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Ali Pasa (Lion of Yanya)

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

Nationality: Albanian
Categories: King


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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