On This Day

What Happened in October 1571

Historical Events

  • Oct 4 -13] Synod of Emden, Calvinist leaders establish the Dutch Reformed Church.

Lepanto – The Battle That Saved EuropeLepanto – The Battle That Saved Europe

Oct 7 Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroy Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece
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The Battle of Lepanto by an unknown artist
The Battle of Lepanto by an unknown artist

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 Claude Togniel d'Espence, French theologist (Sorbonne), dies at 60
  • Oct 7 Müezzinzade Ali Pasha, Turkish fleet commander, dies in the Battle of Lepanto
  • Oct 7 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway, dies at 60