The Sack of Naples occurred in 1544 when Algerians captured the Bay of Naples and enslaved 7,000 Italians.
|Sack of Naples|
Map of the Bay of Naples
|Kingdom of Naples||Regency of Algiers|
|Casualties and losses|
The number of slaves taken by the Algerians drove the price of slaves so low that it was said “you could swap a Christian for an onion”. Moreover, it was said to be “raining Christians in Algiers”.
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