The Tunisian-Sicilian War occurred between June 1801 and April 1804, when Tunisian pirates with Tunisian and Algerian military support attacked and captured several Sicilian ships. The main purpose of their attacks was to capture Christian-European slaves for the Muslim-Arab slave market in North Africa. The Sicilians with their Sardinian and British allies defeated the forces of the Tunisian-allied coalition and then occupied Aryanah and La Goulette until 1808.
|Part of the First Barbary War,French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars|
British sailors boarding an Algerine pirate ship
Kingdom of Sardinia (from 1802)
|Commanders and leaders|
Ferdinand III |
Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia
Steen Andersen Bille
Mustapha VI ben Ibrahim|
|Casualties and losses|
2,490 killed or wounded |
4,776 killed or wounded |
54 pirates executed
- "British Slaves on the Barbary Coast".
- A 44-gun Algerian corsair appeared at Río de la Plata in 1720. Cesáreo Fernández Duro, Armada española desde la unión de los reinos de Castilla y de León, Madrid, 1902, Vol. VI, p. 185
- Peter Madsen, "Danish slaves in Barbary", Islam in European Literature Conference, Denmark Archived November 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- Davis, Robert. Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500–1800.
- Lambert, Frank. The Barbary Wars. New York: Hill and Wang, 2005.