Woodes Rogers, 1679?–1732, British privateer and colonial administrator. A romantic figure, Rogers plundered (1708–9) Spanish commerce in the Pacific and rescued Alexander Selkirk from the Juan Fernández islands. He later (1717) leased the Bahama islands and served as the first governor there, expelling pirates and bringing orderly government.
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