Piers Griffith
Piers Griffith (1568–1628) was a Welsh pirate.
Griffith was the son of Sir Rees Griffith MP of Penrhyn, sheriff of Carnarvonshire in 1567, by his second wife, Katharine, daughter of Piers Mostyn o...
Jan Jacobsen (English service)
Jan Jacobsen (fl. 1665–1667) was a mid-17th-century Flemish-born Dutch corsair and privateer. Operating out of France with other Dunkirkers such as Karel Verburg and Jan Jansen Gouverneur, he ac...
Joost van Dyk
Joost van Dyk (sometimes spelled Joost van Dyke) was a Dutch privateer (and, reportedly, sometime pirate) who was one of the earliest European settlers in the British Virgin Islands in the seventeenth...
Henry Morgan
Sir Henry Morgan (Harry Morgan in Welsh; ca. 1635 – 25 August 1688) was a Welsh privateer, pirate and admiral of the English navy who made a name for himself during activities in the Caribbean, ...
Republic of Salé
The Republic of Salé was a short-lived city state at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river, founded by Moriscos - descendants of Jews and Muslims who nominally converted to Christianity, but were expelle...
David Marteen
David Marteen (fl. 1663-1665) was a Dutch privateer based in Tortuga during the mid-17th century, known primarily as the sole non-English Captain who participated in the raids against Spanish strongho...
Abraham Blauvelt
Abraham Blauvelt (died 1663?) was a Dutch privateer and explorer mapping much of Central America in the 1630s, after whom both the Bluefield River and the neighboring town of Bluefields, Nicaragua wer...
Robert Searle
Robert Searle (alias John Davis) was one of the earliest and most active of the English buccaneers on Jamaica.
Nothing, to date, is known of his early life. The famous buccaneer chronicler, Esquem...
Zymen Danseker
Siemen Danziger (c. 1579 – c. 1611), better known by his anglicized names Zymen Danseker and Simon de Danser, was a 17th-century Dutch privateer and corsair. His name is also written Danziker, Dansker...
Jack Ward
John Ward or Birdy (c. 1553 – 1622), also known as Jack Ward and under his Muslim name Yusuf Reis, was a notorious English pirate around the turn of the 17th century who later became a Barbary C...
John Mucknell
John Mucknell (born 1608, Stepney, London) was an English pirate in the 17th century. A staunch Royalist, he was knighted and appointed as a Vice Admiral by the future Charles II, and licensed as a pr...
Claes Gerritszoon Compaen
Claes Gerritszoon Compaen (1587, Oostzaan, North Holland - February 25, 1660, Oostzaan), also called Claas Compaan or Klaas Kompaan, was a 17th-century Dutch corsair and merchant. Dissatisfied as a pr...
Hendrick Lucifer
Hendrick Jacobszoon Lucifer (1583–1627) was a Dutch-born pirate.Hendrick's last name, Lucifer, referred to a lighting stick, not to the fallen angel Lucifer, and was most likely used as a nickname due...
Roche Braziliano
Roche Braziliano (sometimes spelled Rock, Roch, Roc, Roque, Brazilliano, or Brasiliano) (c. 1630 – disappeared c. 1671) was a Dutch pirate born in the town of Groningen. His pirate career lasted from ...
Jan de Bouff
Jan de Bouff was 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 boat...
Michiel Andrieszoon
Michiel Andrieszoon (fl. 1683–1684) was a Dutch buccaneer who served as lieutenant to Captain Laurens de Graaf. He commanded the le Tigre, which had a 300-man crew and was armed with between 30-36 gun...
Baltazar de Cordes
Baltazar de Cordes (16th century–17th century), the brother of Simon de Cordez, was a Dutch corsair who fought against the Spanish during the early 17th Century. Born in the Netherlands in the m...
Laurens de Graaf
Laurens Cornelis Boudewijn de Graaf (c. 1653, Dordrecht, Dutch Republic – 24 May 1704, Cap-Français, Saint-Domingue) was a Dutch pirate, mercenary, and naval officer in the service of the French colon...
Nicholas van Hoorn
Nicholas van Hoorn (Vlissingen c. 1635 – buried 24 June 1683, Isla Mujeres) was a merchant sailor, privateer and pirate. He was born in the Netherlands and died near Veracruz after being wounded on th...
John Morris (pirate)
John Morris (fl. 1663–1672) was an English buccaneer active in the Caribbean during the 1660s and early-1670s. His son, John Morris the Younger, held a command of his own ship during his father'...
Dirk Chivers
Dirk Chivers was a Dutch pirate active in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean during the 1690s.
Dirk Chivers is first recorded as a crew member of the Portsmouth Adventure, a privateering ship bound for ...