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The pirates that we know today from our popular culture came from the exciting times of 17th and 18th century. However, history of pirates spans all the way back to the early days of our modern civilization in 2nd century BC. Here you can find the timeline of all major pirate events.
From the moment that sea trade was created, there came the profession of pirate. Here you can find out about their history, form the ancient waters of Mediterranean Sea, to the popularized and iconic pirates that controlled the waters around Caribbean and India, all up to modern times.