Lepanto, and the battle figures prominently in his masterpiece Don Quixote (Part I, 1605; Part II, 1615).
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 Lepanto
1571 Battle of Lepanto between a Christian fleet, gathered by the Pope and led by Don John of Austria, and the Turkish fleet
Lepanto (Nafpaktos) is located a few miles to the east of the Little Dardanelles the narrows which close the Gulf of Corinth.
The victory of Lepanto was celebrated in all western Europe and in particular by Pope Pius V and his successor Pope Gregorius XIII who wanted the event to be painted on a wall of the Vatican Palace.
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Lepanto, in 1571, proved one of the largest naval battles in which the galley played the principal part.
At the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, the standard Venetian war galleys were 42 m long and 5,1 m wide (6,7 m with the rowing frame), had a draught of 1,7 m and a freeboard of 1,0 m, and weighed empty about 140 tons.
It is a 1971 reconstruction of the Real">Real, the flagship of Don Juan de Austria in the Battle of Lepanto 1571.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Lepanto, 1571: The Battle that Saved Europe
He understood that the real battle being fought was spiritual; a clash of creeds was at hand, and the stakes were the very existence of the Christian West." But then, as now, the unity of Christendom was shattered; and in the aftermath of the Protestant revolt, Islam saw its opportunity.
The Ottomans, from their naval base at Lepanto in the adjacent Gulf of Corinth, had formed a battle line, its front arrayed in three "battles," as were the Christians (though the battle had started before Andrea Doria, commanding the Catholic right flank, could bring his ships fully in line).
On the right flank, Andrea Doria was engaged in a battle of maneuver that was anti-climactic to the battles on the Catholic left and center, save for the fact that in being drawn away from guarding the center battle's right flank, he allowed the Turks to pour through the gap.
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 NAVY. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ancient warships usually relied on ramming, although sometimes catapults were used to fire missiles or incendiaries, and their crews fought as infantry.
Galleys dominated the Mediterranean at least through the battle of Lepanto (1571) between the Christians and Muslims.
In China, junks (high-pooped ships with battened sails) were used as fighting platforms for sea battles and for invasion fleets, such as the Mongol attempt to take Japan in 1281.
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 Lepanto, October 7th, 1571. | Redstate
Tomorrow is the 435th anniversary of the Battle at Lepanto, which was one of the greatest in all of history.
Writes Paul Fregosi, “Tough soldiers beat their heads with clenched fists in helpless rage and anguish, sobbing at the torment of the Venetian and the cruelty of the Turks.” The brothers of this unfortunate nobleman were commanders of two of the Venetian galleasses, and we may assume their fury was particularly pitiless.
Their discipline in battle was freely given, and that discipline eventually overpowered the individual skill and heroics of the enemy.
www.redstate.com /stories/history/lepanto_october_7th_1571   (4436 words)

  
 The Wargamer - 1000 Years of War in Review
Spanish and Venetian galleys prevail at the Battle of Lepanto (1571)
Battle of Lepanto (1571) ends in stunning victory for Spanish and Venetian forces under Austrian Don John against the Ottomans.
Battle of Sisak (1593), the Bosnian Beglerbey Hasan-pasha Predojevic unsuccessfully tries to recapture the fortified city of Sisak.
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He conduced the Pope’s troops and a lot of marinesi (the inhabitants of Marino) against the Turks in the battle of Lepanto (1571).
It is dedicated to the Virgin of Rosary, because she appeared in a dream to the Pope Pio V, in the 7th of October 1571, the battle day.
To remember him and the battle, in 1632 was build the Fountain of Mori by the Colonna family.
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 The Military Revolution - 2
The great naval battles of classical history had been fought between galleys - the object being to row as quickly as possible and then ram the opponent's vessel.
The Battle of Lepanto (7 October 1571) in which Ottoman sea power in the Mediterranean was broken, was the last important sea battle between galleys.
Dutch men-of-war scored another victory over the Spanish in Battle of the Downs in 1639 - this time by the use of fireships, which were ignited and sent amongst the closely-packed Spanish fleet with devastating effect.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Lepanto
Occupied by the Turks in 1498, Lepanto is chiefly celebrated for the victory which the combined papal, Spanish, Venetian, and Genoese fleets, under Don John of Austria, gained over the Turkish fleet on 7 Oct., 1571.
The crusaders lost 17 ships and 7500 men; 15 Turkish ships were sunk and 177 taken, from 20,000 to 30,000 men disabled, and from 12,000 to 15,000 Christian rowers, slaves on the Turkish galleys, were delivered.
Though this victory did not accomplish all that was hoped for, since the Turks appeared the very next year with a fleet of 250 ships before Modon and Cape Matapan, and in vain offered battle to the Christians, it was of great importance as being the first great defeat of the infidels on the sea.
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 Amazon.com: Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571: Books: Hugh Bicheno   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1571, at Lepanto, in the gulf between mainland Greece and the Peloponnese, the fleets of the Ottoman Empire and the Holy League clashed in the final great battle between oared fighting ships.
Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571 by Hugh Bicheno
The account of the battle itself is quite detailed as Bicheno draws on all available sources (whilst evaluating them) to analyse the vessels, the weaponry, the tactics, the terrible carnage and the liberation of the Christian slaves.
www.amazon.com /Crescent-Cross-Battle-Lepanto-1571/dp/1842127535   (2105 words)

  
 Europe: A History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the Mediterranean, renewed Ottoman expansion was signalled by the attack on Rhodes and the capitulation of the Knights Hospitallers (1522).
Algiers was captured in 1529, Tripoli in 1551, Cyprus in 1571, Tunis at the second attempt in 1574.
In the view of the Catholic world, the centrepiece was provided by the naval battle of Lepanto (1571), where Don John of Austria, natural brother of Philip II, succeeded in uniting the combined naval forces of Venice, Genoa, and Spain, and destroying the Ottoman fleet.
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 Battle of Lepanto - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Battle of Lepanto - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Lepanto, Battle of, naval engagement fought on October 7, 1571, in the Gulf of Lepanto (now Gulf of Corinth) between an Ottoman fleet and that of...
In the Battle of Lepanto (1571) Philip led the Holy League, an...
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 Remember Lepanto - History - Robert McMullen @ TraditionInAction.org
In September of 1571, Don John moved the Catholic fleet east to intercept the Turks at Corfu, but the Turks had already landed, terrorized the population, and then moved on.
At dawn, on October 7, 1571, as recorded in the Vatican Archives, Pope Pius V, accompanied by a group of the faithful, entered the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to pray the Rosary and ask Our Lady to intercede for a Catholic victory.
The Battle of Lepanto was a decisive victory, with only 40 of the over 300 Moslem ships surviving the engagement.
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 battle of Lepanto — Infoplease.com
The battle ended with the virtual destruction of the Ottoman navy (except 40 galleys, with which Uluç Ali escaped).
It did not, however, affect Ottoman supremacy on the land, and a new Turkish fleet was speedily built by Sokollu, grand vizier of Selim II.
The rosary, Muslims, and the naval battle of Lepanto.(Vatican)
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