Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha

Born: 1478 AD
Died: 1546 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Turkmen
Categories: Admiral, Naval Officer

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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