Roberto Cofresi was one of them. Born on June 17, 1791 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico as Roberto Cofresí y Ramírez de Arellano, he became Puerto Rico’s most famous pirate, better known as “El Pirata Cofresí.” Cofresí’s father is believed to have been Austrian and changed his surname to Cofresí when he moved his family to Puerto Rico because it was easier for the people to pronounce.
Just as I have portrayed him in my latest novel, Wind Raven, Cofresi was tall, blond and blue-eyed and wore dangling silver and diamond earrings any woman would covet. See more of the post HERE. And comment to win a free copy of the book!