Malta / Malta
Malta has been the scene of two Ottoman attacks:
The Invasion of Gozo took place in July 1551, and was accomplished by the Ottoman Empire against the island of Gozo, following an unsuccessful attempt to conquer nearby Malta on 18 July 1551. It was followed by a victorious campaign with the Siege of Tripoli.
The Great Siege of Malta took place in 1565 when the Ottoman Empire tried to invade the island of Malta, then held by the Knights Hospitaller. The Knights withstood the siege and repelled the invaders. This victory became one of the most celebrated events in sixteenth-century Europe.