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Back in the day, if someone took your ship they were either doing so under the auspices of a country (privateer) or for their own benefit (pirate, buccaneer, corsair, etc.)...either way, whomever it was, you will probably find him (or her) listed here...
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Charles Francois d'Angennes

aka: Charles François, Marquis de Maintenon
bornactivedied
1648, Dec 61672-16761691
a French nobleman who became a buccaneer in the Caribbean and who sold his castle and title to to Françoise d'Aubigné. At the end of 1676, he gathered a fleet of 10 ships with 800 buccaneers and attacked Isla Margarita and Cumaná. He became Governor of the island of Marie-Galante (1679–1686).
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Ferdinando d'Aragona

bornactivedied
unknown1600 ca1600 ca
Aragon (Spanish) pirate. He served in the Mediterranean and attacked mainly Venetian ships.


Frederico Langravio d'Assia

bornactivedied
unknown1640s1645 ca
Knight of Malta. Captain General of the Galleys..... Probably pirate Italian and Maltese knight. He served in the Mediterranean Sea and plundered Arab and Ottoman ships.


Teodosio D'Estampes

bornactivedied
unknown1667 caunknown
Knight of Malta


Captain Pierre d'Orange

bornactivedied
unknown1680s1683, Nov 22
Captain of the Dauphin. Hanged on November 22, 1683 in Vera Cruz
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Nunho da Silva

bornactivedied
unknown1577 caunknown


Alexander Dalzeel

aka: Nique Ta Mere
bornactivedied
16621685-17151715, Dec 5
a seventeenth-century pirate and former officer under Henry Avery. According to pirate lore, Dalzeel participated in the capture of the treasure ship Ganj-i-Sawai, which carried The Great Mogul's daughter to her arranged marriage. Avery, who had decided to take her as his own wife, gave Dalzeel his own ship and crew within Avery's fleet. Dalzeel would contin...
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William Dampier

bornactivedied
1651, Sep1673-17151715, Mar
the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times. He has also been described as Australia's first natural historian, as well as one of the most important He came from Somerset, England, and fought alongside buccaneers in Central America. Marooned on the Nicobar Islands in the India...
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Joseph Dan

bornactivedied
unknown1690sunknown
One of Avery's crew. Turned King's witness at his trial in 1696, and was not hanged.
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Cornelis Brackman Danialsen

bornactivedied
unknown1619unknown


Captain Daniel

bornactivedied
unknown1700-1705unknown
Raided in the Caribbean, his adventures are described by the French missionary father Labat.
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Stephen Daniel

bornactivedied
unknown1710s1719
A member of Edward Teach's crew. Hanged in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1719.
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Cornelis Danielsen

aka: Daniëlsen, Brackman
bornactivedied
unknown1610sunknown
Daniëlsen was a Dutch privateer who was active in the 17th century. On 31 May of 1619 he attacked the French privateer La Chenay. La Chenay had two prizes with him at the time: a ship from the city of Vlissingen and a ship from the city Lübeck. La Chenay was defeated by Daniëlsen.


John Dann

aka: John Dunn
bornactivedied
unknown1694 caunknown
sailed with Henry Avery, later arrested in Dublin at the trial testified against Avery.


Captain Simon Danziker

aka: Captain Dansker, Simon Simonson, Zymen Danseker, der Tantzer (the Dancer), Delli Reis (Captain Devil), Siemen Danziger, Zymen Danseker, Simon de Danser
bornactivedied
1579 ca1600s-1610s1611
a 17th-century Dutch privateer and corsair. Danseker and the English pirate John Ward were the two most prominent renegades operating in the Barbary coast during the early 17th century, both of whom were said to command squadrons in Algiers and Tunis equal to their European counterparts, and represented a formidable naval power as allies (much like Aruj and ...
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John Darby

aka: John Derby
bornactivedied
unknown1721-1723 unknown
A Marblehead fisherman, one of the crew of the ketch Mary, of Salem, captured by Captain Pound. He joined the pirates, and was killed at Tarpaulin Cove.
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Karel Dauwe

bornactivedied
unknown1585unknown
Dutch privateer in the service of Spain in 1585.


Edward Davis

bornactivedied
unknown1680-1688unknown
an English buccaneer active in the Caribbean during the 1680s and would lead successful raids against Leon and Panama in 1685, the latter considered one of the last major buccaneer raids against a Spanish stronghold. Much of his career was later recorded by writer ...
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Gabriel Davis

bornactivedied
1670 ca1703-17041710/1711
an English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The Charles, led by Captain Daniel Plowman. The Charles sailed from Boston in July 1703 on a pirate expedition against the French and Spanish ships. Not...
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George James Davis

bornactivedied
unknown1820s1830, Dec 16
Captured, charged with piracy, and convicted. One of the last two final hangings on Execution Dock (the other being William Watts) on December 16, 1830.
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Howell Davis

aka: Hywel Davies
bornactivedied
16901718-17191719, Jun 19
a Welsh pirate. His piratical career lasted just 11 months, from 11 July 1718 to 19 June 1719, when he was ambushed and killed. Davis captured 15 known English and French ships. A clever and charming man as he was, Davis pretended to be a legitimate privateer to deceive the commander of a Royal African Company slaving fort in Gambia. After capturing the comm...
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Thomas Davis

borndied
unknownunknown


William Davis

borndied
unknownunknown
A Welshman. Arrived at Sierra Leone in honest employ in the Ann galley. Quarrelling with the mate, whom he beat, he deserted his ship and went to live ashore with the negroes, one of whom he married, with whom he settled down. One evening, the weather being hot, and Davis being very thirsty, he sold his bride for some punch. His wife's relations, being indig...
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Dawes

bornactivedied
unknown1690sunknown
Corsair. An English renegade. When Roberts was cast away on June 12th, 1692, in Nio, a small island in the Grecian Archipelago, in His Majesty's hired ship the Arcana galley, most of the crew escaped in a French prize they had taken. Roberts remained behind, hoping to save some of his valuables, which were in the Arcana. But on June 15th a crusal, or corsair...
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Robert Dawes

bornactivedied
unknown1830unknown
One of the mutineers on the brig Vineyard in 1830. It was the full confession of Dawes that brought about the conviction and execution of the ringleader, Charles Gibbs.
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Joseph Dawson

bornactivedied
unknown1690s1696
Crew member of Charles the Second, captained by Henry Every. Captured and tried at the Old Bailey in 1696 for piracy and convicted. He pleaded for mercy and to be sent as a slave to India, but was hanged at Execution Dock.
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Michael de Basco

borndied
unknownunknown
de Basco assisted Francois l'Olonaise as land captain in the attacks and conquests of Maracaibo and Gibraltar.
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Charlotte de Berry

bornactivedied
16361660sunknown
a female pirate captain.While de Berry worked on the docks, a captain of a merchant ship saw her and kidnapped her. He forced de Berry to marry him and took her away on his trip to Africa. To escape her new husband who was a brutal rapist and tyrant, de Berry gained the respect of the crew and persuaded them to mutiny. In revenge, she decapitated her husband...
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Jan de Bouff

bornactivedied
unknown1602unknown
a Dutch renegade privateer who, during the Dutch War of Independence, entered Habsburg service and raided shipping as a Dunkirker during 1602. While attacking three French fishing boats in December of that year, he was surprised by the arrival of six Dutch ships out of Ostend. Although initially outnumbered, three other Dunkirkers joined the battle on behalf...
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Stephen James De Cossey

bornactivedied
unknown1710sunknown
With three other pirates was tried and convicted in June, 1717, before the Vice-Admiralty Court at Charleston. The President of the Court was Judge Trot, a terror to all pirates, as he never failed to hang a guilty one. De Cossey and the other prisoners were found guilty of piratically taking the vessels Turtle Dove, Penelope, and the Virgin Queen.
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Catalina de Erauso

bornactivedied
unknown1585-1650unknown


Laurens de Graaf

aka: de Griffe, Lorencillo, Cornelius Laurens Baldran, Lorenzo Jacome
bornactivedied
16531672-16971704, May 24
Characterised as "a great and mischievous pirate" by Henry Morgan, de Graaf was a Dutch pirate, mercenary, and naval officer in the service of the French colony of Saint-Domingue. He was reportedly enslaved by Spanish slave traders when captured in what is now the...
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Captain Laurens de Graff

aka: Laurencillo, Lorencillo, El Griffe, Sieur de Baldran, de Graff, Gesel van de West
bornactivedied
1653 ca1682-1695unknown
a Dutch pirate, mercenary, and naval officer in the service of the French colony of Saint-Domingue during the late 17th and early 18th century. De Graaf was described as tall, blond, mustached and handsome. Some Spanish thought he was the Devil in person.
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Captain Herbert De Graves

borndied
unknownunknown
This Dutch pirate sailed as captain of his own merchant vessel during the reign of King Charles II. He took to landing his crew on the south coast of England and raiding gentlemen's houses. The first he ever pillaged was that of a Mr. Sturt, in Sussex. In those days, when banks were almost unknown, the houses of the rich often contained great sums of money. ...
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Captain De L'Isle

bornactivedied
unknown1659-1661unknown


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Raveneau de Lussan

bornactivedied
unknown1679-1688unknown
a French buccaneer. In 1679 he embarked for Santo Domingo in search of fortune, but was unsuccessful, and joined the buccaneers under Laurens de Graaf, sailing from Petit-Goâve, 22 November 1684. He soon left de Graaf at the head of a band of his own, and in 1685 pillaged the town of El Realejo. In 1686 his band took part in the capture of Grenada, and, not...
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De Melton

bornactivedied
unknown1520s-1530sunknown
A well-known pirate in the sixteenth century. Was with Kellwanton when he was captured in the Isle of Man in 1531, but de Melton managed to escape with some of the crew and get away in their ship to Grimsby.
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Francis de Mont

borndied
unknownunknown
Captured in South Carolina in 1717. Tried in Charleston and convicted of taking the ship, “Turtle Dove,” and other vessels off the Carolina coast the previous July. Hanged in July, 1717.
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Jacques de Sores

bornactivedied
unknown1550s-1570sunknown
A French pirate whose sole documented act was his attack and burning of Havana in 1555. Other than his attack on Havana, little is known of de Sores. He was nicknamed "The Exterminating Angel" ("L'Ange Exterminateur"). He was the leader of a band of Huguenot pirates and a lieutenant or former lieutenant of another French pirate, more
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Captain Benito de Soto

bornactivedied
1805, Apr 221827-18301830, Jan 25
a Galician pirate, and captain of the Burla Negra ("Black Joke"). Benito de Soto was the most notorious of the last generation of pirates to plunder shipping in the Atlantic, one of those arising from the ending of the Napoleonic Wars. De Soto served on an Argentinian slave ship before leading a mutiny off the coast of Angola in 1827. When 18 of the crew dec...
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Bernado De Soto

bornactivedied
unknown1830sunknown
One of the crew of the schooner Panda that took and plundered the Salem brig Mexican. The crew of the Panda were captured by an English man-of-war and taken to Boston. De Soto was condemned to death, but eventually fully pardoned owing to his heroic conduct in rescuing the crew of an American vessel some time previously.
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Ivan Dirkie De Veenboer

aka: Sulayman, Sulayman, Soliman, Slemen Reis
bornactivedied
unknown1600s-1610s1620, Oct 10
a 17th-century Dutch corsair. A privateer during the Eighty Years' War, he later turned to piracy and became an officer under Simon the Dancer. He later converted to Islam, becoming known as Süleyman Reis (also spelled Sulayman, Soliman or Slemen Reis), and became a Barbary corsair under Simon the Dancer. Hed had a highly successful career as an Ottoman C...
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Captain Robert Deal

bornactivedied
unknown1710s-17181718
At one time mate to Captain Charles Vane. Later placed in command of small sioop. Took many prizes off coasts of Carolina and New Englan Captured in West Indies, hanged in Jamaica, 1718.
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Captain John Deane

bornactivedied
unknown1675-1676 unknown
various flags used during the attack on the enemy, captured and sentenced to death in Jamaica, but was able to escape from prison.
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Stephen Decatur Sr.

bornactivedied
1751, Jun1770s-1800s1808, Nov 11
an American naval captain in the Revolutionary War and later in the Quasi-War. He was the father of Stephen Decatur Jr. During the American Revolution he commanded the Royal Louis, the Comet, the Retaliation, the Rising Sun, and the Fair American. With the outbreak of the Quasi War with France, Decatur was commissioned as a captain in the United States Navy ...
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Captain Dedran

bornactivedied
unknown1680sunknown
A French filibuster of French Domingo. Commanded, in 1684, the Chasseur (120 men, 20 guns).
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Isaac Deenes

bornactivedied
unknown1696 caunknown
the baker from New Jersey, joined William Kidd.


Richard Deigle

aka: Richard Daigle
bornactivedied
unknown1560sunknown
An Elizabethan pirate. Wrecked in the John of Sandwich at Alderney in 1564, when he was arrested, but escaped in a small boat.
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Jacquotte Delahaye

bornactivedied
unknown1650s-1660sunknown
a pirate, or buccaneer, active in the Caribbean sea. Alongside Anne Dieu-le-Veut, she was one of very few female buccaneers. Also known as "Back from the Dead Red" due to her red hair and return to piracy after faking her own death and hiding dressed as a man for several years. She led a gang of hundreds of pirates, and with their help took over a small Cari...
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Captain Robert Delander

bornactivedied
unknown1670-1671unknown
commanded a ship during the trip to Panama with Morgan.
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Delizuff

bornactivedied
unknown1550sunknown
Barbary corsair. In 1553, while Barbarossa was sailing from Algiers to Constantinople, he was joined by Delizuff with a fleet of eighteen pirate vessels. Delizuff was killed in an affair at the Island of Biba, and, the crews of the two corsairs quarrelling, the ships of Delizuff stole away one dark night.
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Jonathan Delve

bornactivedied
unknown1720s-17221722
Member of Captain George Lowther’s crew in the “Happy Delivery.” Hanged at St. Kitts in 1722.
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Captain Edward Dempster

bornactivedied
unknown1668-1669unknown
With Morgan, participated in campaigns to Maracaibo and Porto Belo. n
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Sampson Denball

aka: John Yard
bornactivedied
unknown1624 caunknown
traveled to Tunisia, converted to Islam and made ??several raids, arrested in 1624 and sent to the galleys.


Henry Dennis

borndied
unknownunknown
Of Bideford in Devonshire. At first a pirate with Captain Davis, he afterwards joined Captain Roberts's crew. Was tried for piracy at Cape Coast Castle in 1722, and found guilty, but for some reason was reprieved and sold for seven years to serve the Royal African Company on their plantations.
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Captain John Derdrake

aka: Jack Of The Baltic, Jack Baltic
borndied
unknownunknown
a Danish pirate from Copenhagen. Early on as a carpenter in the King's Dockyard at Copenhagen he was dismissed for drunkenness. After making a few voyages to London as a ship's carpenter, his parents died and left their son a small fortune. With this money Derdrake built himself a fast sailing brig sheathed with copper, and for a while traded in wood between...
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Captain Derrick

bornactivedied
unknown1581 caunknown
hunted by the French courts in Studland Bay.


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Baron Bernard Desjean

aka: Jean de Pointis, Baron de Pointis
bornactivedied
1645, Oct 71690s1707, Apr 24
a French admiral and privateer. In 1697, he undertook his greatest expedition: the Raid on Cartagena. This raid was so successful that it made him immensely rich and very appreciated by King Louis XIV.
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Captain Desmarais

bornactivedied
unknown1685 caunknown
collaborated with Le Picard and Jen Rozier.


Captain George Dew

borndied
unknownunknown
Of Bermuda. He commanded a Bermuda ship and sailed in company with Captain Tew, when they were caught in a storm off that island, and Captain Dew, having sprung his mast, was compelled to put back to the island for repairs. Captain Tew continued his journey to Africa, but what became of Captain Dew is not known.
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Diabolito

aka: Little Devil
bornactivedied
unknown1810s-1820s1823
a 19th-century Cuban pirate. One of the more violent of the era, he actively engaged the United States Navy and was one of the main fugitives pursued during later American naval expeditions in the Caribbean during the 1820s.
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Grillo Diego

aka: El Mulato
bornactivedied
unknown1620-1673 caunknown
Spanish but worked for the French, Hanged
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Anne Dieu-Le-Veut

bornactivedied
1661, Aug 281650-17041710, Jan 11
a French Pirate. Alongside Jaquotte Delahaye, she was one of very few female Buccaneers. She was originally one of the women – "Filles de Roi" – sent by the French government to Tortuga to become wives to the local male colonists. She was primarily a Caribbean pirate and later based in Mississippi after Tortuga was closed down. Dieu-Le-Veut was a nicknam...
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Marinus van Dijke

aka: [Roc, Rock]
borndied
1630 ca1673 ca
a Dutch pirate


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Giovanni Dionigi

aka: Occhiali, Uluç Ali Reis
bornactivedied
15191536-15871587, Jun 21
an Italian born corsair (privateer) who later became an Ottoman admiral (Reis), Bey of the Regency of Algiers, and finally Grand Admiral (Kapudan Pasha) of the Ottoman Fleet in the 16th century. He was a very able mariner and soon rose in the ranks, gaining sufficient prize booty to buy a share in a corsair brigantine sailing out of Algiers. Further success ...
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Henry Dipper

bornactivedied
unknown1680s1689
One of the English soldiers who deserted from the Fort Loyal, Falmouth, Maine, and joined Captain Pound, the pirate. Killed in the fight at Tarpaulin Cove in 1689.
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Adriaan Dirksen

bornactivedied
unknown1590s-1600sunknown
Dirksen was vice-admiral and member of the board of admirals of Duinkerken in 1597. In May 1599 he brought in a steersman of a fishing-boat at Duinkerken. The Steersman from Schiedam was imprisoned, as was usual, until his ransom was pai In August of the year 1600 the Dutchman was Captain of the flagship of a fleet of privateers. This fleet sailed from Duink...
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Andries Dirksen

bornactivedied
unknown1602unknown
privateer in the service of Spain. He operated in 1602 from the port of Duinkerken. In August 1602 he met with bad luck. He was caught trying to sail past the blockade and was ran aground trying to avoid being attacke....same as Adriaan Dirksen?


Richard Dobson

bornactivedied
unknown1668-1671 unknown
participated in the campaigns for Morgan Maracaibo, Porto Belo and Panama.


Jean Dogler

aka: Doglar
bornactivedied
unknown1668 caunknown
participated in the campaign Morgan Porto Bello.


Francis Dole

bornactivedied
unknown1690sunknown
Was one of Hore's crew. Lived with his wife, when not "on the account," at his house at Charleston, near Boston. The pirate Gillam was found hiding there by the Governor's search-party on the night of November 11th, 1699. Dole was committed to gaol at Boston.
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Pier Gerlofs Donia

aka: Grutte Pier
bornactivedied
14801515-15191520
a Frisian rebel leader and pirate. He is best known by his West Frisian nickname Grutte Pier ("Big Pier"; in the pre-1980 West Frisian spelling written as Greate Pier), or by the Dutch translation Grote Pier which referred to his legendary size and strength. His life is mostly shrouded in legend.
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Michiel Dorne

bornactivedied
unknown1638unknown


John Dorothy

bornactivedied
1670 ca1703-17041710/1712
an English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The Charles, led by Captain Daniel Plowman. The Charles sailed from Boston in July 1703 on a pirate expedition against the French and Spanish ships. Not...
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Filips van Dorp

aka: Philips van Dorp
bornactivedied
1587 ca1630s1652 ca
Lieutenant-Admiral of Zeeland in 1632. He became the Lieutenant- Admiral of Holland and West-Friesland in 1632. He was replaced by Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp due to his failed attempts to deal with the privateers from Duinkerken in 1637……wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_off_Lizard_Point


Pietro Dortolo Giovon

bornactivedied
unknown1616 caunknown
Barbary corsair.


Jean Doublet

borndied
1655, Nov1728, Dec 20
a French corsair, born in Honfleur in the last months of 1655, and dead the December 20, 1728 in Barneville-la-Bertran . He is one of the sixteen children of Madeleine Fontaine and François Doublet, apothecary turned merchant captain, owner and adventurous entrepreneur. Jean Doublet remains unknown, despite a long career at sea of forty-eight years, to say ...
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John Doughty

bornactivedied
1545 ca1575-15781578 ca
English nobleman, an officer, a soldier and a pirate. Brother Thomas Doughty. In 1575, during the Irish campaign against his brother Thomas met with Francis Drake. Together they set sail in December 1577 on a trip around the world. During a trip to the South At...
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Thomas Doughty [1]

bornactivedied
15451577-15781578, Jul 2
an English nobleman, soldier, scholar and personal secretary of Christopher Hatton. His association with Francis Drake, on a 1577 voyage to interfere with Spanish treasure fleets, ended in a shipboard trial for treason and witchcraft and Doughty's execution.
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Saunders Douglas

bornactivedied
unknown1696 caunknown
the servant of New York, joined William Kidd, along with Michel Houdenom.


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Doctor Thomas Dover

aka: "Doctor Quicksilver"
bornactivedied
16601702-17201742
an English physician. He is remembered for his common cold and fever medicine Dover's powder, his work with the poor in Bristol, and his privateering voyage alongside William Dampier and more
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Captain William Dowling

borndied
unknownunknown
Of New Providence, Bahamas. Hanged for piracy in the early part of the eighteenth century.
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John Downes

bornactivedied
unknown1631 caunknown
raided the south of Cornwall.


Bernard Drake

bornactivedied
unknown1585 caunknown
an Elizabethan sea captain. He was a possible relation to Sir Francis Drake. Beginning in 1585, he raided the Spanish colonies in Newfoundland, capturing both Spanish and Portuguese fishing ships. Sending some of his ships back to England with the prizes, he join...
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Sir Francis Drake

aka: el Draque (the Dragon)
bornactivedied
1540 ca1563-15961596, Jan 27/28
an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, and was the first to complete it as captain and leader of the expedition throughout the entire circumnavigation. Elizabeth I awarded Drake a knighthood in 1581. He was second-in-comma...
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John Drake

borndied
unknown1572, Nov
Brother to Sir Francis Drake, was killed during the attack of the November, a passing frigate. ........ English pirate. He is married to Amy Grenville and had a son Bernard. Brother Francis Drake. He worked in the Bay of Biscay and English Channel. ...
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Joseph Drake

bornactivedied
1555 ca1570-15721572, Nov
Brother to Sir Francis Drake, died of yellow fever on the ship Francis November. ...... English pirate. Brother Francis Drake. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1570 and attended all his robberies expeditions to the Caribbean. Together...
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Philip Drake

borndied
unknownunknown


Thomas Drake

bornactivedied
unknown1560-1595 ca1595
an English pirate captain, commanded the ship Thomas for his brother Francis Drake during the campaign in the West Indies. He became a crew member in 1560 and attended all his robberies expeditions to the Caribbean. Together they plundered many Spanish shi...
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Patrick Dremer

bornactivedied
unknown1696 caunknown
working out of Philadelphia, joined William Kidd.


George Drew

bornactivedied
unknown1695 caunknown
Privateer


Peter Dromyowe

bornactivedied
unknown1530sunknown
A Breton pirate. One of the crew of Captain du Laerquerac, who in 1537 took several English ships in the Bristol Channel.
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Captain John Drudge

borndied
unknownunknown
pirate hunter and childhood friend of Nicholas Brown


Arabella Drummond

aka: Mary Drummond
bornactivedied
unknown1710sunknown
Female pirate
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Jean Du Casse

borndied
unknown1527


Jean-Baptiste du Casse

aka: Ducasse
bornactivedied
16461676-16971715
a French buccaneer, admiral, and colonial administrator who served throughout the Atlantic World during the 17th and 18th centuries. Born to Huguenot parents, du Casse was allowed to join the French navy on the value of his prizes taken while a buccaneer.
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Captain John Du Laerquerac

bornactivedied
unknown1530sunknown
This Breton pirate was captured in 1537 by a Bristol seaman called John Wynter. Du Laerquerac, with other pirates from Brittany, had been holding up ships on their way to the great fair of St. James at Bristol. On being arrested, he denied that he had "spoiled" any English ships, but on being further pressed to confess, admitted that he had taken a few odds ...
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Captain Duchesne

bornactivedied
unknown1683 caunknown
attacked Tampico, Mexico.


Réné Duguay-Trouin

bornactivedied
1673, Jun 101690-17361736
Privateer......This Breton corsair from St. Malo became so famous for his attacks on British shipping that he was made a French naval commander and was given many public honors.
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Jean Thomas Dulaien

bornactivedied
16951727-1730sunknown
a Privateer. In 1727, Captain Jean Thomas Dulaien was off the Mexican coast with a mixed crew of Spanish and French cutthroats. He was then only 23 years old and had been well educated in Paris, where he gained his pilot’s certificate. Taking advantage of a dispute between his motley crew, the captain sided with his countrymen and the Spaniards were beaten...
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Nicholas Dunbar

bornactivedied
1670 ca1703-17041710/1713
an English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The Charles, led by Captain Daniel Plowman. The Charles sailed from Boston in July 1703 on a pirate expedition against the French and Spanish ships. Not...
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George Dunkin

bornactivedied
unknown1710s-17181718, Nov 8
Of Glasgow, Scotland. Crew member of Revenge/Royal James, commanded by Major Stede Bonnet. hanged at Charleston, South Carolina, November 8, 1718.
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William Dunn

bornactivedied
unknown1689unknown
Gang member with Thomas Pound in the Boston area in 1689
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Captain Dunton

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unknownunknown
A citizen of London, taken prisoner by the Sallee pirates in 1636. Being a good navigator and seaman, and the Moorish pirates being as yet inexperienced in the management of sailing ships, Dunton was put into a Sallee ship as pilot and master, with a crew of twenty-one Moors and five Flemish renegadoes. He was ordered to go to the English coast to capture Ch...
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Michael Duppa

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pirate, plundering ships near Mamora, Morocco. n

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