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Jean Laffite - American, French

Famous American hero, privateer, merchant, smuggler, slave trader…

Cheung Po Tsai - Chinese

An infamous pirate, mostly known because of a legend about his hidden treasure in Cheung Po Tsai Cave in Cheung Chau Island.

Ching Shih - Chinese

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.

Benjamin Hornigold - English

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.

Blackbeard - English

These are facts about the notorious captain and certainly most famous pirate of all time. His deeds, behavior and a terrifying image made him a perfect villain, who harassed many ships in Caribbean.

Blackbeard's Death - English

Events that occurred during the last day of Blackbeard's life. These are some facts about one of the biggest sea battles in Caribbean history.

Calico Jack - English

A typical small-time pirate, whose fame comes from the fact that two of the most famous woman pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read sailed under his flag.

Charles Vane - English

A very skillful pirate who was brave enough to stand against the mighty governor, Woodes Rogers. However, a couple of unfortunate events ended his career sooner than he expected.

Edward Low - English

Many stories from the famous Golden Age of Piracy tell the tales of notorious pirate captains, but none can claim that Edward Low was not one of the vilest and cruelest pirate captains of that time. Here you can find out more about his life, from the early age of crime to the heights and lows of his pirate career.

Henry Every - English

Every was one of the rare pirates who chose to retire from piracy and lived rest of his life as a rich man.

Howell Davis - English

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

Mary Read - English

This unfortunate girl spent most of her life pretending to be a man. She was treated as woman only on one occasion.

Paulsgrave Williams - English

Paulsgrave Williams became a pirate at a very old age. Many people think that he was just looking for some excitement.

Samuel Bellamy - English

Known facts about Samuel Bellamy’s pirate career and his famous love story, which inspired many writers.

Stede Bonnet - English

Stede Bonnet was a former major and wealthy man who suddenly turned to piracy. He became famous despite the fact that he was inexperienced and incompetent pirate.

Christopher Myngs - English

Myngs was a Royal Navy sailor, who helped England to defend Jamaica from the Spaniards. He had a big influence on many successful buccaneers.

Sir Francis Drake - English

One of the most notable sailors and naval commanders of the sixteenth century. One of the most notable sailors and naval commanders of the sixteenth century.

Thomas Tew - English

“Specially wicked and ill-disposed pirate”.

Woodes Rogers - English

The English privateer who later became the governor of the Bahamas. He took a big part in suspiring piracy from the Caribbean.

Francois L'Ollonais - French

The Frenchman was the cruelest buccaneer that ever lived. With his fleet, he managed to conquer several big Spanish towns.

Anne Bonny - Irish

Bonny was a strong, independent woman, who became a respected pirate in a predominantly male society.

Edward England - Irish

This Irishman was a successful pirate, who captured many ships. However, his kindness and not-so-pirate attitude prevented him to become even greater.

Grace O'Malley - Irish

One of the most famous female pirates of all time is without a doubt Grace O’Malley, the legendary Irish noblewoman who spent the majority of her life at sea. Here you can find out more information about her interesting life.

Sayyida al Hurra - Muslim

Sayyida al Hurra, Sayyida al Hurra was born around 1485 with Moroccan origins, she become a queen of Tétouan (1515-1542) and a pirate queen of the western Mediterranean.

William Kidd - Scottish

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.

Turgut Reis - Turkish

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.

Bartholomew Roberts - Welsh

He was the last great pirate of the golden age who plundered more than 400 ships. His boldness and abilities made him one of the most successful pirates.

Henry Morgan - Welsh

Morgan was certainly the most famous buccaneer, a great leader and a hero of England. A man who was so brave and successful that even his enemies praised him.