Rais, Dragut - Barbary corsair, known as a brave fighter.
Rance, James (English) (c.1572) - brief association with Francis Drake and John Hawkins prior to the battle at San Juan de Ulua, then again with Drake in 1572
Read, Mary (English) (c.1685-1721) - female pirate, worked with John Rackham.
Read, William (English) (c.1700) - commanded a ship that picked up Thomas White, stranded with natives on Madagascar
Ringnose, Basil (1653-1686) - surgeon, sailed with Bartholomew Sharp in 1680-1682, made maps of Pacific coast of South America.
Rivero Pardal, Manoel (Portuguese) (c.1669) - corsair working for Spain, sailed from Cartagena with letter of marque
Roberts, Bartholomew (John) [Black Bart] (Welsh) (1682-1722) - captured as many as 400 ships, possibly the inspiration for the Dread Pirate Roberts from Princess Bride fame
Rodrigo, Peter (c.1675) - raided French settlements in Canada
Rogers, Woodes (English) (b. 1679?-d. July 16, 1732, Nassau, Bahamas) - made governor of New Providence in Bahamas.
Roper, Richard (c.1699) - sailed with William Kidd, apprehended by Captain Mathew Lowth with �400
Rose, Jean (French) (c.1681)
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