Martyrs of Otranto

by Mikkal Noptek November. 15, 2015 2217 views

October 25, 2015

St. Antonio Primaldo and his companion martyrs, also known as the Martyrs of Otranto, were 813 inhabitants of the Salentine city of Otranto in southern Italy who were killed on August 14, 1480.

The mass execution is often explained as taking place after the Otrantins refused to convert to Islam when the city fell to an Ottoman force under Gedik Ahmed Pasha.

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Finbarr 5 years, 10 months ago

Great shots

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