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This Irishman was a successful pirate, who captured many ships. However, his kindness and not-so-pirate attitude prevented him to become even greater.
Captain Kidd was a successful privateer who became pirate thanks to a couple of unfortunate events. The stories about his buried treasure made him even more popular.
Peter Easton is one of the most successful pirates of the early 17th century who even managed to retire and spend his treasure in peace. During his short career on the sea, he managed to amass the vast fleet of pirate ships that became stronger than any military might that roamed Atlantic.
A man who was a privateer, pirate and pirate hunter during his career. He is also well-known because his apprentice and partner was Blackbeard.