Capt. Miguel Enriquez (17??-17??),The Puerto Rican Miguel Enriquez was a shoemaker by occupation. In the early years of the 18th century, Enriquez decides to try his fortune as a pirate. He showed great valor in intercepting English merchant ships and other ships dedicated to contraband that where infesting the seas of Puerto Rico and the Atlantic Ocean in general.
Miguel Enriques participated in the expedicionary force which fought and defeated the British in the island of Vieques. Therefore, returning Vieques back to the Spanish Empire and the governorship of Puerto Rico. Miguel Enriquez was received as a national heroe.
In reconition for his services,the Spanish Crown awarded Miguel Enriques with "La Medalla de Oro de la Real Efigie",named him Captian of the Seas and Land and gave him a special permit to do his pirate activities in the name of Spain.