Cornelis Evertsen

&#8211; Dutch sea raider Cornelis Evertsen &#8212; known as &#8220;Kees the Devil&#8221; &#8212; was co-commander of the fleet of privateers who captured most of the Virginia tobacco fleet from <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000001" title="Hampton Roads" href="/topic/travel/tourism-leisure/hampton-roads-PLTRA0000001.topic">Hampton Roads</a> and the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA00000106" title="James River" href="/topic/environmental-issues/james-river-PLTRA00000106.topic">James River</a> in 1673. Courtesy of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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( Frans Pegt / January 27, 2011 )

– Dutch sea raider Cornelis Evertsen — known as “Kees the Devil” — was co-commander of the fleet of privateers who captured most of the Virginia tobacco fleet from Hampton Roads and the James River in 1673. Courtesy of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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