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Battle of Formentera (1529)

Battle of Formentera (1529)
Date 1529
Location Formentera
Result Ottoman victory
Belligerents
Spain Spanish Empire  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Rodrigo Portuondo Aydın Reis
Strength
8 galleys unknown
Casualties and losses
7 galleys captured and soldiers taken as prisoner unknown

The Battle of Formentara occurred on 28 October 1529 when an Ottoman fleet under Aydın Reis routed a small Spanish fleet of eight galleys off the island of Formentera near Ibiza.[1][2]

The Habsburg emperor Charles V had sent a small Spanish fleet of eight galleys under the Spanish commander of the Castilla fleet, Rodrigo Portuondo, to eliminate Barbary ships from Algiers under Caccia Diavolo which were raiding the coast of Valencia and ferrying Moriscos from Spain to Algeria.[3]

Portundo was killed in the battle, seven of his eight galleys were captured, and his soldiers taken as slaves to the recently conquered city of Algiers.[2]

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References

  • Garnier, Edith L'Alliance Impie Editions du Felin, 2008, Paris Interview

Coordinates: 38°42′N 1°27′E / 38.700°N 1.450°E / 38.700; 1.450

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