In 1717, however, Cardinal Alberoni retook Cagliari for Spain; but this state of things was short-lived, for in 1720, by the treaty of London, Sardinia passed in exchange for Sicily to the dukes of Savoy, to whom it brought the royal title.
In 1443 the allied armies of the Hungarians under Hunyady and the Servians under George Brankovich, retook it from the Turks, but in 1456 it again came under Turkish dominion, and remained for more than 300 years the most important Turkish military station on the road between Hungary and Constantinople.
As Massena advanced, the Portuguese closing upon his rear retook Coimbra (Oct.
Macdonald also retook Figueras which the Spaniards had taken on the 9th of April 1811 (Aug.
Intervened on behalf of the native prince, retook the town, and destroyed great part of Barbarossa's fleet.