William Dampier (baptised 5 September 1651 [ 1 ] – early 1715) was the first man of English descent to explore sections of New Holland ( Australia ) and also the first person to circumnavigate the world three times. Dampier has been described as the first natural historian of Australia [ 2 ] and the greatest explorer-adventurer between Sir Walter Raleigh and James Cook . [ 3 ]
The Olmsted family were among the first settlers of the Connecticut Colony.
William "Captain" Kidd ( c. 1645 – 23 May 1701) [ 1 ] was a Scottish sailor remembered for his trial and execution for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean.
The online database contains information on 185,064 works, 103,145 of which are illustrated; the National Portrait Gallery's collection includes over 330,000 works.
Jean Lafitte ( c. 1776 – c. 1823 ) was a French pirate and privateer in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century. He and his elder brother, Pierre, spelled their last name Laffite , but English-language documents of the time used "Lafitte". The latter has become the common spelling in the United States, including for places named for him.