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1565 ca1584-1603unknown
a 16th-century English sailor, privateer and merchant. One of the many Sea Dogs who plagued the Spanish Empire during the Elizabethan age, Geare was well-known to the Spaniards of the West Indies and the Spanish Main as commander of the Little John. He remained one of the most active in the region throughout the 1590s and up until his retirement in 1603.
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Sir Michael Geare1565 ca1584
 
1603unknown

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...
Giovanni Dionigi15191536
 
15871587, Jun 21
 an Italian born corsair (privateer) who later became an Ottoman admiral (Reis), Bey of the Regenc...
William Irishunknown1587
 
 
1587unknown
 
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...
Francesco Barbolani Dei Conti De Montautounknown1590
 
 
15901600 ca
 Knight of Saint Stephen .... Probably Italian pirate, known as the Knights of St. Stephen. Wit...
William Fenner Jr.1570 ca1590
 
 
15901600 ca
 son of William, cousin to Edward and George ...... English captain and pirate. He was the son...
Samuel Foxcraftunknown1590
 
 
1590unknown
 
Edward Glenhamunknown1590
 
 
1590unknown
 
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...
John Flegonunknown1591
 
 
1591unknown
 One of Ralegh's sea-captains
Thomas Cavendish15601587
 
 
15921592
 an English explorer and a privateer known as "The Navigator" because he was the first who deliber...
Abraham Cockeunknown1589
 
 
1593unknown
 Worked for John Watts
Captain James Langton1550 ca1585
 
 
1594unknown
 English captain and pirate. In his youth, he sailed as a seaman on board the Lords of Cumberland...
Sir Richard Hawkins1562 ca1593
 
 
15941622, Apr 17
 a 17th-century English seaman, explorer and Elizabethan "Sea Dog", and the son of Admiral Sir Joh...
Richard Bestunknown1594
 
 
15941600 ca
 actively plundered Spanish ships in the Caribbean. ....... English Pirate of the Caribbean. I...
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...
Robert Crosse1570 ca1587
 
 
15951595
 English pirate. He was the brother of John Crosse. From 1585 he served in the Atlantic and Cari...
John Crosse15751591
 
 
15951595
 English cabin boy and a pirate. Brother of Robert Crosse. He became a member of the crew of Fr...
Sir Francis Drake1540 ca1563
 
15961596, Jan 27/28
 an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drak...
Anthoney Hipponunknown1596
 
 
1596unknown
 
Shirahama Kenkiunknown1585
 
 
15991599
  a Japanese pirate of the late 16th-early 17th centuries, one of the first Japanese with whom the...
Dirk Gorissenunknown1590
 
 
15991599
 Privateer active in 1599 from the port of Duinkerken. In this year he was captured and he and his...
Ferdinando d'Aragonaunknown1600
 
 
16001600 ca
 Aragon (Spanish) pirate. He served in the Mediterranean and attacked mainly Venetian ships.
Willem Jansenunknown1600
 
 
1600unknown
 Dutch corsair based in Duinkerken and one time officer under Jacques Colaert........Dutch private...
Jan Janssenunknown1600
 
 
1600unknown
 Captured and converted to Islam in 1618. Became Governor of Oualidia……This Dutch privateer jo...
Edward Joliffeunknown1600
 
 
1600unknown
 
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 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...
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...
Peter Loveunknown1590
 
16101610
 an English pirate, said to have been born in Lewes, Sussex. He was the captain of the Priam, and ...
Toby Glanvilleunknown1600
 
1613unknown
 Captured in 1613, committed suicide
David Middleton unknown1601
 
1615unknown
 
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...
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 ...
Jan Janszoon15701600
 
16291641+
 one of the most succesful corsairs of the Mediterranean sea. Like so many Dutch pirates Jan, of t...
Li Danunknown1600
 
16291625
 a prominent early 17th century Chinese merchant originally from Quanzhou in Fujian province. Li o...
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...
Catalina de Erausounknown1585
 
1650unknown
 
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