Don Juan

Standard Name: Juan, Don
Used Form: Don John


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Textual Features Catherine Gore
The setting in 1550s Spain was evidently regarded as an attraction. Don Juan is presumed to be a bastard son of the emperor Charles V , who has abdicated and retired to a monastery, leaving...


7 October 1571
At the battle of Lepanto on the Gulf of Corinth, Turkish or Muslim sea power was crushed by Venetian and Spanish forces commanded by Don John of Austria .