15191536-15871587, Jun 21
an Italian born corsair (privateer) who later became an Ottoman admiral (Reis), Bey of the Regency of Algiers, and finally Grand Admiral (Kapudan Pasha) of the Ottoman Fleet in the 16th century. He was a very able mariner and soon rose in the ranks, gaining sufficient prize booty to buy a share in a corsair brigantine sailing out of Algiers. Further success soon enabled him to become the captain and owner of a galley, and he gained a reputation as one of the boldest corsair reis on the Barbary Coast.
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Giovanni Dionigi15191536
15871587, Jun 21

De Meltonunknown1520
 A well-known pirate in the sixteenth century. Was with Kellwanton when he was captured in the Isl...
Jean Ango14801530
 a French ship-owner who provided ships to Francis I for exploration of the globe. A native of Die...
 A Bristol man. In 1537, when the Breton pirates were becoming very daring along the south coast o...
Peter Dromyoweunknown1530
 A Breton pirate. One of the crew of Captain du Laerquerac, who in 1537 took several English ships...
Captain John Du Laerqueracunknown1530
 This Breton pirate was captured in 1537 by a Bristol seaman called John Wynter. Du Laerquerac, wi...
Captain William Phelippunknown1530
 In 1533 a Portuguese merchant, Peter Alves, engaged Phelipp to pilot his ship, the Santa Maria De...
Juan Caneteunknown1540
Sayyida al Hurra14851510
 Allied with the Turkish corsair Barbaros of Algiers. al Hurra controlled the western Mediterranea...
Robert Boroughunknown1543
 was born in Devonshire, received a patent for the robbery of the French courts.
Hayreddin Barbarossa14781504
 an Ottoman admiral of the fleet who was born in the island of Midilli (Lesbos) and died in Consta...
Michael Jamesunknown1545
Francis Bemeunknown1530
 In 1539 this Baltic pirate was cruising off Antwerp, waiting to waylay English merchant vessels.
Hans Van Meghlynunknown1530
 A pirate of Antwerp, who owned a vessel of forty-five tons, painted black with pitch, and carried...
James Alday15161540
15491576 ca
 a 16th-century English navigator, explorer and privateer. He participated in raids against the Sp...
William Cookeunknown1540
Kristoffer Trondson1500 ca1535
 a squire, admiral, feudal overlord in Norway and Denmark, privateer captain and pirate. Kristoffe...
Wang Zhiunknown1540
 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
 Barbary corsair. In 1553, while Barbarossa was sailing from Algiers to Constantinople, he was joi...
Captain Eastonunknown1550
 Joined the Barbary pirates in the sixteenth century, succeeding so well as to become, according t...
Henry Strangwaysunknown1552
 an English "Gentleman Pirate" who attacked Spanish and other shipping. He was repeatedly imprison...
Peter Carewunknown1560
 an English adventurer, who served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England and took part ...
Juan Gasconunknown1560
1560s 9unknown
 A famous Mediterranean pirate, and one of Dragut's admirals (Aisa was Drugat's nephew) in the six...
Thomas Cobhamunknown1563
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
 a Turkish privateer and Ottoman admiral. In 1529, he took part in the Turkish-Spanish battle near...
Captain Robert Blondel1530 ca1550
15681568 ca
 wiki:úa_(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...
Francois Le Clercunknown1550
  a 16th-century French privateer, originally from Normandy. He is credited as the first pirate in...
Matsura Takanobu15291550
15691599, Apr 1
  a 16th-century Japanese samurai and 25th hereditary lord of the Matsura clan of Hirado. He was o...
 In 1558 he sailed, with a fleet of 140 vessels, to the Island of Minorca. Landed, and besieged th...
William Burderunknown1560
 Mayor of Dover. It may seem strange to accuse the mayor of so important a seaport as Dover of bei...
Richard Deigleunknown1560
 An Elizabethan pirate. Wrecked in the John of Sandwich at Alderney in 1564, when he was arrested,...
Captain Heidonunknown1560
 Arrested for piracy in 1564 for having captured a Flemish ship. This vessel he manned with thirte...
Philip Readheadunknown1560
 One of Captain Heidon's crew of the pirate ship John of Sandwich, wrecked on Alderney Island in 1...
Roger Shasterunknown1560
 One of Captain Heidon's crew of the pirate ship John of Sandwich, which was wrecked on the coast ...
Jean Capdevilleunknown1569
 Sailed with Jacques Sores
Ali Bashaunknown1560
1570s 9unknown
 From Algiers. Barbary corsair. Conquered the Kingdom of Tunis in the sixteenth century, and captu...
John Chalona Butlerunknown1570s c
1570s 91577
 Sailed with John Oxenham. Captured, tortured and put to death by the ES Inquisition;........John ...
Jean Bontemps1530 ca1559
 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
 English quartermaster and pirate. He was very popular with the crew for his cheerful disposition...
Joseph Drake1555 ca1570
15721572, Nov
 Brother to Sir Francis Drake, died of yellow fever on the ship Francis November. ...... Engl...
John Garret1540 ca1572
15721600 ca
 Privateer .......... He served in the Atlantic and Caribbean. He became a member of the crew ...
Courte Higgenberteunknown1572
 Conrad van Hegenbert
Klein Henszleinunknown1560
 a German pirate from 1560 to 1573 who raided shipping in the North Sea until his defeat and captu...
John Smith [1]1550 ca1572
 John Smith *1550?? - +1573. English pirate. In 1572 he became a member of the crew of Francis Dr...
Ellis Hixon1540 ca1573
15731573 ca
 an English captain and pirate. He served in the Atlantic. In 1573 he joined Francis Drake's raid ...
Robert Pike1550 ca1573
15731589 ca
 English officer and a pirate. In 1573 he became a member of the crew of Francis Drake, who this ...
Ferdinando Fieldingunknown1574
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...
Arnaut Mamiunknown1572
 an Ottoman Albanian renegade, the squadron admiral and the supreme commander of all Islamic vesse...
Andrew Barkerunknown1560
 an English merchant. In 1575 at Tenerife, the Inquisition laid hands on the captain and crew of t...
Peter Carder1565 ca1577
15771626 ca
 Sailed with Sir Francis Drake ...... English cabin boy and a pirate. He was a member of the c...
John Chester1540 ca1577
 commanded the fly-boat Swan at the outset of Francis Drake's round the world journey ...... En...
Thomas Cuttle1545 ca1577
15771600 ca
 English officer, boatswain a pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1560 and at...
Nunho da Silvaunknown1577
Hugh Smith1545 ca1577
15771589 ca
 English pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1560 and attended all his robber...
John Wynter1540 ca1577
15771610 ca
 Pirate Captain. Vessel: Aid.....English captain and pirate. Son of George and Anne Wynter. Nephe...
Richard Minivy1545 ca1560
 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...
William Markham [1]1545 ca1570
 English officer, boatswain, and pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1570 and ...
John Doughty1545 ca1575
15781578 ca
 English nobleman, an officer, a soldier and a pirate. Brother Thomas Doughty. In 1575, during th...
William Coxeunknown1576
Thomas Doughty [1]15451577
15781578, Jul 2
 an English nobleman, soldier, scholar and personal secretary of Christopher Hatton. His associati...
Francis Fletcher15551578
15781619 ca
 a clergyman of the Church of England who accompanied Sir Francis Drake on his circumnavigation of...
Jacques de Soresunknown1550
 A French pirate whose sole documented act was his attack and burning of Havana in 1555. Other tha...
Guillaume Le Testu1509 ca1560
 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 Callisunknown1570
 a 16th-century Welsh pirate. He was active in South Wales from Cardiff to Haverfordwest, often se...
Klaus Hansleinunknown1570
 This German pirate of the 1570's attacked shipping in the North sea until he and his crew were ca...
Gilbert Horseley1545 ca1570
15791580 ca
 English captain and pirate, based in the Caribbean. Where practically pillaged whom. In 1573 he ...
Limahong unknown1570
 a notorious Chinese pirate and warlord who invaded the northern Philippine Islands in 1574. He bu...
William Pitcher1545 ca1570
15791578 ca
 English pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1575 and attended all his robber...
Nicolaes Ruychaverunknown1570
 Dutch privateer in the 16th century. Received a Letter of Marque on 10 June 1570 issued by Willem...
Johan Sieuwertszoonunknown1570
 Dutch privateer active in the 16th century. On 15 May 1570 he received a Letter of Marque from Wi...
Magnus Heinason1545/481579
15791589, Jan 18
 Faroese naval hero and privateer. Was executed for piracy, though charges were later dropped.
William Hollandunknown1579
Thomas Beavinunknown1580
15801590 ca
 English pirate who sailed in the area around Wales. Ultimately, he was captured and hanged in Lon...
Philip Boyteunknown1580
15801600 ca
 Pirate originally from Portland, and was executed in London. Hanged ...... English pirate of ...
Gregory Cary1545 ca1580
15801600 ca
 Sailed with Sir Francis Drake on his round the world tour ..... English pirate. He was a memb...
Alonso de Contrerasunknown1580
 a Spanish sailor (captain of a frigate), soldier (captain of infantry and then of cavalry), priva...
Fabio Galeratiunknown1580
 Knight of St. Stephan
Thomas Hankynunknown1580
John Brewer1540 ca1560
1580s 91600 ca
 Sailed with Francis Drake on his round the world journey ...... English captain and pirate. H...
Captain Derrickunknown1581
 hunted by the French courts in Studland Bay.
Stephen Heynesunknown1581
 / Carless Stephen
Lady Mary Wolverston1525 ca1570
15821582 ca
 a gentlewoman from Suffolk, married into an ancient Cornish family, who was accused of piracy dur...
Don Diego Brocchiero De Anayaunknown1583
15831590 ca
 Spanish pirate and Knight of Malta. He sailed the Mediterranean, attacking Venetian and Arab ships.
John Killigrew [2]unknown1571
  the 2nd Governor of Pendennis Castle, (1568–1584) appointed by Queen Elizabeth I, as stated on...
Pietro Emounknown1584
 Beheaded by Venetians
Eloi Colaertunknown1583
 He was a privateer in the service of Spain. He was active in the years 1583 and 1585 from Duinker...
Karel Dauweunknown1585
 Dutch privateer in the service of Spain in 1585.
Bernard Drakeunknown1585
 an Elizabethan sea captain. He was a possible relation to Sir Francis Drake. Beginning in 1585, h...
Martin Frobisher15351585
 an English seaman and privateer (licensed pirate) who made three voyages to the New World to look...
William Hawkins the youngerunknown1585
 went around the world with Francis Drake
Francis Knollys1552 ca1585
 an English privateer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1575...
Pieter Pouwelsunknown1585
 Privateer actively employed by Spain in 1585 with a Letter of Marque. He used Duinkerken as a bas...
Lady Mary Killigrew [3]1525 ca1540
15871587 ca
 Mary was the daughter of a former Suffolk pirate. Mary's husband Sir Henry Killigrew, a former pi...
Edward Brightunknown1560
 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
 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
 explored with John Davis….wiki:
George Fenner1550 ca1567
 Brother to Edward, nephew to William Sr, cousin to William Jr ...... English pirate. Since 15...
Captain William Fenner Sr.unknown1567
 Uncle to Edward and George ......... English captain and pirate. He was the father of William...
John Callice1558 ca1570
 Born in Southeastern Wales, Callice moved to London as a youth, became a retailer and later joine...
Clinton Atkinsonunknown1580
15891583, Aug 31
  a 16th-century British pirate, active in the 1580s in the sea surrounding Devon and Cornwall in ...
Mark Buryunknown1580
 operated in the Atlantic. ..... English pirate. He served in the Atlantic. It was sunk by the...
Captain Flemingunknown1580
 Pirate. This notorious Elizabethan pirate did his country a great service by bringing to Plymouth...
Mrs. Peter Lambertunknown1580
1590s 9unknown
 Born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
Thomas Fenner1550 ca1564
 Privateer ..... English officer and a pirate. He was a close friend of Francis Drake. Even a...
Captain James Langton1550 ca1585
 English captain and pirate. In his youth, he sailed as a seaman on board the Lords of Cumberland...
Thomas Drakeunknown1560
 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...
Thomas Moone1545 ca1572
 English captain and pirate, was originally a carpenter. He became a member of the crew of Franci...
Sir Francis Drake1540 ca1563
15961596, Jan 27/28
 an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drak...
Shirahama Kenkiunknown1585
  a Japanese pirate of the late 16th-early 17th centuries, one of the first Japanese with whom the...
Anthonis Rijcxunknown1585
 Privateer active in the years 1585 - 1601 from Duinkerken. He had a letter of Marque from the Spa...
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
 chieftain of the Ó Máille clan in the west of Ireland, following in the footsteps of her father...
Sir Michael Geare1565 ca1584
 a 16th-century English sailor, privateer and merchant. One of the many Sea Dogs who plagued the S...
George Cliffordunknown1558
 an English peer, naval commander and courtier of Queen Elizabeth I. He helped to prepare an exped...
Murat Reis the Elder15341560
 an Albanian privateer and admiral of the Ottoman Navy. He is regarded as one of the most importan...
John Oxenham15361570
 Elizabethan Sea Dog and associate of Sir Francis Drake during the early years of the Anglo-Spanis...
George Somers1554, Apr1570
 an English naval hero, knighted for his achievements and the Admiral of the Virginia Company. He ...
Richard Bishop1550 ca1561
16171617 ca
 Pirate of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. ..... English pirate. He served in the Mediterra...
Sir Walter Raleigh1554 ca1569
16181618, Oct 29
 an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer. He i...
Catalina de Erausounknown1585
 a one-time nun who subsequently travelled around Spain and Spanish America, mostly under male ide...
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