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After an adventurous life as a soldier on the Continent, he sailed from Ireland in 1648 with seven ships. His own ship was the Swallow. He was a man of boundless energy, who was never happy if not engaged in some enterprise, and as legitimate warfare gave him few opportunities he turned pirate. He spent five years at sea, largely in the West Indies, meeting with every kind of adventure.
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The Pirates' Who's Who:
(P. Gosse, 1924)
Prince of the Rhine.

After an adventurous life as a soldier on the Continent, he sailed from Ireland in 1648 with seven ships. His own ship was the Swallow. He was a man of boundless energy, who was never happy if not engaged in some enterprise, and a...
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Rupertunknown1640
 
1659unknown

Daniel Elfrithunknown1607
 
16411641
 a 17th-century English privateer, colonist and slave trader. In the service of the Earl of Warwic...
Hendrik Brouwer15811606
 
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Zheng Zhilong16041623
 
16451661
 a Chinese merchant, pirate and military leader in the late Ming dynasty who later defected to the...
Samuel Axeunknown1629
 
1645unknown
 an English privateer in Dutch service during the early 17th century. In 1635, he accepted Dutch l...
William Rousunknown1631
 
16451645
 a 17th-century English privateer in the service of the Providence Island Company. He started as a...
William Jackson [1]unknown1639
 
1645unknown
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Thomas Cromwell [2]unknown1643
 
 
1645unknown
 
Manuel Butiensunknown1645+
 
 
1645+unknown
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Cornelius Corneliszoon Jol15971620
 
16491641, Oct 31
 a 17th-Century Dutch corsair and admiral in the Dutch West India Company during the Eighty Years'...
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1649unknown
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Francisco Díaz Pimientaunknown1630
 
1649unknown
 Spanish privateer and general in the Spanish army. He commanded the Spanish fleet that attacked a...
James Riskinnerunknown1630
 
1649unknown
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William Rudyerdunknown1630
 
1649unknown
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Frederico Langravio d'Assiaunknown1640
 
16491645 ca
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Don Antonio Maldonado de Texedaunknown1640
 
1649unknown
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Pierre Paulusenunknown1640
 
1649unknown
 Dutch privateer employed by Spain. On 30 May 1644 he captured a Dutch hooker ship and ransomed it...
Catalina de Erausounknown1585
 
1650unknown
 
Jean Le Vasseur unknown1642
 
 
1652 unknown
 
Philip Rasunknown1652
 
 
1655unknown
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Bartholomeus de Jagerunknown1655
 
 
1655unknown
 Dutch corsair active against the Portuguese. He attacked a small merchant fleet at Fernando Noron...
Cornelis Janszoon van de Veldeunknown1655
 
 
1655unknown
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Willem Albertse Blaeuveltunknown1643
 
 
1656unknown
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Vincenzo Alessandriunknown1650
 
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Captain Thomas Hardingunknown1650
 
1659unknown
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Captain Edward Hullunknown1650
 
1659unknown
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Jan Naelhoutunknown1650
 
1659unknown
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Leijn Pickéunknown1650
 
1659unknown
 Dutch privateer who managed to capture at least 12 English vessels during the "First English War"...
Mathijs Quarsunknown1650
 
1659unknown
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Thomas Vealunknown1650
 
1659unknown
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Captain Stanleyunknown1650
 
1660unknown
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Theunis Postunknown1650
 
1660s 9unknown
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Koxinga 1624, Aug 241646
 
16621662, Jun 23
 a Chinese military leader who was born in Hirado, Japan to the Chinese merchant/pirate Zheng Zhil...
Abraham Blauvelt1600 ca1630
 
16631663 ca
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Gustav Skytte16371657
 
16631663, Apr 21
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Cornelis Evertsen the Elder1610, Aug 41626
 
16661666, Jun 11
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Major Samuel Smithunknown1640
 
1669unknown
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Philippe Bequelunknown1650
 
1669unknown
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Jacquotte Delahayeunknown1650
 
1669unknown
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Sir Christopher Myngs16251650
 
16691666
  English naval officer and pirate. He first appears prominently as the captain of the Elisabeth, ...
Robert Searleunknown1650
 
1669unknown
 one of the earliest and most active of the English buccaneers on Jamaica. Nothing, to date, is kn...
Christina Anna Skytte16431650
 
16691677
 a Swedish baroness and pirate. From 1657 onward, her brother, baron Gustav Skytte, secrecy manage...
Bartolomeu Portuguesunknown1655
 
1669unknown
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Roche Braziliano1630, Feb 271654
 
16711671+
 a Dutch pirate born in the town of Groningen. His pirate career lasted from 1654 until his disapp...
Moise Vauquelinunknown1650
 
1672unknown
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Grillo Diego unknown1620
 
1673unknown
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Diego Grillounknown1639
 
16731673
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Daniel Johnson16291657
 
16751675
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Cornelis Evertsen the Younger1628, Apr 161648
 
16781679, Sep 20
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Isaac Rochussen16311650
 
16791710
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Pierre Le Grandunknown1620 or 1660
 
1680unknown
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Captain Nicholas Van Hoorn1635 ca1655
 
1683 1683, Jun
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Basil Ringroseunknown1653
 
1686unknown
 surgeon and cartographer ……runaway indentured servant who joined Bartholomew Sharp's "Pacific...
Anne Dieu-Le-Veut1661, Aug 281650
 
17041710, Jan 11
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