Jean Bontemps

  • Piracy
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By Crusader1307

His birth date is unknown, but Jean Bontemps was from France. Serving as a Privateer (legal Pirate), he raided Spanish interests from 1559 to 1572. He attacked on sea and land, and was known to have raid Cartagena (Columbia/SA) and Santa Maria. He was said to have successfully extorted some 4,000 Pesos from The Mayor of Cartagena. Bontemps was known to have “allied” himself with fellow Privateer John Lovell (England) in an raid on Venezuela. This was mildly successful. While raiding Curacao in 1752 (under Spanish control) – Bontemps was killed by crossbow bolt to the neck. His head was taken back to Spain.