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His capture of The Falcon, an East India merchantman, was one of the most valuable prizes captured during the late-17th century. He is best known for sailing against the Spanish alongside Bartholomew Sharp, John Coxon, Basil Ringrose, Lionel Wafer, and other famous buccaneers.Cooke's flag was red-and-yellow striped and featured a hand holding a sword.Denarius coin of Sextus Pompeius, Roman pirate and general from the Roman Republic era of 44–43 BC. He and John Ward dominated the Western Mediterranean during the early 17th century. In an extension of the English Civil War in the Catholic colony of Maryland he and the Puritan settlers plundered ships belonging to Catholics and the colonial governor Lord Baltimore.
He was known for sparing his victims, and for being killed after announcing he had made a pact with the Devil.He is likely the fictional creation of Captain Charles Johnson, who presented his story among those of real historical pirates.A former French naval officer and gentleman adventurer, he engaged in a violent and destructive war against Spain in the Caribbean and the Spanish Main.He is best known for a single attack on a Spanish pearl-diving fleet.His story appears only in Alexandre Exquemelin's History of the Buccaneers and the truth of his account is uncertain.
l'Ollonais had a reputation for brutality, offering no quarter to Spanish prisoners.