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Seydi Ali Reis
(536 words)

Sîdî Ali ibn Hüseyin; Sidi Ali Reis; Seyyidî ʿAlī Reʾīs

Date of Birth: Presumably 1498/99

Place of Birth: Unknown; possibly Istanbul

Date of Death: January 1563

Place of Death: Probably Istanbul

Biography

Seydi Ali Reis was a seaman, scholar, poet and, like his father, supervisor (kethüdâ) at the Ottoman naval arsenal at Galata in Istanbul. He participated in various Ottoman campaigns and was one of the most trusted comman…

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Brummett, Palmira, “Seydi Ali Reis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_26140>
First published online: 2015



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