Hayreddin Barbarossa

1478 - 1546

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Hayreddin Barbarossa (Arabic: خير الدين بربروس‎, romanized: Khayr al-Din Barbarus, original name Khiḍr), also known as Hızır Hayrettin Pasha, and simply Hızır Reis (c. 1466/1478 – 4 July 1546), was an Ottoman corsair and later admiral of the Ottoman Navy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hayreddin Barbarossa has received more than 1,202,767 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Hayreddin Barbarossa is the most popular pirate, the 27th most popular biography from Greece (down from 26th in 2019) and the most popular Greek Pirate.

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Among pirates, Hayreddin Barbarossa ranks 1 out of 25. After him are Blackbeard, Henry Morgan, Eric of Pomerania, Alexander Selkirk, Anne Bonny, Calico Jack, Mary Read, D. B. Cooper, Bartholomew Roberts, William Kidd, and Henry Every.

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Among people born in 1478, Hayreddin Barbarossa ranks 4Before him are Thomas More, Pope Clement VII, and Francisco Pizarro. After him are Giorgione, Philip I of Castile, Baldassare Castiglione, John, Prince of Asturias, Jan Gossaert, Pánfilo de Narváez, Surdas, and Barbara Jagiellon. Among people deceased in 1546, Hayreddin Barbarossa ranks 2Before him is Martin Luther. After him are Francisco de Orellana, Giulio Romano, Meera, Francisco de Vitoria, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Étienne Dolet, Petru Rareș, Isabella di Morra, and Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Hayreddin Barbarossa ranks 27 out of 855. Before him are Thucydides (-460), Sappho (-630), Aeschylus (-525), Protagoras (-486), Themistocles (-524), and Demosthenes (-384). After him are Leonidas I (-540), Xenophon (-430), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Cleisthenes (-565), and Myron (-500).

Among PIRATES In Greece

Among pirates born in Greece, Hayreddin Barbarossa ranks 1