Josh gates is on a mission to find the hidden treasure of jean lafitte, the french pirate and privateer, this week on expedition unknown he heads off to a plantation (as a legend says that. The legacy: jean lafitte was a pirate, and so, unsurprisingly, few verifiable facts are known about his life pirates are funny that way but, as is typical -- especially in a place like new. Jean laffite was born either in france or in their colony, st domingue in the caribbean birth date is unknown, but it was probably around 1780 by 1803, jean laffite and his older brother, pierre, were operating in barataria bay (around 100 miles south of new orleans. Pirate jean lafitte jean lafitte (1776-1823) was the last of the great pirates of the gulf of mexico ( he insisted throughout his life that he was a privateer, and would have challenged you to a duel if you called him a pirate to his face ) and was one of the leaders or bos of the community of privateers on grand terre. Jean lafitte was always on the shady side of the law however, the united states needed his help to secure the lower bayous of louisiana so along with the promise of a full pardon for his piracy and the release of his brother, lafitte became a privateer for the american navy and he helped defend new orleans from the british.
Lafitte considered himself a gentleman and preferred the term privateer to pirate certainly, every citizen of new orleans in the early 19th century viewed ms lafitte as, at best, a scoundrel in one of his poems, lord byron wrote of lafitte, “he left a corsair’s name to other times/ linked virtue to a thousand crimes. Visit the haunt of pirates aboard the dry tortugas ferry™ 1-800-634-0939 a famous pirate of the dry tortugas jean lafitte c 1782 - c 1829 jean lafitte, that flagless buccaneer who sealed great britain's fate in the battle of new orleans, is surely one of history's most romantic and enigmatic characters. Jean lafitte (ca 1776 – ca 1823) was a french pirate and privateer in the gulf of mexico in the early 19th century he and his elder brother, pierre, spelled their last name laffite, but english-language documents of the time used lafitte, and this is the commonly seen spelling in the united states, including for places named for him.
French pirate and privateer edit language label description also known as english: jean lafitte french pirate and privateer statements instance of human 1 reference imported from wikimedia project russian wikipedia image enwiki jean lafitte eswiki jean lafitte euwiki jean laffite. Jean lafitte, né dans les années laflin convainquit néanmoins l’historien stanley arthur de tenir compte du contenu du journal pour écrire jean laffitte, gentleman rover  eut pendant un moment pour adversaire un pirate appelé jean la foote, d’après le nom de lafitte. The united states gave lafitte letters of marque, which basically gave jean lafitte legal (as far as the us was concerned) right to pirate british ships and turn the booty into the us, which he did the other ships they pirated, they disposed of the stolen goods in the normal manner in barataria. The life of mexican gulf pirate and privateer jean laffite is shrouded in myth here is some of what's known about him a gentleman pirate though jean laffite was a strict disciplinarian with his men, he was not known for wanton acts of cruelty 4 commments on “jean laffite: mexican gulf pirate and privateer” jerry cornwell says. Jean lafitte was both a pirate and privateer in the gulf of mexico in the early 19th century he and his elder brother, pierre, spelled their last name laffite, but english-language documents of the time used lafitte, and this is the commonly seen spelling in the united states, including for places named for him.
Pirates: jean laffite jean lafitte ( c 1780 – c 1823 ) was a french-american pirate and privateer in the gulf of mexico in the early 19th century he and his elder brother, pierre, spelled their last name laffite , but english-language documents of the time used lafitte. Jean lafitte is in most historians' minds more a pirate, rather than a privateer jean lafitte set out to sea at the early age of thirteen he was first part of several voyages in european waters and off the coast of africa. The pirate, privateer jean lafitte during the year 1817, many other revolutionaries had started to gather in galveston island, and had designs to maintain it as the central point from where they could win liberation from spanish occupation.
Although jean lafitte was a privateer who illegally traded in slaves and generally defied the law, his assistance during the british invasion that ended in the battle of new orleans in 1815 was invaluable to the americans. Pirate or privateer jean laffite was probably born around 1782 in a village in bordeaux, france his older half-brother pierre was born around 1770 to the same father but a different mother. The battle of new orleans was the final major battle of the war of 1812  jean lafitte and his baratarian men, once thought a substantial nuisance to the provincial governors of the day, 2 ended up having an immensely positive impact in the battle of new orleans and the war of 1812 in its entirety. Infamous pirates jean lafitte jean lafitte background jean lafitte (1780 - 1823), also spelled laffite was a famous 19th century french-american pirate and privateer in the gulf of mexico. Jean lafitte's baratarian privateers/ living history added 16 new photos from april 17, 2012 to the album: tall ship salute/nola navy week/bicentennial of war of 1812 — with jonathan weiss and 2 others at chalmette battlefield.
Jean laffite: the pirate who saved america [susan goldman rubin, jeff himmelman] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this biography of the infamous pirate jean laffite is a real-life, action-packed adventure since he was a young boy. While the war of 1812 raged on between great britain and the united states, a group of gentleman pirates or as they would so often call themselves “privateers” sailing under the flag of the republic of cartagena became ensnarled in the conflict. The treasure map of jean lafitte is the 19th episode of legends of the hidden temple it was the 18th episode to complete production and the seventh to air it was the 18th episode to complete production and the seventh to air. Jean laffite, laffite also spelled lafitte, (born 1780, france—died 1825), privateer and smuggler who interrupted his illicit adventures to fight heroically for the united states in defense of new orleans in the war of 1812 little is known of laffite’s early life, but by 1809 he and his.
Jean lafitte operated as a privateer and pirate across southern louisiana in the early 19th century keagan lejeune explained what brought lafitte to this region and shared some of the stories. Jean lafitte (born around 1776, died around 1823) is today remembered as one of the most successful pirates and privateers of the early 19th century during his lifetime he gathered significant and colorful fame, with many people thinking of him to be either hero (who fought for the independence of united states economy) or the notorious pirate. The icon: jean lafitte the legacy: jean lafitte was a pirate, and so, unsurprisingly, few verifiable facts are known about his lifepirates are funny that way but, as is typical — especially in a place like new orleans — in the absence of facts, legend has since rushed in to fill the void.