Cook Islands – 2010 – 5 Dollars – Great Battles & Commanders DON JUAN DE AUSTRIA (PROOF)


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.925 silver, 25 grams, 38.61mm, 1000 pieces

John of Austria (24 February[1], 1547 – 1 October 1578), in English traditionally known as Don John of Austria, and in Spanish as Don Juan de Austria [2], was an illegitimate son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. He became a military leader in the service of his half-brother, Philip of Spain and is best known for his naval victory at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 against the Ottoman Empire.