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Encyclopedia > Roche Brasiliano

Roche Braziliano (born c.1630 - died c.1673), was a Dutch pirate born in Groningen. His pirate career lasted from 1654 - c.1673.

Roche Braziliano was a notoriously cruel buccaneer who operated out of Port Royal, Jamaica. He was a privateer in Bahia, Brazil, before moving to Port Royal in 1654. He led a mutiny and adopted the life of a buccaneer, seizing richly-laden Spanish treasure ships. The Spanish eventually caught him and sent him to Spain, but he escaped and resumed his career, buying a new ship off his fellow-pirate Francois L'Olonnais and later sailing in company with Sir Henry Morgan among others. Buccaneer is a term that was used in the later 17th century in the Caribbean Islands. ... This article is about the former capital city of Jamaica. ... Flag of Bahia See other Brazilian States Capital Salvador Largest City Salvador Area 564 273 km² Population   - Total   - Density 13 070 250 23. ... Sir Henry Morgan (c. ...


  • Drunken and debauched, Braziliano would threaten to shoot anyone who did not drink with him.
  • He roasted alive two farmers on wooden spits after they refused to hand over their pigs.
  • He treated his Spanish prisoners barbarously, typically cutting off their limbs or roasting them alive over a fire, like pigs.


Pickering, David. "Pirates". CollinsGem. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY. pp-52, 201. 2006.

External links

  • http://www.privateerdragons.org/pirates_famous.html



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