Spanish Capture of Tripoli 1510

In June 1510, a Spanish fleet, commanded by Pedro Navarro, took Tripoli, destroyed the city and massacred part of the population. A part of the city's Jewish population was sold off as slaves, to Sicily. In 1524/1530 the Spanish handed over the city to the Knights Hospitallers (Knights of St. John, Maltese Knights); the city was retaken by Ottoman forces in 1551.

A tragic return: Jewish slaves in Sicily after the Spanish conquest of Tripoli (1510), by Nadia Zeldes
Libya - Ottoman Regency, from Countries of the World (Library of Congress Cpountry Studies, Libya)
Article Pedro Navarro, from EB 1911
Den udenrigspolitiske ekspansion - skabelsen af en stormagt (Foreign Expansion - Creation of a Great Power), from Spanien under "Los Reyes Catolicos", in Danish

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First posted on March 9th 2004, last revised on November 17th 2004

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