Occhiali, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death



Ottoman commander

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1519

Place of Birth: Province of Crotone, Calabria, Italy

Date of Death: 21-Jun-1587

Profession: privateer, pirate

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Occhiali

  • Occhiali (Giovanni Dionigi Galeni or Giovan Dionigi Galeni, also Uluj Ali, Turkish: Uluç Ali Reis, later Uluç Ali Pasa and finally Kiliç Ali Pasa; 1519 – 21 June 1587) was an Italian farmer, then Ottoman privateer and admiral, who later became beylerbey of the Regency of Algiers, and finally Grand Admiral (Kapudan Pasha) of the Ottoman fleet in the 16th century. Born Giovanni Dionigi Galeni, he was also known by several other names in the Christian countries of the Mediterranean and in the literature also appears under various names.
  • Miguel de Cervantes called him Uchali in chapter XXXIX of his Don Quixote de la Mancha.
  • Elsewhere he was simply called Ali Pasha.
  • John Wolf, in his The Barbary Coast, refers to him as Euldj Ali.

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