Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha, one of the most famous sailors of the Ottoman Empire, occupies an important place in history, and his real name is Hızır Reis. Yavuz Sultan Selim gave him the name Hayreddin, which means sı the good of religion ”. Barbaros is called because of his brother Oruç Reis. This name, which the Europeans called Avrup Barbarossa yüzünden because of the red-colored beard of Oruç Reis, passed to Hayreddin Paşa after Oruç Reis's death.
Hayreddin Pasha was born on the island of Mytilene in 1470 as one of the four sons of his father Yakup Aga, a Turkish soldier, and Greek Katerina.
Together with his brother Oruç Reis, they raided the Mediterranean coast and spread their fame all over the Mediterranean. Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, who sent a ship they seized with his brother to Yavuz Sultan Selim as a gift, also received gifts from Yavuz Sultan Selim Han as a sign of this support. Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, who achieved great success in the Mediterranean, was appointed as the captain of the Ottoman Navy in 1533 as Captain-i Derya. Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, who seized Algeria and sailed to the Mediterranean and sailed to Italy, added the Venetian Islands to Ottoman lands in 1536.
Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, who defeated the Crusader Navy in the Preveza Sea War in 1538, died on 4 July 1546 in Istanbul. He was buried in the tomb of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, a work of Mimar Sinan.
Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, who has made great contributions to Turkish maritime, should be in heaven.