Seyit Ali Reis

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About Seyit Ali Reis Seydi Ali Reis (1498 – 1563) was an Ottoman admiral. He commanded the left wing of the Turkish fleet at the naval Battle of Preveza in 1538. He was later promoted to the rank of Commander of the Ottoman Indian Ocean Fleet, and as such, encountered the Portuguese forces based in Goa, India, in several occasions in 1554. He is famous today for his books of travel such as the Mir'ât ül Memâlik (Mirror of Countries, 1557) which describes the lands he has seen on his way back from India to Istanbul, and his books of navigation and astronomy, such as the Mir’ât-ı Kâinât (Mirror of the Universe) and the Kitâb ül Muhit: El Muhit fî İlmi'l Eflâk ve'l Buhûr (Book of the Regional Seas and the Science of Astronomy and Navigation) which contain information on navigation techniques, methods of determining direction, calculating time, using the compass, information on stars, sun and moon calendars, wind and sea currents, as well as portolan information regarding the ports, harbours, coastal settlements and islands in the various regions of the Ottoman Empire. His books are translated into numerous languages including English, French, Italian, German, Greek, Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Russian, and are considered among the finest literary works dating from the Ottoman period. He is alternatively known as Sidi Ali Reis in the West.

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Rank Name Total
62. IV. Murat 46
63. III. Selim 45
64. Bülent Arınç 44
65. Köroğlu 43
66. Seyit Ali Reis 42
67. Kutalmışoğlu 41
68. Süleyman Şah 40
69. I.Alaeddin Keykubad 39
70. I. G. Keyhüsrev 38

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591. Pir Meher Ali Shah 43
592. Köroğlu 43
593. Abdul Rahman Baba 43
594. Sher Shah Suri 42
595. Seyit Ali Reis 42
596. Kutalmışoğlu 41
597. Süleyman Şah 40
598. Emir Talal Arslan 40
599. Dariush Forouhar 40

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