Marten Pechlin was a privateer in the service of the deposed King Christian II of Denmark , Norway and Sweden . He was considered one of the wildest pirates in the North and Baltic Seas in the first quarter of the 16th century; Among other things, he was said to have sunk twelve merchantmen and sent 105 seamen over the plank in a single day . On November 3, 1526, under circumstances that could not be exactly reconstructed, he fell off the Norwegian south coast in a battle with three Luebian mountain drivers .
- Karl Ernst Hermann Krause : Pechlin, Marten . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 25, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1887, p. 308 f.
- Johann Martin Lappenberg : The Hans von Göttingen song from the pirate Martin Pechlin . In: Journal of the Association for Hamburg History . No. 2 , 1847, p. 141–156 ( online PDF [accessed February 12, 2013]).
- Johann Martin Lappenberg : Hamburg's share in the train against Martin Pechlin . In: Journal of the Association for Hamburg History . No. 2 , 1847, p. 592-593 ( online PDF [accessed February 12, 2013]).
- Kurt Lemke: The pirate Marten Pechlin and his clan. In: Lübeck contributions to family and heraldry 32, 1993, pp. 35–48
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German pirate|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1480|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Castle on Fehmarn|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 3, 1526|
|Place of death||Help|