Barbarossa

[Red-beard, similar to Rufus ]. The surname of Frederick I of Germany (1121–1190). Also Khaireddin Barbarossa, a famous corsair of the sixteenth century.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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