Dragut, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Dragut

Ottoman admiral

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1485

Place of Birth: Bodrum, Turkey

Date of Death: 23-Jun-1565

Profession: military officer, privateer, pirate

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Dragut

  • Dragut (Turkish: Turgut Reis) (1485 – 23 June 1565), known as "The Drawn Sword of Islam", was a Muslim Ottoman naval commander, governor, and noble, of Greek or Turkish descent.
  • Under his command, the Ottoman Empire's maritime power was extended across North Africa.
  • Recognized for his military genius, and as being among "the most dangerous" of corsairs, Dragut has been referred to as "the greatest pirate warrior of all time", "undoubtedly the most able of all the Turkish leaders", and "the uncrowned king of the Mediterranean".
  • He was described by a French Admiral as "A living chart of the Mediterranean, skillful enough on land to be compared to the finest generals of the time.
  • No one was more worthy than he to bear the name of king".In addition to serving as Admiral and Corsair in the Ottoman Empire's Navy under Suleiman the Magnificent, Dragut was also appointed Bey of Algiers and Djerba, Beylerbey of the Mediterranean, as well as Bey, and subsequently Pasha, of Tripoli.
  • While serving as Pasha of Tripoli, Dragut constructed great feats in the city, making it one of the most impressive to behold along all the North African Coast.

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