Blackbeard

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Definition

Blackbeard (d. 1718), otherwise known as Edward Teach (probably an assumed name), was an infamous English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and Atlantic during a surprisingly short career lasting just 15 months. With his long black beard tied with ribbons, lighted fuses under his hat, and bristling with pistols, Blackbeard’s name, reputation, and appearance were all calculated to freeze his victims with dreadful terror.

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Timeline

  • Sep 1717 - Nov 1718
    The English pirate Blackbeard (aka Edward Teach) is active in the Caribbean and western Atlantic.
  • Nov 1717
    The English pirate Blackbeard (aka Edward Teach) captures the French ship Concorde in the Caribeean and renames it Queen Anne's Revenge.
  • Mar 1718
    The English pirate Blackbeard (aka Edward Teach) sails to the Bay of Honduras and captures the ship Revenge of fellow pirate Stede Bonnet.
  • May 1718
    The English pirate Blackbeard (aka Edward Teach) successfully blockades Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Oct 1718
    The two pirate crews of Blackbeard and Charles Vane enjoy a week-long party on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina.
  • 12 Nov 1718
    The Englsh pirate Blackbeard (aka Edward Teach) is killed by a Royal Navy force in Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina.
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