Capture of Tunis (1735)

The Capture of Tunis occurred in 1735 when the Dey of Algiers sent an invasion force to Tunis in order to install Ali Pasha as the Bey.[2][4]

Capture of Tunis
Part of Tunisian-Algerian Wars
DateSeptember 1735

Algerian victory

  • Capture of Tunis[1]
  • Tunis becomes a part of Algiers[2][3]
Tunis becomes a vassal of Algiers[2][3]
Commanders and leaders
Ibrahim Dey
Ali Pasha
Hussein Bey
7,000 men Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Heavy

After a failed revolt Ali Pasha took refuge in Algiers where he managed to gain the support of the Dey.[4][5] The Dey of Algiers dispatched a force of 7,000 men to invade Tunis and install Ali Pasha there as its Bey.[2]

The Algerians arrived at the front of Tunis on the third of September.[2] After the doors were opened at night an army that attempted to defend Tunis was greatly massacred.[2] The Algerians captured Tunis and installed Ali Pasha as the Bey and as a vassal of Algiers.[2] The Bey Ali Pasha recognised himself as a vassal of Algiers and paid an annual tribute to the Dey.[2][3]

See also



  1. ^ The Muslim World: A Historical Survey, Part 3. Bertold Spuler. E. J. Brill.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Histoire d'Alger sous la domination turque (1515-1830). H. D. de Grammont. E. Leroux.
  3. ^ a b c Chronique des beys de Constantine. Mouloud Gaïd. Office des publications universitaires.
  4. ^ a b The Cambridge History of Islam, Volume 2, Part 1. Peter Malcolm Holt, Ann K. S. Lambton, Bernard Lewis.
  5. ^ A Family Odyssey: The Bayrams of Tunis, 1756-1861. Larry Allen Barrie. Boston University.