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The 7 Most Famous Pirates in The World

The 7 Most Famous Pirates in The World

The 7 Most Famous Pirates in The World

Surely you've all heard the word "Pirate", perhaps some of you think Pirates is something fictitious, but in fact the Pirates really exist. In 1600-1700, they had triumphed in seven oceans of the world, spreading terror and plunder merchant ships of colonial. They are famous pirate in his time and gives a lot of inspiration to this day. Well here are the 7 most famous pirate captain in the world.

Henry Morgan - The King of All Pirates

Henry Morgan, The Pirate
Henry Morgan or referred to as Morgan 'The Terrible' is one of the most cruel of all the pirates. With courage, brutality, and intelligence, making him the most feared and respected of all time among pirates. Henry had been a British Admiral and privateer, probably also one of the famous and successful of the privateers in history. Privateers are 'pirate' authorized by a state government with a letter of marque to attack foreign shipping and helped the task of the state. Henry made himself famous during activities in the Caribbean, primarily raiding Spanish settlements.

Bartholomew Roberts - Great Pirate Roberts - Black Bart

Bartholomew Roberts, Great Pirate Roberts, Black Bart
Bartholomew Roberts, known as the 'Great Pirate Roberts', exploring the sea in the early 18th century. He explored the coasts of North and South America. Roberts is known save so much hatred for people on the island of Martinique and Barbados, so he created a black flag to describe it. He is a successful pirate during the Golden Age of Piracy. He robs the ship more than a couple of best pirates of this era, such as Blackbeard or Captain Kidd. He is thought to have captured over 470 ships. In his later Captain Roberts was killed by a grapeshot (a type of cannon ship), when he stood on the deck. After that he was buried at sea by the crew by wrapping using a sail. Roberts's death shocked the world of pirates, as well as the British Navy. Local traders and civilians even think if he was invincible, and some considered him as a hero. Roberts's death is regarded as the end of the Golden Age of Piracy.

William Kidd - Captain Kidd

At first Captain Kidd is a 'Privateer' recruited by the British empire to crush the pirates. Kidd equipped with his legendary ship is the Adventure Galley. The ship was equipped with 34 cannons and capable of carrying 80 crew members, but then Captain Kidd turned into a ferocious pirates, this story emerged after the Kid was accused hijack British ship.

William Kidd, Captain Kidd
Quedagh Merchant is the largest treasure ship that ever looted by Kidd. There are many Satin, Gold, Muslins, Silver and some merchandise from the East Indies in the ship. It's made himself into one of the pirates who have treasure most. William Kidd was the inspiration Kidd Eustass character in the anime One Piece.

Edward Teach - Blackbeard

Edward Teach, Blackbeard
Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach undoubtedly is one of the most feared pirates and the most hated of all time. With terrible stature, bushy black beard that almost covered the entire face. He is the English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the east coast of America in the early 18th century he had a ship named Pride, Queen Anne's Revenge.

Edward known to always carry two swords, daggers and various pistols as a weapon. He has seized more than 40 merchant ships in the waters of the Caribbean. He also did not hesitate to kill his prisoners. Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach was also the inspiration of Teach character in the anime One Piece.

Anne Bonny

Anne Bonny
Anne Bonny is one of two women who became pirates. Toughness and prowess no doubt because he joined the pirate Jolly Rogger, one group of pirates who are very respected. In exploits in the world of pirates he duet with fellow women is Mary Read. In order to join the trip Rackham, Anne disguised as men. Although a woman, but she also followed the war, and doing other activities should a man. Even crews Rackham 'The Revenge' in honor of Anne Bonny. Just like Kidd and Blackbeard, Annie Bonny became inspiring the creation of the character Jewelry Bonney in the anime One Piece.

John Rackham - Calico Jack

John Rackham, Calico Jack
Calico Jack was a Captain Pirate English operating in the Bahamas in the early 18th century, Jack well known for his story which has a crew of two women (Mary Read and his lover Anne Bonny) which was not unusual at that time and creates an image of the pirate flag that skulls with crossed swords, later became the inspiration for the story of the other pirates.

Calico Jack and his crew have ever hijack 'Kingston', a Jamaican ship and ultimately become their flagship vessel. Then he conquered in some areas of the West Indies, taking a couple of large ships in the Bermuda area. Calico Jack is also regarded as the inspiration of the character Jack Sparow. Besides, he also has the first ship of Jack Sparow, Black Pearl.

Olivier Levasseur - The Buzzard

Olivier Levasseur, The BuzzardOlivier Levasseur, nicknamed La Buse or Bouche (The Buzzard), this nickname because of his speed and silence in eliminating enemies. At first he became a naval officer after receiving military training. After the Spanish war (1701-1714) ended he was ordered to return home with his ship but instead he joined Benjamin Hornigold, a pirate organization in 1716. Levasseur proved himself a good leader on board, even though he had a scar on one eye that restricts his vision.

In 1720, one of his eyes had become completely blind so he started wearing a blindfold, which in the future allegations arise if every pirate identical using one blindfold.

Levasseur's heyday was when he seize ships belonging to the Portuguese that Galeon Nostra Senhora do Cabo containing filled with valuables. When the booty is divided, each pirate receive at least £ 50,000 gold guinea (adjusted for inflation to 2008: £ 7.5 million), and each got 42 diamonds. Levasseur then divide the rest of the gold, silver and other objects, while Levasseur himself took the cross of gold.