Zheng Yi Sao Timeline

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  • 1801
    The Chinese pirate Zheng Yi marries a former Cantonese prostitute, Zheng Yi Sao (aka Ching Shih).
  • 1807 - 1810
    Zheng Yi Sao leads a large confederation of Chinese pirates and terrorizes the South China Sea.
  • Nov 1807
    Death of the Chinese pirate Zheng Yi (aka Cheng I) either in a typhoon or in action.
  • Jul 1808
    The pirate fleet of Zheng Yi Sao defeats a Chinese imperial naval fleet near Canton.
  • Jul 1809
    The pirate fleet of Zheng Yi Sao defeats a second Chinese imperial naval fleet near Canton.
  • Sep 1809
    A pirate fleet of Zheng Yi Sao attacks Tao-chiao Island killing 1,000 civilians.
  • 18 Apr 1810
    The Chinese pirate leader Zheng Yi Sao receives a pardon from the authorities at Canton.
  • 1844
    The former pirate chief Zheng Yi Sao dies.
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