Oruç Reis

1473 - 1518

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Oruç Reis (Ottoman Turkish: عروج ريس‎; Spanish: Aruj; c. 1474–1518) was an Ottoman seaman, who became bey (governor) of Algiers, beylerbey (chief governor) of the West Mediterranean, and admiral of the Ottoman Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oruç Reis has received more than 294,158 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Oruç Reis is the 1,757th most popular politician (up from 2,221st in 2019), the 144th most popular biography from Greece (up from 166th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Greek Politician.

Oruç reis is most famous for being a Muslim who led the Ottoman Empire to many victories.

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Among politicians, Oruç Reis ranks 1,757 out of 15,710Before him are Arghun, Liu Shan, Nelson Rockefeller, Stefan Nemanja, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and Kamose. After him are Pyotr Stolypin, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ma Chao, Joannes, Marozia, and Herman Van Rompuy.

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Among people born in 1473, Oruç Reis ranks 2Before him is Nicolaus Copernicus. After him are James IV of Scotland, Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, Thomas Wolsey, Georg von Frundsberg, John Corvinus, Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales, Cecilia Gallerani, Hans Burgkmair, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, and Henry IV, Duke of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1518, Oruç Reis ranks 2Before him is Kabir. After him are Vannozza dei Cattanei, Pierre de la Rue, Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, and Loyset Compère.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Oruç Reis ranks 144 out of 855Before him are Apollodorus of Athens (-180), Spyridon Louis (1873), Parmenion (-400), Lysander (-401), Saint Giles (640), and Longus (110). After him are Hippias (-600), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Speusippus (-407), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (-506), and Craterus (-370).


Among politicians born in Greece, Oruç Reis ranks 50Before him are Creon (null), Philoctetes (null), Phryne (-371), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Agesilaus II (-444), and Pleistarchus (-500). After him are Hippias (-600), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), Brasidas (-500), Nicias (-500), and Cleomenes III (-260).