Battle of Lepanto



7 October 1571

On 7 October 1571 a fleet of the Catholic maritime fought the the main fleet of the Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Lepanto off western Greece. The victory of the Catholic Holy League prevented the Ottomans from advancing further into Europe. It was the last major naval battle in the Mediterranean fought only between galleys.

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    A meeting of the Grand Council of Venice presided by the Doge Sebastiano Venier, to celebrate the naval victory over the Turks at Lepanto, 1571. From the "Travels" of the Venetian Charles Magius MS 134

    15-02-03/70

    Don Juan d'Austria, natural son of Emperor Karl V, commanded the Imperial fleet which beat a Turkish fleet off Lepanto in the Mediterranean, in 1571. The two other commanders at Lepanto were Marc Antonio Colonna (left) and the Doge Sebastiano Venier (right).

    26-01-01/21

    Battle of Lepanto,1571 The naval battle decided the fate of the Turkish expansion in Europe.The Doge of Venice,Sebastiano Venir and Don Juan d'Austria,natural son of Emperor Karl V, commanded the victorious Christian fleet.

    26-04-01/57

    Turkish flag, captured at the naval battle of Lepanto. Red silk rep, Ali's sword (D'hul Faqar), verses from the Koran. Gold and green border.

    26-04-01/70

    Turkish Monstrance, commemorating the battle of Lepanto in 1571 and Don Juan d'Austrias victory over the Turks. Detail:Portrait of Pope Pius V on the mast of the victorious Christian ship "Real". Silver pyx, 1708

    30-01-04/24

    The naval battle of Lepanto in 1571, in which the Imperial Fleet under Don Juan d'Austria and the Doge of Venice, Sebastiano Venier, destroyed a Turkish fleet.

    39-19-15/10

    The naval battle of Lepanto in 1571, in which the Imperial Fleet under Don Juan d'Austria and the Doge of Venice, Sebastiano Venier, destroyed a Turkish fleet.

    39-19-15/11

    The naval battle of Lepanto in 1571, in which the Imperial Fleet under Don Juan d'Austria and the Doge of Venice, Sebastiano Venier, destroyed a Turkish fleet.

    39-19-15/12

    King Philip (Felipe) II offering his son Prince Ferdinand to God after the victory of Lepanto.A muslim prisoner in the left foreground links the painting to the battle, 1573-75. Canvas 335 x 247 cm Cat.431

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    Doge Sebastiano Venier. The naval battle of Lepanto (1571) against the Turks in the background. The Imperial fleet under Don Juan d'Austria and the Doge of Venice destroyed the Turkish fleet. Oil on canvas (ca. 1578) 104.5 x 83.5 cm Inv. 32

    40-07-03/ 9

    The sea-battle of Lepanto. Doge Sebastiano Venier. Detail of 40-07-03/9. Oil on canvas (ca. 1578) 104.5 x 83.5 cm Inv. 32

    40-07-03/10

    The Battle of Lepanto. The Imperial fleet under Don Juan d'Austria and the Doge of Venice, Sebastiano Venier, destroyed the Turkish fleet in 1571. Oil on canvas

    40-07-03/25

    "Turkish" Monstrance", 1708, celebrates Don Juan d'Austria's victory over a Turkish fleet near Lepanto in 1571. Detail. Silver

    30-01-02/50

    Turkish Monstrance, 1708 Detail: angels bearing arms of Venice and Imperial Lands, climbing up and down ship's ladders Silver pyx

    30-01-02/52

    "Turkish Monstrance", 1708, celebrates the victory of Don Juan d'Austria over a Turkish fleet near Lepanto in 1571. Detail: crow's nest of the Admiral's ship with Don Juan d'Austria, son of Emperor Charles V. Silver, silver gilded, H: 123 cm

    30-01-02/54

    "Turkish" Monstrance, 1708, celebrates Don Juan d'Austria's victory over a Turkish fleet near Lepanto in 1571. Detail: bow of the Admiral's ship "Real" as it meets the Turkish flagship "Allah". Silver, silver gilded, H: 123 cm

    30-01-02/55

    "Turkish" Monstrance, 1708, celebrates Don Juan d'Austria's victory over a Turkish fleet near Lepanto in 1571. Detail: crow's nest with Sebastiano Venier, Doge of Venice, a member of the alliance between Spain, Pope and Venice. Silver, silver gilded, H:123 cm

    30-01-02/56

    "Turkish" Monstrance, 1708, celebrates Don Juan d'Austria's victory over a Turkish fleet near Lepanto in 1571. Detail: crow's nest with Sebastiano Venier, Doge of Venice, a member of the allieance between Pope, Spain and Venice. Silver, silver gilded, H:123 cm

    30-01-02/57

    "Turkish" Monstrance, 1708, celebrates the victory of Don Juan d'Austria over a Turkish fleet near Lepanto in 1571. Detail: crow's nest of the Admiral's ship with Don Juan d'Austria. Silver pyx

    30-01-02/58

    Turkish Monstrance, commemorating the battle of Lepanto in 1571 and Don Juan d'Austria's victory over the Turkish fleet. Silver pyx, 1708 For Turkish Monstrance see 30-01-03/50-58 and 30-01-04/22-25.

    30-01-04/22

    Turkish Monstrance, commemorating the battle of Lepanto in 1571 and Don Juan d'Austrias victory over the Turks. Detail:portrait of Pope Pius V; below: King Philip II of Spain, both shown on the victorious Christian ship "Real". Silver pyx, 1708

    30-01-04/23

    Turkish Monstrance, commemorating the battle of Lepanto in 1571 and Don Juan d'Austrias victory over the Turks. Detail: Don Juan d'Austria and Doge Andrea Doria in the crow's nest of the victorious Christian ship "Real" Silver pyx, 1708

    30-01-04/25

    Scene of the Battle of Lepanto (Episodio de la batalla de Lepanto), 1584-1589. Painting, 268 x 328 cm. Inv. No. 10014938. Poleró, No. 516

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