Woodes Rogers Timeline

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  • 1679 - 1732
    Life of the privateer, navigator and governor of the Bahamas, Woodes Rogers.
  • 1708 - 1711
    The Englishman Woodes Rogers commands a privateering expedition that circumnavigates the globe.
  • Feb 1709
    Alexander Selkirk is rescued from the Juan Fernández Islands by Woodes Rogers during his privateering circumnavigation.
  • 1712
    Woodes Rogers publishes his account of his privateering circumnavigation, 'A Cruising Voyage Round the World.'.
  • 1717
    Woodes Rogers is appointed the Governor of the Bahamas for the first time.
  • Jul 1718
    Woodes Rogers arrives at New Providence to begin his governorship of the Bahamas.
  • 1 Jan 1720
    Woodes Rogers captures the Manila Galleon Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación Disengaño.
  • 1721
    Woodes Rogers, former Governor of the Bahamas, spends time in a debtor's prison in England.
  • 1728
    Woodes Rogers is appointed the Governor of the Bahamas for the second time.
  • 15 Jul 1732
    Governor Woodes Rogers dies of ill health in the Bahamas.