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Roberto Cofresí

Roberto Cofresí

Puerto Rican Pirate
Born Jun 17, 1791

Roberto Cofresí, better known as "El Pirata Cofresí", was the most renowned pirate in Puerto Rico. He became interested in sailing at a young age. By the time he reached adulthood there were some political and economic difficulties in Puerto Rico, which at the time was a colony of Spain. Influenced by this situation he decided to become a pirate in 1818.… Read More

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1791 Birth Born on June 17, 1791.


1818 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1818 he paid a low amount of money in taxes, likely due to spending most of his time at sea and having a low wage. … Read More


1823 32 Years Old The earliest known document directly linking Cofresí to piracy is a letter dated July 5, 1823, and that originated in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, which was published in the St. Thomas Gazette. … Read More
1824 33 Years Old 1 More Event
An edition of El Colombiano published a document dated February 18, 1824, that mentions a series of attacks that took place in Cofresí's domain. … Read More
…  On March 5, 1825, El Mosquito engaged a float of ships led by John Slout in battle. … Read More
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