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a 16th-century French privateer, originally from Normandy. He is credited as the first pirate in the modern era to have a "peg leg". He was often the first to board an enemy vessel during an attack or raid. It was this brazen style that eventually caused him to suffer the loss of a leg and severe damage to one arm while fighting the English at Guernsey in 1549. Although many pirates would have had their careers ended by such an injury, le Clerc refused to retire and instead expanded the scope of his piracy by financing the voyages and attacks of other pirates as well.
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...lieutenant or former lieutenant of another French pirate, Francois Le Clerc, who was called "Pegleg" or "Jambe de Bois"...
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Francois Le Clercunknown1550
 
15691563

Kristoffer Trondson1500 ca1535
 
15591565
 a squire, admiral, feudal overlord in Norway and Denmark, privateer captain and pirate. Kristoffe...
Wang Zhiunknown1540
 
1559unknown
 a Chinese pirate and trader of the 16th century, one of the chief named and known figures among t...
Giorgio Adornounknown1550
 
15591558 ca
 Italian pirate and knight of Malta. He worked around Malta and Italy. He was captain of the gall...
Delizuff unknown1550
 
1559unknown
 Barbary corsair. In 1553, while Barbarossa was sailing from Algiers to Constantinople, he was joi...
Captain Eastonunknown1550
 
1559unknown
 Joined the Barbary pirates in the sixteenth century, succeeding so well as to become, according t...
Henry Strangwaysunknown1552
 
 
15601562
 an English "Gentleman Pirate" who attacked Spanish and other shipping. He was repeatedly imprison...
Peter Carewunknown1560
 
 
1560unknown
 an English adventurer, who served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth of England and took part in...
Juan Gasconunknown1560
 
 
1560unknown
 
Aisaunknown1540
 
1560s 9unknown
 A famous Mediterranean pirate, and one of Dragut's admirals (Aisa was Drugat's nephew) in the six...
Cigalaunknown1551
 
 
1561unknown
 
Thomas Cobhamunknown1563
 
 
1563unknown
 
Turgut Reis14851500
 
15651565, Jun 23
 an Ottoman Greek Admiral and privateer who also served as Bey of Algiers; Beylerbey of the Medite...
Pedro Menendez de Aviles1519, Feb 151565
 
 
15651574, Sep 17
 a Spanish admiral and explorer from the region of Asturias, Spain, who is remembered for planning...
Salih Reis1488 ca1529
 
15681568
 a Turkish privateer and Ottoman admiral. In 1529, he took part in the Turkish-Spanish battle near...
Captain Robert Blondel1530 ca1550
 
15681568 ca
 wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Juan_de_Ulúa_(1568) ....... French captai...
Takanobu Matsura15291540
 
15691599, Apr 1
 a 16th-century Japanese samurai and 25th hereditary lord of the Matsura clan of Hirado. He was on...
Matsura Takanobu15291550
 
15691599, Apr 1
  a 16th-century Japanese samurai and 25th hereditary lord of the Matsura clan of Hirado. He was o...
Mustaphaunknown1558
 
1569unknown
 In 1558 he sailed, with a fleet of 140 vessels, to the Island of Minorca. Landed, and besieged th...
William Burderunknown1560
 
1569unknown
 Mayor of Dover. It may seem strange to accuse the mayor of so important a seaport as Dover of bei...
Richard Deigleunknown1560
 
1569unknown
 An Elizabethan pirate. Wrecked in the John of Sandwich at Alderney in 1564, when he was arrested,...
Captain Heidonunknown1560
 
1569unknown
 Arrested for piracy in 1564 for having captured a Flemish ship. This vessel he manned with thirte...
Philip Readheadunknown1560
 
15691564
 One of Captain Heidon's crew of the pirate ship John of Sandwich, wrecked on Alderney Island in 1...
Roger Shasterunknown1560
 
15691564
 One of Captain Heidon's crew of the pirate ship John of Sandwich, which was wrecked on the coast ...
Lady Mary Killigrew [3]unknown1530
 
1570unknown
 Mary was the daughter of a former Suffolk pirate. Mary's husband Sir Henry Killigrew, a former pi...
Ali Bashaunknown1560
 
1570s 9unknown
 From Algiers. Barbary corsair. Conquered the Kingdom of Tunis in the sixteenth century, and captu...
Jean Bontemps1530 ca1559
 
15721572
 a French privateer. In 1559, sailing with Jean-Martin Cotes, he attacked the towns of Santa Marta...
Richard Allen [1]unknown1560
 
15721572, Nov
 a young English sailor turned pirate. He worked in the Bay of Biscay and English Channel. Along w...
Charles Glub1540 ca1560
 
15721572
 English quartermaster and pirate. He was very popular with the crew for his cheerful disposition...
Klein Henszleinunknown1560
 
15731573
 a German pirate from 1560 to 1573 who raided shipping in the North Sea until his defeat and captu...
Louis de Boisot1530 ca1560
 
15761576, May 27
 After 1567 he joined the watergeuzen. He took part in a battle under Willem van Oranje in 1572. H...
Andrew Barkerunknown1560
 
15771577
 an English merchant. In 1575 at Tenerife, the Inquisition laid hands on the captain and crew of t...
Richard Minivy1545 ca1560
 
15781578
 Richard Minivy *1545?? - +prosinec 1578. English pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis ...
Captain John Thomas [1]1540 ca1560
 
15781578 ca
 English captain and pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1560 and attended al...
Jacques de Soresunknown1550
 
1579unknown
 A French pirate whose sole documented act was his attack and burning of Havana in 1555. Other tha...
Guillaume Le Testu1509 ca1560
 
15791573
 a French privateer, explorer and navigator. He was one of the foremost cartographers of his time ...
Leonard Vicary1540 ca1560s
 
15791578 ca
 English officer and a pirate. He was a student rights. He was a member of the crew by Francis Dr...
John Brewer1540 ca1560
 
1580s 91600 ca
 Sailed with Francis Drake on his round the world journey ...... English captain and pirate. H...
Giovanni Dionigi15191536
 
15871587, Jun 21
 an Italian born corsair (privateer) who later became an Ottoman admiral (Reis), Bey of the Regenc...
Edward Brightunknown1560
 
15891589
 Sailed with Francis Drake on his round the world journey ...... English pirate. He was a memb...
John Cooke [1]1545 ca1560
 
15891600 ca
 English pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1560 and attended all his robber...
Lawrence Eliot1545 ca1560
 
15891600 ca
 English pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1560 and attended all his robber...
George Fortescue [1]1550 ca1560
 
1589unknown
 English pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1563 and attended all his robber...
James Rance1545 ca1560
 
15891589 ca
 English pirate. He was a member of the crew of Francis Drake from 1560 to r.1567 and attended al...
John Chidleyunknown1565
 
1589unknown
 explored with John Davis….wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Chidley
George Fenner1550 ca1567
 
15891589
 Brother to Edward, nephew to William Sr, cousin to William Jr ...... English pirate. Since 15...
Captain William Fenner Sr.unknown1567
 
15891589
 Uncle to Edward and George ......... English captain and pirate. He was the father of William...
Thomas Fenner1550 ca1564
 
15911591
 Privateer ..... English officer and a pirate. He was a close friend of Francis Drake. Even a...
Thomas Drakeunknown1560
 
15951595
 an English pirate captain, commanded the ship Thomas for his brother Francis Drake during the cam...
Sir John Hawkins15321562
 
15951595, Nov 12
 an English naval commander and administrator, merchant, navigator, shipbuilder, privateer and sla...
Edward Fenner1550 ca1567
 
15951595 ca
 Brother to George, nephew to William Sr, cousin to William Jr ..... English pirate. Since 156...
Sir Francis Drake1540 ca1563
 
15961596, Jan 27/28
 an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drak...
Marcantonio Calefati1545, May 11565
 
16021602, Nov 10
 On 12 March 1568, after he had already participated in the War of Malta (1565) and that of Hungar...
Grace O'Malley15301550
 
16031603
 chieftain of the Ó Máille clan in the west of Ireland, following in the footsteps of her father...
George Cliffordunknown1558
 
1605unknown
 an English peer, naval commander and courtier of Queen Elizabeth I. He helped to prepare an exped...
Murat Reis the Elder15341560
 
1608/381608/9/38
 an Albanian privateer and admiral of the Ottoman Navy. He is regarded as one of the most importan...
Richard Bishop1550 ca1561
 
16171617 ca
 Pirate of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. ..... English pirate. He served in the Mediterra...
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