14851500-15651565, Jun 23
an Ottoman Greek Admiral and privateer who also served as Bey of Algiers; Beylerbey of the Mediterranean; and first Bey, later Pasha, of Tripoli. Under his naval command the Ottoman Empire's maritime power was extended across North Africa. When Turgut was serving as pasha, he adorned and built up the city of Tripoli, making it one of the most impressive cities along the North African Coast.
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08/14/1551-Turkish fleet under Turgut Reis occupies Tripoli 
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The Pirates' Who's Who:
(P. Gosse, 1924)
Barbary corsair.

Started life as a pirate, and was eventually put in command of twelve large galleys by Kheyr-ed-din. Pillaged and burnt many towns on the Italian coast, and destroyed ships without number. Was taken prisoner by the younger Doria, and condemn...
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Murat Reis the Elder
...1534 he began his career when he joined the crew of Turgut Reis at a very young age. He also fought alongside Piri...
Turgut Reis14851500
15651565, Jun 23

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Kemal Reisunknown1451
Sir Andrew Barton1466 ca1507
15111511, Aug 2
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Juan Caneteunknown1540
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Michael Jamesunknown1545
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Henry Strangwaysunknown1552
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Peter Carewunknown1560
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1560s 9unknown
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Thomas Cobhamunknown1563
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Takanobu Matsura15291540
15691599, Apr 1
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Francois Le Clercunknown1550
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1570s 9unknown
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15791578 ca
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15871587, Jun 21
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Lawrence Eliot1545 ca1560
15891600 ca
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George Fortescue [1]1550 ca1560
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James Rance1545 ca1560
15891589 ca
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Richard Bishop1550 ca1561
16171617 ca
 Pirate of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. ..... English pirate. He served in the Mediterra...
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