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Hayreddin Barbarossa

1478 - 1546

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Hayreddin Barbarossa (Arabic: خير الدين بربروس, romanized: Khayr al-Din Barbarus, original name: Khiḍr; Turkish: Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa), also known as Hızır Hayrettin Pasha, and simply Hızır Reis (c. 1466/1483 – 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 2,021,266 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia. Hayreddin Barbarossa is the most popular pirate, the 32nd most popular biography from Greece (down from 27th in 2019) and the most popular Greek Pirate.

Hayreddin Barbarossa was a Turkish admiral and privateer who led the Ottoman Empire to success in the Battle of Preveza.

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

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

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Hayreddin Barbarossa ranks 32 out of 936Before him are Bayezid II (1447), Nurbanu Sultan (1525), Xenophon (-430), Demosthenes (-384), Themistocles (-524), and Leonidas I (-540). After him are Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Cleisthenes (-565), Gorgias (-483), Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), and Solon (-638).

Among PIRATES In Greece

Among pirates born in Greece, Hayreddin Barbarossa ranks 1