Kılıç Ali Paşa, Ottoman Admiral
d. 1587
Kılıç Ali Paşa was born in Italy as Giovanni Dionigi Galeni. Captured and enslaved as a young man by the Ottomans, he became a rower for the Ottoman fleet and then rose through the ranks as a general to become a grand admiral, achieving a high social standing. He lived to an old age and is known for his architectural patronage as well as his military exploits.

Sources

Necipoğlu, Gülru. The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire, 428-431. London: Reaktion Books, 2005.
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Kılıç Ali Paşa, Ottoman Admiral
Original
Kilic Ali Pasa
Alternate transliteration
Kilic Ali Pasha
Alternate transliteration
Kilich Ali Pasha
Alternate transliteration
Giovanni Dionigi Galeni
Formerly known as