History UsefulNotes / BattleOfLepanto

1st Oct '16 3:41:53 AM EDP
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* TheMutiny : On noticing their chance, a number of [[SlaveGalley galley slaves]] in the turkish fleet did this.

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* TheMutiny : TheMutiny: On noticing their chance, a number of [[SlaveGalley galley slaves]] in the turkish fleet did this.



* {{Plunder}} : According to tales, there was lots of this. Apparently, Ottoman aristocrats sometimes took family treasures with them to battle; they feared [[ObstructiveBureaucrat taxmen]] more then their enemies.
* TheRepublic : Venice, as a long-existing medieval example of a republican-like country.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge : The Christian fleet thought of it as this. Especially the Venetians, who had just heard tales of Ottoman [[RapePillageAndBurn atrocities]] on Cyprus.
* SeasonFinale : The end of the galley era of NavalGazing. Next season is WoodenShipsAndIronMen.
* ShroudedInMyth : Lepanto became this almost immediately after it was fought.
* StiffUpperLip : It is said that Don Juan danced a jig on the deck while going into action to show his contempt for the danger.

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* {{Plunder}} : {{Plunder}}: According to tales, there was lots of this. Apparently, Ottoman aristocrats sometimes took family treasures with them to battle; they feared [[ObstructiveBureaucrat taxmen]] more then their enemies.
* TheRepublic : TheRepublic: Venice, as a long-existing medieval example of a republican-like country.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge : RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The Christian fleet thought of it as this. Especially the Venetians, who had just heard tales of Ottoman [[RapePillageAndBurn atrocities]] on Cyprus.
* SeasonFinale SeasonFinal : The end of the galley era of NavalGazing. Next season is WoodenShipsAndIronMen.
* ShroudedInMyth : ShroudedInMyth: Lepanto became this almost immediately after it was fought.
* StiffUpperLip : SlaveGalley: Most ships were crewed by convicts (Holy League) or slaves (Ottomans).
** {{Averted}} with Venice, whose ships had a single per oar and this required skills and will that could be provided only by volunteers (either a freeman who joined the navy or debtors and convicts who ''choose'' to serve as rowers). While they ''did'' have some ships rowed exclusively by convicts, they were so small in numbers they weren't even counted in the official order of battle and made their own flotilla.
* StiffUpperLip:
It is said that Don Juan danced a jig on the deck while going into action to show his contempt for the danger.



* WarriorPrince : Don Juan of Austria, illegitimate son of Charles V and leader of the Christian fleet.

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* WarriorPrince : WarriorPrince: Don Juan of Austria, illegitimate son of Charles V and leader of the Christian fleet.
1st Oct '16 3:33:07 AM EDP
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* EnemyMine: The battle's result was celebrated even by the Protestant enemies of the Spaniards.
* AFatherToHisMen: The Turkish admiral, Ali Pasha, was a genuine rarity among Turkish (or for that matter European) high command in that he treated those under him decently, even the galley slaves. One account has him telling them before the battle that, "If we win, then I swear by God and His Prophet to free you all. If we lose, then God Himself has seen fit to free you."
* [[UrbanLegend Folktale]] : It was said that the Sultan ordered the campaign [[SillyReasonForWar simply because he was a drunkard]] and Cyprus had a lot of wine. [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready Of course]] [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem being Sultan]] he could already have as much wine as he wanted anyway. He probably didn't mind the possibility of taxing the sale of wine to other drunkards though in RealLife.



* EnemyMine: The Venetians' and Spaniards' opinion of one another.

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* EnemyMine: Venetians and Spaniards thought this of each other. Also, the battle's result was celebrated even by the Protestant enemies of the Spaniards.
* AFatherToHisMen:
The Venetians' Turkish admiral, Ali Pasha, was a genuine rarity among Turkish (or for that matter European) high command in that he treated those under him decently, even the galley slaves. One account has him telling them before the battle that, "If we win, then I swear by God and Spaniards' opinion His Prophet to free you all. If we lose, then God Himself has seen fit to free you."
* [[UrbanLegend Folktale]] : It was said that the Sultan ordered the campaign [[SillyReasonForWar simply because he was a drunkard]] and Cyprus had a lot
of one another.wine. [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready Of course]] [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem being Sultan]] he could already have as much wine as he wanted anyway. He probably didn't mind the possibility of taxing the sale of wine to other drunkards though in RealLife.
24th Feb '16 2:05:06 PM EDP
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* Featured in the novel ''Il Leone di Damasco'' by Emilio Salgari (the author of ''Literature/{{Sandokan}}'').

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* Featured in at the novel end of ''Il Leone di Damasco'' by Emilio Salgari (the author of ''Literature/{{Sandokan}}'').''Literature/{{Sandokan}}''), with the protagonists reinforcing ''La Real'' during the fight against the ''Sultana''.
24th Feb '16 2:04:02 PM EDP
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* DirtyBusiness: One of the first things done after the victory was to separate the most skillful sailors and warriors from among the prisoners and [[MundaneSolution cut their throats]] to prevent them from serving the Sultan again. The rest were MadeASlave.
** Apparently the Spaniards and Venetians ''did'' read the EvilOverlordList.
* DudeWheresMyReward: In his joy at Don Juan's [[WarIsGlorious glorious victory]], Phillip of Spain rewarded Don Juan by putting him in charge of the [[UsefulNotes/TheEightyYearsWar endless war]] against the Dutch rebels.



* DirtyBusiness: One of the first things done after the victory was to separate the most skillful sailors and warriors from among the prisoners and [[MundaneSolution cut their throats]] to prevent them from serving the Sultan again. The rest were MadeASlave.
** Apparently the Spaniards and Venetians ''did'' read the EvilOverlordList.
* DudeWheresMyReward: In his joy at Don Juan's [[WarIsGlorious glorious victory]], Phillip of Spain rewarded Don Juan by putting him in charge of the [[UsefulNotes/TheEightyYearsWar endless war]] against the Dutch rebels.



* GodzillaThereshold: During the fight between Don Juan's ''La Real'' and Ali's ''Sultana'' both admirals freed their galley crews to fight. As Don Juan's galley crews were Spaniard convicts and Ali's were Christian slaves, [[CaptainObvious it worked well for Don Juan and backfired horribly on Ali]].

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* GodzillaThereshold: GodzillaThreshold: During the fight between Don Juan's ''La Real'' and Ali's ''Sultana'' both admirals freed their galley crews to fight. As Don Juan's galley crews were Spaniard convicts and Ali's were Christian slaves, [[CaptainObvious it worked well for Don Juan and backfired horribly on Ali]].


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* SuperweaponSurprise: The galleasses were at their combat debut. Six of them sunk ''seventy'' Ottoman ships (out of 206) and damaged lots of ships too slow to escape from their range.


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* Featured in the novel ''Il Leone di Damasco'' by Emilio Salgari (the author of ''Literature/{{Sandokan}}'').
24th Feb '16 1:59:15 PM EDP
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* CoolVersusAwesome: Three of the greatest fleets of the galley era meet that day.


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* CombatPragmatist: The Venetians. In an era where naval battles were mostly fought by boarding parties and warships carried only a couple guns fore and aft, they had the fleet preceeded by six [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galleass galleasses]]: large merchant galleys converted to war, they carried [[MoreDakka 36 six heavy guns and many smaller ones each]] while still looking harmless cargo ships. [[CurbStompBattle The Ottomans lost 70 ships in the failed attempt to capture them]].
* CoolVersusAwesome: Three of the greatest fleets of the galley era meet that day.
24th Feb '16 1:54:47 PM EDP
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* BoardingParty: How most of the battle was actually fought

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* BoardingParty: How most of the battle was actually foughtfought.
* CoolVersusAwesome: Three of the greatest fleets of the galley era meet that day.



* CoolVersusAwesome: Three of the greatest fleets of the galley era meet that day.



* EnemyMine: The Venetians' and Spaniards' opinion of one another

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* EnemyMine: The Venetians' and Spaniards' opinion of one anotheranother.


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* GodzillaThereshold: During the fight between Don Juan's ''La Real'' and Ali's ''Sultana'' both admirals freed their galley crews to fight. As Don Juan's galley crews were Spaniard convicts and Ali's were Christian slaves, [[CaptainObvious it worked well for Don Juan and backfired horribly on Ali]].
24th Jan '16 1:16:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}} : Several...
24th Jan '16 1:16:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* NewRomanLegions : The Venetians and other Italians.
* [[NewSpanishArmada The Old Spanish Armada]]



* TurksWithTroops
8th Jan '16 9:16:03 AM Berrenta
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* TheMutiny : On noticing their chance, a number of [[GalleySlave galley slaves]] in the turkish fleet did this.

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* TheMutiny : On noticing their chance, a number of [[GalleySlave [[SlaveGalley galley slaves]] in the turkish fleet did this.
6th Jan '16 8:07:06 PM hamza678
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