Their names went down in history.
Tales of pirates excites the imagination in the nineteenth century, but now, thanks to a series of Hollywood films “pirates of the Caribbean”, this topic has become even more popular. We offer you to get acquainted with the most famous real pirates.
1. Henry Avery (1659-1699)
The pirate, known by the nickname “Lanky Ben” grew up in the family of the captain of the English Navy. When on the ship, where he served as the first assistant, a riot broke out, Everett had joined the rebels and became their leader. The most famous of his trophy was Indian ship “gang-I-Sawai”, loaded with gold and silver coins and also gem stones.
2. Anne Bonny (1700-1782)
Anne Bonny, one of the few women who succeeded in piracy, grew up in a rich house and received a good education. However, when the father decided to marry her, she ran away from home with a simple sailor. Some time later, Anne Bonny met the pirate Jack Rackham and he took her to his ship. According to eyewitnesses, the courage and skill to fight Bonnie was not inferior to the male pirates.
3. Francois Alone (1630-1671)
The French Buccaneer, famous for their cruelty, began his career with service as a soldier in the West India company. He then became bucanero in San Domingo. The most famous Alone operations was the capture of Spanish cities Maracaibo and Gibraltar. Finished pirate your militant and bloody way on the fire of the cannibals to whom he was captured in Nicaragua.
4. Edward Lau (1690-1724)
Edward Lau was born in a family of thieves and himself was a robber in early childhood. At one time he served as a sailor, then gathered the team and captured a small sloop. Thus began his career as a pirate. During his voyage Edward Lau captured over a hundred ships.
5. Jack Rackham (1682-1720)
Before becoming a pirate, Jack Rackham served in the Navy from an early age. At first things the captain Rekhema and his team was not very good — several times almost caught. Fame came to the pirates after he met Mary read and Anne Bonnie, and began to Rob in the waters of Jamaica. Ended the glorious Saga that authorities announced on their hunt, which Rackham was hanged, and Reid died in prison.
6. Stede Bonnet (1688-1718)
Stede bonnet — the gentleman, before becoming a pirate, was a major of colonial militia on the island of Barbados. According to rumors, the reason due to which the bonnet turned pirate, was the scandalous nature of his wife. Pirate for a long time robbed along the North American coast and in the South, have not yet attracted the attention of the authorities who sent two sloops to place of residence of a pirate. Bonnet’s ship was captured and he was hanged at white point.
7. Bartholomew Roberts (1682-1722)
Bartholomew Roberts became a pirate not by choice, but was forcibly annexed to the command as a Navigator after pirates seized the ship on which he sailed. Becoming a captain after only six weeks, Roberts successfully hunted in the Caribbean sea and the Atlantic, capturing more than four hundred ships.
8. Henry Morgan (1635-1688)
The son of a landowner, Henry Morgan consciously decided to become a pirate with the aim to make a fortune. Starting with the purchase of one vehicle, he soon commanded a fleet of 12 pirate ships that captured the whole city. Was caught and sent to London, but soon influential pirate not just released, but has appointed Vice-Governor of Jamaica.
9. William Kidd (1645-1701)
According to some historians, William Kidd was not a pirate in the strictest sense of the word, but performed exclusively privateer contracts. Kidd participated in the war of the Augsburg League, commanded various ships and captured French and their ships in the Indian ocean. A further expedition took place in different areas of the world. Most of all Kidd became famous after death, in connection with the legends about hidden treasures that have not been found so far.
10. Edward Teach (1680-1718)
The famous English pirate Edward teach, nicknamed “Blackbeard” the pirate began his career under the command of captain Hornigold’s crew. Later, when Hornigold surrendered to the British authorities, Thich sailed alone on the ship “Queen Anne’s Revenge”. The most famous “feat” pirate blockade of Charlestown, during which it was captured 9 ships with influential passengers, for which ti received a huge ransom.
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