Friday, June 10, 2011

17th Century Pirates

Elizabeth Patrickson
Years Active: 1634
Country of Origin: English

Jacquotte Delahaye
Years Active: 1650s-1660s
Country of Origin:
Comments: Caribbean pirate. 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.

Anne Dieu-le-Veut ~ alias Marie-Anne & Marianne (ca. 1650-)
Years Active: 1660s-1704
Country of Origin: French
Comments: Caribbean buccaneer and later based in Mississippi after Tortuga was closed down. Dieu-Le-Veut was a nickname meaning “God wills it” and given to her as it seemed anything she wanted God gave her. Married to a pirate, Ann challenged pirate Laurens de Graaf to a duel after he killed her husband in 1683. He refused and she became his common law wife, fighting by his side and sharing command.

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