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an officer in the English Navy and New Model Army in England during the English Civil War and the Interregnum. He was a political and religious radical who prospered during the years of the Parliamentary ascendancy and was an early settler of New England in North America. William moved to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1630s with his sisters, at one point living in Charlestown and was serving in the militia there in 1639. At some point, William and his brother, Thomas Rainsborough, were both involved in an expedition to the other Puritan colony, Providence Island colony, off the coast of Nicaragua.
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Charles Howard15361558
 
16191624, Dec 14
 an English statesman and Lord High Admiral under Elizabeth I and James I. He was commander of the...
Peter Easton [1]15701602
 
16191619
 a pirate in the early 17th century who operated along the Newfoundland coastline between Harbour ...
Piet Hein1577, Nov 251607
 
16291629, Jun 18
 a Dutch admiral and privateer for the Dutch Republic during the Eighty Years' War between the Uni...
Albrecht von Wallenstein1583, Sep 241604
 
16341634, Feb 25
 a Bohemian military leader and politician who offered his services, and an army of 30,000 to 100,...
Jacob Collaartunknown1625
 
 
16371637
 a Flemish admiral who served as privateer and one of the Dunkirkers in Spanish Habsburg service d...
Antonio de Oquendo1577, Oct1594
 
16391640, Jun 7
 a Spanish admiral; in 1639 he was in command of the Spanish forces at the Battle of the Downs. In...
Jan Evertsen1600, Feb 11630
 
 
16391666, Aug 5
 a Dutch admiral during the 17th century. His greatest successes were in 1628 preventing the inter...
Marten Anckarhielmunknown1631
 
 
16571657, Mar 21
 a Dutch admiral that entered into Swedish service, becoming a Swedish admiral and a Swedish noble...
Marten Anckarhielmunknown1631
 
 
16571657, Mar 21
 a Dutch admiral that entered into Swedish service, becoming a Swedish admiral and a Swedish noble...
Koxinga 1624, Aug 241646
 
 
16621662, Jun 23
 a Chinese military leader who was born in Hirado, Japan to the Chinese merchant/pirate Zheng Zhil...
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...
Abraham Crijnssenunknown1632
 
 
16691669, Feb 1
 a Dutch naval commander, notable for capturing Surinam from the British in 1667 during the Second...
Captain John Aylettunknown1660
 
 
16691669
 Commanded the Portland for the British navy at the Battle of Lowestoft in 1665 Later he became an...
Cornelis Evertsen the Younger1628, Apr 161648
 
16781679, Sep 20
 a Dutch Admiral from the 17th century. Cornelis was the son of Lieutenant-Admiral Johan Evertsen ...
Daniel Montbars16451660
 
16791707 ca
 a 17th-century French buccaneer. For several years, he was known as one of the most violent bucca...
Sir Henry Morgan1635 ca1663
 
16881688, Aug 25
 a British privateer, buccaneer, and admiral of the Royal Navy. He made himself famous during acti...
Jean II d'Estrees1624, Nov 31640
 
16891707, May 19
 a Marshal of France, and an important naval commander of Louis XIV. He was born to a noble famil...
Willem Bastiaanszoon1620 ca1670
 
16891704
 Dutch merchant and mariner in the Dutch navy. He was born in Haarlem. He took part in the war bet...
Johan van Brakel1638 ca1666
 
16901690, Jul 10
 Dutch naval officer. In 1687 he was rear-Admiral in a fleet that was active against the Barbary c...
Jean Bart1650, Oct 211672
 
16971702, Apr 27
 a French naval commander and privateer. He served in the Dutch Navy and later became a successful...
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