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Famous Pirates

Updated: Jan 8

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2. Black Beard ... His given name was Edward Teach ... He was an English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of Britain's North American colonies. Little is known about his early life, but he may have been a sailor or privateer on ships during Queen Anne's War before he settled on the Bahamian island of New Providence, a base for 3. Captain Benjamin Hornigold ... whose crew Teach joined around 1716. Horningold placed him in command of a sloop that had captured, and the two engaged in numerous acts of piracy. Their numbers were boosted by addition to their fleet of two more ships, one which was commanded by 4. Stede Bonnet ... but, Horningold retired from piracy toward the end of 1717 taking his vessels with him. Bonnet was an early 18th-century English/Barbadian pirate, also known as the Gentleman Pirate for the reason that he was a moderately wealthy landowner before turning to a life of crime. 5. Captain Samuel Bellamy ... Later known as Black Sam, Bellamy was an english sailor turned Pirate during the early 18th century. He is best known as the wealthiest pirate in recorded history, and one of the faces of the Golden age of Piracy. 6. Richard Worley ... He was a pirate who was active in the Caribbean Sea and the east coast of the American Colonies during the early 18th century. 7. Edward Low ... "Ned" was a notorious pirate of English origin during the latter days of the Golden Age of Piracy. He died in 1724 at age 34. 8. Richard Worley ... He was a Pirate who was active in the Caribbean Sea and the East Coast of the American Colonies during the early 18th century. 9. John Gow ... John was a notorious Pirate whose short career was immortalised in several books. He was an active Pirate between the years of 1734 and 17 25. 10. Howell Davis ... He was Welsh Pirate. His career lasted just 11 months when he was ambushed and killed. His ships were Cadogan, Buck, Saint James and Rover. Davis captured 15 known English and French ships.

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