Pirates have been greatly romanticized in modern times and it’s to no surprise that most people nowadays think pirates are cool. In reality, however, most of them they were truly infamous characters who had no issues committing the most heinous of crimes if it suited their purpose. For wealth and glory, some of these individuals robbed their ways across the seven seas with callous and disregard for all authority.
Today, we will focus on those who for better or worse, wrote themselves into the pages of history, people we often see portrayed in Hollywood productions to this day. Let us then find out who the ten most famous pirates were and what exactly made them so (in)famous to begin with.
9Edward “Blackbeard” Teach
To this day, Blackbeard is one of the most famous pirates to ever roam the seas. Strangely enough, there were many other more successful than he was, and it was only his cruelty and fierceness in battle that earned him his reputation. At the height of his piracy endeavors, he commanded a pirate army of more than 300 men and four ships. Notoriously known for going into battle with a sword in each hand, Blackbeard was eventually bested in a battle against the Royal Navy.