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a young English sailor turned pirate. He worked in the Bay of Biscay and English Channel. Along with John Drake, he plundered French and Spanish ships. He was killed, also along with Drake, in the attack of the November, a passing frigate whose strength they underestimated.
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Richard Allen [1]unknown1560
 
15721572, Nov

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...
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...
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...
William Markham [1]1545 ca1570
 
15781578
 English officer, boatswain, and pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1570 and ...
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...
John Brewer1540 ca1560
 
1580s 91600 ca
 Sailed with Francis Drake on his round the world journey ...... English captain and pirate. H...
Lady Mary Wolverston1525 ca1570
 
15821582 ca
 a gentlewoman from Suffolk, married into an ancient Cornish family, who was accused of piracy dur...
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...
John Callice1558 ca1570
 
15891587
 Born in Southeastern Wales, Callice moved to London as a youth, became a retailer and later joine...
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...
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...
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