BATTLE OF LEPANTO (2021) FULL SETID92917007
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2021 marks the 450th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto,. To commemorate this event the FNMT is issuing two silver coins, one 8 Reales and one Cincuentin.
The Battle of Lepanto was the last and largest naval battle fought by rowing galleys, which took place on 7 October 1571 in the Gulf of Patras, on the west coast of Greece, and takes its name from the port of Lepanto.
450TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF LEPANTO
The Battle of Lepanto was the last and largest naval battle fought by oared galleys, which took place on 7 October 1571 in the Gulf of Patras on the west coast of Greece, named after the port of Lepanto.
Ottoman ships had been pushing pressing for control of the western Mediterranean for years. The Italian and Spanish coasts were increasingly threatened and Malta was almost taken in 1565.The Spanish Empire, the Papal States, the Republic of Venice, the Order of Malta, the Republic of Genoa and the Duchy of Savoy formed an alliance to confront the Ottoman Empire's navy and stop its advance, the so-called Holy League.
The main supporters of the Holy League were King Philip II and Pope Pius V. The Holy League fleet was led by D. John of Austria while on the Ottoman side its leader was Commander Ali.