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Notable Pirates

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1 An Overview of Notable Pirates 4990
2 Andrew Ranson 10438
3 Anne Bonny 9380
4 Black Bart Roberts 8249
5 Bartholomew Sharpe 7813
6 Benjamin Hornigold 7378
7 Blackbeard 15987
8 Black Caesar 11494
9 Calico Jack Rackam 8429
10 Charles Gibbs 6054

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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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