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Is there really a pirate Redbeard?

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06/28/2008

Yes, Hayreddin Pasha held the nickname. He inherited the name Baba Oruç from his older brother. The name sounded much like a European word for "red Beard", Barbarossa. Seeing that he did actually have a red beard, he became known as Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha throughout Europe.