Pirates are often thought of as the scum of the earth. They’re thieves, murderers, and generally bad people. But pirates weren’t all that different from other sailors in their time – they were just more successful at it. Today’s blog post is going to introduce you to five famous pirates who have made an impact on history!
– Bartholomew Roberts
Roberts was originally a sailor who worked his way up to being captain of a ship, but after being captured by pirates he joined their ranks. Roberts became the most successful pirate in history, capturing over 400 ships and killing over 1,600 men.
Blackbeard was a pirate in the early 18th century. Blackbeard was best known for his unruly black beard, which he wore in braids and lit with slow burning matches to scare his enemies. He also had 6 feet of rope tied around his waist so that when he pulled on the rope, everyone knew they were in for it. He is often considered one of America’s most notorious pirates
Francois l’Ollonais was a French pirate who operated in the Caribbean. He was known for his extreme cruelty, often torturing and murdering his victims.
– Henry Morgan
Morgan was a Welsh pirate who operated in the Caribbean. He was successful in raiding Spanish settlements, and eventually became the lieutenant governor of Jamaica.
– Ching Shih
Ching Shih was a Chinese pirate who terrorized the seas in the early 19th century. She was one of the most successful pirates in history, commanding over 200 ships and 30,000 men.
These are just five of the many famous pirates who have made an impact on history. Do you know of any other famous pirates that we should include?