Lepanto

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Battles

*third Battle of Lepanto (1571); defeat of the Turkish fleet; the most famous of the Lepanto battles and one of the decisive events in world history
* an ancient battle near modern Lepanto was called the Battle of Naupactus (429 BC).
*first Battle of Lepanto (1499) or Battle of Zonchio during the Turkish-Venetian Wars; defeat of the Venetian fleet
*second Battle of Lepanto (1500) or Battle of Modon during the Turkish-Venetian Wars; defeat of the Venetian fleet

Places

* the Bay of Lepanto or Gulf of Lepanto in Greece, now known as the Gulf of Corinth
* the Greek town of Lepanto, now known as Naupactus
* the town of Lepanto, Arkansas in the United States
* Lepanto (Rome Metro)

hips

* the Italian battleship "Lepanto" of 1883
* the Italian naval sloop "Lepanto", scuttled at Shanghai in 1943 at the time of the Italian armistice with the Allies.
* the British Wilson Line merchant ship "Lepanto" (6,394 tons) of 1915, renamed by Hall Line "City of Ripon" in 1934 and sunk by U-160 off Trinidad in 1942

Art Works

* a poem by the English poet G. K. Chesterton entitled "" about the 1571 Battle of Lepanto
* a painting of the 1571 Battle of Lepanto by Paolo Veronese in the Doge's Palace in Venice
* a painting of the 1571 Battle of Lepanto by Andrea Vicentino in the Doge's Palace in Venice
* a painting of the 1571 Battle of Lepanto by an unknown artist (shown above)
* a series of abstract paintings by Cy Twombly in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Misc

*In the board game "Diplomacy", the Lepanto opening is a well-known opening gambit by Italy.
*the name of a Brandy


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