Dutch corsair who commanded a WIC expedition to Brazil bringing back over 12 Portuguese and Spanish prizes. In 1628 Uitgeest commanded a fleet of 12 ships on a privateering commission of the Dutch West Indies Company to Brazil. When he returned with his fleet in April of 1629 it was with a very good result: he had captured more than 12 Spanish and Portuguese ships during his voyages. One of the ships under his command was the Ter Veere. The Captain of this ship was Jacob Hendrikzoon Lucifer, the son of Hendrik Jacobszoon Lucifer......THE year 1628 was for the West India Company one of extraordinary activity Fleet after fleet left the Dutch ports well equipped and under experienced leaders to attack the king of Spain in the western seas The first of these under Dirk Simonszoon van Uitgeest 1 consisting of twelve 2 ships and yachts sailed from the Texel on 24 Jan bound in the first instance for the coast of Brazil On the very same day a squadron under Pieter Adriaan zoon Ita put to sea its destination being the West Indies This detachment was followed in the course of the next month by other vessels belonging to Ita's fleet which was equal in number to that of Uitgeest but the ships of larger size and more powerful armament The voyages of both commanders were attended by exceptional success Uitgeest had the good fortune to capture a Portuguese fleet returning from Goa richly laden with the products of the East including a number of large diamonds and other precious stones while besides lesser prizes on 1 Aug after a desperate struggle in which 300 Spaniards lost their lives Ita made himself master of the two large and well equipped galleons the Nuestra Seiiora delos Eemedios and the S Jago which carried on the traffic between the mother country and the Honduras 3 and whose cargoes consisting of hides indigo ginger and other articles were of great value The success of these expeditions however was entirely cast into the shade by the great feat of Piet Hein to which I have already referred 4 At the end of May 1628 the renowned admiral was once more at sea having under his command a fine fleet of thirty one mostly powerful vessels 9 .....
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Dirck Simonszoon van Uitgeestunknown1628/29

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16291641 ca
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Li Danunknown1600
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16291629, Jun 18
 a Dutch admiral and privateer for the Dutch Republic during the Eighty Years' War between the Uni...
Henry Chandlerunknown1610
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Jan Jacobsen1588/891610
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John Browneunknown1620
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16291626 ca
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Pedro de la Plesaunknown1620
 a 17th-century Spanish privateer. He served as a Dunkirker in the service of the Spanish Crown du...
Captain Samsonunknown1620
 English pirate who was active in the seventeenth century. Captured the ship the Vergulde Leeuw, C...
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16291635 ca
 Dutch pirate, he worked at the northern coast of South America. Challenged the Spanish and Portug...
Jan Marinus van Sommelsdijkunknown1620
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Villa Riseunknown1620
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Dierick Ruyters unknown1618
Pieter Adriaanszoon Ita15971628
 a 17th-century Dutch corsair and privateer. He was also an admiral in the Dutch West India Compan...
Hendrick Corneliszoon Loncqunknown1628
John Nuttunknown1620
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Sussex Camockunknown1625
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Liu Xiangunknown1620
Jacob Collaartunknown1625
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Jacob Willekens1564/711590
 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
 a Dutch pirate of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish origin active in the Caribbean against Spain and Br...
Jan van Ryenunknown1620
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Daniel Elfrithunknown1607
 a 17th-century English privateer, colonist and slave trader. In the service of the Earl of Warwic...
Hendrik Brouwer15811606
16431643, Aug 7
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Zheng Zhilong16041623
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Cornelius Corneliszoon Jol15971620
16491641, Oct 31
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Catalina de Erausounknown1585
 a one-time nun who subsequently travelled around Spain and Spanish America, mostly under male ide...
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16661666, Jun 11
 a Dutch admiral. In 1626 Cornelis is first mentioned as actually serving on sea, during a private...
Grillo Diego unknown1620
  Spanish but worked for the French, Hanged
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