4 FA­MOUS… COASTAL AT­TACKS

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IN­VA­SION OF GOZO JULY 1551

Turgut Reis at­tacked Malta and Gozo, tem­po­rar­ily seiz­ing the lat­ter for him­self be­fore leav­ing with most of its pop­u­la­tion.

COR­SICA JUNE 1501

Napoleon’s birth­place was of­ten raided by Barbary slavers like Ke­mal Reis while his nav­i­ga­tor nephew charted the isle’s coast­line.

ICE­LANDIC RAID 20 JUNE - 19 JULY 1627

A se­ries of raids led by Eu­ro­pean rene­ga­dos in­clud­ing Mu­rat Reis ab­ducted over 400 Ice­landers to sell in Salé and Algiers.

SACK OF BAL­TI­MORE 20 JUNE 1631

Reis seized 107 men, women and chil­dren from a vil­lage in County Cork. Only two or three ever re­turned to Ire­land.

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