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If we look to the past, we can see that there were dangerous pirates and there were successful pirates, and Bartholomew Roberts is definitely part of a successful camp. During his long career he managed to capture incredible wealth and inspire such a fear that naval trade almost completely stopped around him.
One of the most famous pirates of all time is without a doubt Henry Every, who managed to live a perfect dream of any pirate – during small period of his activity he managed to capture incredible treasure and then retire without being caught.
Mary Read will forever be remembered as one of the rare female pirates that operated in the waters of the Caribbean. Here you can find the interesting story of her life, and the way she found herself on a deck of a pirate ship.
One of the most celebrated European privateers of all time was Turgut Reis, famous Ottoman naval commander and admiral of their entire fleet who during his lifetime took part in some of the most important naval battles of 16th century.