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Bart, Jean (1650–1702) French:
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He went to sea at the age of fifteen, and was in DE RUYTER’S fleet in their attack on the Medway in 1667. In 1672, he started his commerce raiding in the name of the king of France (but with no more than tacit royal authority). He showed great skill in this form of warfare, and took over fifty prizes, 1674-78.