1716 to 1730 – Final stage of “Golden Age of Piracy”. It was marked with scores of ex privateers who refused to retire after the hostilities between European countries ceased. They returned to piracy, until combined military forces of Europe and America weeded them out.
1775 to early 1800s – Piracy returned to the Atlantic and Mediterranean during the length of American Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.
1807 – Female pirate captain Ching Shih (also known as Zheng Yi Sao) united Asian pirates into immense organization that counted 800 ships and 80-150 thousand men.
1810-1820 – American pirate Jean Lafitte raided operated in the waters of northern Gulf of Mexico.
1820 – Piracy eliminated in Central America.
1850 – Piracy eliminated in Asian waters.
1991 – Somali government collapsed, and ensuing civil war gave rise to the first acts of piracy around Gulf of Aden.
2005-2006 – Rise of the organized pirate activity around Somalia.
2008 – International Combined Task Force 150” started protecting the waters between India and Suez Canal.
2011 – Somali pirates continue to operate around the waters of their country...