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Notable Pirates

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1 An Overview of Notable Pirates 5052
2 Andrew Ranson 10548
3 Anne Bonny 9465
4 Black Bart Roberts 8369
5 Bartholomew Sharpe 7937
6 Benjamin Hornigold 7489
7 Blackbeard 16142
8 Black Caesar 11652
9 Calico Jack Rackam 8569
10 Charles Gibbs 6112

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He was captured by the Spaniards in Italy and forced to serve them while chained to their galley.

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  • At the height of its popularity, Port Royal, Jamaica had one drinking house for every ten residents. In July 1661 alone, 41 new licenses were granted to taverns.

  • Pirates wore an earring to ensure they died with at least one piece of treasure to buy their way into 'Fiddler's Green' (sailor's paradise in heaven).

  • The reason you've heard of most well known pirates is that they were captured and killed, or brought to trial where their exploits were recorded. But pirate captain Henry Every was made famous because he evaded capture after his piratical exploits.

  • Many pirates had eye patches, peg legs, or hooks. Ships in the 17th and 18th century were extremely dangerous places to work, so pirates would commonly lose limbs or even eyes during battle. 

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