2011-10-25

The Battle of Chesma - Russia


This card is a gift from "dashaxrus" and shows a painting by Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) called "The Battle of Chesma on the 25-26 of June, 1770".

Wikipedia and other websites say that this battle occurred on 5-7 of July...

"The naval Battle of Chesma took place on 5 -7 July 1770 near and in Çeşme (Chesme or Chesma) Bay, in the area between the western tip of Anatolia and the island of Chios, which was the site of a number of past naval battles between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice. It was a part of the Orlov Revolt of 1769, a precursor to the later Greek War of Independence (1821-29), and the first of a number of disastrous fleet battles for the Ottomans against Russia." In: Wikipedia
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