4 FAMOUS… COASTAL ATTACKS
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.