History List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates  

Barbara Gaston
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A list of famous 16th and 17th century pirates, including many English sea dogs from this era of the history of pirates. Lots of pictures and images. The most famous pirate of this period may be Sir Francis Drake, but when it comes to maritime piracy during this time there are plenty of other real pirates. Pirate history is as old as boats themselves. During this time, English sea dogs and Dutch Corsairs were becoming the scourge of merchants, as well as that of the French, English, and especially Spanish Crowns. Many of them can be found on this list of the most famous 16th and 17th century pirates within the history of piracy.

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Nicholas Alvel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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Pedro Menéndez de Avilés is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 55 (1519-1574)

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Samuel Axe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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Sir Andrew Barton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Sir Andrew Barton

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Abraham Blauvelt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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Nathaniel Butler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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Jan de Bouff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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John Callis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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Hendrik Brower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Hendrik Brower

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Thomas Cavendish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 32 (1560-1592)

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Matsuura Takanobu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 70 (1529-1599)

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Peter Love is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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Zheng Zhilong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 57 (1604-1661)

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Zheng Jing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 39 (1642-1681)

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Wang Zhi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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Francois le Clerc is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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Jacob Collaert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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Claes Compaan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Claes Compaan

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Baltazar de Cordes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 100 (1500-1600)

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Simon The Dancer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Simon The Dancer

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Simon Danziker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Simon Danziker

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De Veenboer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
De Veenboer

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Uluç Ali Reis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 68 (1519-1587)

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Sir Francis Drake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Sir Francis Drake

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Peter Easton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 50 (1570-1620)

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Daniel Elfrith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 34 (1607-1641)

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Jan Evertsen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Jan Evertsen

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Juan Garcia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
age 73

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Sir Michael Geare is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Sir Michael Geare

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Sir John Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Sir John Hawkins

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Piet Hein is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 91 (1905-1996)

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Pieter Adriaanszoon Ita is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Pieter Adriaanszoon Ita

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Jan Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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Willem Jacobszoon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Willem Jacobszoon

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Jan Janz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Jan Janz

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Willem Jansen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Willem Jansen

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Cornelius Jol is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Cornelius Jol

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Sir James Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Sir James Lancaster

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Guillaume Le Testu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 64 (1509-1573)

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Hendrick Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 44 (1583-1627)

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Sir Henry Mainwaring is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Sir Henry Mainwaring

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Olivier van Noort is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 69 (1558-1627)

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John Nutt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 80 (1666-1746)

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Grace O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 73 (1530-1603)

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William Arthur Dunkerley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Dec. at 89 (1852-1941)

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Sir William Parker, 1st Barone... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Sir William Parker, 1st Baronet, of Shenstone Dec. at 85 (1781-1866)

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Pedro de la Plesa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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Murat Reis The Elder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Murat Reis The Elder

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Assan Reis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates
Assan Reis

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James Reiskimmer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates