1791, Jun 171818-18231825, Mar 29
a pirate from Puerto Rico. Despite his birth into a noble family, the political and economic difficulties faced by the island as a colony of the Spanish Empire during the late 18th and early 19th centuries meant that his household was poor. Cofresí worked at sea from an early age; although this familiarized him with the region's geography, it provided only a modest salary. He eventually decided to abandon a sailor's life, becoming a pirate. Despite previous links to land-based criminal activities, the reason for Cofresí's change of vocation is unknown; historians speculate that he may have worked as a privateer aboard the El Scipión, owned by one of his cousins.
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The Pirates' Who's Who:
(P. Gosse, 1924)
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18231825, Mar 29

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18191843, Jan 4
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18201820, Sep 29
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18211821, Aug 30
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18211821, Sep 27
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18221822, Jan 9
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18231860, Oct 4
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18231823, Feb 7
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18261826 ca
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18271827, Jun 15
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18291827, Aug 17
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18291823, Feb 7
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18291823, Feb
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18291830, Dec 16
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18601870, Feb 17
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