Dutch Pirates: Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Jan Janszoon, Laurens de Graaf, Claes Gerritszoon Compaen, Zymen Danseker

9781155346984: Dutch Pirates: Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Jan Janszoon, Laurens de Graaf, Claes Gerritszoon Compaen, Zymen Danseker

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 22. Chapters: Abraham Blauvelt, Arumer Zwarte Hoop, Baltazar de Cordes, Bernard Claesen Speirdyke, Claes Gerritszoon Compaen, David Marteen, Dirk Chivers, Filips van Zuylen, Jan de Bouff, Jan Erasmus Reyning, Jan Jacobsen (English service), Jan Janszoon, Jan Willems, Joost van Dyk, Laurens de Graaf, Lawrence Prince, Michiel Andrieszoon, Moses Cohen Henriques, Nicholas van Hoorn, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Pieter Schouten, Roche Braziliano, Sulayman Reis (pirate), Wijerd Jelckama, Zymen Danseker. Excerpt: Jan Janszoon van Haarlem, commonly known as Murat Reis the younger (circa 1570 - post 1641?) was the first President and Grand Admiral of the Corsair Republic of Salé, Governor of Oualidia, and a Dutch pirate, one of the most notorious of the Barbary pirates from the 17th century; the most famous of the "Salé Rovers". Jan Janszoon was born in Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands in 1575. Little is known of his early life, except that he married young and had a child, Lysbeth Janszoon. In 1600, Jan Janszoon began as a Dutch privateer sailing from his home port, Haarlem, working for the state with letters of marque to harass Spanish shipping during the Eighty Years' War. Working from the Netherlands was insufficiently profitable, so Janszoon overstepped the boundaries of his letters and found his way to the semi-independent port states of the Barbary Coast of north Africa, whence he could attack ships of every foreign state: when he attacked a Spanish ship, he flew the Dutch flag; when he attacked any other, he became an Ottoman Captain and flew the red half-moon of the Turks or the flag of any of various other Mediterranean principalities. During this period he had abandoned his Dutch family. Sail plan for a Polacca, first built by the Barbary pirates around the 16th century, many scholars believe the Polacca was extensively used by Jan Janszoon. The ship could sail with a large crew of 75 and was armed with 24 cannonsJanszoon was captured in 1618 at Lanzarote (one of the Canary Islands) by Barbary corsairs and taken to Algiers as a captive. There he turned "Turk", or Muslim (as the Ottoman Empire had some limited influence over the region, sometimes Europeans erroneously called people of the region "Turks"). It is speculated the conversion was forced. The Ottoman Turks maintained a precarious measure of influence on behalf of their Sultan by openly encouraging the Moors to advance themselves through piracy against the European powers, which long resented the Ottoman

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