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Ottoman Bey (governor) of Algiers and Beylerbey (chief governor) of the West Mediterranean and the elder brother of Hayreddin Barbarossa. He was born on the Ottoman island of Midilli (Lesbos in modern Greece) and was killed in a battle with the Spanish at Tlemcen in the Ottoman Eyalet of Algeria. He became known as Baba Oruç or Baba Aruj (Father Oruç) when he transported large numbers of Morisco and Jewish refugees from Spain to North Africa; he was known through folk etymology in Europe as Barbarossa (which means Redbeard in Italian).
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The Pirates' Who's Who:
(P. Gosse, 1924)
or "Redbeard" (his real name was URUJ). Barbary Corsair.

Son of a Turkish renegade and a Christian mother. Born in the Island of Lesbon in the Ægean Sea, a stronghold of the Mediterranean pirates.

In 1504 Barbarossa made his headquarters at Tunis, in...
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Aruj Barbarossa1473/741495
 
15181518

Bettino Cerisolaunknown1496
 
 
1496unknown
 
Nicolo Bonfigliounknown1495
 
1509unknown
 French pirate who worked the Mediterranean, attacking the Venetian fleet.
Kemal Reisunknown1451
 
1511unknown
 
Sir Andrew Barton1466 ca1507
 
 
15111511, Aug 2
 a Scottish sailor from Leith, who served as High Admiral of the Kingdom of Scotland. Andrew becam...
Niccolo Centurioneunknown1513
 
 
1514unknown
 
Gaddaliunknown1516
 
 
1516unknown
 Corsair......Barbary corsair, raided off Sicily, Sardinia and Italian coast, may have worked with...
Ochali unknown1510
 
1519unknown
 Barbary renegade. In 1511 he sailed from Algiers with a fleet of twenty-two vessels and 1,700 ...
Pier Gerlofs Donia14801515
 
15191520
 a Frisian rebel leader and pirate. He is best known by his West Frisian nickname Grutte Pier ("Bi...
Giovanni da Verrazzano14851508
 
15281528
 an Italian explorer of North America, in the service of King Francis I of France. He is renowned...
Sayyida al Hurra14851510
 
1542unknown
 Allied with the Turkish corsair Barbaros of Algiers. al Hurra controlled the western Mediterranea...
Hayreddin Barbarossa14781504
 
15451546
 an Ottoman admiral of the fleet who was born in the island of Midilli (Lesbos) and died in Consta...
Turgut Reis14851500
 
15651565, Jun 23
 an Ottoman Greek Admiral and privateer who also served as Bey of Algiers; Beylerbey of the Medite...
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