Siege of Nauplia (1715)
The Siege of Nauplia took place on 12–20 July 1715, when the Ottoman Empire captured the city of Nauplia (Napoli di Romagna), the capital of the Republic of Venice's "Kingdom of the Morea" in southern Greece. Although Nauplia was strongly fortified and had been further strengthened with the construction of Palamidi fortress by the Venetians, the Ottomans managed to overcome them, largely through the treasonous assistance of the French colonel La Salle. The Ottomans exploded a mine and took Palamidi by storm on 20 July. The Venetian defenders retreated in panic, leading to the rapid fall of Acronauplia and the rest of the city. The garrison and populace were massacred or carried off as prisoners. The fall of Nauplia signalled the effective end of Venetian resistance to the Ottoman reconquest of the Morea, which was completed by 7 September.
|Siege of Nauplia|
|Part of the Seventh Ottoman–Venetian War|
View of the Palamidi fortress today
|Republic of Venice||Ottoman Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Silahdar Damat Ali Pasha|
|over 4,500 men||over 70,000 men|
|Casualties and losses|
|over 8,000 killed|
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