The Filibuster Selkirk (engraving)
XJF440687 The Filibuster Selkirk (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Alexander Selkirk (1676-1721) was a Scottish sailor who spent four years and four months marooned on an island without any human company; Selkirk had a dispute with the captain of the boat of which he was sailing master, the 'Cinque Ports' and was subsequently cast away on the uninhabited Juan Fernandes Island with a few necessaries; Selkirk is said to have provided the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe';); English, out of copyright
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Sebastian Veniero - Italian General
Sebastian Veniero - Italian General who defeated the Turkish fleet at Lepanto 1571. Battle initiated by the Venetians.Surrounded by portraits of Don John and Pope Pius V, heroic statue of Don John dominating Christian and Turkish fleets. The breath of God destroying the Turkish fleet at Lepanto.
16th Century, Army, Buccaneers, Christian World, Corsair, Corsairs, Filibuster, Filibusters, History, Ottoman Empire, Piracy, Pirate, Pirates, Privateer, Privateers, Sailor, Sailors, Sixteenth, Turkey, Turkish
Escape of Lady Julia Gonzaga
Pirate Kheyr-ed-din known as Barbarossa, had heard tales of the lovely Julia Gonzaga, Duchess of Trajetto and Countess of Fondi, the most famous beauty in Italy. He wanted to capture her as a gift for his master. Suleiman the Magnificent. Lady Julia, hearing he was trying to cature her jumped on her horse in her nightgown and escaped.