On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1571

Lepanto – The Battle That Saved Europe

Historical Events

  • Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroy Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway, dies at 60
  • Müezzinzade Ali Pasha, Turkish fleet commander, dies in the Battle of Lepanto
1571 Highlights

About October 7, 1571

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 450 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra