Famous Pirates - Throughout History
The act of robbery at sea is known as piracy,
and those who perpetrate the robbery are known
as pirates. Piracy has been around for over
2000 years and still goes on today, although
the golden age of Piracy is general acknowledged
as being between 1650 and 1725. During this
period some of the most notorious pirates such
as Blackbeard and Calico Jack were operating
in the Caribbean area.
Facts about some of the more famous pirates
can be found below.