Expedition to Mostaganem (1547)

The Expedition to Mostaganem of 1547 was a failed Spanish expedition mounted against Mostaganem by the Spanish forces of Count Alcaudete.[1][3]

Expedition to Mostaganem (1547)
Date1547
Location
Result Victory of the Regency of Algiers[1][2]
Belligerents
Flag of The Regency of Algiers.svg Regency of Algiers Flag of Spanish Empire Spanish Empire
Commanders and leaders
Hasan Pasha Count Alcaudete
Units involved
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

In 1543 a Spanish expedition was led against Mostaganem by the Spanish forces of Count Alcaudete numbering between 5,000 to 7,000 men, this expedition was defeated.[1][4] A second expedition was mounted against Mostaganem in 1547.[1][5] Count Alcaudete marched from Tlemcen and arrived at Mostaganem on the 21st of August which he then laid siege to.[5] There was only 40 men to defend the city, however the Spanish attack was defeated.[5][1][2] Another Spanish expedition against the city was defeated in 1558.

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  1. ^ a b c d e Middle East and Africa: International Dictionary of Historic Places. Trudy Ring, Noelle Watson, Paul Schellinger. Routledge.
  2. ^ a b Le monde méditerranéen, 15.000 ans d'histoire. By Alain Blondy.
  3. ^ A history of the Maghrib in the Islamic period Jamil M. Abun-Nasr p.155
  4. ^ Publications. Bulletin de Correspondance Africaine, Volume 23. Université d'Alger. Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines.
  5. ^ a b c Histoire de Mostaganem. Moulay Belhamissi. SNED. “Bien plus , la route de Mostaganem à Oran était couverte de cadavres espagnols ( 103 ) . 2 ) La 2ème tentative espagnoles contre Mostaganem eut lieu en 1547 . Venant de Tlemcen , le Comte d'Alcaudete marcha sur la ville . Le 21 août , il arriva à Mazagran , puis s'avança jusqu'aux abords de la cité , engagea le combat en tirant plus de cent boulets contre les puissantls murailles . Ensuite , on entreprit le siège de la ville ; ceci n'empêcha point les point les assiégés de procéder à des sorties éclairs pour frapper l'ennemi. Mais il n'y avait que 40 Turcs à l'intérieur de la ville. Le danger était grand.”