Monday, 6 August 2012


Lissa is:
the old Venetian name for the Adriatic island of Vis
the German name for the town of Leszno in Poland when it had a Moravian college and a gymnasium
There have been two naval Battles of Lissa fought in the Adriatic Sea near the island of Lissa.
Battle of Lissa (1811) - 13 March 1811 British frigates defeat a French and Venetian fleet.
Battle of Lissa (1866) - 20 July 1866 Austrian fleet defeats Italian fleet during Austro-Prussian War.
Lissa is also a female given name, often foreshortened from Melissa.

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