List of 9 Most Famous Pirates in World History - Page 2 of 9 - 9facts

List of 9 Most Famous Pirates in World History

#2. Edward Teach “Blackbeard” (English, 1680- 1718)

Edward Teach "Blackbeard" (English, 1680- 1718) - 9 Most Famous Pirates

With his fearsome appearance, Blackbeard is often credited with the creation of the stereotypical image of a pirate. Though his real name remains unknown, he began his pirate career as the first officer of Buccaneer-turned-pirate Captain Benjamin Hornigold of the Mary Anne. When a young crewman, Samuel Bellamy, called for a vote of no confidence in Hornigold for his refusal to attack English ships, the crew by a vote ousted Hornigold and Blackbeard, leaving the Mary Anne to Bellamy whom the crew elected their new captain. His legend solidified after he took command of the Queen Anne’s Revenge

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