Roberto Cofresi

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Birthday
17, 1791
Birthplace
Puerto Rico
Death Date
Mar 29, 1825 (33)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1791
Birthplace
Puerto Rico
Death Date
Mar 29, 1825 (33)

About

Famous Puerto Rican pirate who dominated the Caribbean during the first quarter of the 19th Century.

Before Fame

He began sailing the Mona Passage when he was quite young.

Trivia

He and his pirate squad were brought to trial in 1825 and were put to death for their crimes by firing squad.

Family Life

He was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico (where a statue of him was erected after his death).

Associated With

Cofresi was a pirate during the same period when Simon Bolivar was leading an independence movement, so there was some speculation that Cofresi was actually a privateer and revolutionary.