On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1571

Day of the Week: Sunday

Article: 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