Rogers, Woodes

▪ English privateer
born 1679?
died July 16, 1732, Nassau, Bahamas

      English privateer and governor of the Bahamas who helped suppress piracy in the Caribbean.

      Rogers commanded a privateering expedition (1708–11) around the world, sponsored by Bristol merchants whose ships had been lost to foreign privateers. In 1709 he rescued Alexander Selkirk (Selkirk, Alexander)—a Scottish seaman whose adventures later provided the basis for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe—from a Pacific island. In 1717 Rogers was appointed royal governor of the Bahamas. The following year he arrived at Nassau, headquarters of more than 2,000 pirates, where he established orderly government and forced many outlaws to surrender.

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