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Napoleon

Bonaparte reached Malta

Saturday Jun 9, 1798
Malta

Bonaparte reached Malta on 9 June 1798, then controlled by the Knights Hospitaller. Grand Master Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim surrendered after token resistance, and Bonaparte captured an important naval base with the loss of only three men.


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