Andrea Doria, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Andrea Doria

Italian admiral

Date of Birth: 30-Nov-1466

Place of Birth: Oneglia, Liguria, Italy

Date of Death: 25-Nov-1560

Profession: condottiero

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Andrea Doria

  • Andrea Doria (Italian: [an'dr?.a 'd??rja]; 30 November 1466 – 25 November 1560) was an Italian condottiero and admiral of the Republic of Genoa.
  • As imperial admiral, he commanded several expeditions against the Ottoman Empire between 1530 and 1541 and captured Koroni and Patras.
  • Emperor Charles V found him an invaluable ally in the wars with King Francis I of France, and through him extended his domination over the whole of Italy.
  • Several ships were named in honour of the admiral, the most famous being the Italian passenger liner SS Andrea Doria, launched in 1951, which sank following a collision in 1956.

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