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a prominent early 17th century Chinese merchant originally from Quanzhou in Fujian province. Li operated out of Manila for a time before moving to Hirado, in Japan and becoming a part of the shuinsen trade, with a formal vermillion seal license from the Tokugawa shogunate. He served as the head of the Chinese community in Hirado, and maintained a residence in the English sector of the city. Following his death, Li Dan's business was inherited by Zheng Zhilong, along with his role in the community.
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Li Danunknown1600
 
16291625

Anthonis Rijcxunknown1585
 
1601unknown
 Privateer active in the years 1585 - 1601 from Duinkerken. He had a letter of Marque from the Spa...
William Crastonunknown1590
 
1601unknown
 
Baltazar de Cordesunknown1598
 
16011601?
 a Dutch corsair who fought against the Spanish during the early 17th Century. Born in the Netherl...
Olivier van Noort15581598
 
16011627, Feb 22
 the first Dutchman to circumnavigate the world. His ships were poorly equipped, especially in the...
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...
Jan de Bouffunknown1602
 
 
1602unknown
 a Dutch renegade privateer who, during the Dutch War of Independence, entered Habsburg service an...
Andries Dirksenunknown1602
 
 
1602unknown
 privateer in the service of Spain. He operated in 1602 from the port of Duinkerken. In August 160...
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...
Sir James Lancaster15541591
 
16031618
 a prominent Elizabethan trader and privateer, active in India during the late 16th century. In 15...
Brother Ascanio Cambianounknown1602
 
 
1604unknown
 Knight of Malta. Captain General of Galleys
George Cliffordunknown1558
 
1605unknown
 an English peer, naval commander and courtier of Queen Elizabeth I. He helped to prepare an exped...
Jacques Germainunknown1606
 
 
1606unknown
 Knight of St. Stephan
Agostino Faenzounknown1607
 
 
1607unknown
 Knight of St. Stephen
James Harrisunknown1608
 
 
1608unknown
 One of Roberts's crew.
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...
Jan Claasenunknown1590
 
1609unknown
 Dutch privateer in the service of Spain in 1599. He sailed from the port of Duinkerken. He attack...
Adriaan Dirksenunknown1590
 
1609unknown
 Dirksen was vice-admiral and member of the board of admirals of Duinkerken in 1597. In May 1599 h...
Amyas Prestonunknown1590
 
16091609
 an English privateer of the Elizabethan period. Prestin came from Cricket St Thomas in Somerset. ...
Elizabeth Shirland15771590
 
1609unknown
 she was born around 1577 in Devonshire, England. Elizabeth and some of her family joined a group ...
Anthony Shirley15651590
 
16091637
 an English traveller, whose imprisonment in 1603 by King James I caused the English House of Comm...
Cornelius Gollunknown1598
 
1609unknown
 
Mahieu Jacobsenunknown1599
 
1609unknown
 Privateer in the service of Spain at the end of the 16th and at the beginning of the 17th century...
Nicholas Alvelunknown1600
 
1609unknown
 an English pirate active in the Ionian Sea during the early 17th century. There is very little ad...
Laurens Cortsenunknown1600
 
1609unknown
 Privateer active in 1601 from the port of Duinkerken. In this year he was captured and he and his...
The Lord of Wackeneunknown1600
 
1609unknown
 The lord of Wackene, Cathen and Capelle (Anton) was born in the house of Burgundy. He was a priva...
Frans Pleiteunknown1600
 
1609unknown
 Privateer sailing from Duinkerken. He had a letter of marque from Spain. In August 1600 he sailed...
Frans Willemsenunknown1600
 
1609unknown
 Privateer sailing from Duinkerken. He had a letter of marque from Spain. In August 1600 he sailed...
William Baugheunknown1609
 
 
16091610 ca
 operated off the coast of Ireland. ...... English pirate, worked around Ireland.
Peter Bonitonunknown1609
 
 
16091615 ca
 Executed in France ...... English pirate. He served in the Caribbean and challenged on everyo...
Peter Loveunknown1590
 
16101610
 an English pirate, said to have been born in Lewes, Sussex. He was the captain of the Priam, and ...
Sir Francis Verney15841608
 
 
16101615, Sep 6
 an English adventurer, soldier of fortune, and pirate. A nobleman by birth, he left England after...
William Hughsunknown1611
 
 
1611unknown
 
Toby Glanvilleunknown1600
 
1613unknown
 Captured in 1613, committed suicide
Michael Duppaunknown1613
 
 
1613unknown
 pirate, plundering ships near Mamora, Morocco. n
William Clark [1]unknown1614
 
 
1614unknown
 Associated with James Gentleman
James Gentlemanunknown1614
 
 
1614unknown
 
David Middleton unknown1601
 
 
1615unknown
 
Thomas Franckeunknown1608
 
 
1615unknown
 
Sir Henry Mainwaring15871610
 
 
16161653
 an English lawyer, soldier, author, seaman and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 16...
Pietro Dortolo Giovonunknown1616
 
 
1616unknown
 Barbary corsair.
Richard Bishop1550 ca1561
 
16171617 ca
 Pirate of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. ..... English pirate. He served in the Mediterra...
William Parkerunknown1587
 
16171617
 an English captain and privateer, and also Mayor of Plymouth. He was born near Plymouth and wa...
Christopher Newport 15611588
 
16171617
 an English seaman and privateer. He is best known as the captain of the Susan Constant, the large...
Sir Walter Raleigh1554 ca1569
 
16181618, Oct 29
 an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer. He i...
Andreas Ferletichunknown1618
 
 
1618unknown
 Corsair
John Ward [1]1552/531590
 
16191622
 a notorious English pirate around the turn of the 17th century who later became a Barbary Corsair...
Captain Simon Danziker1579 ca1600
 
16191611
 a 17th-century Dutch privateer and corsair. Danseker and the English pirate John Ward were the tw...
Ivan Dirkie De Veenboerunknown1600
 
16191620, Oct 10
  a 17th-century Dutch corsair. A privateer during the Eighty Years' War, he later turned to pirac...
Ward [2]unknown1600
 
1619unknown
 One of the first English pirates to establish himself on the Barbary coast in North Africa. By th...
Peter Easton [1]15701602
 
 
16191619
 a pirate in the early 17th century who operated along the Newfoundland coastline between Harbour ...
Giulio Barbolani Dei Conti De Montautounknown1610
 
 
16191619 ca
 Knight of Saint Stephen ..... Probably Italian pirate, known as the Knights of St. Stephen. He al...
Captain Bishop [1]unknown1610
 
 
1619[2]
 An Irishman. Chief mate to the pirate Captain Cobham.
Bishop [2]unknown1610
 
 
1619[1]
 In 1613, Bishop and a few other English seamen set up as pirates at Marmora on the Barbary Coast.
Cornelis Danielsenunknown1610
 
 
1619unknown
 Daniëlsen was a Dutch privateer who was active in the 17th century. On 31 May of 1619 he attacke...
Jenningsunknown1610
 
 
1619unknown
 A Welshman who in 1613 was settled on the Barbary coast with some thirty other British pirates.
Cornelis Brackman Danialsenunknown1619
 
 
1619unknown
 
Brother Gualterotti Bardiunknown1616
 
 
16201620 ca
 Probably of Italian origin. Member of the Knights of Malta. Sailed in the Mediterranean, plunderi...
Juan Garciaunknown1622
 
 
1622unknown
 a 17th-century Spanish privateer. He was among a number of Spaniards who served the Spanish Crown...
Cornelis Wittebolunknown1622
 
 
1622unknown
 Dutch corsair in Spanish service. In February 1622, attacked a fishing fleet from the Veere and M...
Sampson Denballunknown1624
 
 
1624unknown
 traveled to Tunisia, converted to Islam and made ??several raids, arrested in 1624 and sent to th...
Filips van Zuylenunknown1624
 
 
1624unknown
 As part of the Groot Desseyn plan, he was particularly active against the Portuguese in West Afri...
Hendrik Worstunknown1624
 
 
1624unknown
 Dutch corsair who accompanied Pieter Schouten in his expedition to the West Indies.
Joost van Dykunknown1615
 
 
16251631 ca
 a Dutch privateer (and, reportedly, sometime pirate) who was one of the earliest European settler...
Pieter Schoutenunknown1622
 
 
16251625
 a 17th-century Dutch corsair and privateer. He was one of the first Dutchmen to explore to the Ca...
Willem Jacobszoonunknown1624
 
 
1625unknown
 Dutch corsair who accompanied Pieter Schouten on one of the first major expeditions to the West I...
Claes Gerritszoon Compaen15871621
 
 
16271660, Feb 25
 a 17th-century Dutch corsair and merchant. Dissatisfied as a privateer for the Dutch Republic, he...
Brother Francesco Carafaunknown1625
 
 
1627unknown
 Knight of Malta. Captain General of Galleys
Hendrick Jacobszoon Lucifer15831627
 
 
16271627
 a Dutch-born pirate. Hendrick's last name, Lucifer, referred to a lighting stick, not to the fall...
Dirck Simonszoon van Uitgeestunknown1628/29
 
 
1628/29unknown
 Dutch corsair who commanded a WIC expedition to Brazil bringing back over 12 Portuguese and Spani...
Jan Janszoon15701600
 
16291641+
 one of the most succesful corsairs of the Mediterranean sea. Like so many Dutch pirates Jan, of t...
Piet Hein1577, Nov 251607
 
16291629, Jun 18
 a Dutch admiral and privateer for the Dutch Republic during the Eighty Years' War between the Uni...
Henry Chandlerunknown1610
 
1629unknown
 Born in Devonshire, his father kept a chandler's shop in Southwark. An English renegado at Algier...
Jan Jacobsen1588/891610
 
16291622
 a Flemish naval commander and Dunkirker during the Eighty Years' War. He became a posthumous hero...
John Browneunknown1620
 
1629unknown
 An English sailor who joined the Barbary pirates at Algiers and turned Mohammedan. Taken in the E...
Balduino Enricounknown1620
 
16291626 ca
 a Dutch privateer who starred in the famous assault to Puerto Rico of 1625. Baudouin Enrico is th...
Pedro de la Plesaunknown1620
 
1629unknown
 a 17th-century Spanish privateer. He served as a Dunkirker in the service of the Spanish Crown du...
Captain Samsonunknown1620
 
1629unknown
 English pirate who was active in the seventeenth century. Captured the ship the Vergulde Leeuw, C...
Dirck Simonszoon van Uitgeest1590 ca1620
 
16291635 ca
 Dutch pirate, he worked at the northern coast of South America. Challenged the Spanish and Portug...
Jan Marinus van Sommelsdijkunknown1620
 
1629unknown
 Former Dutch privateer turned Barbary corsair. He attacked the Dutch ship St. Jan Babtista under ...
Villa Riseunknown1620
 
1629unknown
 In the year 1621 this Moorish pirate commanded a small squadron of five vessels which took an Eng...
Dierick Ruyters unknown1618
 
1630unknown
 
Pieter Adriaanszoon Ita15971628
 
16301638
 a 17th-century Dutch corsair and privateer. He was also an admiral in the Dutch West India Compan...
Hendrick Corneliszoon Loncqunknown1628
 
1630unknown
 
John Nuttunknown1620
 
1632unknown
 a 17th-century English pirate. He was one of the more notorious brigands of his time raiding the ...
Sussex Camockunknown1625
 
1635unknown
 an English privateer who was involved in establishing the Providence Island colony, a Puritan col...
Liu Xiangunknown1620
 
16361636
 
Jacob Collaartunknown1625
 
16371637
 a Flemish admiral who served as privateer and one of the Dunkirkers in Spanish Habsburg service d...
Jacob Willekens1564/711590
 
16391633/1649
 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
 
1639unknown
 a Dutch pirate of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish origin active in the Caribbean against Spain and Br...
Jan van Ryenunknown1620
 
1639unknown
 a 17th-century Dutch privateer, explorer, and colonist. He was granted a commission by the Dutch ...
Daniel Elfrithunknown1607
 
16411641
 a 17th-century English privateer, colonist and slave trader. In the service of the Earl of Warwic...
Hendrik Brouwer15811606
 
16431643, Aug 7
 a Dutch explorer, admiral, and colonial administrator both in Japan and the Dutch East Indies. He...
Zheng Zhilong16041623
 
16451661
 a Chinese merchant, pirate and military leader in the late Ming dynasty who later defected to the...
Cornelius Corneliszoon Jol15971620
 
16491641, Oct 31
 a 17th-Century Dutch corsair and admiral in the Dutch West India Company during the Eighty Years'...
Catalina de Erausounknown1585
 
1650unknown
 
Cornelis Evertsen the Elder1610, Aug 41626
 
16661666, Jun 11
 a Dutch admiral. In 1626 Cornelis is first mentioned as actually serving on sea, during a private...
Grillo Diego unknown1620
 
1673unknown
  Spanish but worked for the French, Hanged
Pierre Le Grandunknown1620 or 1660
 
1680unknown
 a French buccaneer of the 17th century. He is known to history only from one source, Alexandre Ex...
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