1485 - 1565


Dragut (Turkish: Turgut Reis) (1485 – 23 June 1565), known as "The Drawn Sword of Islam", was a Muslim Ottoman naval commander, governor, and noble, of Turkish or Greek descent. Under his command, the Ottoman Empire's maritime power was extended across North Africa. Recognized for his military genius, and as being among "the most dangerous" of corsairs, Dragut has been referred to as "the greatest pirate warrior of all time", "undoubtedly the most able of all the Turkish leaders", and "the uncrowned king of the Mediterranean". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dragut has received more than 180,069 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 173rd most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Dragut ranks 173 out of 1,194Before him are Alfred von Schlieffen, Hans Krebs, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Josip Jelačić, Lavr Kornilov, and Kurt Student. After him are Djemal Pasha, Lysander, Józef Poniatowski, Wilhelm List, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, and Zhang Liao.

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Among people born in 1485, Dragut ranks 4Before him are Hernán Cortés, Catherine of Aragon, and Giovanni da Verrazzano. After him are Sebastiano del Piombo, Thomas Cromwell, Pedro de Alvarado, Clément Janequin, Johannes Bugenhagen, Balthasar Hubmaier, Joos van Cleve, and Wolf Huber. Among people deceased in 1565, Dragut ranks 3Before him are Pope Pius IV and Conrad Gessner. After him are Lodovico Ferrari, Cipriano de Rore, William Farel, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Diego Laynez, Ranuccio Farnese, Lope de Rueda, and Nicolaus von Amsdorf.

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Among people born in Turkey, Dragut ranks 222 out of 901Before him are Pope Stephen III (720), Giorgos Seferis (1900), Andronikos IV Palaiologos (1348), Leontios (660), Alexios V Doukas (1140), and Parascheva of the Balkans (1000). After him are Cevdet Sunay (1899), Gyges of Lydia (-790), Pharamond (370), Samuel of Bulgaria (958), Constantine VI (771), and Michael Psellos (1018).


Among military personnels born in Turkey, Dragut ranks 3Before him are Stilicho (359) and Narses (478). After him are Eumenes (-362), Osman Nuri Pasha (1832), Andranik (1865), Thomas the Slav (800), Laskarina Bouboulina (1771), Sosthenes of Macedon (-400), Bardas Skleros (1000), Heraclius the Elder (null), and Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha (1838).

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