French Blockade of Algiers 1827-1829

[ 1827 - 1829 ]

Increasing friction between France and Algerine pirates culminated when the Dey of Algiers slapped the French consul's face (April 30, 1827). The French monarch sought to reverse his domestic unpopularity and used the slapping incident to justify a blockade of Algiers for the next three years. During the subsequent blockade, a French ship bearing negotiators and flying a flag of truce was fired upon by the Algerians (August 3, 1829). France used the failure of the blockade as a reason for a military expedition against Algiers in 1830.

Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
France and Algeria 1827 1829 View

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