Picture Of William Kidd

Picture Of William Kidd

Description

A 18th century portrait of pirate William Kidd by Sir James Thornhill.

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Public domain

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Famous Pirates

This section is dedicated to the some of the most famous names among pirates, mostly during 16th and 17th centuries in the Caribbean.

William Kidd

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.

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Ching Shih

Ching Shih known as Cheng I Sao was the most powerful and successful female pirate in history. She was prominent pirate in middle Qing China, who operated around the China Sea in the early 19th century.

Howell Davis

The intelligent pirate, who often used trickery instead of relying only on arms and firepower.