an American pirate, one of the last active ocean-going pirates operating off the coast of China during the 1850s. Based near Hong Kong, Boggs constantly raided outgoing clipper ships carrying highly valuable cargo of opium throughout the decade. He is most particularly known for his cruelty, as in one recorded incident he had the body of a captured Chinese merchant cut into small pieces and had them delivered to shore in small buckets as a warning against interference in his criminal activities. In 1857, after a violent and bloody siege, Boggs was forced to swim ashore after his junk was destroyed by rival pirates. However, after holding his captors at bay with a knife, Boggs was finally apprehended and imprisoned in a Hong Kong jail for three years, eventually being tried for murder before his deportation to the United States.
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Eli Boggs18101830

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18311831, Apr 25
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Thomas Wansleyunknown1831
18311831, Feb
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 an early 19th-century pirate, who was one of the few remaining pirates continuing to raid shippin...
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Manuel Boygaunknown1830
18391835, Jun
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Manuel Castillounknown1830
18391835, Jun 11
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Edward Churchunknown1830
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Nicola Costaunknown1830
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Bernado De Sotounknown1830
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John Eldridgeunknown1830
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Antonio Ferrerunknown1830
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Angel Garciaunknown1830
18391835, Jun
 One of Gilbert's crew in the Panda. Hanged at Boston in June, 1835.
Domingo de Guzmanunknown1830
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Don Miguelunknown1830
 In 1830 commanded a squadron of small pirate vessels off the Azores. After seizing a Sardinian br...
Juan Montenegrounknown1830
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Juan Antonio Portanaunknown1830
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Francisco Ruizunknown1830
18391835, Sep 12
 One of Captain Pedro Gilbert's crew and carpenter in the pirate schooner Panda, which plundered t...
Captain Vallanuevaunknown1830
 A Dominican. Commanded in 1831 a small gaff-topsail schooner, the General Morazan, armed with a b...
Jose Velazquezunknown1830
 One of Captain Gilbert's crew in the pirate schooner Panda.
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 an officer of the Polish Legions and a pirate in the Caribbean Sea during the early 19th century....
Sam Hall Lord17781800
18491844, Nov 5
 one of the most famous buccaneers on the island of Barbados. Sam Lord as he was usually known, am...
Captain Tuanku Abbasunknown1840
 a Malayan pirate active in the 1840s and the brother of a rajah of Aceh. He was well known for sp...
Chui A-poounknown1840
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Narciso Lopez1797, Nov 21850
18511851, Sep 1
 a Venezuelan adventurer and soldier, best known for an expedition aimed at liberating Cuba from S...
Shap Ng-tsaiunknown1845
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Bill Johnston1782, Feb 11810
18601870, Feb 17
 a Thousand Islands smuggler, river pirate, and War of 1812 American privateer. His most famous un...
William Walker1824, May 81852
18601860, Sep 12
 an American physician, lawyer, journalist and mercenary, who organized several private military e...
Nathaniel Gordon1826, Feb 61850
18621862, Feb 21
 Pirate and slave trader, born in Portland, Maine. Captain Nathaniel Gordon was the first and only...
Bully Hayes1827/291850
18771877, Mar 31
 a notorious American-born ship's captain who engaged in blackbirding in the 1860s and 1870s and w...
Juan Gomez17811790
18891900, Jul 13
 Brother-in-law of the famous pirate Gasparilla. Died, credited with the great age of 120 years, a...
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