1709 in piracy

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  • April - Privateer Woodes Rogers and the ships Duke and Duchess raid Guayaquil in the Viceroyalty of Peru.
  • December 22 - Rogers captures the Desengaño, one of the two Manila galleons, off Cabo San Lucas. Rogers is wounded.
  • December 25 - Rogers's Duke and Duchess attack the Begoña, the larger of the two Manila galleons, and are repulsed with heavy losses.

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