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Ali Pasa (Lion of Yanya)

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Born: 1741 AD
Died: 1822 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: Albanian
Categories: King

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1741 - He was born in the Albanian town of Tepelene.

 

1768 - He married the daughter of the wealthy pasha of Delvino.

 

1787 - He was awarded the pashaluk of Trikala in reward for his support for the sultan's war against Austria.

 

1788 - He became pasha or provincial governor of Janina.

 

1801 - He attempted to rape the mistress of his eldest son.

 

1803 - He obtained control of the Gulf of Arta and took the ports of Butrinto, Preveza and Vonitsa.

 

1808 - He captured one of his most renowned opponents, the Greek klepht Katsandonis and was executed in public.

 

1814 - He switched sides and allied with the United Kingdom.

 

1820 - He ordered the assassination of a political opponent in Constantinople.

 

1822 - He was assassinated on January 24, 1822 and sent his head to the Sultan.


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