Rais Hamidou (Algiers)

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Title

Rais Hamidou (Algiers)

Subject

Rais Hamidou, a prominent Barbary pirate

Description

Rais Hamidou was a prominent Barbary pirate who captured many ships for Algiers. He was killed at the beginning of the naval battle with Commodore Decatur's squadron on 17 June 1815 by an American broadside. Hamidou's defeat was the beginning of the end for Barbary piracy because other nations began to take similar actions after the Americans. The statue overlooks the port of Algiers.

Creator

Redha Chikh Bled (sculptor)

Publisher

"Patriots on Fire"

Date

1987

Type

Statue

Citation

Redha Chikh Bled (sculptor), “Rais Hamidou (Algiers),” HST 325 - U.S. Foreign Relations to 1914 (MSU), accessed August 5, 2020, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/usforeignrelations/items/show/103.