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1) Laffite, Jean. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The name is often spelled Lafitte. He and his men began operating (1810) off the Baratarian coast S of New Orleans and, after 1817, from the island site of the present...

2) Mahmud of Ghazna. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Afghan emperor and conqueror. He defeated (c.999) his elder brother to gain control of Khorasan (in Iran) and of Afghanistan. In his raids against the states of N...

3) Blackbeard. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...His name was probably Edward Teach, Thatch, or Thach. He probably began as a privateer in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14), then turned pirate. In 1716-18...

4) prisoners of war. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...International law includes rules on the treatment of prisoners of war but extends protection only to combatants. This excludes civilians who engage in hostilities...

5) Montejo, Francisco de. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cuba under Diego Velasquez, later commanded a vessel in the expedition of Juan de Grijalva, and joined Hernan Cortes in the conquest of Mexico. Montejo was commissioned...

6) Barbary States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Barbary States, term used for the North African states of Tripolitania, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. From the 16th cent. Tripolitania, Tunisia, and Algeria were...

7) Lepanto, battle of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Christians and Ottomans fought at the mouth of the Gulf of Patras, off Lepanto, Greece. The fleet of the Holy League commanded by John of Austria (d. 1578) opposed...

8) privateering. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Private ownership distinguished the privateer from an ordinary warship; letters of marque and reprisal (commission issued by a government) distinguished it from a...

9) Alvarado, Pedro de. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hispaniola (1510), sailed in the expedition (1518) of Juan de Grijalva, and was the chief lieutenant of Hernan Cortes in the conquest of Mexico. He commanded at Tenochtitlan...

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