1697 in piracy
- May - Buccaneers under Jean du Casse assist French regulars in the siege of Cartagena. After French troops sack the city and depart, the buccaneers are dissatisfied with their portion of the loot and plunder the city a second time.
- Undated - Adam Baldridge flees Madagascar to avoid attack by neighbors for engaging in the slave trade.
- October 30 - William Kidd murders his gunner, William Moore.
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