Origin of BarbarossaItalian from barba, beard + rossa, red: so named from his beard
European name for Khair ed-Din. Died 1546
Greek-born Turkish corsair who with his brother Arouj (died 1518) pillaged the coasts of Spain, Italy, and Greece.
- A nickname of several historical characters
- Operation Barbarossa: The nickname of the 1941 Nazi German invasion of the Soviet Union in World War II.