François l'Olonnais

1635 - 1669

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Jean-David Nau (pronounced [ʒɑ̃ david no]) (c. 1630 – c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of François l'Olonnais has received more than 273,891 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). François l'Olonnais is the 15th most popular pirate (down from 12th in 2019), the 958th most popular biography from France (down from 800th in 2019) and the most popular French Pirate.

François l'Olonnais was a French pirate who raided the Spanish in the Caribbean. He is most famous for being one of the first pirates to raid Panama City.

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Among pirates, François l'Olonnais ranks 15 out of 25Before him are D. B. Cooper, Bartholomew Roberts, William Kidd, Henry Every, Sextus Pompey, and Benjamin Hornigold. After him are Charles Vane, Ching Shih, Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Stede Bonnet, Edward England, and Thomas Tew.

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Among people born in 1635, François l'Olonnais ranks 5Before him are Robert Hooke, Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, Henry Morgan, and Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha. After him are Johann Joachim Becher, Philipp Spener, Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Philippe Quinault, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy, and Zanabazar. Among people deceased in 1669, François l'Olonnais ranks 5Before him are Rembrandt, Pope Clement IX, Henrietta Maria of France, and Pietro da Cortona. After him are Antonio Cesti, Maria Miloslavskaya, François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, Louis, Duke of Vendôme, Arnold Geulincx, Antonio Bertali, and Pieter Post.

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In France

Among people born in France, François l'Olonnais ranks 958 out of 5,234Before him are René Cassin (1887), Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (1114), Claude Perrault (1613), Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656), Christophe Plantin (1520), and Francis Phoebus of Navarre (1467). After him are Louis Jacques Thénard (1777), Wilfred the Hairy (840), Theodore Beza (1519), Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736), Henri Lebesgue (1875), and Armand Fallières (1841).

Among PIRATES In France

Among pirates born in France, François l'Olonnais ranks 1After him are Jean Lafitte (1776).