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English pirate who was active in the seventeenth century. Captured the ship the Vergulde Leeuw, Captained by Roeloff Jansen of Amsterdam, in 1624. Died of his wounds the day after the capture of this ship.
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Captain Samsonunknown1620
 
1629unknown

Juan Garciaunknown1622
 
 
1622unknown
 a 17th-century Spanish privateer. He was among a number of Spaniards who served the Spanish Crown...
Cornelis Wittebolunknown1622
 
 
1622unknown
 Dutch corsair in Spanish service. In February 1622, attacked a fishing fleet from the Veere and M...
Sampson Denballunknown1624
 
 
1624unknown
 traveled to Tunisia, converted to Islam and made ??several raids, arrested in 1624 and sent to th...
Filips van Zuylenunknown1624
 
 
1624unknown
 As part of the Groot Desseyn plan, he was particularly active against the Portuguese in West Afri...
Hendrik Worstunknown1624
 
 
1624unknown
 Dutch corsair who accompanied Pieter Schouten in his expedition to the West Indies.
Joost van Dykunknown1615
 
16251631 ca
 a Dutch privateer (and, reportedly, sometime pirate) who was one of the earliest European settler...
Pieter Schoutenunknown1622
 
 
16251625
 a 17th-century Dutch corsair and privateer. He was one of the first Dutchmen to explore to the Ca...
Willem Jacobszoonunknown1624
 
 
1625unknown
 Dutch corsair who accompanied Pieter Schouten on one of the first major expeditions to the West I...
Claes Gerritszoon Compaen15871621
 
 
16271660, Feb 25
 a 17th-century Dutch corsair and merchant. Dissatisfied as a privateer for the Dutch Republic, he...
Brother Francesco Carafaunknown1625
 
 
1627unknown
 Knight of Malta. Captain General of Galleys
Hendrick Jacobszoon Lucifer15831627
 
 
16271627
 a Dutch-born pirate. Hendrick's last name, Lucifer, referred to a lighting stick, not to the fall...
Dirck Simonszoon van Uitgeestunknown1628/29
 
 
1628/29unknown
 Dutch corsair who commanded a WIC expedition to Brazil bringing back over 12 Portuguese and Spani...
Jan Janszoon15701600
 
16291641+
 one of the most succesful corsairs of the Mediterranean sea. Like so many Dutch pirates Jan, of t...
Li Danunknown1600
 
16291625
 a prominent early 17th century Chinese merchant originally from Quanzhou in Fujian province. Li o...
Piet Hein1577, Nov 251607
 
16291629, Jun 18
 a Dutch admiral and privateer for the Dutch Republic during the Eighty Years' War between the Uni...
Henry Chandlerunknown1610
 
1629unknown
 Born in Devonshire, his father kept a chandler's shop in Southwark. An English renegado at Algier...
Jan Jacobsen1588/891610
 
16291622
 a Flemish naval commander and Dunkirker during the Eighty Years' War. He became a posthumous hero...
John Browneunknown1620
 
1629unknown
 An English sailor who joined the Barbary pirates at Algiers and turned Mohammedan. Taken in the E...
Balduino Enricounknown1620
 
16291626 ca
 a Dutch privateer who starred in the famous assault to Puerto Rico of 1625. Baudouin Enrico is th...
Pedro de la Plesaunknown1620
 
1629unknown
 a 17th-century Spanish privateer. He served as a Dunkirker in the service of the Spanish Crown du...
Dirck Simonszoon van Uitgeest1590 ca1620
 
16291635 ca
 Dutch pirate, he worked at the northern coast of South America. Challenged the Spanish and Portug...
Jan Marinus van Sommelsdijkunknown1620
 
1629unknown
 Former Dutch privateer turned Barbary corsair. He attacked the Dutch ship St. Jan Babtista under ...
Villa Riseunknown1620
 
1629unknown
 In the year 1621 this Moorish pirate commanded a small squadron of five vessels which took an Eng...
Dierick Ruyters unknown1618
 
1630unknown
 
Pieter Adriaanszoon Ita15971628
 
16301638
 a 17th-century Dutch corsair and privateer. He was also an admiral in the Dutch West India Compan...
Hendrick Corneliszoon Loncqunknown1628
 
1630unknown
 
John Nuttunknown1620
 
1632unknown
 a 17th-century English pirate. He was one of the more notorious brigands of his time raiding the ...
Sussex Camockunknown1625
 
1635unknown
 an English privateer who was involved in establishing the Providence Island colony, a Puritan col...
Liu Xiangunknown1620
 
16361636
 
Jacob Collaartunknown1625
 
16371637
 a Flemish admiral who served as privateer and one of the Dunkirkers in Spanish Habsburg service d...
Jacob Willekens1564/711590
 
16391633/1649
 a Dutch admiral on a fleet to the Dutch Indies, and a herring seller, who went to sea again at th...
Nathaniel Butler1577/781619
 
1639 unknown
 an English privateer who later served as the colonial governor of Bermuda during the early 17th c...
Moses Cohen Henriquesunknown1620
 
1639unknown
 a Dutch pirate of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish origin active in the Caribbean against Spain and Br...
Jan van Ryenunknown1620
 
1639unknown
 a 17th-century Dutch privateer, explorer, and colonist. He was granted a commission by the Dutch ...
Daniel Elfrithunknown1607
 
16411641
 a 17th-century English privateer, colonist and slave trader. In the service of the Earl of Warwic...
Hendrik Brouwer15811606
 
16431643, Aug 7
 a Dutch explorer, admiral, and colonial administrator both in Japan and the Dutch East Indies. He...
Zheng Zhilong16041623
 
16451661
 a Chinese merchant, pirate and military leader in the late Ming dynasty who later defected to the...
Cornelius Corneliszoon Jol15971620
 
16491641, Oct 31
 a 17th-Century Dutch corsair and admiral in the Dutch West India Company during the Eighty Years'...
Catalina de Erausounknown1585
 
1650unknown
 
Cornelis Evertsen the Elder1610, Aug 41626
 
16661666, Jun 11
 a Dutch admiral. In 1626 Cornelis is first mentioned as actually serving on sea, during a private...
Grillo Diego unknown1620
 
1673unknown
  Spanish but worked for the French, Hanged
Pierre Le Grandunknown1620 or 1660
 
1680unknown
 a French buccaneer of the 17th century. He is known to history only from one source, Alexandre Ex...
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