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During the Candian War, the Venetians in Dalmatia with the support of the local population manage in compelling the Ottoman garrison of Klis Fortress to surrender.

Leonardo Foscolo was a Venetian commander.

During the Cretan War (1645–1669), Leonardo Foscolo seized several forts, retook Novigrad, temporarily captured the Knin Fortress, and managed to compel the garrison of Klis Fortress to surrender.[1][2]


  1. ^ Fraser (1854), pp. 244–245.
  2. ^ Setton (1991), pp. 148–149.


  • Fraser, Robert William (1854). Turkey, Ancient and Modern. a History of the Ottoman Empire From the Period of Its Establishment to the Present Time. Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black – Harvard University. ISBN 978-1-4021-2562-1. ISBN 1-4021-2562-3. 
  • Setton, Kenneth Meyer (1991). Venice, Austria, and the Turks in the Seventeenth Century. Philadelphia: Diane Publishing. ISBN 0-87169-192-2.