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The Salé Rovers, also Sale Rovers or Salle Rovers, were a dreaded band of Barbary corsairs in the 17th century. They formed the Republic of Salé on the Moroccan coast. The most famous of the rovers was Jan Janszoon, a Dutchman who had been a pirate for Holland in the Mediterranean. He "turned Turk" after being captured by one of the Moorish states in 1618 and became known as Admiral Murat Reis.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Wilson, Peter Lamborn (2003). Pirate Utopias. Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia. p. 96. ISBN 9781570271588.
  2. ^ Lambert, Frank (2013). The Barbary Wars: American Independence in the Atlantic World. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. p. 52. ISBN 9780374707279.
  3. ^ Gauldie, Robin (2008). Morocco (3rd ed.). London: New Holland. p. 79. ISBN 9781847730954.
  4. ^ Snelders, Stephen (2005). The Devil's Anarchy. Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia. pp. 7 & 24. ISBN 9781570271618.