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Emanuel Wynn was a French pirate active in the beginning 18th century. Today he is probably most knows as the first pirate to fly the Jolly Roger.
Article reveals why pirates flags were called Jolly Roger, why pirates used them and some examples of real pirate flags.
Turgut Reis was one of the most famous and celebrated Ottoman naval commanders, who commanded over much of Mediterranean during 16th century. Here you can find out more about his military conquest, interesting life, and legacy that he left for the future.
Blackbeard's flag repesented a skeleton spearing the bleeding heart with one hand, and toasting the devil with another. Motives for flying such a flag was meant to intimidate enemies. This flag is often called the "Jolly Roger."