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Notable Pirates

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1 An Overview of Notable Pirates 4737
2 Andrew Ranson 10023
3 Anne Bonny 8987
4 Black Bart Roberts 7829
5 Bartholomew Sharpe 7379
6 Benjamin Hornigold 6949
7 Blackbeard 15146
8 Black Caesar 10926
9 Calico Jack Rackam 7745
10 Charles Gibbs 5730

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Luis Aury was a French Corsair, who operated in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean during the early 19th century.

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  • In 1671, when Henry Morgan sailed from Port Royal, Jamaica to sack and plunder Panama, his fleet consisted of 37 vessel, ranging from 4-gunners to 22-gunners.

  • Captain Kidd received a letter of marquee from King William III to seize any French ships during his search to capture pirates. Instead, he captured an Indianman resulting in the beginning of his pirate career.

  • The cook onboard a pirate ship was usually a disabled pirate who was allowed to stay on the ship if he could make food that didn't kill the pirate crew.

  • In September 1718, following months of successful plundering raids, the pirate crews of Blackbeard and Charles Vane rendezvoused on Ocracoke Island (North Carolina) for a wild, weeklong bacchanal.

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