- Feb 2010
- Canary Islands-Spain
He tried so hard to be King of Tunis, thence the investment there in the period 1571-1573 However, all this effoert led to the catastrophe of Tunis-La Goulette of 1574, probably the most forgotten and epic siege of the 16th centuryDon Juan of Austria ,illegitimate son of Charles quint , trusted by his half brother Phillip II of Spain
commander at the great Naval battle of Lepanto , governor general of the Low countries
all recognized his great talents and charming personality
all his life he was hoping for a crown , coming close several times
often called "the king without a country"