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Andrea Doria

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1466–1560)

doge of Venice (1528–60), an outstanding soldier and admiral. He fought for Francis I and Charles V, expelled the French from Genoa in 1528, and took power himself,...

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Barbary pirates

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Generations of mainly Muslim corsairs who operated from the coast of northern Africa and were notorious for their ferocity and the skill. The name Barbary comes from the Berber tribes who...

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prize

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The name normally used to describe an enemy vessel captured at sea by a ship of war of a privateer. The word is also used to describe contraband cargo taken from a merchant ship and...

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Suleiman I

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

(c. 1494–1566)

Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1520–66). The Ottoman Empire reached its fullest extent under his rule; his conquests included Belgrade (1521), Rhodes (1522), and...

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Tunis

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Capital of Tunisia and successor city to ancient Carthage. Located on the straits of Sicily, Tunis has been a place of meeting and passage since ancient times. Well before the ...

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