10 Most Famous Pirates in History

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Even though Jack Sparrow is only present in films, there have been several other swash-buckling crusaders in history, plundering both ships and treasures. If you enjoy pirates or the battles on the open sea, check out these ten most famous pirates in history, including Captain Kidd and Blackbeard.

10. Black Bart


9. Anne Bonny & Mary Read


8. Black Sam Bellamy

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7. The Barbarossa Brothers


6. Madame Cheng

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5. Sir Francis Drake


4. Henry Morgan


3. Calico Jack

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2. Captain Kidd

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1. Blackbeard

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