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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
 
1539unknown
 A well-known pirate in the sixteenth century. Was with Kellwanton when he was captured in the Isl...
Jean Ango14801530
 
15391551
 a French ship-owner who provided ships to Francis I for exploration of the globe. A native of Die...
Bowenunknown1530
 
1539unknown
 A Bristol man. In 1537, when the Breton pirates were becoming very daring along the south coast o...
Peter Dromyoweunknown1530
 
1539unknown
 A Breton pirate. One of the crew of Captain du Laerquerac, who in 1537 took several English ships...
Captain John Du Laerqueracunknown1530
 
1539unknown
 This Breton pirate was captured in 1537 by a Bristol seaman called John Wynter. Du Laerquerac, wi...
Captain William Phelippunknown1530
 
1539unknown
 In 1533 a Portuguese merchant, Peter Alves, engaged Phelipp to pilot his ship, the Santa Maria De...
Juan Caneteunknown1540
 
 
1540unknown
 
Sayyida al Hurra14851510
 
1542unknown
 Allied with the Turkish corsair Barbaros of Algiers. al Hurra controlled the western Mediterranea...
Robert Boroughunknown1543
 
 
1543unknown
 was born in Devonshire, received a patent for the robbery of the French courts.
Hayreddin Barbarossa14781504
 
15451546
 an Ottoman admiral of the fleet who was born in the island of Midilli (Lesbos) and died in Consta...
Michael Jamesunknown1545
 
 
1545unknown
 
Francis Bemeunknown1530
 
1549unknown
 In 1539 this Baltic pirate was cruising off Antwerp, waiting to waylay English merchant vessels.
Hans Van Meghlynunknown1530
 
1549unknown
 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
 
 
1549unknown
 
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...
Francois Le Clercunknown1550
 
 
15691563
  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...
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 ...
Jean Capdevilleunknown1569
 
 
1569unknown
 Sailed with Jacques Sores
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...
John Chalona Butlerunknown1570s c
 
 
1570s 91577
 Sailed with John Oxenham. Captured, tortured and put to death by the ES Inquisition;........John ...
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...
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
 
 
1572unknown
 Conrad van Hegenbert
Klein Henszleinunknown1560
 
 
15731573
 a German pirate from 1560 to 1573 who raided shipping in the North Sea until his defeat and captu...
John Smith [1]1550 ca1572
 
 
15731570s
 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
 
 
1574unknown
 
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
 
 
1576unknown
 an Ottoman Albanian renegade, the squadron admiral and the supreme commander of all Islamic vesse...
Andrew Barkerunknown1560
 
 
15771577
 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
 
 
15771578
 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
 
 
1577unknown
 
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
 
 
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...
William Markham [1]1545 ca1570
 
 
15781578
 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
 
 
1578unknown
 
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
 
 
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 Callisunknown1570
 
 
15791576
 a 16th-century Welsh pirate. He was active in South Wales from Cardiff to Haverfordwest, often se...
Klaus Hansleinunknown1570
 
 
15791573
 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
 
 
1579unknown
 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
 
 
1579unknown
 Dutch privateer in the 16th century. Received a Letter of Marque on 10 June 1570 issued by Willem...
Johan Sieuwertszoonunknown1570
 
 
1579unknown
 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
 
 
1579unknown
 
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
 
 
1580unknown
 a Spanish sailor (captain of a frigate), soldier (captain of infantry and then of cavalry), priva...
Fabio Galeratiunknown1580
 
 
1580unknown
 Knight of St. Stephan
Thomas Hankynunknown1580
 
 
1580unknown
 
John Brewer1540 ca1560
 
 
1580s 91600 ca
 Sailed with Francis Drake on his round the world journey ...... English captain and pirate. H...
Captain Derrickunknown1581
 
 
1581unknown
 hunted by the French courts in Studland Bay.
Stephen Heynesunknown1581
 
 
1581unknown
 / 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.
Pietro Emounknown1584
 
 
1584unknown
 Beheaded by Venetians
Eloi Colaertunknown1583
 
 
1585unknown
 He was a privateer in the service of Spain. He was active in the years 1583 and 1585 from Duinker...
Karel Dauweunknown1585
 
 
1585unknown
 Dutch privateer in the service of Spain in 1585.
Bernard Drakeunknown1585
 
 
1585unknown
 an Elizabethan sea captain. He was a possible relation to Sir Francis Drake. Beginning in 1585, h...
Martin Frobisher15351585
 
 
15851595
 an English seaman and privateer (licensed pirate) who made three voyages to the New World to look...
William Hawkins the youngerunknown1585
 
 
1585unknown
 went around the world with Francis Drake
Francis Knollys1552 ca1585
 
 
15851648
 an English privateer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1575...
Pieter Pouwelsunknown1585
 
 
1585unknown
 Privateer actively employed by Spain in 1585 with a Letter of Marque. He used Duinkerken as a bas...
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...
John Callice1558 ca1570
 
15891587
 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
 
15891589
 operated in the Atlantic. ..... English pirate. He served in the Atlantic. It was sunk by the...
Captain Flemingunknown1580
 
1589unknown
 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
 
15911591
 Privateer ..... English officer and a pirate. He was a close friend of Francis Drake. Even a...
Captain James Langton1550 ca1585
 
1594unknown
 English captain and pirate. In his youth, he sailed as a seaman on board the Lords of Cumberland...
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...
Thomas Moone1545 ca1572
 
15951595
 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
 
15991599
  a Japanese pirate of the late 16th-early 17th centuries, one of the first Japanese with whom the...
Anthonis Rijcxunknown1585
 
1601unknown
 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
 
16031603
 chieftain of the Ó Máille clan in the west of Ireland, following in the footsteps of her father...
Sir Michael Geare1565 ca1584
 
1603unknown
 a 16th-century English sailor, privateer and merchant. One of the many Sea Dogs who plagued the S...
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...
John Oxenham15361570
 
16091580
 Elizabethan Sea Dog and associate of Sir Francis Drake during the early years of the Anglo-Spanis...
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
 
1650unknown
 
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