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Edward Thatch
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Born in 1680
Died on 22nd of November 1718

Died 1718 - English pirate, known as Blackbeard.

Employed as privateer against Spanish in War of Spanish Succession (1701-13). Turned to piracy attacking vessels in West Indies from his ship Queen Anne’s Revenge. Formed alliance with Governor of North Carolina exchanging a share of his spoils for their protection. Shot dead and decapitated on 22 November 1718.

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