Lafitte, Jean

Lafitte, Jean:

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, c.1780–1826?, leader of a band of privateers and smugglers. 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 city of Galveston, Tex.
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Lafitte, Jean (1780–1826)

leader of Louisiana band of privateers and smugglers. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1516]
See: Piracy
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