[Oct. 7, 1571] The victory of the Holy League prevented the Ottoman Empire expanding further along the European side of the Mediterranean. Lepanto was the last major naval battle in the Mediterranean fought entirely between galleys and has been assigned great symbolic importance by Catholic and other historians. Some historians argue that Turkish victory could have led to Western Europe being overrun
The Battle of Lepanto, October 1571, 1600 (mural). .. battle fought between allied Christian forces under Don John of Austria (1547-78) and the Ottoman Turks during Ottoman campaign to acquire Venetian island of Cyprus; allied forces were victorious; Location: Villa Barbarigo, Noventa Vicentina, Italy
The Battle of Lepanto was a key naval engagement during the Ottoman-Habsburg Wars. Meeting in the Gulf of Patras, the forces of the Holy League succeeded in defeating the Ottoman fleet and ending Turkish expansion in the Mediterranean.
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