Roberto Cofresi Ramirez de Arellano

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Roberto Cofresi Ramirez de Arellano

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Birthplace: El Tujao, Cabo Rojo, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Death: Died in Catillo El Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Cause of death: Executed by a firing squad
Place of Burial: Old Cemetary, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Immediate Family:

Son of Francesco Giuseppe Fortunato Von Kupferschein, Cofresi and Maria Germana Ramirez de Arellano Segarra
Husband of Juana Crythof Hoevertsz
Father of Juan Cofresi Crythof; Roberto Cofresi Crythof and Maria Bernarda Cofresi Crythof
Brother of Ignacio Cofresi Ramirez de Arellano; Juan Francisco Cofresi Ramirez de Arellano and Juana Cofresi Ramirez de Arellano

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About Roberto Cofresi Ramirez de Arellano

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Cofres%C3%AD

Roberto Cofresí (June 17, 1791 – March 29, 1825), better known as "El Pirata Cofresí", was the most renowned pirate in Puerto Rico. He became interested in sailing at a young age. By the time he reached adulthood there were some political and economic difficulties in Puerto Rico, which at the time was a colony of Spain. Influenced by this situation he decided to become a pirate in 1818. Cofresí commanded several assaults against cargo vessels focusing on those that were responsible for exporting gold. During this time he focused his attention on ships from the United States and the local Spanish government ignored several of these actions. On March 5, 1825, Cofresí engaged in battle a float of ships led by John Slout. He eventually abandoned his ship and tried to escape by land before being captured. After being imprisoned he was sent to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where a brief military trial found him guilty and on March 29, 1825, he and other members of his crew were executed by a firing squad. After his death his life was used as inspiration for several stories and myths, which served as the basis for books and other media.

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Roberto Cofresi Ramirez de Arellano's Timeline

1791
June 12, 1791
El Tujao, Cabo Rojo, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
1815
January 14, 1815
Age 23
El Tujao, Cabo Rojo, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
1819
1819
Age 27
El Tujao, Cabo Rojo, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
1821
August 17, 1821
Age 30
El Tujao, Cabo Rojo, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
1824
February 24, 1824
Age 32
El Tujao, Cabo Rojo, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
1825
March 14, 1825
Age 33
Catillo El Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico
March 14, 1825
Age 33
Old Cemetary, San Juan, Puerto Rico