Famous pirates in history
Tales of Pirates excited the imagination in the XIX century, but now, thanks to a series of Hollywood movies "Pirates of the Caribbean", this issue has become even more popular. We offer you a "get acquainted" with the most famous of the real-life pirates.
Henry Every 1. (1659-1699)
Pirate, known by the nickname "Long Ben", grew up in the British Navy captain family. Once on the ship, where he served as first mate, a riot broke out, Everett joined the rebels and became their leader. His most famous trophy was an Indian ship 'Ganj-i-Sawai', laden with gold and silver coins, as well as precious stones.
2. Anne Bonny (1700-1782)
Anne Bonny, one of the few women who have succeeded in piracy, grew up in a rich mansion and received a good education. However, when his father decided to marry her, she ran away from home with a simple sailor. Some time later, Anne Bonny met the pirate Jack Rackham, and he took her to his ship. According to eyewitnesses, in the courage and ability to fight Bonnie was not inferior to men-pirates.
3. Francois Ohlone (1630-1671)
French filibuster, known for his cruelty, began his career as a soldier in the service of the West India Company. He then became buccaneers in San Domingo. The best-known operations Ohlone were the seizure of the Spanish cities of Maracaibo and Gibraltar. Pirate finished his warlike and bloody way on a fire cannibals, to which he was captured in Nicaragua.
4. Edward Low (1690-1724)
Edward Low was born in a family of thieves, and he was a robber from early childhood. At one time he served as a sailor, then I put together a team and captured a small sloop. Thus began his career as a pirate. During its voyage Edward Lau took more than a hundred ships.
5. Jack Rackham (1682-1720)
Before you become a pirate Calico Jack served in the Navy from an early age. At first, the case of the captain Rackham and his crew were not very good - they almost caught a few times. Fame came to pirate after he met Mary Read and Anne Bonny, and began to rob in Jamaican waters. It ended the glorious epic of the fact that the authorities announced they hunt, which resulted in the Rackham was hanged, and Reed died in prison.
6. Steed Bonnet (1688-1718)
Stede Bonnet - a nobleman, before becoming a pirate, served as a major colonial police station on the island of Barbados. According to rumors, the reason because of which Bonnet went into pirates, was controversial nature of his wife. The pirate robbed a long time along the shores of North America and in the south, until attracted the attention of the authorities who sent two sloops to the seat of a pirate. Bonnet ship was captured and he was hanged at White Point.
7. Bartholomew Roberts (1682-1722)
Bartholomew Roberts became a pirate against his will, and was forced to join the team as a navigator after pirates seized the ship on which he sailed. Becoming captain after just six weeks, Roberts successfully hunted in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic, taking more than four hundred ships.
8. Henry Morgan (1635-1688)
The son of a landowner, Henry Morgan consciously decided to become a pirate with a view to make a fortune. Starting with the purchase of one of the ship, he soon commanded a fleet of 12 pirate ships, which captured the whole city. He was caught and sent to London, but soon the powerful pirates not only released, but also appointed vice-governor of Jamaica.
9. William Kidd (1645-1701)
According to some historians, William Kidd was not a pirate in the strict sense of the word, but served only marque contracts. Kidd participated in the Nine Years' War, commanded various large ships and captured the French and pirate ships in the Indian Ocean. Further his expedition took place in different areas of the world. Most Kidd became known after his death, in connection with the legends of hidden treasures to them that are not found until now.
10. Edward Teach (1680-1718)
The famous English pirate Edward Teach, known as "Blackbeard" started his career as a pirate, under the command of Captain Benjamin Hornigold. Later, when Benjamin Hornigold surrendered to the British authorities, Thich set sail alone on the ship "Queen Anne's Revenge". The most famous "feat" is the pirate blockade of Charlestown, during which 9 ships were seized with influential passengers for whom Thich received a huge ransom.