LEPANTO,' BATTLE OF, fought on the 7th of October 1571.
Of Spain, who was peculiarly interested in checking the Turks 1 For Lepanto see Naupactus.
The battle of Lepanto was of immense political importance.
Stirling Maxwell, Don John of Austria (1883); and Jurien de la Graviere, La Guerre de Chypre la bataille de Lepanto (1888).
Of free commonwealths there now survived only Venice, which, together with Spain, achieved for Europe the victory of Lepanto in 1573; Genoa, which, after the ineffectual Fieschi revolution in 1547, abode beneath the rule of the great Doria family, and held a feeble sway in Corsica; and the two insignificant republics of Lucca and San Marino.