Monday, February 11, 2019

1533, After the capture of the fortress of Coron in Greece,

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After the capture of the Ottoman-held fortress of Coron in Greece,
                                                        [by the forces of the Habsburg Empire last year,
in response, Suleiman sent the forces of Yahya Pashazade Mehmed Bey,
                                  [by saying only one directive, "Win", did I make myself clear ?

So the spring of 1533 the Ottomans laid siege to Coron but the Christian fleet
                                   [under the command of Andrea Doria was able to relieve the town..
This event made Sultan realize the importance of having a powerful commander at sea
          [he chose Captain Hayreddin Barbarossa, and everything was turned upside down.

Together with the Ottoman land army, they were successful
                                                    [in laying siege around the city forcing it's surrender. 

The weakened Spanish garrison was allowed to leave the city unharmed,
                                   [and the Holy Roman empire with it's allies lost Coron for ever...

Of course, for the sake of truth, let me be clear that the Habsburg Empire
                                                                 [was not Holy, nor Roman and nor Empire,
it was just a collaboration with Member level leaders
           [with one of them acting as the Coordinator, and somehow positioned higher.  

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* ''IT COULD BE OTHERWISE in verse''
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis -CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS //
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

1532, Koroni, the waystation of pilgrims to the Holy Land


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In 1532 Andrea Doria, a Genoese admiral, in Spanish servise seized several fortresses
                                    [and thwarted Ottoman attempts to retake them, on the Greek coast.

As imperial admiral, he commanded several expeditions against the Ottoman Empire
         [and with the capture of Koroni the Roman Holy Empire gained a key strategic post.

Koroni which was taken by Andrea Doria was called the chief eyes of the Republic
                                                            [and was the waystation of pilgrims to the Holy Land...
 
A port of refueling ships and millions of pilgrims where in traveled risking their very life,
                         [through the centuries, faithful Christians countless as on the seashore sand.

Portrait of Andrea Doria as Neptune 
(Artist Angelo Bronzino, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan)













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* ''IT COULD BE OTHERWISE in verse''
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis -CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS //
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 ELEGHOS... at history