Fall of Famagusta: The last Christian stronghold on Cyprus falls when the Venetians under Governor Marco Antonio Bragadin agree to surrender Famagusta to the Turkish invaders.
For the past thirteen months, around 6,000 Venetian troops have defended the port against about 100,000 Turks and 1,500 cannons. The Turkish siege has been supported by a naval blockade with 150 ships.
Contrary to custom and the agreement reached, Bragadin will be flayed alive and his lieutenant Tiepolo will be hanged when the official surrender is conducted. This ends all European Christian presence in the eastern Mediterranean island for the next three centuries.