Albanians who Fought against Ottomans in 1571 in Lepanto Battle

 Albanians who Fought against Ottomans in 1571 in Lepanto Battle

The battle of 7 October 1571, of Lepanto, is considered one of the greatest naval battles between the Christian alliance against the army of Sultan Selim II. In the picture you see, is obvious black eagle, symbol of the Albanian national flag.

Albanians participated in it are Petro Bua, Kristofos Kontokali, Gjeorgjio Kokkini, Antonio Kutuballi, Marin Syguri, etc. Unfortunately the Greek historiography represents them as Greeks, but in fact the whole world says they were Albanians. Petro Bua is the third who holds this inherited name.

 Albanians who Fought against Ottomans in 1571 in Lepanto Battle

Manoli, Albanian poet, has written a poem in Italian language in 1571 about this struggle composed with over 41 verses, but to date the historian Arben Llala has not find it all, except some verses published in the book of Constantine the Son and the book of Aristides Cola:

 O poor fighters ...

what do we do from now and next year

let's go no foot in Cyprus

to fight together

O poor Warriors

4

Where is now superb Kelmendi

Army Captain

and the manly Gërbeshi

Who shook the Turks

jointly with Gjini of Fraqia

Filled with soul and secret ...

5

Where is Shtini and Kanaqi,

Mexi, Lopësi and Barbati

with Andruço mustaqelliun,

Petro Bua and Stamatë

together like a GIB

go all trapped;

O poor fighters ...

41

And we entered the winter

We will return in summer

with this so good society

of Knights and shooters

brave and skilled fighters

as our old did

O poor fighters ...
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