Epic badasses

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Pyrrho
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Epic badasses

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Today's entry:
Link: https://twitter.com/RealTimeWWII/status/1296538405623549967

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Back then men were men
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Don’t know if this is completely the right thread but today I learnt the name of one of the foremost Barbary Corsairs:

Ali Bitchin

It seems he adopted the bitchin’ stage name as Puccini just wasn’t gangster enough:

“ Ali Bitchin (c.1560-1645) was a "renegade" (Christian converted to Islam) who made his fortune in Algiers through privateering. Bitchin (or Bitchnin) was believed to be born with the family name of Piccini or Puccini or Piccinino in Venice. He was a Grand Admiral of Algiers and is known for a mosque he built in the district of Zoudj-Aïoun in the old city (Casbah), which still bears his name today.

Bitchin became particularly well known through the captivity narratives published by Emanuel D'Aranda, his slave for about a year from 1640 to 1641.”