Famous Puerto Rican pirate who dominated the Caribbean during the first quarter of the 19th Century.
He began sailing the Mona Passage when he was quite young.
He and his pirate squad were brought to trial in 1825 and were put to death for their crimes by firing squad.
He was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico (where a statue of him was erected after his death).
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.