ALGERIA


ALGERIA
ALGERIA
Urbs Africae, in Barbaria regione ampla et dives, sed piraticâ infamis. Cum portu capaci et munito arceque valida. Ab ea Regio adiacens dicitur regnum Algerii. Ubiolim Mauritania Caesariensis et Silfensis cum Numidia. Dividitur in 5.
provincias et caput habet Algerium, alias Rusucurum, quod vide. Reges olim habebat proprios, nunc quandam Rei publ. formam servat, sub clientela Turcarum, sed ad lubitum tantum. Marmol. l. 5. Mercator, Relatio d' Aranda. Cum pritis sub Regno Thremeseno esset, defecit propriô sibi Rege constitutô; quorum ultimus, nomine Selimus, a celebri illo pirata Horruccio Barbarossa A. C. 1515. occisus est. Ita Regnô Algeriae potiti piratae, urbem hanc ab eo tempore in hunc usque diem, commune omnium piratarum Maris Mediterranei receptaculum fecerunt. Georg. Hornius Orb. Imper. p. 473. Vide quoque infra in vocibus Barbarossa et Hariadenus.

Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

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