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an Ottoman admiral of the fleet who was born in the island of Midilli (Lesbos) and died in Constantinople (Istanbul), the Ottoman capital. Barbarossa's naval victories secured Ottoman dominance over the Mediterranean during the mid 16th century, from the Battle of Preveza in 1538 until the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.
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06/09/1534-Turkish Admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa attempts to kidnap Giulia Gonzaga, fails, and plunders Fondi and Sperlonga instead
08/20/1534-Turkish Admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa occupies Tunis 
07/22/1535-Christians captured in Tunis in uprising against Admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa 
09/28/1538-Battle of Preveza: Turkish fleet under Hayreddin Barbarossa beats Spanish
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The Pirates' Who's Who:
(P. Gosse, 1924)
Corsair.

Brother of the famous Barbarossa. When the latter was defeated and killed by the Spaniards, Kheyr-ed-din sent an ambassador to Constantinople, begging for help to protect Algiers. He was appointed Governor of Algiers by the Sultan of Turkey in 1519....
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Hayreddin Barbarossa14781504
 
15451546

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...
Aruj Barbarossa1473/741495
 
15181518
 Ottoman Bey (governor) of Algiers and Beylerbey (chief governor) of the West Mediterranean and th...
Pedro Botadillaunknown1518
 
 
1518unknown
 Captured in 1619
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...
Jean Fleuryunknown1521
 
 
15271527
 a 16th-century French naval officer and privateer. He is best known for the capture of two out of...
Giovanni da Verrazzano14851508
 
 
15281528
 an Italian explorer of North America, in the service of King Francis I of France. He is renowned...
Wijerd Jelckama14901520
 
 
15291523
 a Frisian military commander, warlord and member of the Arumer Zwarte Hoop ("Arumer Black Hope")....
Henry Killigrew [1]unknown1520
 
 
1529unknown
 a former pirate, was made a Vice-Admiral by Queen Elizabeth I and tasked with suppressing piracy....
Kellwantonunknown1520
 
 
1531unknown
 A notorious pirate in the sixteenth century. Was captured in the Isle of Man in 1531.
Captain Nicholas Barbeunknown1520
 
 
1532unknown
 Master of a Breton ship, the Mychell, of St. Malo, owned by Hayman Gillard. Captured by an Englis...
Giaferunknown1536
 
 
1536unknown
 
De Meltonunknown1520
 
 
1539unknown
 A well-known pirate in the sixteenth century. Was with Kellwanton when he was captured in the Isl...
Jean Ango14801530
 
 
15391551
 a French ship-owner who provided ships to Francis I for exploration of the globe. A native of Die...
Bowenunknown1530
 
 
1539unknown
 A Bristol man. In 1537, when the Breton pirates were becoming very daring along the south coast o...
Peter Dromyoweunknown1530
 
 
1539unknown
 A Breton pirate. One of the crew of Captain du Laerquerac, who in 1537 took several English ships...
Captain John Du Laerqueracunknown1530
 
 
1539unknown
 This Breton pirate was captured in 1537 by a Bristol seaman called John Wynter. Du Laerquerac, wi...
Captain William Phelippunknown1530
 
 
1539unknown
 In 1533 a Portuguese merchant, Peter Alves, engaged Phelipp to pilot his ship, the Santa Maria De...
Juan Caneteunknown1540
 
 
1540unknown
 
Sayyida al Hurra14851510
 
 
1542unknown
 Allied with the Turkish corsair Barbaros of Algiers. al Hurra controlled the western Mediterranea...
Robert Boroughunknown1543
 
 
1543unknown
 was born in Devonshire, received a patent for the robbery of the French courts.
Francis Bemeunknown1530
 
1549unknown
 In 1539 this Baltic pirate was cruising off Antwerp, waiting to waylay English merchant vessels.
Hans Van Meghlynunknown1530
 
1549unknown
 A pirate of Antwerp, who owned a vessel of forty-five tons, painted black with pitch, and carried...
James Alday15161540
 
15491576 ca
 a 16th-century English navigator, explorer and privateer. He participated in raids against the Sp...
William Cookeunknown1540
 
1549unknown
 
Kristoffer Trondson1500 ca1535
 
15591565
 a squire, admiral, feudal overlord in Norway and Denmark, privateer captain and pirate. Kristoffe...
Wang Zhiunknown1540
 
1559unknown
 a Chinese pirate and trader of the 16th century, one of the chief named and known figures among t...
Aisaunknown1540
 
1560s 9unknown
 A famous Mediterranean pirate, and one of Dragut's admirals (Aisa was Drugat's nephew) in the six...
Turgut Reis14851500
 
15651565, Jun 23
 an Ottoman Greek Admiral and privateer who also served as Bey of Algiers; Beylerbey of the Medite...
Salih Reis1488 ca1529
 
15681568
 a Turkish privateer and Ottoman admiral. In 1529, he took part in the Turkish-Spanish battle near...
Takanobu Matsura15291540
 
15691599, Apr 1
 a 16th-century Japanese samurai and 25th hereditary lord of the Matsura clan of Hirado. He was on...
Lady Mary Killigrew [3]unknown1530
 
1570unknown
 Mary was the daughter of a former Suffolk pirate. Mary's husband Sir Henry Killigrew, a former pi...
Giovanni Dionigi15191536
 
15871587, Jun 21
 an Italian born corsair (privateer) who later became an Ottoman admiral (Reis), Bey of the Regenc...
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