Barbary pirate turned Ottoman naval commander Hayreddin Barbarossa led a very interesting life. Learn more about him here. Barbarossa: Barbarossa, (Italian: “Redbeard”) Barbary pirate and later admiral of the Ottoman fleet, by whose initiative Algeria and Tunisia became part of the. The Mediterranean pirate who would ultimately be remembered as Barbarossa ( Italian for “Redbeard”) went by many names during his career: Khiḍr, Hayreddin .

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Well Andrea Doria needed to recognize that stepping to Barbarossa is a good way to get one’s eye swole up. Threatening to bombard Piombino unless the city’s Lord released the son of Sinan Reis who had been captured and baptized 10 years earlier by the Spaniards in Tunis, he obtained his release.

Later Career and Death. Mulei Hassan asked Emperor Charles V for assistance to recover his kingdom, and a Spanish-Italian force of galleys and 24, soldiers recaptured Tunis as well as Bone and Mahdiya in Wikimedia Commons has media related to Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha. The King, besides the above land force, will additionally help with his naval force, which will comprise at least 50 vessels, of which 30 galleysand the rest galeasses and other vessels, accompanied by one of the largest and most beautiful carracks that ever was on the sea.

On the way hayyreddin to Algiers, he sank a ship of the Maltese Knights near Messina before assaulting Tripoliwhich had been given to the Knights of St. Hayreddin means goodness or best of the religion of Islam was barbarodsa honorary name given to him by Sult Hayreddin Barbarossa. In the following year, a joint Spanish-Italian force attacked Algiers, though Hayreddin was able to repel them.

After some indecisive fighting on land, Charles had to abandon the effort and withdraw his severely battered force.

From Pirate to Admiral: The Tale of Barbarossa

Do not Underestimate the Etruscans: This is the account of the discovery of a skull that has the potential to change what we know about human evolution, and a suppression and cover-up which followed. Hayreddin Barbarossa was originally known as Khizr or Khidr, and was born on the Greek island of Lesbos around In Julyhe appeared along the coasts of the Provence and Liguria, capturing two Genoese ships.

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We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. The Barbary corsairs, sometimes called Ottoman corsairs or Barbary pirates, were pirates and privatee Hayreddin Barbarossa. In haydeddin, they raided the coasts of Calabria. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy. In a process of linguistic reborrowingthe nickname then stuck back to Hayreddin’s native Turkish name, in the form Barbaros.

After years of successful Naval battles Hayreddin retired to Constantinople leaving his son Hasan Pasha as his successor. It was as a badass Turkish privateer that this ferocious corsair made a name for himself as a serious face-melting assbeater, crushing the enemies of the Ottoman Empire like empty soda cans and basically crotchpunching the European powers up and down the coastlines of the Mediterranean.

He also captured Tunis’ strategic port of La Goulette in See all Demystified stories. They were granted this right with the condition of leaving one-third of their gains to the sultan. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

Bombardment of Algiers Invasion of Algiers Sign up here to get Britannica Demystified delivered right to your inbox! At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. His victory also established the might of the Turkish Navy in the Mediterranean – from that point on, Ottoman ships dominated the Adriatic and Aegean Seas, and the Sultan held sole power over some of the world’s most profitable trade routes.

Pythia, The Oracle of Delphi. Algiers was placed under the authority of the Ottoman sultan, although in practice it remained largely autonomous. Turkish deep-seas fleet on a cruise, Hayreddin Barbarossa The Ottoman fleet then assaulted the coasts of Sardinia before appearing at Ischia and landing there in Julycapturing the city as well as Forio and the Isle of Procida before threatening Pozzuoli.

Barbarossa means Redbeard in Italian. Doria’s forces fled after a short battle, but only after Barbarossa had captured seven of their galleys. This king Francis I strongly prays sir Haradinwho has a powerful naval force as well as a convenient location [Tunisia], to attack the island of Corsica and other lands, locations, cities, ships and subjects of Genoaand not to stop until they have accepted and recognized the king of France.

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For this, he had to relinquish his title of Sultan of Hayredcin to the Ottomans. They captured twenty three ships in less than a month and then returned to their port of operations.

He arrived at Preveza with a total of 44 galleys, but sent 25 of them back to Algiers and headed to Istanbul with 19 ships. A portrait of Hayreddin Barbarossa. Early Career All four of the brothers became sailors early in their lives.


October Learn how and when to remove this template message. The bust of Admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa in old marina, surrounded by bright bougainvillea bushes, barbaross May 6 in Antalya. We’ve sent an email to Please follow the instructions to reset your password. Hayreddin did not let his patron down, and continued his raids on Christian Europe. The Badass of the Week.

Badass of the Week: Hayreddin Barbarossa Pasha

Ancient Anomalous Human Skeletons: Hell, when the Pope heard about the assbeating that was about to go down, he decided to get in on the action himself, sending over a dozen of his own battleships to fight the heathen Turks, and prove once and for all that the Christian God indeed was an Awesome God. Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist…. Hayreddin had his vengeance in the same year when he raided the French region of Provence.

These victories made them famous among the ottomans and Europeans alike. Outnumbered and heavily outgunned, on this day the Grand Admiral of the Turkish Navy remained unimpressed by his enemies’ vulgar display of power.

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