Jean Lafitte Timeline

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  • c. 1780 - c. 1821
    Life of the pirate leader Jean Lafitte who operated in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 1810
    The pirate leader Jean Lafitte makes his base at Barataria Bay.
  • 1812
    The pirates Pierre and Jean Lafitte are arrested by the Louisiana authorities and sheduled for trial, but they escape their bail.
  • Sep 1814
    The British try to recruit the pirate leader Jean Lafitte for their attack on New Orleans.
  • Dec 1814
    General Andrew Jackson recruits the pirate leader Jean Lafitte for help in the defence of New Orleans.
  • 8 Jan 1815
    The pirate leader Jean Lafitte assists General Andrew Jackson in the successful defence of New Orleans against a British attack.
  • 1817
    The pirate leader Jean Lafitte establishes a new base at Gavleston, Texas.
  • 1821
    A U.S. warship drives Jean Lafitte from Galveston.
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