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 (lĭ-păn′tō, lĕ′pän-), Gulf of
See Gulf of Corinth.
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1. (Placename) a port in W Greece, between the Gulfs of Corinth and Patras: scene of a naval battle (1571) in which the Turkish fleet was defeated by the fleets of the Holy League. Pop (municipality): 18 259 (2001). Greek name: Návpaktos
2. (Placename) Gulf of Lepanto another name for the (Gulf of) Corinth
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(lɪˈpæn toʊ)

1. Greek, Návpaktos. a seaport in W Greece, on a strait between the Ionian Sea and the Gulf of Corinth: site of naval battle (1571) in which the Turkish fleet was defeated by allied European powers.
2. Gulf of, Corinth, Gulf of.
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Noun1.Lepanto - Turkish sea power was destroyed in 1571 by a league of Christian nations organized by the PopeLepanto - Turkish sea power was destroyed in 1571 by a league of Christian nations organized by the Pope
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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From Salamis to Actium, through Lepanto and the Nile to the naval massacre of Navarino, not to mention other armed encounters of lesser interest, all the blood heroically spilt into the Mediterranean has not stained with a single trail of purple the deep azure of its classic waters.
But I can say this much, that the choice he made of going to the wars was attended with such success, that by his gallant conduct and courage, and without any help save his own merit, he rose in a few years to be captain of infantry, and to see himself on the high-road and in position to be given the command of a corps before long; but Fortune was against him, for where he might have expected her favour he lost it, and with it his liberty, on that glorious day when so many recovered theirs, at the battle of Lepanto. I lost mine at the Goletta, and after a variety of adventures we found ourselves comrades at Constantinople.
de Beaufort would lay his hands on all the riches pirates had robbed Christendom of since the battle of Lepanto. The number of millions from these sources defied calculation.
The battle of Lepanto, arrested the greatness of the Turk.
Venice has suffered much at the hands of her erstwhile friends; that she should be casually written off the map, after having povided the lion's share of forces to the Spanish-led fleet at the battle of Lepanto, is an act of unconscionable ingratitude.
RUC has also announced the near completion of a twin decline shaft system and the part completion of a sub-vertical shaft currently being undertaken on behalf of Lepanto Consolidated Mining at the Victoria gold mine at Nayak in the Philippines.
Its validity undiminished by time, Hunter plays the artist Galactia whose determination to depict the true brutality of the Battle of Lepanto, clashes with the desires of the Venetian authorities who commissioned her.
The eight-seat King Air A90 plane owned by Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co.
These documents range chronologically from the decrees of the Second Council of Lyons in 1274 to a description of the battle of Lepanto in 1571.
Spanish historians have long depicted Miguel de Cervantes as a heroic soldier whose exploits at the Battle of Lepanto cost him an arm.
A scene of war: Lepanto's tides, and bursts of cannon fire.