1478 - Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha, Barbary pirate, born in Mitilini, Greece. With his brothers he became a Turkish corsair, attacking shipping in the Mediterranean. He was a Turkish privateer and Ottoman admiral who dominated the Mediterranean for decades.
1518 - The execution of his brother Horuk.
1529 - He captured Algiers.
1533 - He was made admiral of the Ottoman fleet.
1538 - Conquered Tunisia, and defeating the Holy Roman Emperor (Charles V) at Preveza. He became one of the great figures at the Court of Constantinople until his death.
1546 - Died on the 4th of July in his palace in Istanbul.
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