Don Juan Attacks Galera, Doesn't Kill Everyone Hot

Don Juan Attacks Galera, Doesn't Kill Everyone

Portrait of John of Austria (1545-1578)
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

History Topics
Religious History
Christian History
Religious Intolerance
Countries

Don Juan of Austria attacks the town of Galera, a stronghold in Granada of rebel Moriscos - Moors who had converted from Islam to Christianity. He had been instructed to kill every person inside, but he refused and let several hundred women and children go. He did, however, sell all the survivors into slavery then level the entire town.

An illegitimate son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Don Juan of Austria is an important military leader under half-brother, Philip of Spain, and becomes best known for his 1571 naval victory at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 against the Ottoman Empire.

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Interesting
Comment
    Please enter the security code.
 
 
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Armenian Genocide Begins With Large-Scale Deportations
Hitler Arrives in Munich After Fleeing Conscription
British Court Decides to Extradite Scientologists for Stealing U.S. Government Documents